In May 2010, the Partnership held a workshop to exchange knowledge and develop priorities around asbestos-related disease. The event brought together a diverse group of stakeholders interested in, or affected by, asbestos-related disease to share current research activity on asbestos-related disease, and to discuss ways of improving awareness and prevention of asbestos-related disease in BC. The workshop, held in Vancouver, was hosted by researchers from the Partnership and the UBC School of Environmental Health. The workshop was funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
- Paul Demers: Assessing the full burden of asbestos-related disease in British Columbia
- Mieke Koehoorn: Surveillance of asbestos-related disease: challenges and opportunities in British Columbia
- Katherine Lippel: Workers’ compensation for asbestos-related disease in five Canadian Provinces
- Tracy Ford, Christopher Lee, Susan Hynes: Panel on current issues around asbestos: Prevention and awareness
We are grateful to the speakers who have made their slides available.
Workshop final report
This report provides a summary of the proceedings of the workshop, along with an itemized list of priorities for future actions relating to education, prevention, compensation, and research around asbestos-related disease.
- WorkSafeBC-CHSPR Research Partnership. The Burden of Asbestos-Related Disease in British Columbia: Final Workshop Report. Vancouver, BC: Centre for Health Services and Policy Research; 2011.