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Event Details

May - NRASP Membership Luncheon - The Disease of Worklessness by Dr. Joel Blanchard MD FACEP

  • 17 May 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn


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Description:  In spite of increased safety at work and less physical stress with ergonomic improvement, we are experiencing a disability epidemic. This talk will describe the epidemic and the resulting illness of worklessness which has serious consequences for the worker involved.  Possible solutions to lessen the risk of long term disability and the ensuing worklessness will be discussed.

About Our Speaker: Dr. Joel Blanchard is the Enterprise Medical Director of Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic in Aberdeen SD, Bemidji, MN, Bismarck, Dickinson, East Grand Forks, Fargo, Minot, ND and Sioux Falls SD.As medical director; he oversees the medical care, policies and procedures of the clinics. Dr. Blanchard is a board-certified family medicine doctor at Sanford Health. He completed his Medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, and his internship at St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Dr. Blanchard is also a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is certified as a medical review officer for drug testing and is a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. For more information about Sanford Health Occupational Medicine Clinic, visit or call (701)323-5222

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