November 3-7, 2012
AHA Scientific Sessions 2012
American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
Location: Los Angeles, California
Based on the concerns of several ICOH members and travel advices issued by some Government Institutions regarding security issues in the Monterrey area in Mexico, and in consideration of the analysis made by the ICOH Officers and the National Organizing Committee, ICOH Board decided during the meeting held on February 2, 2011 in Milan, to move the congress venue to the city of Cancun, Mexico.
The dates and the scientific program will remain the same. All the relevant information are online on ICOH 2012 Congress website.
Occupational Health for All: From Research to Practice (visit website)
March 18 – 23, 2012
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
The ICOH Scientific Committee of Cardiology in Occupational Health has great pleasure in inviting you to attend the 6th ICOH International Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases, which will be held on 27-30 March 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The Conference will follow the previous and highly successful International ICOH Conferences on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases which were held in Cracow in 2009, Newport Beach in 2005, Dusseldorf in 2002, Tel Aviv 1998 and Copenhagen in 1994. The Conference will be an excellent opportunity for exchange of scientific evidence and good practices by occupational physicians, cardiologists, cardiac rehabilitation specialists, sociologists, psychologists and policy makers in occupational health. I do hope that you will join us for this important Conference.
I am also pleased to inform you that the conference website
Work, Stress, and Health 2013: Protecting and Promoting Total Worker Health (PDF, 323KB), Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles, CA, May 16-19, 2013. Call for Proposals coming soon
Work, Stress, and Health 2013: Protecting and Promoting Total Worker Health™ will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites on May 16-19, 2013, with preconference workshops and opening events on May 16. This conference is convened by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.
The Work, Stress, and Health Conference series addresses the changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety, and well-being of workers. The Conference covers numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners, and researchers, such as work and family issues; new forms of work organization; changing worker demographics; best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations (see complete list of conference topics below). Expert presentations and informal meetings with leading scientists and practitioners will provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments in occupational health psychology.
This year the conference will give special attention to the concept of Total Worker Health™. Total Worker Health™ is an expression, coined by NIOSH, that describes a new approach to safeguarding the health and safety of workers. This novel approach acknowledges that a) both work-related factors and factors beyond the workplace contribute jointly to many health and safety problems confronting today’s workers, and b) control of these problems is best achieved by comprehensive workplace health and safety programs that address both sets of factors in a coordinated fashion. Traditionally, workplace programs to address worker health and safety have been compartmentalized into health promotion programs that deal mainly with lifestyle factors that place workers at risk, and health protection activities to reduce worker exposures to risk factors arising in the work environment. However, there is growing appreciation and evidence that workplace interventions that integrate health protection and health promotion programs are more effective than traditional, fragmented programs.
To learn more about the concept of Total Worker Health™, refer to the following sources:
We invite researchers, business and organizational representatives, labor leaders, and medical and social science professionals with interests in occupational safety and health to submit proposals for poster presentations, papers, roundtable discussions and symposia that address any of the conference topics. However, in keeping with our conference theme of Total Worker Health™, we are especially interested in receiving proposals pertaining to the following subjects:
The effects of integrated health protection and health promotion interventions, including both health/safety and organizational (e.g., economic, productivity) outcomes
The joint contribution of occupational and non-occupational factors to health and safety problems facing workers today (e.g., stress and mental health, obesity)
Strategies and best practices for implementing and evaluating integrated or holistic prevention programs
Merits, challenges, future directions, etc., relating to integrated prevention strategies
Training needs to advance research and practice relating to Total Worker Health™