Workplace traumatic brain injury: prevention and rehabilitation

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Dr. Angela Colantonio
Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto

There has been much attention on concussions and traumatic brain injuries in the military and in professional sports. In this plenary, Dr. Angela Colantonio reviews the epidemiological profile of traumatic brain injury in other work environments, highlighting the sex and gender differences in this profile. She discusses injury rates across industries in Ontario and elsewhere, the leading causes of injury, as well as return-to-work challenges for people with persistent symptoms after an occupational brain injury.