Return to Work, Road to Recovery: How the OEP will optimise the process

2023thu07sep12:30 pmthu1:30 pmReturn to Work, Road to Recovery: How the OEP will optimise the process

Event Details

Return to Work and Rehabilitation strategies – how the OEP will optimise the process. Presented by Dr Chris Cunneen


This presentation will explore the role of occupational and environmental physicians in helping to ensure a safe return to work for those who have suffered an injury. It will cover strategies that can be used by these physicians to optimize the process, such as assessing physical and mental health, determining necessary accommodations or modifications needed for job duties, providing advice on how best to manage stress levels during recovery, and ensuring adequate support from employers. Additionally, this article will discuss how these strategies can help individuals get back into work more quickly while reducing long-term disability costs associated with prolonged absences from work. Finally, it will provide tips on what GPs, allied health and employers should consider when implementing return-to-work programs. This presentation aims to provide viewers with an understanding of the importance of rehabilitation strategies and how occupational & environmental physicians can optimise the process so that injured workers can safely return to their jobs sooner rather than later.


  1. Understand the role of Occupational & Environmental Physicians in Return-to-Work Rehabilitation Strategies
  2. Understand the importance of Assessing Physical and Mental Health
  3. Determine necessary accommodations or modifications needed for Job Duties
  4. Provide advice on How to Manage Stress Levels During Recovery
  5. Benefits of Optimizing the Process with Occupational & Environmental Physicians


Dr Christopher Cunneen OAM, Occupational & Environmental Physician

Recommended audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Allied Health professionals

Registration via Zoom Link:

  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar on the day.

Organiser Details

Karen Cunneen



(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm