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

June 20 - 23, 2016

PREMUS 2016 Toronto

Preliminary conference guide now posted on PREMUS website

A preliminary conference guide listing the date, time and location of all keynote, symposia, session and poster presentations is now available on the PREMUS 2016 website. Check it out now to get an overview of the scope and breadth of the latest research into musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention that’s being presented at PREMUS 2016, taking place June 20-23 in Toronto. You won’t want to miss it!

View the guide now

PREMUS 2016 presenters: Check your time, provide your bio

If you received notification that you are presenting an oral or a poster presentation at PREMUS 2016, this is a gentle reminder to view the preliminary conference guide (see link above) to ensure your time slot works for you. If it doesn’t, please e-mail premus2016@iwh.on.ca. And if you don’t see your accepted abstract or poster listed, please e-mail us at the same address as soon as possible! We also need your bio for the conference program. Just log in to the abstract submission area, click “Edit Submitter Details” and fill out the template. Please send your bio information by April 15, 2016.

Provide your bio info

Spotlight: Keynote speaker Dr. Julie Côté on gender and MSDs

Evidence shows that women are twice as likely as men to injure their neck or shoulder due to sustained, repetitive movements at work. Do sex (biological) and/or gender (psychosocial) differences account for this increased risk among women? For example, are the different ways men and women control movement, react to work exposures and respond to muscle fatigue responsible? Dr. Julie Côté, who holds a chair in Gender, Work and Health at the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), will tackle these questions at PREMUS 2016, as she looks at the implications of applying a “sex” or “gender” lens to research into the mechanisms of work-related MSDs.

Read about the other keynote speakers

Sign up for your PREMUS 2016 pre-conference workshops now

As part of PREMUS 2016 programming, we are offering six full- or half-day workshops to expand your skills as a researcher or practitioner in the field of work-related MSD prevention. The workshops take place on Sunday, June 19 at the AllStream Centre, the conference venue. A number of workshops have not yet gotten the minimum of 10 registrants needed to proceed, so if you were hoping to catch one of these hands-on sessions, please sign up by April 18 to ensure they take place.

Learn more about the workshops

Toronto is hopping in June. Booking hotel early recommended

PREMUS 2016 won’t be the only thing happening in Toronto at the end of June. The city comes alive at this time of year, attracting visitors from far and wide, as you’ll see for yourself when you explore the city and its restaurants, galleries and shops. As a result, we recommend you book your accommodation early. Don’t forget we’ve set aside blocks of rooms at special rates at three well-known and respected Toronto hotels. These rooms will be held for a limited period before they are released for general booking.

Find out more about booking a hotel

Thanks to our lead partner, the Ontario Ministry of Labour

The Institute for Work & Health, host of PREMUS 2016, would like to acknowledge the important contribution of our lead partner, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL). Its support has made it possible for us to bring the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders to Toronto. The MOL is a good fit as a lead partner, given its mission to advance safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario. This mandate includes developing, coordinating and implementing strategies to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, as well as setting standards for health and safety training.

Learn more about our partners

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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