Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference

The Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference is a must for frontline professionals working in safety and return to work.

Conference topics include leadership and culture, creating a positive work environment, good work design and return on investment and features:

  • high profile keynote speakers including Orange Sky Laundry, Alex Haslam, Josie Thomson and Toby Travanner as Master of Ceremonies
  • a broad range of speakers showcasing the latest research and trends in work health and safety and return to work
  • practical tools and takeaways from a range of experts and industry leaders.
  • sponsor trade displays
  • a networking event from 5pm - 6.30pm.

Event details

Date Wednesday 31 October 2018
Time 8.30am - 5pm
Venue Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Cost $297 per person (including GST), including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a post-event networking function with food and beverages.

Register to secure your seat at this popular event, and for your chance to win a workplace safety hamper worth $500!

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8.30am - 8.35am Toby Travanner
Master of Ceremony welcome
8.35am - 8.45am Opening address
8.45am - 9.45am Orange Sky Laundry
Developing innovative, creative and passionate workplaces
9.50am - 10.30am Professor Alex Haslam
The role of social identity and leadership in improving mental health outcomes
10.30am - 11am Morning tea
  Return to work stream Safety stream
11am - 11.40am Dr Tyler Lane
Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinators: two pathways to improve RTW outcomes.
Professor Sharon Parker
The psychology of good work design        
11.45am - 12.25pm Dr Josephine Sundin
Effective return to work strategies for people with secondary work-related mental health conditions.
Dr Gary Dennis
Physical manual tasks risk factors
12.30pm - 1.10pm Matthew Bannan
Early identification of factors and strategies to assist RTW outcomes.
Brant Webb
Creating a positive site safety culture in civil construction
1.10pm - 2pm Lunch
2pm - 2.40pm Josie Thomson
The neuroscience of resilience
2.40pm - 3.30pm Carolyn Mounce
Blamers, shamers and complainers – tactics for influencing difficult customers
3.30pm - 3.50pm Afternoon tea
3.50pm - 4.45pm Toby Travanner
Leadership and culture
4.45pm - 5pm MC Toby Travanner
Outcomes, takeaways and actions
5pm Close
5pm - 6.30pm Networking event

Attendees must select either the return to work OR safety stream during registration.

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Injury Prevention and Return to Work Masterclass Series

This year we are launching a new Masterclass Series in conjunction with the conference on Tuesday 30 October. These new facilitated workshops will be provide delegates with the opportunity to focus on key safety or return to work topics including communication and influence, musculoskeletal disorders, mental health and safety leadership.

The masterclasses tickets are $44 each and limited to 50 seats per session.  Find out more about the masterclasses and secure your spot today.

Last updated
31 October 2018