9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

June 20 - 23, 2016

PREMUS 2016 Toronto

Close-up on keynote speaker Dr. Bradley Evanoff

The long-standing question of how much individual or work-related risk factors matter in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has now been answered. That’s thanks to a series of studies funded by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) involving six research centres. This large consortium project has allowed researchers to examine the development of CTS in a larger population than had previously been studied—a population comprising more than 4,000 workers in more than 50 workplaces. At PREMUS 2016, hear the results from keynote speaker Dr. Bradley Evanoff. Evanoff is the Richard A. and Elizabeth Henby Sutter professor of occupational and environmental medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine—and the expert interviewed in this podcast on carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Welcoming reception in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district

Join your colleagues for complimentary refreshments and kick off your visit in style. The welcoming reception will be held at 5:30 pm Sunday, June 19, at the contemporary restaurant Luma. It’s located in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district, in the TIFF Bell Lightbox, home to the renowned Toronto International Film Festival. Registration for PREMUS will be available at the reception so you can avoid the line-up on Monday morning. Let us know if you’ll attend and help us plan for the right number of people; check the Welcome Reception box when you register.

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Sign up to tour the innovative iDAPT centre at the Toronto Rehab Institute

See for yourself the cutting-edge research centre credited with revolutionizing the science of rehabilitation. The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute’s iDAPT centre—short for Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology—is a unique space where ideas can be cultivated and tested in a real-life setting, allowing researchers to safely study how adults with disabilities interact with their environment. Take a tour of the facilities and see how researchers simulate icy and hilly sidewalks at the Challenging Environment Assessment Lab. Learn how researchers study the body’s response to heat and cold in the Climate Lab or examine people’s reactions to sudden jolts in the Falls Lab. Hour-long tours of the centre, located on University Avenue in the heart of Toronto’s discovery district, are scheduled for end-of-day Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for PREMUS attendees. Make sure to sign up early as space is limited.

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FAQ: When will I see a conference program?

Many of you have asked us: “When will a program be available? My organization needs to see one before I can register.” “What time and date am I presenting?” Our answer: We are rolling out the information in stages. A preliminary guide to the contents of the conference program, with information on the keynotes, symposia and sessions, including the presentation titles and presenters in those sessions, will be posted on our website by March 16. A full preliminary conference guide, including session time and locations, will be available online by April 1. You will find these guides, when available, on the Conference Program page of the PREMUS 2016 website.

Reminder: Early bird deadline is on March 21

As mentioned above, some of you need to provide more information about the program to your organization before you can register for PREMUS 2016, and you’d like to take advantage of the early bird pricing. To that end, we have changed the early bird deadline to March 21, a few days after the guide to conference keynotes, symposia and sessions is posted. Sign up by end of day Monday, March 21, to get a discount. If you are having difficulty completing your registration and making payment, please contact us at premus2016@iwh.on.ca.

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Calling all PREMUS presenters: Tell us a little bit about yourself

If you are the presenting author on an oral or poster presentation at PREMUS 2016, we need to know a few things about you! Please take the time now to tell us about your current professional and academic affiliations (if applicable) so that we can include this biographical information in our conference program and use it to introduce you at the conference. Providing this information is easy. Just log in to the abstract submission area, click “Edit Submitter Details” and fill out the template. If you have any questions, e-mail us at premus2016@iwh.on.ca.

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Thanks to our partners. We couldn’t do it without you

The Institute for Work & Health, host of PREMUS 2016, would like to acknowledge the generous support of our partners. Their financial contributions have made it possible to bring to Toronto the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, and we’re looking forward to welcoming research experts in preventing musculoskeletal disorders from around the world. Thanks go to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis and Institute of Gender and Health.

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Our Partners / Sponsors

International Commission on Occupational Health International Commission on Occupational HealthInstitute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Institute of Gender and Health Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

Conference Host

Institute for Work & Health


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