Working Hours and Health

Shift work and working hours are related to a wide range of public health problems ranging from disturbed sleep and accidents to chronic health problems and challenges in work-life balance. Working hours, and the ways how working hours research needs to be done in the future are in change.

This course has been accepted as a theoretical course (10 hours) demanded in the medical specialist education in the training programs of occupational health services at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The acceptance is valid for the specialist training programs at the Faculty of Medicine of all Finnish universities.

Course objectives

The scope of the Working Hours and Health course will be on the current knowledge, conduction and interpretation of shift work and working hour research and the understanding on possibilities for correct preventive actions at workplaces and units being responsible of occupational safety and health of shift workers.

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WINC - Working hours In the Nordic Countries

Participants at the NIVA Working Hours and Health -course will have a possibility to attend a WINC seminar on Thursday, 31st of May 2018, free of charge (including the seminar lunch).
The seminar will focus on scientific research on working hours, health and wellbeing. You are also welcome to send your own abstract to the seminar.

If you are interested in this WINC seminar and would like to receive more information about it or register yourself as a participant, please contact Anne Helene Garde at ahg@arbejdsmiljoforskning.dk.

WINC is a network for researchers from the Nordic countries with interest in research in working hours.
Aim

The aim of WINC is to establish the network for better coordinating existing research and cohorts on working hours and health in the Nordic countries. Further on to discuss possibilities for collaboration across countries and cohorts and to develop new high quality projects, and make jointed applications for funding.

Strengthen the impact of Nordic research
In order to form a strong platform for joint future research and thereby strengthen the impact of Nordic research on working hours, we encourage researchers interested in this research area to sign up.

Target group

Researchers and PhD students, OSH experts interested in the evaluation and effects of shift work and flexible working hours

Course outline

The language of the course is English.

The course will consist of lectures and discussions.

Main topics

  • Working hours and shift systems, exposure assessment
  • Research methods
  • Working hours and health
  • Shift scheduling and other countermeasures
  • Specific target groups

 

  • Poster session at the WINC seminar on Thursday: participants own presentations

Registration deadline

April 12th 2018

Registration is closed.

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Program

Price

The total price of the course consists of two parts:

1) The course fee of EUR 500 and

2) One of the following:

The day package fee I of EUR 555 or
The day package fee II of EUR 330

  • Day package

    Day package I

    The day package I price is EUR 555/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees, lunches, two dinners and the social program.

    The total price of the course is EUR 1055 (course fee EUR 500 + day package fee EUR 555).

     

    Day package II

    The day package II price is EUR 330/person. This price includes conference facilities and technical equipment, coffees and lunches.

    The total price of the course is EUR 830 (course fee EUR 500 + day package II fee EUR 330).

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

     

    The prices are subject to minor changes.

  • Accommodation

    NIVA has made a block reservation for the accommodation 27th - 30th of May 2018 at Hotel Copenhagen Island, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    To book a room from the block kindly make the reservation directly from the hotel by phone: +45 3338 9600 or via email to the address: conferenceisland@arp-hansen.dk, using the group name: GR NIVA and group booking ID: 1583142.
    Please note that you need a credit card to guarantee the reservation.

    Guaranteed bookings may be cancelled or changed until 27 April 2018 without penalty.

    The room price is DKK 1625 / night (including breakfast and VAT).

    The block reservation will be available until 27th of April 2018, so we recommend you make a reservation as soon as possible.

  • Payment info

    Cancellation and refund policy

    Cancellations received by April 12th 2018: full refund
    Cancellations received after April 12th 2018: no refund

    The total price of the course will be invoiced after the registration deadline.
    The invoice will be sent to you by e-mail.

    The prices are subject to minor changes.

Contact person

Course Leader
Mikko Härmä
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
email: mikko.harma@ttl.fi

Project Manager
Cecilia Weckman
NIVA
mobile: +358 40 1258 748
email: cecilia.weckman@niva.org

Course venue

Background

Shift work and working hours are related to a wide range of public health problems ranging from disturbed sleep and accidents to chronic health problems and challenges in work-life balance. Working hours, and the ways how working hours research needs to be done in the future are in change. Most…

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Course Leader

Mikko Härmä 1

Lecturers

Anne Helene Garde
Annina Ropponen
Bjørn Bjorvatn
Göran Kecklund
Henrik Kolstad
Jenny-Anne Lie
Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen
Mikael Sallinen
Philip Tucker
Sampsa Puttonen

General information

Course fee and payment 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. Accommodation Fore more information about accommodation options please see the…

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