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Safe, Healthy and Productive Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice Conference 

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Conference Details

Date: June 1-3, 2017


Main Event:        University of British Columbia

Satellite Sites:   University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George)
                             UBC, Okanagan Campus (Kelowna)

Late-Breaking Case Studies and Scientific Abstracts

We are accepting  late-breaking case studies and abstract submissions for poster presentation.

Abstracts are considered "late-breaking" if the works meet the following criteria:

  • Scientific abstracts: The research must be new and of sufficient scientific importance to merit special consideration after the standard abstract deadline.
  • Case studies: The case study must be original and of sufficient importance to conference themes for consideration.
  • Late-breaking abstracts must not have been presented, accepted for presentation, or published in any other scientific venue.

Submission deadline: March 26, 2017


We look forward to having you attend the conference. Get more information about joining us on June 1-3, 2017.

Registration is available now. 

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Conference Purpose

This multidisciplinary conference brings together business/labour leadership and other stakeholders who play a role in creating and sustaining safe, healthy, and productive workplaces learning from current research and practice.


Senior business and labour leadership, human resource managers, occupational health and safety professionals, frontline workers, public and private insurers, disability / wellness coordinators, health professionals, policy-makers, and academic researchers (business, health sciences)

Conference Program Format

The conference includes keynote and general sessions, academic and stakeholder panel discussions, concurrent topic-based breakout sessions, and poster sessions. More details

Conference Topics

  • Workplace and worker risk and protective factors for work absence
  • Workplace assessment – credible tools/instruments
  • Older workers, chronic disease, episodic disease and work participation
  • Mental health, musculoskeletal health
  • Environmental/psychosocial hazards and interventions
  • Case management, return to work coordination, early intervention
  • Role of leadership/supervisors/managers
  • Workplace accommodation and social inclusion
  • Stay at Work Initiatives
  • Strategies and tools to enhance safety culture and organizational change
  •  Bullying and incivility interventions
  • Enhancing communication with internal/external stakeholders
  • Multidisciplinary work rehabilitation services
  • Impact of sex and gender on RTW outcomes, implications for policy and practice
  • Information systems for accountability
  • Work productivity and disability prevention interventions
  • Wellness and health promotion
  • Showcase your workplace initiatives


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