About This Webinar
Length: 33 mins

Overview: After treatment ends, you may consider returning to work. In this webinar, Dr Karine Bilodeau discusses recent research that sheds light on some of the most common challenges people face while preparing for their return to work. Dr Christine Maheu and Maureen Parkinson, developers of cancerandwork.ca, share resources and expert tips on how to manage challenges and ensure a smooth transition back into the workplace.

In this webinar, you will find answers to the following questions:

• What challenges are common for those returning to work after cancer treatment?

• What are the 11 stages of returning to work?

• What resources are available to support my transition back to work?

• Where can I find information about my rights as an employee?

*Click here to view a webinar about returning to work after cancer in French.

The information in this webinar is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of your healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented.

Presenters
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    Karine Bilodeau RN, PhD
    Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Montreal and researcher at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre
    Dr Bilodeau is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Montreal and a researcher at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre. She leads a research program that focuses on optimizing healthcare and services for people with cancer as they return to and maintain an active social life. Her work largely focuses on experiential patient learning, interprofessional interventions to support cancer survival and the process of returning to work after cancer.
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    Christine Maheu RN, PhD
    Associate Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and team lead at cancerandwork.ca
    Dr Maheu is an Associate Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University. She is the co-director of Cancer and Work (cancerandwork.ca), a Canadian website created with a multidisciplinary team and expert writers to bridge the gaps in support at work for people with cancer. She is also co-leading a clinical trial about managing fears of cancer recurrence and developing tools to help people return to work after cancer.
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    Maureen Parkinson MEd, CCRC
    Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor at BC Cancer and team lead at cancerandwork.ca
    Maureen Parkinson is the provincial Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor at BC Cancer and the co-lead (with Dr Christine Maheu, McGill University) and content lead for cancerandwork.ca. She has created Cancer and Returning to Work: A Practical Guide for Cancer Patients and seminars on returning to work and finding a job after cancer. She is also the sessional instructor for Cancer and Worker Support at Pacific Coast University. She has a Masters in Counselling Psychology, is a Canadian Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor and completed the Certified Return to Work Coordinator Program through the National Institute for Disability Management and Research.