1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health™

Together with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Office for Total Worker Health and 14 other prestigious partners, we are excited to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for the 1st International Symposium to Advance TOTAL WORKER HEALTH™.

The symposium will be held October 6–8 on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Join more than 500 scientists and practitioners from around the world and learn the state of the science and practice using a coordinated approach that integrates health protection and health promotion.

As part of a packed agenda, the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center will be presenting these talks:

  • OHWC Director Kent Anger, Ph.D, will present with other Center Directors: Research Frontiers in Total Worker Health™: Unique Perspectives from the NIOSH TWH Centers of Excellence.
  • Ryan Olson, Ph.D. will chair the Total Trucker Health™: The Drive to Improve Symposium, and present: The SHIFT Intervention for Truck Drivers Produces Significant Weight Loss in a Randomized Trial.
  • Donald Truxillo, Ph.D. will present: Applying Psychological Lifespan Development Theory and Research to Interventions Targeting Older Workers.
  • Diane Elliot, MD, will present: Taking an Evidence-Based Total Worker Health™ Program Online.
  • Dr. Elliot will also chair the symposium Teaming up for Total Worker Health™ which includes the presentations, “A Conceptual Framework for Teams and Total Worker Health™ (presented by Dr. Elliot); SHIELD (Safety & Health Improvement: Enhancing Law Enforcement Department) Teams & a New Total Worker Health™ Model for Police Officers (Presented by Kerry Kuehl, MD, Ph.D.); SHIP: A Team-base Work-life and Safety Support Intervention for Construction Workers (presented by Leslie Hammer, Ph.D.); and, COMPASS Teams: Creating Health & Safety “Communities of Practice” for Home Care Workers (presented by Dr. Olson.)
  • Special Populations – Young Workers and Total Worker Health™ including papers presented by Diane Rohlman, Ph.D., and Megan Parish, MPH. (Developing a Methodology for Identifying and Prioritizing Factors in Young Workers Injuries: A Pilot Study; and, Technology Meets Total Worker Health: Evaluating Online Training for Young Workers).

Register and learn more about the Symposium.