Program

Preliminary Program

The International Disability Management Standards Council (IDMSC), working in collaboration with the IFDM conferences, provides confirmation of 20 CEC hours to current holders of the CDMP and CRTWC professional designations who attend the full IFDM conference and optimize all learning activities.

Sunday, October 14
2:00 – 6:00 pm Registration
Monday, October 15
7:00 – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 – 8:50 am Welcome

    • Honourable W. G. Wouters, PC, OC, Chancellor, PCU-WHS
    • Ken Neumann, National Director, United Steelworkers, Co-Chair
    • Dean Winsor, Vice President Human Resources, Teck Resources Limited, Co-Chair
 8:50 – 10:00 am  Plenary
 10:00 – 10:30 am  Break
 10:30 – 12:00 pm  Plenary

The end of traditional work – and of Disability Management?
Joachim Breuer, President, International Social Security Association, Geneva and Director General, Deutsch Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV), Germany

Disability Management and Social Security: Changing the Paradigm
Francois Perl, Director General, INAMI?RIZIV (Social Security System), Belgium

 12:00 – 1:30 pm  Lunch
 1:30 – 2:45 pm  Concurrent workshops – Session 1
2:45 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:30 pm Concurrent workshops – Session 2
4:30 – 6:30 pm Networking opportunity
Tuesday, October 16
8:45 – 10:15 am Plenary  – Panel Discussion
The Disappearing Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers Compensation Systems
10:15 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am  – 12:00 pm Concurrent workshops – Session 3
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 pm Concurrent workshops – Session 4
2:45 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:30 pm Concurrent workshops – Session 5
6:00 – 8:00 pm Social event
Wednesday, October 17
8:30 – 10:00 am Plenary – Panel Discussion
Disability and Poverty: Breaking the Cycle
10:00 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm Plenary – Panel Discussion
Meeting the Challenge of Mental Health in Today’s Workplace
12:00 – 12:30 pm Wrap-up of IFDM 2018 and Hand-over to IFDM 2020 Belgium
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch