Mark your calendars for PREMUS 2016

World scientific conference on MSD prevention takes place June 20-23, 2016

Published: April 10, 2015

In just over a year, the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is hosting PREMUS 2016, the Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.

On June 20-23, 2016, come join world-renowned researchers and hear about policies, programs and practices that have been shown to help prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Learn about trends, innovations and emerging issues in the field of work-related MSDs. Network with the best and brightest in MSD research and explore collaborations for future projects.

The overarching theme of this conference is “Preventing Work-Related MSDs in a Global Economy,” in recognition that it takes collective knowledge around the world to successfully describe, measure, manage and prevent work-related MSDs.

The conference sessions will focus on eight major themes:

  1. Field evaluations of MSD prevention policies, programs and practices
  2. Economic burden of work-related MSDs
  3. Epidemiology of work-related MSDs
  4. Biology of work-related MSDs
  5. Measuring exposures in a new world of work
  6. Management of work-related MSDs and sustainable employment
  7. Health disparities and globalization
  8. Emerging issues in the prevention and management of work-related MSDs.

The conference website is now up at: You can sign up for conference updates on the website. Note that the call for abstracts for presentations and posters, as well as registration information, will be posted on the website on May 15, 2015.