Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture

The annual Alf Nachemson Lecture was established in 2002 by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) to honour the significant contributions of Dr. Alf Nachemson to the use of research evidence in clinical decision-making. Dr. Nachemson was a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon and researcher from Sweden, and a founding member of the Institute’s Scientific Advisory Committee. When he passed away in 2006, the lecture was renamed the Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture. The lectureship is awarded to a prominent national or international individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to: causes or management of work-related musculoskeletal pain; evidence-based practice in the prevention of work-related injury, illness or disability; emerging challenges in the interface between work and health; or the role of evidence in policy-making.

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3 Nov 2022

Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture

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Cameron Mustard, Institute for Work & Health

Dr. Cameron Mustard, the former president of the Institute for Work & Health, will reflect on the changes in work and health research — including Institute research — that he saw during his two decades at the helm of the Institute. He will also talk about the impact this research has had on improving practices and policies that protect workers from occupational injury, illness and disability, and share what he sees as the challenges and opportunities in work and health research in the years ahead when it comes to research uptake by decision-makers responsible for worker well-being.