Using Science in Cancer Adjudication & Policy-Making: Cluster Project Implications

Fri, 22 Jan 2021

Using Science in Cancer Adjudication and Policy-Making: Cluster Project Implications

Update: View videos from the event here. Slides below.

Friday, January 22. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

We are eager to announce that the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) is offering a public information session webinar and Facebook Live event for all occupational disease cluster groups in Ontario including all OHCOW’s current occupational disease cluster group projects. These groups include General Electric Peterborough workers, Pebra/Ventra Peterborough workers, Kitchener Rubber workers, McIntyre Powder exposed miners, Neelon Casting workers and anyone suffering from an occupational disease.

This event will provide information and implications of Dr. Paul Demers’s January 2020 report, publicly released in July 2020 and entitled “Using Scientific Evidence and Principles to Help Determine the Work-Relatedness of Cancer”. We are excited to have Dr. Paul Demers from the Occupational Cancer Research Center as our keynote speaker followed by a discussion with Prof. Katherine Lippel of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and labour activist Robert DeMatteo.

Join us to discuss Dr. Demers’ recommendations including: updating the presumptive lists and cancer related policies at the WSIB, enhancing the scientific capacity of the WSIB, improving access to exposure data for compensation and prevention purposes and improving recognition of occupational cancer and disease through medical education. Please follow the link below for access to Dr. Demers report. Register on Eventbrite to access the webinar via WebEx and phone or join us via OHCOW’s Facebook page to participate in this Facebook Live event.

View Dr Demer's slides here.

View Prof. Lippel's slides here.

More information about our Occupational Disease Prevention Winter Webinar Series here.

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