Work Disability Prevention and Integration Conference 2019

Work and health: an integrated life course perspective

4 – 7 June

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark



to the fifth, international Work Disability Prevention & Integration conference.

We are proud to host the conference here in Odense, and we are delighted that you have chosen to participate. We are 200 delegates from 23 different countries. You come from 6 continents, with different backgrounds and stories to share, and we hope this conference will be a melting pot, where the exchange of ideas, new research, and discussions will move the field of work disability prevention and integration forward.

Increasingly, a healthy work life is recognized as a national priority in many countries. Not only because the opposite, work disability, is prevalent and costly, but also because a healthy work life is a prerequisite for the active life style so strongly linked to longevity and good quality of life.

During the conference we will address work disability prevention and management that impacts labour market entry in the early years of work life; work retention and work re-entry when disease and life circumstances impact workability and the exit from the work force in the senior stages of work life. We will do this through a transdisciplinary and evidence-based perspective, and through personal, cultural, social, healthcare, and legal lenses. And we are proud to welcome a truly transdisciplinary audience.

Thank you for joining us at this international forum for research and knowledge exchange in the field of work disability prevention and integration.



University of Southern Denmark
Room O100
Campusvej 55
DK – 5230 Odense M

Use entrance H if arriving by bus, entrance S if arriving by car, and entrance 15 (main entrance) if arriving on bicycle (see the map below). Student assistants will be stationed at the entrances to guide you.

Map conference area

Wireless internet access (free of charge) is available to all visitors at the university campus. Use either SDU-VISITOR and follow the instructions, or eduroam.


For all information regarding the scientific programme and presentations, please contact:

Merete Labriola, Research consultant, PhD, Center for Social Medicine, Frederiksberg Hospital. Tel. +45 6348 4414, Email:


Mette Jensen Stochkendahl:, Associate professor, PhD, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics. Tel. +45 6550 4524, E-mail:

Main contact during the conference:

Jette Tromborg, Conference secretary, Tel. +45 2135 6199

Kirsten Jürgensen, Conference secretary: Tel. +45 2061 2339


Conference app available in App Store and Google Play

The WDPI 2019 conference app with the final program is now available for download from the Apple store and Google Play. Install the Conference4me app on your device. Once it is downloaded, open the app and search for WDPI. This will take you to our conference site, which will open each time you use the app. Browse the app to see the program, read abstracts, build you own agenda, connect with other delegates and much more. 


Get free transportation to the conference venue – use public transport

Click here and scroll down to ‘Busses’ to read more.

We look forward to welcoming you in Odense