February 29, 2008

APA Co-Sponsors Conference on Work, Stress and Health


Experts from around the globe will present findings on the impact of work on employee stress, health and productivity and family relationships. Identifying and coping with stress among workers in a broad range of industries and across racial and ethnic backgrounds will be discussed. New approaches to help workers deal with increasing instances of workplace bullying and changing work environments will also be examined. Researchers will detail the risks of violence and other occupational hazards within the workplace.

Sponsoring organizations—the American Psychological Association, the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety and the Society for Occupational Health and Psychology.


Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., N.W. (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, DC 20008


Thursday, March 6, through Saturday, March 8



Thursday, March 6

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

  • Women's Workplace Discrimination, Race and Psychological Distress: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Surveys (Ambassador Ballroom)

  • The Connection Between Work Engagement and Physiologic Outcomes (Diplomat Ballroom)

  • Mental and Cognitive Injuries of War, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery (Executive Room)

  • Commuting Stress and the Impact on the Work Environment (Embassy Room)

1:30 - 3:00 pm

  • Chronic Stress and Negative Health Outcomes Moderated by Social Support (Embassy Room)

  • Work Stress and Mental Health: Is Their Relationship the Same Among Male and Female Workers? (Embassy Room)

  • Burnout as a Relationship Problem (Calvert Room)

  • Workplace Violence and Nursing Personnel: Depression and Job Change (Blue Room)

  • Workplace Civility, Verbal Abuse, and Employee Health and Safety (Blue Room

  • Precarious Employment and Health: New Sources of Stress (Hampton Ballroom)

3:15 - 4:30 pm

  • Psychoendocrine Stress Response, Stressors, and Pain Perception (Diplomat Ballroom)

  • Blood Lipids As Predicted By Workload, Control, and Social Support (Diplomat Ballroom)

  • Examining Predictors of Psychological and Physical Strain in Recent Immigrant Workers (Congressional Room)

4:45 - 6:00 pm

  • Health and Stress On A Racetrack: Focus on Latino Immigrants (Embassy Room)

  • Wounded Messengers: Journalists as First Responders and Their Hidden Trauma (Diplomat Ballroom)

  • Organizational Response and Management of Workplace Violence Risk (Hampton Ballroom)

  • Understanding Motives for Flexible Work Arrangements (Congressional Room)


Friday, March 7

8:00 - 9:30 am

  • Understanding Employers' Indifference to Bullying (Ambassador Ballroom)

  • Race and Ethnicity As Factors in Workplace Bullying (Ambassador Ballroom)

  • Does Workplace Generate More Stress-Related Diseases? (Diplomat Ballroom)

  • Costs of Work Stress (Diplomat Ballroom)

9:45 - 11:15 am

  • Burnout as a Medical Diagnosis (Ambassador Ballroom)

  • Link between Burnout and Obesity Among Healthy Employees (Ambassador Ballroom)

  • Role of Emotional Intelligence in Workplace Incivility (Blue Room)

  • Active Duty Soldiers' and National Guard Soldiers' Post-Deployment Benefit (Executive Room)

  • Hispanic Women in the Military (Calvert Room)

12:30 - 2:00 pm

  • Workaholism is More than Just Working Hard (Calvert Room)

  • Creating a Workplace Where Employees Thrive (Diplomat Ballroom)

  • Prevalence of Fatigue in the U.S. Workforce (Empire Ballroom)

  • Links between Occupational Stress and Coronary Artery Calcification (Hampton Ballroom)

  • Does Workplace Flexibility Affect Health (Embassy Room)

  • Effect of Mobile Communication Technology on Well-Being (Diplomat Ballroom)

  • Violence in the Classroom (Hampton Ballroom)

  • Stress of Construction Project Managers (Regency Ballroom)

  • Military Deployments and Neurobehavioral Outcomes (Regency Ballroom)

  • Stress of Construction Project Managers (Regency Ballroom)


Saturday, March 8

8:00 - 9:30 am

  • Comparing Workplace Aggression with Sexual Harassment - Which is Worse? (B6 - Regency Ballroom)

  • Addressing Perceptions and Experiences of Safety on College Campuses (B7 - Regency Ballroom)

  • Link between Incivility and Counterproductive Work Behavior (B9 - Regency Ballroom)

  • Prevention of Stress in the Japanese Workplace (C7 - Regency Ballroom)

9:45 - 11:15 am

  • Biological Underpinnings of Work, Family and Health (Ambassador Ballroom)

  • Comparing Workplace Aggression from Supervisors and Co-Workers (Empire Ballroom)

  • Anabolic/Regenerative Physiology in Relation to Stress at Work (Calvert Room)

  • Incivility in Workplace E-mail Exchanges (Empire Ballroom)

  • What is Uncivil in the Workplace? (Empire Ballroom)

  • Work Stress, Satisfaction, Commitment, Anxiety and Depression Among Senior Workers (Hampton Ballroom)

The American Psychological Association (APA), in Washington, DC, is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 148,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.