Work Disability Prevention and Integration Conference 2019

Work and health: an integrated life course perspective

4 – 7 June

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark


Meet the keynote speakers

Maybe you already know the keynote speakers at WDPI2019. But if you do not, you can get to know them a little better before the conference by reading this short intro and go on to read a more extensive biography of each keynote speaker in the ‘Keynote speakers’ section.

Ute Bültmann
Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen

In her keynote lecture, she will focus on how a life course perspective can deepen the understanding of the dynamic interplay between work and health.

Lars L. Andersen
Professor at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment in Copenhagen, Denmark.

His keynote will present risk factors for sickness absence and disability pension based on Nordic studies with access to high-quality registers on labor market participation.

Allard J. van der Beek
Professor of Occupational Epidemiology, Department of Public and Occupational Health, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

His keynote at WDPI 2019 is entitled “Why do some retire early while others keep working beyond retirement?”.

Katherine Lippel
Professor of law at the Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section) at the University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law.

Her keynote presentation will focus on the importance of considering system effects on the return to work process.

Maria Melchior
Research Director, Pierre Louis Institute for Epidemiology and Public Health (IPLESP), French Institute of Health and Medical Research, Paris, France.

Her keynote presentation will focus on Socioeconomic position and health during the transition to adulthood: What can be done to break the vicious circle?

Read more about the keynote speakers here: