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

June 20 - 23, 2016

PREMUS 2016 Toronto

Spotlight: Keynote speaker Dr. Jack Callaghan on MSD risks related to sitting and standing

What do we know about prolonged sitting as an injury risk to the low back? Is there an optimal amount of time workers should be sitting and standing to reduce their risk of low-back injury and improve their health? Join Dr. Jack Callaghan, Canada Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics and Injury Prevention—and PREMUS 2016 keynote speaker—as he talks about a research program that seeks to understand how exposure to a variety of factors initiates and exacerbates low-back injury. Find out what he has learned about how to assess daily loading on the back and how to set workplace exposure limits to prevent low-back injuries, including limits for sitting and standing on the job—and the optimal mix between the two.

Read about other keynotes

Register for workshops before they’re booked

Come to PREMUS 2016 a day early and take advantage of the hands-on learning opportunity offered by the pre-conference workshops. Presenters at these half- or full-day workshops will share expertise on research practices, knowledge transfer strategies and workplace intervention approaches. Get a headstart on the conference experience, but please book soon to ensure your place.

See workshop details

Don’t leave hotel reservations to the last minute!

Did you know the city of Toronto is an especially vibrant and hopping place in the month of June? Just during the last two weeks of the month, the city will host the Luminato Festival, NXNE: North by Northeast Music & Film Festival, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and Pride Toronto Festival—all big draws for tourists from all over. If you haven’t booked your accommodation, don’t delay! Please use one of the block bookings we have provided. Blocks of rooms have been set aside at special rates at three downtown hotels for PREMUS delegates: Westin Harbour Castle, InterContinental Toronto and Hilton DoubleTree. Plus, rates at the Hilton DoubleTree have just dropped further. Reservation codes for all three will expire May 20 and 23, so act fast.

Get details on special hotel rates

Revised preliminary program now available

A revised preliminary conference program is now available. In it, you’ll find the date, time and location of all the keynote, symposia, session and poster presentations. If you’re a presenter, please check the program as your session time may have changed. If you find any problems, please don’t hesitate to let us know. (Note: the full, final program will be available online in early June.)

Check out the revised preliminary program

BYOBB! PREMUS 2016 is going green

PREMUS 2016 is taking place at Toronto’s Allstream Centre, a stunning and historic art deco building that is billed as Canada’s greenest conference centre. In keeping with Allstream’s environmentally friendly technologies and practices, PREMUS 2016 is going as green as possible in other ways, too. For example, we are asking you to BYOBB: Bring Your Own Bag and Bottle (water bottle, that is). Upon registering, conference attendees will get an at-a-glance program tucked in their badges; all other conference materials will be available online. So please bring your own carry-all and/or water bottle, if desired.

Read more about the Allstream Centre

Meet our Platinum sponsor: Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario

The Institute for Work & Health, host of PREMUS 2016, thanks our platinum sponsor, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, for its generous support of this important conference. The Council represents 13 craft unions in the Ontario construction sector, totalling 150,000 workers throughout the province. Its mission is to give construction workers a collective voice in the workplace, to help ensure that workers are well-trained to meet industry needs, and to promote healthy and safe work conditions with decent wages, pensions and benefits.

Read more about the Council and our other 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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