Conference Program

The conference program and book of abstracts are now available! CARWH 2016 is a diverse and stimulating mix of oral and poster presentations, plenary talks, and special sessions. Please see the link below for the program. The detailed program can be found using the sidebar or the links below (please click on each day to see the schedule). 

CARWH 2016 Conference Program

Trainee Day Program: Sunday, October 16

Conference Day 1: Monday, October 17

Conference Day 2: Tuesday, October 18

Poster presentations

Book of abstracts

Keynote speakers

Dr. Alex Burdorf, PhD, is a full professor in Determinants of Population Health at Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam. His background is in occupational epidemiology and occupational hygiene. He is responsible for the research programme (about 30 persons) that comprises research groups on social determinants of population health, determinants and interventions on injuries, and on occupational health. The latter research includes etiological studies on work-related diseases, intervention studies on ergonomic improvements and on lifestyle health promotion programmes, cost-effectiveness studies, and studies on the role of health in labour force participation. He has co-authored well over 350 scientific publications in a large variety of journals. At the CARWH 2016 conference, Dr. Burdof will speak about "The impact of work-related factors and chronic disease on labour force participation among ageing workers."

Dr. Harry Shannon, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University; and Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Toronto. He has conducted numerous studies on occupational health and safety. He was on the editorial board of Safety Science from 1997-2015, and has been on the editorial board of Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 2004. He was the President of the Canadian Association for Research on Work & Health (CARWH) in 2003-2004. He chaired the Methodology Working Group of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging from 2009 to 2015. At the CARWH 2016 conference, Dr. Shannon will speak about "Health and safety implications of population aging."

Earn professional credits

Your participation at the CARWH 2016 conference is eligible for 1 maintenance point per day from the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH). 

Your participation at the CARWH 2016 conference is eligible for 1 maintenance point per day from the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH). 

The CARWH 2016 conference contains 14 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CM points. Please see the BCRSP website, www.bcrsp.ca, for CM point criteria.