Return to Work: Evidence and Innovation

Overview

This two-day course, led by Monash University’s Insurance Work and Health Group, provides an overview of current evidence and innovation regarding return to work policy and practice. Whilst focused on Australia, there will also be reference to the international evidence base. Attendees will be provided with a solid understanding of the current state of evidence with respect to return to work, as well as some practical examples of innovations currently in place in Australia.

Course outline

Day 1 will focus on the evidence, presented by leading researchers in the return to work field. In particular, it will involve an overview of conceptual models of return to work and the Australian benefit systems in which return to work is a substantial issue, return to work epidemiology, and return to work from the perspective of the employer, injured worker, and case manager. It will finish with information on how return to work can be measured, presented by industry experts.

Day 2 will focus on innovation, incorporating interactive elements. It will begin with evaluation of return to work policies, before a session for participants to ‘design their own return to work system’, allowing participants to implement knowledge gained from day 1. It will finish with a session on return to work studies in specific populations, such as high risk workers.

Who should attend?

This course is appropriate for a wide audience, including, but not limited to, researchers, personnel working in Australian workers’ compensation and life insurance systems, healthcare providers, government authorities (such as workers compensation or motor vehicle accident compensation regulators), and occupational rehabilitation providers.



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