Arthritis and the workplace

January 16, 2019 1:00PM

In this webinar, Dr. Lacaille shares her expertise as a rheumatologist and scientist, reviews relevant literature, including her own research findings, and provides practical advice for workers, health care professionals, and employers to support workers with arthritis.

Diane Lacaille

Diane Lacaille, MD, FRCPC, MHSc

Professor, Department of Rheumatology, University of British Columbia, and Senior Research Scientist at the Arthritis Research Canada

Dr. Diane Lacaille is a Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, in Vancouver. She practices rheumatology at the Mary Pack Arthritis Centre and she has a hospital appointment at Vancouver Hospital Health Sciences Centre (VHHSC). She completed medical school and internal medicine training at McGill University in Montreal, and her Rheumatology training and a Master's in Health Sciences, clinical epidemiology track, at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Lacaille's research has led to significant advances in preventing Work Disability for employed people with inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). She has developed an online a program that helps people stay employed by promoting self-management of problems at work and helping people make necessary changes at work. Dr. Lacaille's other focus of research is on evaluating the quality of health care services received by British Columbians with RA. She has developed and evaluated health services interventions to improve the delivery and uptake of evidence-based care for​ people with RA.​


This webinar is co-sponsored by WWDPI and Pain BC.