2011: Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context
The Ninth International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health. "Work, Stress, and Health 2011: Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context" was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Orlando, Fla., on May 19-22, 2011, with Preconference Workshops and opening events on May 19. The conference was convened by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.
The Work, Stress, and Health Conference series addresses the changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety, and well-being of workers. The Conference covers numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers, such as:
work and family issues,
new forms of work organization,
changing worker demographics, and
best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations (complete list of conference topics).
This year, the conference will give special attention to economic aspects of job stress – which seems especially appropriate given the recent worldwide economic turmoil. Expert presentations and informal get-togethers with leading scientists and practitioners will provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments on the conference topics.
We invite researchers, business and organizational representatives, labor leaders, and medical and social science professionals with interests in occupational safety and health to attend poster presentations, papers, and symposia that address the conference topics and especially in keeping with our conference theme of “Work and Well-Being in an Economic Context,” the following issues:
Influence of the economy on management and employment practices, the organization of work, job security and income disparity;
Economic consequences of stressful working conditions and stress-related disorders for employers, employees, and society at large, including costs of illness, injury, disability, and organizational productivity and performance losses;
Economics of stress prevention and workplace interventions, including economic barriers to their implementation.