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Dr. Kurtzer’s ‘Medical Marijuana and the Workplace’ Speaking Schedule

The use of medical marijuana is expected to increase dramatically in the near future. It is up to Canadian companies to educate themselves and prepare for the impact of cannabis in the workplace.

Dr. Barry Kurtzer, a physician with more than thirty years of experience providing occupational health programs to employers, is recognized as one of Canada’s leading medical experts on the impact of substance use on workplace safety. Dr. Kurtzer helps to educate employers and address the increasingly complex workplace problems created by Canada’s evolving medical marijuana industry.

Dr. Kurtzer’s presentations include the following session objective:
1. To understand what Medical Marijuana is, its clinical applications, and what it can do for patients.
2. To understand Health Canada’s Medical Marijuana Regulations.
3. To understand how those regulations impact Health Care Professionals.
4. To understand how those regulations impact the Employer, the Worker, and Safety in the Workplace.
5. To identify possible solutions for determining whether or not a Worker is medically qualified and fit to perform safety sensitive work.

Dr. Kurzter’s Speaking Engagement Calendar
L2 Health Management – Register now!
Date: Wed. Apr. 6
Location: RCMP Heritage Centre
5907 Dewdney Avenue – Regina, SK

Western Conference on Safety – Register now!
Date: Mon. Apr. 11
Location: Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC

Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) 2016 Conference – Register now!
Date: Wed. Apr. 20
Location: BMO Centre
20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary, AB

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC)
Western Region Medical Marijuana Seminar – Register now!
Date: Tues. May 3
Location: Address will be provided upon registration
Wetaskiwin, AB

Municipal Equipment & Operations Association (MEOA)
50th Anniversary Conference & Equipment Show – Register now!
Date: Thurs. May 5
Location: Scotia Bank Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON

About Dr. Barry Kurtzer, BSc, MD, MRO

Dr. Kurtzer is DriverCheck’s Medical Director and Chief Medical Review Officer. He has practiced Occupational Medicine since 1977, running a full-scale occupational health clinic in Ontario for fifteen years. Dr. Kurtzer has worked as a Medical Director for several large and small corporations alike, and has served as Chair of the Medical Advisory Group at Toronto-Pearson International Airport, and Occupational Medicine Consultant to the Government of Ontario’s workforce. He has provided Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs and services to Canadian business and industry since 1977, including the introduction of U.S. DOT regulatory testing programs to Canada’s trucking sector in 1996. His experience in expert witness testimony and consultation is extensive. Dr. Kurtzer has testified at arbitration hearings, court cases, Labour Relations Board hearings, and Human Rights Commission hearings, and has provided expert written submissions to Child Custody courts, Workers’ Compensation Boards, and private companies in preparation for hearings of various types. Dr. Kurtzer also sits on the Executive Committee of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Section of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA).

As Canada’s premier ‘fitness for duty’ company, DriverCheck’s top priority is to provide safety to your organization, staff and workplace. To learn more about DriverCheck, visit or call 1 (800) 463-4310.