Overview of occupational and environmental medicine

Session details

Date:

Time:

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location:

Zoom videoconferencing

Didactic presentation by:

Anil Adisesh

Session objectives

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the roles and functions of an occupational health team and those of occupational physicians
  2. Recognize the common categories of occupational medical conditions
  3. Explain the relationship between the occupational and environmental aspects of OEM

Session resources

Didactic presentation: Overview of occupational and environmental medicine
In this session Dr. Anil Adisesh talks about the roles and functions of an occupational physician and occupational health teams, the common categories of occupational medical conditions and the relationship between the occupational and environmental aspects of OEM.
Occupational Allergies to Cannabis
Decuyper II, Green BJ, Sussman GL, Ebo DG, Silvers WS, Pacheco K, King BS, Cohn JR, Zeiger RS, Zeiger JS, Naimi DR, Beezhold DH, Nayak AP. Occupational Allergies to Cannabis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020 Nov-Dec;8(10):3331-3338. doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2020.09.003.
Online Self-Management Program Ontario
The program aims to help improve patient self-management of chronic conditions, improve health literacy and provide the opportunity for individuals living with chronic conditions to take control of their health and live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Source: Online Self-Management Program of Ontario.
Ontario Regulation 490/09: Designated Substances
The Ontario regulation for designated substances, part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Source: Government of Ontario.
Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program
The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program provides individuals with publicly-funded, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and related approaches to help manage depression, anxiety, and anxiety-related conditions. CBT is a structured, time-limited therapy that is problem-focused and goal-oriented and teaches practical strategies and skills. Source: The Royal
PHQ-9 Questionnaire for Depression Scoring and Interpretation Guide
The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) offer clinicians concise, self-administered screening and diagnostic tools for mental health disorders. Source: Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan.
WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury, 2000–2016
The global monitoring report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the joint estimates of the work-related burden of disease and injury from 2000 to 2016. Source: the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year
A joint news release from the World Health Organization and International Labour Organization about the global monitoring report on the joint estimates of the work-related burden of disease and injury from 2000 to 2016. Source: World Health Organization.

About presenter

Dr. Anil Adisesh is a physician with specialization in occupational medicine. He is the chair of the Department of Occupational Medicine at the University of Toronto and head of the Division of Occupational Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

Adisesh has worked at the UK Health and Safety Laboratory and later held the JD Irving Research Chair in Occupational Medicine at Dalhousie University. He has chaired the WHO ICD-11 revision for occupational health and was co-chair to the International Labour Organisation Working Group on diagnostic and exposure criteria guidance on occupational diseases.

Adisesh studied medicine at the University of Liverpool, UK and then specialized in occupational medicine at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals, King’s College London (UK). He completed specialist training and doctoral studies at the University of Manchester.

Case presentations

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