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

June 20 - 23, 2016

PREMUS 2016 Toronto

International conference on preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders less than a month away

May 20, 2016 (Toronto, Ontario)—The 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS 2016) is fast approaching.

On June 20 – 23, 2016, leading researchers around the world on the causes and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are gathering in Toronto for four stimulating days of exchange of knowledge and expertise.

Hosted by the Institute for Work & Health, the event is expected to draw over 400 delegates from 40 countries around the world. The conference program is targeted to those with an interest in evidence-based approaches to identifying, measuring, treating and preventing work-related MSDs. This includes: researchers and students; clinicians; ergonomists and workplace-based practitioners in occupational health and safety, disability management and return to work; policy-makers in labour, health, public health and workers’ compensation; and advocates for injured workers.

The conference features poster, oral and symposium presentations on the overall theme of Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Global Economy. The keynote lectures, to be delivered by speakers recognized as leaders in research on MSD prevention, will address such topical issues as the injury risks of sitting or standing, the importance of gender in understanding the mechanisms of MSDs, carpal tunnel syndrome, and the role of safety culture and safety climate in preventing MSDs in the construction sector.

The Honourable Kevin Flynn, Ontario’s Minister of Labour, will address the delegates at 8:30am on Wednesday, June 22.

To learn more about the conference, or to register, go to: premus2016.iwh.on.ca

PREMUS is an international scientific conference that serves as a forum for work-related musculoskeletal health research, with an emphasis on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It is the primary conference of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Community of the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH), and has been taking place every three years since 1992.

About the Institute for Work & Health
IWH is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that aims to protect and improve the health of working people. Recognized as one of the top five occupational health and safety research centres in the world, the Institute provides practical and relevant findings on the prevention of work injury and disability to policy-makers, workers, employers, clinicians, and health, safety and disability management professionals: www.iwh.on.ca

For more information, contact:

Uyen Vu
Communications Associate
Institute for Work & Health

Cindy Moser
Communications Manager
Institute for Work & Health
416-927-2027, ext. 2183

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


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