About the conference

The Work Disability Prevention and Integration (WDPI) Conference is a biennial conference activity of the WDPI Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH). http://www.icohweb.org/site/scientific-committee-detail.asp?sc=8

The WDPI conference serves as an international forum for research and knowledge exchange in the field of work disability prevention and integration, addressing issues in both developed as well as developing countries. The conference aims to address work disability prevention and management that impact labour market entry, work re-entry, work retention, and career advancement. It further aims to promote scientific and professional advancement of optimal methods to promote work participation and work ability of workers with a range of health conditions and work situations. Importantly, the conference highlights the complexity of stay-at-work and return-to-work through a transdisciplinary and evidence-based perspective, in particular: individual, workplace, and other determining factors, effective prevention and rehabilitation practices, personal, social, legal, and cultural aspects.

Previous conferences

2016 – 4th Work Disability Prevention and Integration Conference: Work Disability Prevention Knowledge. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  

2014 – 3rd Work Disability Prevention and Integration Conference: Implementing Work Disability Prevention Knowledge. Toronto, Canada. http://wdpi2014.iwh.on.ca/

2012 – 2nd Work Disability Prevention and Integration Conference: Healthy ageing in a working society. Groningen, The Netherlands 2010 – The First International Conference on Work Disability Prevention and Integration. Angers, France. Conference highlight are available in: Pransky et al. Work Disability Prevention Research: Current and Future Prospects. J Occup Rehab. 2011, 21:287 cent 6;\lsd