Integrating a Life Course Perspective into Work and Health Research, Policy and Practice

A Life Course Approach to Work and Health

4th – 6th of October 2022
Fosshotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

About this course

Maintaining and maximizing a healthy working life is important for building healthy societies. To promote healthy aging throughout working life and to extend healthy lives, a life course perspective must be integrated into work and health research.

This course introduces participants to core life course concepts. The participants will learn how core life course concepts can be applied to work and health research, policy and practice.

Course Summary

4th – 6th of October 2022
Onsite Course
Fosshotel, Reykjavik, Iceland
Deadline 21st of August 2022
EUR 720-950 (depending on day package)

Price information

The price of the course consists of the course fee of EUR 500
and the day package of choice.

Day package I

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees, lunches
  • dinners and the social program on Tuesday.

We strongly encourage you to take part in the social program, as this is a vital part of the NIVA course experience. We believe in the power of networking (between people) and strive to create an inspiring possibility for that through the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 950 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 450).

EUR 950

Day package II

This package includes:

  • conference facilities and technical equipment
  • course material
  • coffees and lunches.

Kindly note that the day package II does not include dinners nor the social program.

The total price of the course is EUR 720 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 220).

EUR 720

Accommodation

4th – 6th of October 2022 at Fosshotel, Reykjavik, Iceland.

NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 4th-6th of October 2022 at Fosshotel Reykjavik. To book a room from the block reservation kindly contact the hotel directly through the website. Please use the booking code NIVA1022 when booking the room (available until 23.8.2022).

The room price for a single standard room is approx. EUR 160 /night (including breakfast)

The block reservation will be available until 23rd of August 2022.

EUR 160 / night

Course objectives

Upon completing the course, participants will understand how a life course approach has implications for work and health research, policy and practice. They will be able to use the core life course concepts to inform their work and health research, policy and practice.


Main topics

Day 1: Introduction of core life course concepts to work and health research, policy and practice.

Day 2: Introduction of life course methods to work and health research, policy and practice.

Day 3: Implications for work and health research, policy and practice.


Target groups

Persons with an interest in integrating a broader life course perspective in their research or work area, including:
• PhD students
• Post-doctotal fellows
• OHS professionals, including physicians, ergonomists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, industrial hygienists
• Sociologists, psychologists, epidemiologists
• Labour and education policy makers


Subject background

Maintaining and maximizing a healthy working life is important for building healthy societies. To promote healthy aging throughout working life and to extend healthy lives, a life course perspective must be integrated into work and health research.

A life course perspective applied to work and health highlights the importance of prior life experiences, e.g., where individuals grew up, who they grew up with, their education and health status prior to working. Life course transitions, taken together with health transitions, both prior and during working life, health outcomes, labour market experiences and labour market transitions create an individual’s working life course.

Current work and health research is fragmented focusing on jobs, exposures, work organisation or employment contracts. This fragmentation limits the ability to adopt a life course approach. Consequently, research, policy and practice are often based on time-limited information. This course introduces a broader life course perspective to address the fragmentation and time-limitedness of the information and may lead to new insights in work and health research that support new policies and practices.


General course fee and cancellation information

The courses and workshops vary in price. Please note that the course fee does not cover meals or accommodation. The course fee and day-package fee are invoiced after the registration deadline.

Travel arrangements

Please refrain from booking any tickets until we have confirmed the course. The confirmation, which will be sent after the registration deadline, will include detailed information on the payment of the course fee and day-packages, as well as information on accommodation options and practical arrangements. Please note that you are not insured by NIVA.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received by August, 21st 2022: full refund
Cancellations received by August, 22nd 2022 or later: no refund

The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.

The price is subject to minor changes.


Contact person

Course leaders

Ute Bültmann
PhD, Professor of Work and Health, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
e-mail: u.bultmann@umcg.nl

Benjamin C. Amick III
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
e-mail: bcamick@uams.edu

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager & Quality Assurance Advisor
Cecilia Weckman
NIVA
email: cecilia.weckman@niva.org

Course Summary

4th – 6th of October 2022
Onsite Course
Fosshotel, Reykjavik, Iceland
Deadline 21st of August 2022
EUR 720-950 (depending on day package)

Course leaders

Benjamin C Amick III

Benjamin C Amick III

  • PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, USA
Ute Bültmann

Ute Bültmann

  • Professor, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, NL

Course lecturers

Christopher McLeod

  • MA PhD, Associate Professor and Head, Occupational and Environmental Health Division, Co-Director, Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, School of Population and Public Health, The University of British Columbia, CA

Ida E. H. Madsen

  • Senior Researcher, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, DK

Sander van Zon

  • PhD, Senior researcher Work & Health, Department of Health Sciences, Community & Occupational Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, NL

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