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

June 20 - 23, 2016

PREMUS 2016 Toronto

Final conference program is now available

The final program for PREMUS 2016 is now available on the conference website. The 110-page document includes everything you need to know to plan your conference: from the full list of presentations (and when and where they take place) to details on the conference venue and how to get there. The document is easy to navigate on desktops, laptops and mobile devices, with clickable links throughout that easily move you through the contents. For example, if you go to the Table of Contents on page 4 and click on Program, you will be taken to the opening of the Program section. To find information on posters, click on Poster Sessions. To go back to either the front of the Program section or the full Table of Contents, click on Program or PREMUS 2016, respectively, at the top of the page.

Although an at-a-glance schedule will be provided when you check in at the conference, printed versions of the full program will not be available. Therefore, if you want to print out some or all of the program, please do so before arriving at the Allstream Centre (the conference venue), as no printing service is available on site. We also plan to post a book of full abstracts for all oral presentations before the conference begins.

See the final program

Looking for a copy of the slides? Ask the speakers

If you would like a copy of the slides from a presentation you attend, please ask the speaker if he or she would be willing to send them to you. So bring your business cards in the event you need to share your contact information. Who knows? All that networking might lead to invaluable collaboration down the road.

Book your accommodations at special rates at the DoubleTree Hilton or Westin Harbour Castle

Are you still deciding where to stay when you’re in Toronto for PREMUS 2016? We’ve got some tips for you. If you’re signed up to go on an iDAPT tour, it’s located at the Toronto Rehab University Centre, which is just a short walk around the corner from the DoubleTree Hilton. Also nearby are local favourites such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, Chinatown, Yonge-Dundas Square (and, may we add, the Institute for Work & Health). On the other hand, if you’re interested in checking out the Toronto Islands with host Alec Farquhar, the place to be is the Westin Harbour Castle, which is right next door to the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal where the tour group is meeting. The Westin is also a 15-minute walk away from other PREMUS social events, including the Amsterdam Brewery tour on Queens Quay and the Rogers Centre where the Blue Jays play. Both hotels are located in vibrant neighbourhoods with many food and retail choices, easy access to transit and a great city vibe. Just use our special links and conference codes to book and receive conference rates.

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Getting to and from the Pearson airport

Do you know how to get to your hotel from the Toronto Pearson International Airport (the larger of Toronto’s two airports)? Check out the information on our website and in the program guide. Note that Toronto now has an express rail service between the Toronto Pearson International Airport (Terminal 1) and Union Station in the heart of downtown. Tickets for this service, called the UP Express, are normally $12, but PREMUS delegates are offered a conference rate of $9 per person. Just find an UP Express guest services representative at an UP Express Station at time of travel and show proof that you’re registered for PREMUS 2016.

See other travel directions 

Got a press release to distribute?

Attention presenters: Do you or does your organization wish to put out a press release about your research findings? If you have information for the media you would like to distribute in the PREMUS media room, please contact Uyen Vu to make arrangements.

Contact PREMUS media relations

Thanks to CIHR Institute for Gender and Health

PREMUS 2016 wouldn’t be possible without the support of our partners, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Institute of Gender and Health (IGH). IGH's mission is to foster research excellence regarding the influence of gender and sex on the health of women and men throughout life, and to apply these research findings to identify and address pressing health challenges.

Find out more about the CIHR IGH

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 OntarioFanshawe College

Conference Host

Institute for Work & Health


c/o Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, ON   M5G 2E9



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