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1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health

March 24, 2014, 09:00 AM
1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health
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We are excited to announce that abstracts are now being accepted for the International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH, which will take place October 6-8, 2014 at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD. This conference is being organized by the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program.

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. This effort seeks to advance the tenets of Total Worker Health. The symposium builds upon successful past meetings of the 2004 NIOSH Steps to a Healthier US Workforce Conference and the 2007 NIOSH WorkLife National Symposium.

We are soliciting proposals for posters, pre- and post-symposium workshops, plenary sessions and two types of concurrent sessions: scientific paper or practice/intervention sessions and symposia sessions. The deadline for abstract submission is March 24, 2014. We anticipate providing notification to all persons selected for a presentation no later than June 1, 2014 to allow adequate time for presentation finalization and travel planning.

To learn more about the forthcoming Symposium and to download the Call for Abstracts, please visit the conference website at: www.eagleson.org/totalworkerhealth.

New for 2014! The NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar Series

Recognizing the complex, often interlinked hazards affecting the healthy, safety, and well-being of today’s workforce, NIOSH’s Total Worker Health Program is excited to present a free webinar series offering continuing education credits all aimed at providing the latest research and case studies for protecting the health—in all its many facets—of workers everywhere.

In each webinar, experts from NIOSH and other leaders in the field of integrated health protection and health promotion will share the latest findings and opportunities for better health, safety, and company outcomes related to a particular area of concern.

Mark your calendar to join us and renowned researchers, Dr. Laura Punnett and Dr. Ron Goetzel, for our inaugural webinar on February 25, 2014 from 3:30-5:00pm EST as we present “Making the Case for Total Worker Health: An Overview of Opportunities and Approaches.” This webinar will be presented in partnership with the Center for Promotion of Health in New England Workplace (CPH-NEW).

For more information, including information on continuing education opportunities, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/TWH/webinar.html.

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