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OEH Seminar: Traumatic brain injury and work: What does gender have to do with it?
Friday, November 11, 2016 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm
Venue: 661 University Ave, 17th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 1M1 Boardroom 17-53
Environmental and Occupational Health
City: Toronto
Type: Seminar
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

This presentation will introduce the audience to the epidemiology of work-related traumatic brain injury (TBI), highlighting the intersections of sex, gender, work, and health. 

Examples from the presenter’s research are used to demonstrate:

  • the relevance of occupational brain injury to public health
  • gaps in knowledge and practice
  • implications for policy and service provision planning

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Angela Colantonio

Dr. Colantonio is the Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto, where she holds a CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health. She is also a Senior Research Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN and Professor of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy. Dr. Colantonio leads a broad, internationally recognized research program on acquired brain injury that includes a focus on women, sex/gender analyses, vulnerable populations, and work-related traumatic brain injury.  She has authored over 250 publications and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American College of Epidemiology.

The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. For more information, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (

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