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North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference

The North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference is back in Townsville next month and it’s not too late to register.

The conference brings together a diverse range of educators, allied health professionals, work health and safety and rehabilitation and return to work professionals. Delve deeply into return to work, injury prevention and safety during the one-and-a-half-day conference and take away practical ideas to use in your workplace.

This year we’re giving you the option to attend personally or as an online delegate, with full livestream coverage of the conference being offered. All physical delegate registrations include the option to attend the networking function on the evening of the first day.

The masterclasses scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday 25 March will focus on mental health, safe work design and return to work. The full day conference on Friday 26 March will feature keynote speakers Michael Crossland and Future Crunch, while our MC Jordana Borensztain brings the day to life.

Masterclass program - day one

Thursday 25 March 2021
12.30pm–1.00pm Registration
1.00pm–2.00pm Alison Skate, Senior Workplace Mental Health Consultant, Workplace Mental Health Institute.

Managing office combat stress: how to survive and thrive cubicle wars

2.00pm–3.00pm Katrina Walton, Director/Workplace Wellness Strategist, Wellness Designs

The wellness edge: 6 steps for creating a healthy and thriving workplace

3.00pm–3.20pm Afternoon tea
3.20pm–4.30pm Dr Cameron Mackay, Specialist Hand Surgeon, Brisbane Private Hospital

The most sensitive part of a hand injury is the person’s ears

5.30pm–7.30pm Networking event

Conference program - day two

Friday 26 March 2021
8.00am Registration and exhibition
8.30am Jordana Borensztajn, Master of Ceremonies


8.40am Opening address
8.50am Michael Crossland, Motivational Speaker

The power of perspective

9.35am Tane Hunter, Founder, Future Crunch

The most important skill for the 21st century, and how to start cultivating it right now

10.20am Morning tea
10.50am Andrew Douglas, Managing Principal and Director, FCW Lawyers

Safety leadership in managing mental health

11.35am Dan Kennedy, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Safety Advocate

I love you, Dad – The Dale Kennedy story

12.20pm Dr Natasha Lazareski, Managing Director, PsyFlex

Creating psychologically healthy workplaces

1.05pm Lunch
2.05pm Raj Kanhai and Sue Freeman, Finity Consulting

Psychological Injury Claims: What happened? What can be done about it?

2.50pm Sally Woolford, Business Director, Making work absolutely human
Keeping return to work human
3.35pm Afternoon tea
3.55pm Dr Nicholas Mabbott, Fatigue Risk Management Specialist, Beyond Midnight Consulting

The stages of sleep and how they relate to physical and mental health and safety

4.40pm Jordana Borensztajin, Master of Ceremonies

Outcomes, takeaways and actions

Further information

North Queensland Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference 2021 in The Pavilion, at The Ville, Townsville

Physical delegate
Cost: $297 (including GST) includes entry into the networking function.

Digital delegate
Cost: $165 (including GST).

For more information and to register visit