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12th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health—“Work, Stress, and Health 2017: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities” – Minneapolis, MN – June 7-10, 2017

Planning for the 12th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health—“Work, Stress, and Health 2017: Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities”—is already underway. The event will take place June 7-10, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.

More details, including the official call for papers, will soon be available at www.apa.org/wsh.

7th ICOH International Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases – Varese, Italy – May 3-5, 2017

The 7th ICOH International Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases. Bridging the gap between knowledge and preventive interventions at the workplace to reduce cardiovascular diseases. May 3-5, 2017. Varese, Italy

The ICOH Scientific Committee on Cardiology (SCC) in Occupational Health is a committee of researchers, cardiologists, occupational health physicians and public health workers throughout the world concerned about the impact of work and work-related factors on cardiovascular health. The SCC works to link economic globalization to the changing nature of work and its impact on the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and focuses on research, worksite interventions, and public health. The mission is to identify work-related risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, including both the physical and psychosocial work environment, examine the interplay of social class, work and health, to assist in the development of interventions to reduce the burden of unhealthy jobs, and to support public policies that improve working conditions both locally and globally.

The 7th ICOH International Conference on Work Environment and Cardiovascular Diseases will be held in Varese, and it follows the previous and highly successful International ICOH conferences, held in Tokyo in 2013, Cracow 2009, Newport Beach in 2005, Dusseldorf 2002, Tel Aviv 1998 and Copenhagen in 1994. This is a special occasion to celebrate the over 30th year of this initiative. The Conference will focus on new scientific evidences and state-of-theart reviews addressing: the identification of work-related risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, related to the physical, chemical and psychosocial work environment; the interplay of social class, work and health; the highlight of effective workplace intervention programs for the prevention of CVD as well as for a safe return-to-work after cardiovascular events; the development of supporting public policies that improve working conditions both locally and
globally. The Conference will then be an excellent opportunity to exchange scientific
evidences and good practices, among occupational physicians, epidemiologists,
cardiologists involved in CVD prevention and rehabilitation, psychologists, sociologists, and policy makers.

The scientific program will be based on keynotes, oral and poster presentations, symposia, and workshops. A special emphasis will be placed on prevention of cardiovascular diseases among working people covering clinical, psychosocial, organizational and social policy approaches. Many are the topics the Conferences wishes to address. So far, among keynotes it is worth to mention: Robert Karasek will report on the JCQ-2 and its utility to investigate job strain and its effects on health in the new economy; Johannes Siegrist will present the new book on “Work Stress and Health in a Globalized Economy”; Nico Dragano and Mika Kivimaki will present new results from the IPD Consortium on the independent and additive effects of ERI and JDC in the prediction of CHD; Tage S Kristensen will review his 30-year experience on workplace interventions and the reduction of CVD risk. Hynek Pikhart and Marco M Ferrario will report on new results on ERI/JCD and CVD/CHD mortality in Eastern European Cohorts and on methodological issues arising when exploring the
association between JCQ and CHD incidence, respectively; Akizumi Tsutsumi will review most recent findings on work environment and strokes; Peter Angerer will present evidences of short-term and long-term effects of work stress interventions; and Andreas Holtermann on the long term effects on CVD risk factors of a worksite RCT aerobic exercise intervention. Other keynotes are foreseen.

Other keynotes are foreseen.

Selected papers and accepted abstracts will be included in the Conference proceedings,
which will be published in a dedicated supplement of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention. It will be a unique opportunity to update our colleagues involved in CVD prevention about the relevance of work related issues, for improving the quality of life of their patients.

There will be pre-Conference workshops, organized by international specialists and opened to a limited number of attendees. For the time being, the first workshop scheduled is Occupational Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Disease: Research Updates and International Collaboration, proposed by Niklas Krause; Andreas Holtermann and Els Clays.

For further information and to register please visit the Conference website at: http://www.icoh-cvd2017varese.it/

Marco M Ferrario, MD
Professor of Occupational Medicine, University of Insubria at Varese
Conference Chair

3rd Congress of the Americas on Psychosocial Factors, Health Mental and Work – Fortaleza, Brazil – October 18-21, 2016

Announcement: The 3rd Congress of the Americas on Psychosocial Factors, Health Mental and Work will be held in Fortaleza, Brazil from October 18th to the 21st, 2016.

More details for this conference will be posted shortly on the RIFAPT website.

International Conference on Sustainable Employability – Building Bridges between Science and Practice – Brussels, Belgium – Sept 14-16, 2016

14-16 September 2016 – Brussels, Belgium International Conference on Sustainable Employability – Building Bridges between Science and Practice Organized by:

International Conference on Sustainable Employability – Building Bridges between Science and Practice Organized by:

Organized by: Securex, Ghent University, Université catholique de Louvain, ICOH Scientific Committee “Aging and Work”

Organized by SC: Aging and Work

Topics: The conference aims to bring together scientists and professionals of all disciplines involved in sustainable employability by offering a platform to exchange scientific knowledge and practical know-how.

Topics covered are socio-demographic analysis, including age and/or generational analysis workability throughout the life course, including active ageing policies health promotion at work psychosocial and organizational factors at work workplace social capital leadership prevention of and managing workers with chronic musculoskeletal disorders prevention of and managing workers with mental disorders sickness absence and return to work stereotypes and diversity management job crafting talent management, career management new forms of work organization, including working time arrangements and spatiotemporal flexibility mobility issues, including international mobility

Contact Information

Address: Brouwerijstraat 1 9031 Drongen Belgium

Tel: +32 474 410 175

E-mail: philippe.kiss@securex.be

Website: http://www.incose.eu

25th EPICOH Conference- Occupational Health: Think Globally, Act Locally – Barcelona, Spain – Sept 5-7, 2016

5-7 September 2016 – Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus de la Ciutadella, Barcelona, Spain

25th EPICOH Conference- Occupational Health: Think Globally, Act Locally

Organized by: EPICOH Supported by ICOH SC: ICOH, CREA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universiteit Utrecht

Topics: The scientific program will cover all major topics of current epidemiologic research in occupational health. We have chosen the theme to promote the connection between local research and action with research and action in occupational health at the global level. The programme will include pre/post conference workshops and special care will be taken to promote participation of young researchers.

Contact Information Address: Salvador Espriu, 77, local 10 – 08005 Barcelona, Spain E-mail: epicoh2016@mondial-congress.com Website: http://www.epicoh2016.org/

To download the first announcement, please click here.

Work, Stress, and Health 2015 – Atlanta, GA – May 6-9, 2015

Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations

May 6-9, 2015

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsored by:

The Call for Proposals (including online submissions) is available now, and can be found at the official conference website: http://www.apa.org/wsh/.

The submission deadline is October 6, 2014.

Cardiovascular Health and Disease: Occupational and Environmental Factors and Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine – San Francisco, CA – March 12-14

This course, presented by the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, is designed to provide occupational and environmental health professionals and persons from other health-related disciplines with a review and update of current data in occupational and environmental medicine. The first day of the curriculum will focus on Cardiovascular Health and Disease. A poster session the evening before will supplement the cardiovascular course content. The second day and final half-day of the course will cover a multi-topic theme: Updates in Occupational and Environmental Health.

This course is approved for American Board of Preventive Medicine Maintenance of Certification credit and is a comprehensive update for occupational medicine specialists. California Qualified Medical Examiner credit approval is anticipated.

This course is also designed to meet the needs of primary care providers and others engaged in occupational health practice and research including physicians (family physicians, general practitioners, internists, emergency medicine specialists), nurse practitioners and other nursing professionals, as well as physician’s assistants, industrial hygienists, and health researchers and policy makers.

For more information or to register online visit our website at www.cme.ucsf.edu.

You may also call the Office of Continuing Medical Education (415) 476-4251 or email info@ocme.ucsf.edu

Brochure is attached here.

*The Center for Social Epidemiology’s Director, Peter Schnall, MD, MPH will be giving his presentation, “Work Organization and Stress as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease – Time for Intervention?” on March 12 at 11:00 a.m.

Second Congress of the Americas on Psychosocial Stress and Mental Health Factors at Work (RIFAPT) – Mexico City, MX – October 14 – 17, 2014


October 14 – 17, 2014

Metropolitan Autonomous University XochimilcoFederal District, Mexico.

website: http://factorespsicosociales.com/congreso/


Little more than six years have passed since the initial activities of the Research Network on Psychosocial Factors in the AC Working During this time he promoted the first three videos of the Americas on Psychosocial Factors: Cuernavaca, Morelos, 2006, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 2008 , and Mexico City, 2010.

So, the project matured and attention to the impact of the event, so I called the Fourth Forum transitional and First Congress in Bogotá, Colombia in 2012.

From there it has agreed to call Congress to the following events. In these successful academic meetings, topics and proposals developed have enabled sets bring together researchers, professionals and workers in the Americas around the discussion and development of proposals sponsoring the implementation of workspaces safe, healthy and satisfying, to prevent the harmful impacts on mental and organic integrity of workers.

Since the last century, a result of global deployment of capital and the crisis with recurrent rallies, working atmospheres have become more complex to the extent that huge population stripes that once contributed to the development of societies through their work, are expelled or not allowed more in the workplace.

Consequently, there is now a growing flood of unemployed, lacking multiplication of informal jobs both benefits and coverage for health groups to which an increasing number of young people adds no possibility of formal employment.


  • Analysis of the role that neoliberal globalization on working conditions and dehumanization.

  • Theoretical and methodological research contributions of psychosocial conditions and health consequences of formal and informal workers.

  • Analysis of the role that labor-crises as a result of globalization-has on job insecurity and its effects on subjective and objective of the work content and the identity of the subjects.

  • Implemented policies on working conditions and health Mental health reform and labor reform.

  • Evaluation of intervention models for the prevention of psychosocial risks and their effects on health.

  • Union participation in research, prevention and psychosocial risks and their effects on health.

1st International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH – Bethesda, MD – October 6 – 8, 2014


Call For Abstracts – Now Open 
Submission Deadline: March 24, 2014

About the Conference 

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce the International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™.  Mark your calendar to join us October 6 – 8, 2014 in Bethesda, MD on the historic and healthy campus of the National Institutes of Health.

This symposium will explore research, practices, programs and policies that advance the overall health, safety, and well-being of workers through the integration of health protection and health promotion.  It will seek to advance the tenets of Total Worker Health™.  It builds upon successful past meetings of the 2004 NIOSH Steps to a Healthier US Workforce Conference and the 2007 NIOSH WorkLife National Symposium. Additional details on the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program can be found at www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh

Conference Theme

Total Worker Health is a strategy integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion to prevent worker injury and illness and to advance health and well-being. This approach recognizes that both work-related factors and factors beyond the workplace contribute jointly to the numerous health and safety challenges facing today’s workers.  Thetotal worker health strategy champions interventions that comprehensively address work and non-work threats and determinants in a harmonized way.  Health protection activities and health promotion programs, which have often been traditionally compartmentalized, can be successfully coordinated and combined for greater effectiveness.  

To learn more about the concept of total worker health, refer to the following sources:


This symposium will explore subjects, themes and concepts of great interest to researchers and practitioners in the following areas: workplace health, human resources, organized labor, benefits, occupational safety, disability managements, health promotion, public health, health policy, health economics, organizational and occupational health psychology, industrial hygiene, employee assistance, emergency response, workers’ compensation, and related disciplines.

 Contact Us

For questions regarding the International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™, please email us attwh@cdc.gov

– See more at: http://www.eagleson.org/conferences/total-worker-health#sthash.EzyWRAIX.dpuf

International Commission of Occupational Health, Work, Organisation and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS) – Adelaide, Australia – Sept 17-19, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
I am pleased to invite you to the International Commission of Occupational Health, Work, Organisation and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS) Sept 17th -19th 2014, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The congress will explore a number of themes related to worker health as a basic human right for all.
Adelaide is ranked as Australia’s most liveable city for a third year running, and the fifth most liveable city in the world.
To register your interest and for more information visit unisa.edu.au/ICOHcongress
Please expect a call for abstracts and symposia shortly. Kindly consider building some time into your program for some well-deserved relaxation and exploration in Australia. It is a long way to come and there is much to see outside of the cities.
Organising Committee
Maureen Dollard, Michelle Tuckey, Tessa Bailey, Anne Devizis, Anna-Maria Kalaitzis, Aditya Jain.
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