You’ll learn how MS impacts employment and how interventions and timely workplace accommodations can reduce this impact on both employee and employer. We’ll discuss how employing such interventions can benefit individuals, business and government resulting in a win-win-win scenario for all parties. You’ll also hear about issues with the existing system of supports for people living with MS, the top recommendations to enable the best possible workplace participation, and barriers that need to be overcome in order achieve these changes.
Dr. Philip Astles has more than 15 years’ experience working in government statistics, disease surveillance, policy development and academic science. He has been a Senior Research Associate at the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) since 2012. Dr Astles brings technical expertise in science and statistics, whilst contributing practical knowledge of public health surveillance, provincial health data, and Canadian health policy. Philip has been involved in a diverse array of projects while at CBoC including the economics of health policy options, healthcare quality improvement, primary care evaluation and healthcare system benchmarking.