Published: November 10, 2015

Registration for PREMUS 2016 now open

On June 20-23, 2016, the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) will welcome scientists, students, practitioners in occupational health and safety, ergonomists, epidemiologists, industrial engineers, clinicians and policy-makers to the 9th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS 2016). Come hear the latest and most innovative research from around the world on the economic burden and epidemiology of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Learn about state-of-the art interventions at work. Build connections for future collaborations, and more. To register, go to:

IWH’s current adjunct and former scientist receives global health award

Congratulations to Dr. Donald Cole for being named recipient of the Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research. Dr. Cole is an adjunct scientist and former senior scientist at IWH, and currently a professor in the Divisions of Clinical Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. The award, given by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, is intended to recognize those who have provided exemplary mentorship to new and developing global health researchers. To see a summary of his research projects at IWH, go to:

IWH plenaries now available as live stream

Throughout the year, IWH holds plenaries where scientists from across Canada and around the globe present their research on work and health. IWH plenaries are typically held on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at 481 University Ave. in Toronto. For those unable to make it in person, there’s now a live stream option. To find out more, go to: