At the 2017 Chronic Disease at Work event in Toronto on May 25, plan sponsors got a primer on the workplace impact of some of the conditions their employees are suffering from. What are some of the treatments available to support employees dealing with chronic conditions and what’s the role of benefits plans in helping to mitigate the impact? From diabetes to multiple sclerosis to obesity, the conference covered the issues from a range of angles. 

Here are some of the highlights of the sessions.

Photos from the event can be found in our photo gallery.

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