Mike Wahl

Assistant Professor, Memorial University

Dr. Mike Wahl is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Human Anatomy and BioMedical Sciences in the School of Medicine at Memorial University. He is also the host of the radio show called the Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Show aka “the WAHL show” on VOCM - which is now becoming a television version of the program that will air on NTV in the Summer of 2022. Mike has spent over 25 years in the field of wellness as an entrepreneur and business person. In 2017 he won the Global Student Entrepreneur of the Year while completing his PHD in Medicine and was selected to attend the G20 Summit on Entrepreneurship on behalf of Canada.

1:30 - 2:30

Wednesday 11th May

Keynote Address

Today we face complex challenges that impact the health and well-being of our workers. These factors include the remote nature of our working environments, shift work, fatigue, mental health challenges, and rising rates of obesity – stemming from poor lifestyle, shifts in the age demographics of workforces, and a rise in automation leading to sedentary jobs. These factors may predispose workers to becoming susceptible to long-term disability, injury, or incident. This presentation highlights case studies and novel doctoral scientific research from heavy industry. Dr. Wahl will illustrate the role of basic lifestyle intervention, injury prevention education, and improving worker physical capacity and health literacy as an effective means of reducing the risk of illness and injury and their associated costs to organizations both financially and operationally.