Assessment of fitness for work

Session details



1:00pm - 2:30pm


Zoom videoconferencing

Didactic presentation by:

Anil Adisesh

Session objectives

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

  1. Understand and explain the concept of “workability”
  2. Apply functional principles to facilitate “workability”
  3. Outline the types of barriers to return to work and the role of the physician in overcoming them

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.

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