The goal of the Conference is to discuss evidence based prevention and management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, valid methods of risk assessment, health surveillance and clinical practice guidelines. From research to evidence based sustainable interventions and practices. Where do research and practice meet?

  • Musculoskeletal diseases evidence based case definition in epidemiology, clinical practice and for evaluating causation in groups and individuals
    • Surveillance of shoulder disorders in working populations
    • Surveillance of low back disorders in working populations
    • Surveillance of upper limb disorders in working populations
    • Surveillance of lower limb disorders in working populations
    • Diagnosis of shoulder diseases
    • Osteoarthritis in working populations
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis
    • Lumbar disc diseases
    • Imaging in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Ageing, musculoskeletal health and work
    • Age and work physiology
    • Ageing and musculoskeletal function
    • Musculoskeletal disorders and comorbidities
  • Health-related work disability of the musculoskeletal system
    • Measures of disability of the musculoskeletal system
    • Measures of work ability
    • Predictors of work ability
    • Return to work and musculoskeletal disability
  • Effective interventions to reduce musculoskeletal disorders and work disability
    • Methods for the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions
    • Evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions to reduce musculoskeletal disorders
    • Evaluation of the effectiveness of the interventions to reduce work disability from work-related musculoskeletal disorders and support return to work
    • Selecting effectiveness indicators
  • Rehabilitation/supportive conditions at work to improve work ability
    • Ergonomic interventions in the workplace
    • Health promotion in the workplace
    • Physical therapy
  • Assessing exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Methods for biomechanical risk assessment
    • Repeatability and validity
    • Occupational exposure indexes validity to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Innovative exposure assessment techniques
  • Occupational exposure limits to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Exposure response relationship
    • Occupational exposure limits to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Gender and musculoskeletal disorders
    • Gender specific occupational exposure limits for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders
    • Occupational gender segregation
    • Gender and determinants of work ability