Dr. Patrick Loisel is a pioneer in the field of work disability prevention and in his lecture he addresses the developing field of Work Disability Prevention.

Work disability does not only involve disorders originating from the work or at the workplace, but addresses work absenteeism related to any disorder or injury. This topic has become of primary importance due to the huge compensation costs and health issues involved.

Pain or another disorder may be the initial reason for disability, but it is rarely what prevents the return to work. The reasons are complex and often involve multi-stakeholder issues that require correction at a number of levels. In the past twenty years, studies have accumulated which emphasize also the social causes of work disability.


“The Work Disability Paradigm and its Arena: Think Different”