Upcoming Events

Other events associated with IWH may be listed under Plenaries, Workshops or the Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture.

2014 World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Discussion – debate – action: this is the focus of the 20th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, taking place August 24-27, 2014, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Over 4,000 people from around the world—including experts in safety and health, representatives of companies and employees, decision-makers from government and public authorities, and representatives of community organizations and social partners—will come together at this global forum to discuss the latest developments and trends in occupational health and safety. Under the theme "Sharing a vision for sustainable prevention," the conference is focusing on three main topics: (1) prevention culture and strategies, (2) challenges in occupational health, and (3) diversity in the work of work.

Institute for Work & Health President Dr. Cam Mustard will be giving one of four keynote addresses at the congress, talking about challenges in occupational health. He is also coordinating the symposium on strengthening workability in an aging workforce.

German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) is the national organizer of the 2014 World Congress, working jointly with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

For information on registration, the conference program and social events, visit the conference's website: www.safety2014germany.com

WDPI 2014: Third Scientific Conference on Work Disability Prevention and Integration

Monday, September 29, 2014 - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Institute for Work & Health is co-hosting WDPI (Work Disability Prevention and Integration) 2014, being held September 29 to October 1, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. This is the third international scientific conference on research aimed at preventing work disability and promoting safe and sustained return to work across a range of conditions. The theme of the 2014 conference is "Implementing work disability prevention knowledge."

The conference will feature presentations from internationally recognized scientists and experts, and include keynote presentations, topical seminars, and oral and poster presentations. Please visit the conference website for details. To join the WDPI 2014 e-mail list, send an e-mail with WDPI 2014 in the subject line to Sandra.knol@utoronto.ca.

The Institute is hosting the conference with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario Institute for Technology.

This conference is mandated and supported by the Work Disability Prevention and Integration Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).

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