Physical Exercise at the Workplace

3rd – 5th of October 2017
Radisson Blu Saga Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland

For:

  • PhD students
  • Researchers
  • Occupational health professionals

About this course

Musculoskeletal disorders such as back and neck-shoulder pain is a major problem in the working environment and is associated with reduced work ability and sickness absence. Intervention studies with physical exercise at the workplace have during recent years shown promising results in preventing and reducing musculoskeletal pain and improving work ability in different occupational groups. This course will provide the participants with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience on how to design, perform and evaluate workplace interventions for increased physical exercise and reduced sitting time for improved musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health.

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 450

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 700 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 200).

EUR 200

Accommodation

26th – 28th of October 2020 at Hotel Hanaholmen, Espoo, Finland.

To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly to the hotel by email to reception@hanaholmen.fi using the booking code “NIVA” (available until 2.10.2020).

Single The room price for a single standard room is EUR 115/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool) and the price for a double room EUR 134/night (including breakfast, morning sauna and access to the pool). room: 128 €/night (including breakfast).

The block reservation will be available until 2nd of October 2020.

EUR 115 – 134 / night

Course objectives

The purpose of the course is to provide the participants with theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience on how to design, perform and evaluate workplace interventions for increased physical exercise and reduced sitting time for improved musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health.


General course fee 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.


Subject background

Musculoskeletal disorders such as back and neck-shoulder pain is a major problem in the working environment and is associated with reduced work ability and sickness absence. Intervention studies with physical exercise at the workplace have during recent years shown promising results in preventing and reducing musculoskeletal pain and improving work ability in different occupational groups. However, several factors are required for a successful implementation of physical exercise at the workplace. Another health challenge is that many jobs require people to be inactive for prolonged periods. Independent of physical exercise, being inactive or sitting for prolonged periods can compromise metabolic health. Thus, both 1) increasing physical exercise and 2) reducing sitting time are important targets for workplace interventions.

Course leader

Lars L. Andersen

  • Professor, National Research Centre for the Working Environment; Adjunct Professor, Aalborg University, DK

Course lecturers

Allard van der Beek

  • Professor, VU University Medical Center (VUmc) , NE
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
Emil Sundstrup

Emil Sundstrup

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

Laura Punnett

Markus Due Jakobsen

Markus Due Jakobsen

  • PostDoc, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, DK

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