CARWH 2016, the 9th Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health Conference, is taking place on October 16-19, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

CARWH 2016 is the only national conference focused exclusively on research on work and health. This conference is the primary forum for scientists, students/trainees, and stakeholders to exchange knowledge and stimulate dialogue on some of the most important research issues facing the health of workers. CARWH conferences are based in Canada but have consistently attracted the presence of researchers from around the world.

CARWH is dedicated to supporting the next generation of work and health scientists. The conference will commence with a Trainee Day on October 16th, where there will be presentations pertinent to the opportunities and challenges of becoming a new investigator and ample time for networking with like-minded peers and leaders in the field.

There will be two full conference days on October 17 and 18 devoted to keynote presentations, parallel oral and poster presentation sessions, and symposia. All trainees and delegates will be warmly welcomed to the conference at a reception on the evening of October 16. A gala dinner will also be hosted on October 17.

Keynote speakers will be invited by the CARWH 2016 Scientific Committee. These individuals are widely recognized for their leadership and national expertise in work and health research. There will be a call for abstracts for symposia and oral and poster presentations. Please check this website to learn of conference announcements, news, and updates.

Who Should Attend

  • Scientists, researchers, and students and trainees from a wide range of disciplines related to work and health. This includes research areas such as occupational health, occupational or industrial hygiene, engineering, economics, sociology, kinesiology, psychology, social work, law, medicine, public health
  • Clinicians and clinician-scientists who provide services to workers and/or conduct research, such as occupational physicians, occupational therapists, occupational health nurses, rehabilitation specialists, kinesiologists, ergonomists, physiotherapists
  • Policy-makers from government ministries and agencies related to labour, health, environment, human resources and social development, and others
  • Representatives from non-profit and non-governmental organizations that have, as all or part of their mandate, an interest in protecting and promoting the health of workers
  • Health and safety specialists from the public and private sectors

Conference Objectives

  • To stimulate knowledge exchange and dialogue on research related to work and health
  • To support the next generation of scientists by providing opportunities for career advancement, mentorship, and networking
  • To foster collaboration between scientists and stakeholders