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  • 29 Mar 2011 9:17 AM | Deleted user
    There are only two more days left for early bird registration for the upcoming International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time in Stockholm. For registration details, prices etc. visit the registration page.

    An up-to-date programme can be found here and continues to be updated.

    On Monday June 27 there will be a satellite meeting entitled the “Sleepy Brain”, which summarises the latest in sleepiness research, emphasizing the relevance for working time research.

    All necessary information about the satellite meeting can be found here.

  • 16 Mar 2011 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IARC monographs homepage, Volume 98- Painting, firefighting and shiftwork - IARC working Group on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans

  • 22 Dec 2010 11:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Beauty sleep: experimental study on the perceived health and attractiveness of sleep deprived people -

    A very nice contribution by John Axelsson, researcher12,Tina Sundelin, research assistant and MSc student2, Michael Ingre, statistician and PhD student3, Eus J W Van Someren, researcher4, Andreas Olsson, researcher2, Mats Lekander, researcher13


  • 17 May 2010 4:14 AM | Deleted user
    We are delighted to invite you to participate in the 20th International Symposium of the Working Time Society, which will be held in Stockholm, Sweden from 28 June to 1 July 2011.

    The theme of the symposium is “biological mechanisms and risk management in the 24h society” and includes state of the art topics such as “shift work and health risks”, “biological mechanisms related to work-related sleep and sleepiness problems”, “fatigue risk management”, “flexible working hours” and many other research questions related to working times. The scientific program consists of keynote lectures, special sessions, oral presentations and poster sessions. The symposium will also keep in line with the tradition of previous WTS meetings offering rich possibilities for social interactions and informal research discussions.

    The symposium will include several activities supporting young scientists, a Trainee day, to be held on the 27th of June, Grants/Travel Awards for trainees in order to help support them to attend the congress, and Trainee Merit Awards, based on abstracts, posters and oral presentations.

    Click here to download the first announcement for circulation to your research networks.

    It remains to be seen whether the (almost) midnight sun also has a positive effect on the scientific spirit of the symposium (although you might sleep less than normal)! We look forward to seeing you there!

  • 24 Mar 2009 6:54 AM | Deleted user
    A ruling by the World Health Organisation has led to the Danish government giving compensation payouts to women who developed breast cancer after working night shifts for prolonged periods.

    Night shifts spark cancer pay-out (BBC News)
  • 22 Mar 2009 5:23 AM | Deleted user
    The 29th International Congress on Occupational Health at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. This triennial scientific event is supported by the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).

    The programme will bring together, for the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa, an international panel of experts with presentations that will enable you to present quality Occupational Health Programmes with confidence. We invite you to submit an abstract and enjoy the excitement of sharing your research with colleagues from all parts of the globe.

    The ICOH 2009 will be an international inventory of the new developments in occupational health research and in best practices during the last three years.

    Further details, abstracts and programmes can be found on the homepage.
  • 07 Mar 2009 4:19 AM | Deleted user

    Meeting: 7th March 2009 in Vienna

    Participants: Giovanni Costa, Johannes Gärtner, Sonia Hornberger


    1. XIX Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time, Venice, 2-6 August 2009
      • Board meeting (Monday evening)
      • General assembly (Thursday morning)
      • Participants
      • Abstracts submitted
      • Budget
      • Criteria for financial support
      • Publication of proceedings
    2. Proposal for the organisation of the XX Symposium (2011)
    3. Call for the organisation of XXI (2013) and XXII (2015) Symposia
    4. Overview time table elections 2010
    5. Updating the list of WTS members
    6. Updating the list of ICOH SC members
    7. Membership topics
    8. Finance
    9. Activities of the Committees
      • Elections (Chair: Steve Popkin)
      • Publications (Chair: Mikko Härmä)
      • Membership (Chair: Frida Fischer)
      • Finance (Chair: Johannes Gärtner)
      • Nomenclature (Chair: Friedhelm Nachreiner)
      • Honors (Chair: Peter Knauth)
      • Youngsters (Adam Fletcher)
    10. SINET (Friedhelm Nachreiner)
    11. SIN Newsletter (Masaya Takahashi)
    12. WTS website (Johannes Gaertner)
    13. Activity of the ICOH SC at ICOH Congress 2009 in Capetown
      • 2 mini symposia
      • 1 oral session
      • 1 poster session
      • ICOH SC members meeting
      • Co-operation with other ICOH Committees:
        • Ageing and Work
        • Occupational Health for Health Care Workers
        • Psychosocial Factors
        • Women, Work and Health
    14. Any other business
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