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WDPI2019 regular registration 

OK folks, so the Early Bird registration period has expired. But don’t despair, you can still register for the WDPI2019. Go to the registration website read the registration info and register via the link to the ConfTool registration system. The deadline for registration is May 1st 2019. 

The registration fee is only 650 Euros, which gives you not only a very interesting academic conference but also a visit to a real fairy tale city: Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen.  

Who knows, if you go on a stroll along the river, you might spot the swan that began its life as The Ugly Duckling – well, one that looks like it, at least.  

And you can visit his museum or relax in one of the charming cafes all around town, when you are not at the conference. 

That is not all. The conference banquet will take place in a beautiful old castle, Holckenhavn Slot, one of the most magnificent manor houses whose history can be traced all the way back to 1590, which is surrounded by a moat. You will not want to miss that! 

Oh, and did we mention the inspiring academic programme? You will not want to miss that either!  

All in all, WDPI2019 will give you nourishment for your brain and great experiences. So why wait? Sign up before it is too late! 


End of early bird registration coming up soon!

Have you registered for WDPI2019 via the early bird registration yet? If not, hurry to do so! The end of early bird registration is coming up, and by March 1, 2019 you will no longer be able to take advantage of the discount, when you register.

Have you submitted an abstract? Remember, to present your work at the conference, the presenting author of the work is required to register for the conference by March 1, 2019. Failure to register by March 1, 2019 will result in your abstract being removed from the program.

There are a limited number of seats, so we urge you to register as soon as possible. Seats will be granted on a first come, first served basis, so don’t miss the opportunity to present your work.

If you take up our offer of early bird registration, you save 75 Euros compared to the regular registration fee, which will apply after March 1st. And money saved is money earned. Just think of what you can do later with the money you save.

So far, more than 100 researchers from all over Europa have registered. We expect many more to do so in the coming months, right up to the final registration deadline on May 1st.

Participants will be treated not only to interesting talks by a collection of very knowledgeable keynote speakers, but also interesting presentations and posters by many researchers in the field of work disability prevention. And you will get a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with many of your peers, who are working within the same field as yourself. Who knows, you might come away from the conference with some exciting new ideas for future research – or meet new collaborators! It is going to be a great conference. Register now and get your early bird discount. Here is how to do it and what you get for your money:


Important deadline coming up!

Don’t forget the deadline for registration for Early Career Researchers (ECR) awards, it’s coming up this Thursday, January 31st. If you are an ECR and miss the deadline, you miss a great opportunity for awards and prime time exposure of your research. Check the details about ECR ( and awards (  below or the conference website. 

WDPI2019 presents an array of exciting keynote speeches on work disability and integration by some of the top researchers in the field. But the conference is not all hard work, there will also be time to play: There will be a social event for Early Career Researchers after the first full conference day on Wednesday, June 5th. The organisers are keeping the details close to their chest but prepare to be dazzled!

One of the Early Career Researchers who has already registered for the conference and who has submitted two abstracts for presentation at the conference is Tina Dalager, PhD Student at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark. To her it makes good sense to be at WDPI2019 and she is excited about the conference and what she will get out of it.

– My interest and my research area is how to ensure that people have a healthy and good working life. Participating in WDPI2019 gives me the opportunity to network and present my research. I get the chance to talk to more experienced researchers and it is a good forum for us young researchers to seek out other researchers for future collaboration.

WDPI2019 presents an interesting programme with an array of exciting and relevant keynote speeches. Tina Dalager looks forward to Ute Bültmann’s ‘Work and Health from a Life course Perspective’

– Ute Bültmann’s keynote speech relates to my research most closely. I also look forward to presenting my two abstracts and hopefully some interesting discussions will arise based on my presentations. Hopefully, I can also bring home some good ideas for my next project.

To be considered as an Early Career Researcher (ECR) you must currently be undertaking pre-graduate research, be studying for a PhD, or have recently completed a PhD (within 3 years of working full-time, part-time equivalent, since your award). In some cases, you may be more experienced, but new to this research field. To register send an email to with your name, submission ID and title of the abstract and indicate your qualifications.