Watch WCB presentations, including recordings from previous AGMs, compensation institutes and rate setting sessions and health care services webinars.
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Each year, we host our annual general meetings. The board and executive members report on the past year’s policy decisions, financial operations and provide updates on new and continuing initiatives.
This free annual two-day educational conference features a number of world class speakers addressing current workplace health and safety issues. The WCB’s claims management, prevention and employer services departments typically have sessions allowing you to ask questions and meet one-on-one with WCB staff.
Some of the sessions from this year’s Compensation Institute were recorded. Visit our YouTube channel, Sask Workers’ Compensation Board, to view the recorded sessions.
Health care services
Essentials to WCB case management
In 2016, David Kachan, physical therapy consultant for the Saskatchewan WCB, Dr. Alexander Grier, chiropractor consultant for the Saskatchewan WCB, and the WCB’s health care services department, hosted a presentation on the management of primary level client essentials to WCB case management. In the presentation, information included:
- Current care provider and WCB processes and communication.
- A discussion on the treatment of soft tissue injuries.
Primary management of complex WCB cases
In 2016, Gordon Chadwick, a chiropractor consultant for the Saskatchewan WCB, and Dale Pitura, a physical therapy consultant for the Saskatchewan WCB, hosted a presentation on advanced WCB case management strategies. The presentation included information about:
- soft tissue guidelines
- primary progress notes
- predictive factors for chronicity
- key decision making points
- case examples
Model of mental health
In 2015, Dr. Jim Arnold and Chris Drobot presented the enhanced model trial for mental health care. This model involves the provision of support services for psychologists in tertiary treatment centres. The presentation also included information about:
- The enhanced treatment model.
- Revised reporting templates.
- A review of the WCB policies, procedures and standards of care for psychologists.
- The management and return-to-work arrangements of mental health claims.
In 2014, Dr. Terry Levitt hosted a presentation on the management of WCB concussion cases. The webinar is called “Concussion lessons – A Biopsychosocial Approach.”
In 2013, the WCB and SGI retained the services of Dr. Murray Opdahl to speak to multidisciplinary assessment team physicians regarding assessment for, and making recommendations regarding, chronic pain.
Each year, we communicate our rate setting information for the coming year. The meeting provides information about:
- The rate setting process.
- Key factors that influence premium rates.
- The WCB’s average preliminary premium rate for the coming year.
If you are unable to attend the information meeting, please take the time to watch this year’s video.