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| Conference 2015
Promoting Health & Safety for Workers with Disabilities:

Realizing the Promise of the ADA



June 9 & 10, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25 this year! This conference will explore its impact in the workplace.

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Conference Sessions and Site Visits
• Conference sessions will take place on June 9th
• Continuing education credits will be available for completing 7 contact hours.
• Site visits to employers with innovative programs serving workers with disabilities and chronic conditions will take place on
June 10th (and will be included at no extra charge and 4 CE contact hours will be available).

Conference Location

University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center West
828 South Wolcott
Chicago, Illinois
Discuss recent legislative changes to recruit, hire, promote, and retain employees with disabilities, workers with chronic conditions, workers with work-related injuries, and workers who may be experiencing age-related changes which impact their work capacity.
Discover how employers in various industries have created safe work environments to support workers with disabilities.
Share successful policies and programs in worker health promotion, worker health and safety protection, and case management serving workers with disabilities.

Promoting Health and Safety for Workers with Disabilities:
Realizing the Promise of the ADA

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

June 9, 2015

8:30-9:00

9:00-9:10

9:10-9:40

9:40-10:30

10:30-10:45

10:45-12:00

12:00-12:10

12:10-1:00

1:00-1:30

1:30-2:45

2:45-3:00

3:00-4:00

4:00-4:15

4:15-4:30
Registration & breakfast

Welcome

Morning Keynote Address: Disability, Health, and Employment First Initiative

Plenary:

Break, view exhibits and networking

Workshops: 4 repeating workshops (disability related laws; UD; Total Worker Health, case management)

View exhibits and networking

Lunch
(maybe panel during lunch)

Afternoon Keynote Address: Total Worker HealthTM and Inclusion of Workers with Disabilities

Workshops (repeated from morning)

Break, view exhibits and networking

Sharing Challenges & Successes
(workers/ management/labor panel)

UIC certificate program presentation

Evaluation

June 10, 2015
Site Visits


Day 2:
On Wednesday, June 10, we will have an opportunity to learn about practical applications related to developing, implementing policies, procedures, and universal design to create inclusive, healthy, and safe worksites for people with disabilities, injuries, and chronic conditions.

8:30-10:00

10:30-12:00

1:00-2:30

3:15-4:45
Health care

Retail

Non-profit

Hospitality
Resources
Registration Information:
February 15th–May 15th. Conference Fee: $125
After May 15th. Conference Fee: $165


Register Online
www.cvent.com/d/srqmr2

Scholarship
Contact us at lovem@uic.edu
Conference Hosts
• The University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development
• University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
• The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Illinois Education & Research Center (ERC) in Occupational Safety and Health

Conference Co-Sponsors (list in formation)
• Access Living Metropolitan Chicago
• Association of University Centers on Disabilities
• Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
• Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health ERC
• NorthPointe Resources
• Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, UFCW
• Rush University Medical Center
• Service Employees International Union
• UCLA School of Public Health ERC
• University of Michigan Center for Occupational Safety and Health Engineering
• UNITE HERE
Hotel
Information on the conference registration website.
www.cvent.com/d/srqmr2

Chicago Events
Abilities Expo (June 12-14, 2015)
Chicago Blues Festival (June 12-14, 2015)
Old Town Art Fair (June 13-14, 2015)
Best Chicago Events in June
Who Should Attend
• Workers with Disabilities
• Employers
• Administrators in Human Resources, Case Management, Employee Health Services, Risk Management
• Disability Rights Advocates
• Centers for Independent Living
• Labor Representatives
• Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
• Government Agencies
• Health Care Professionals
• Practitioners, Researchers & Educators in Safety Engineering, Industrial Design, Ergonomics, Occupational Health & Safety, Disability Studies & Services