Work, Stress and Health 2019

What Does the Future Hold?
WSH 2019 — Philadelphia, PA

The Work, Stress and Health (WSH) Conference addresses the ever-changing nature of work and the implications of these changes for the health, safety and well-being of workers, and is organized biennially by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.

The conference covers numerous topics of interest to labor, management, practitioners and researchers. Expert presentations and informal meetings with leading scientists and practitioners provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments in occupational health psychology.

Overview

Work Stress and Health 2019

The 13th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, "Work, Stress and Health 2019: What Does the Future Hold?," will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, Nov. 6-9, 2019, with preconference workshops and opening events on Nov. 6. This conference is organized by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.

Scope

The Work, Stress and Health Conference addresses the ever-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. Expert presentations and informal meetings with leading scientists and practitioners provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments in occupational health psychology.

Call for proposals will open in July 2018.

Registration will open in January 2019.

Attendance

We encourage participation by everyone attending. Attendees with disabilities are encouraged to provide advance notification of any special needs so that we can make accommodations.

Conference Fees and Registration

There are different registration fees and discounts for early registrants, early full-time students, late/on-site registrants and late on-site, full-time students.

    The registration fee includes breakfast at the poster sessions and refreshments at the breaks throughout the day, as well as conference sessions, receptions (not including special receptions) and conference materials. Preconference workshop registration is an additional fee.

    All presenters, participants and speakers are expected to register and pay the registration fee.

    The student rate applies to only full-time degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students and does not apply to full-time working professionals who are seeking additional degrees. Verification of student status is required when registering.

    Cancellation/Refund/Substitution Policy

    In most cases, registrants who are unable to attend the conference or pre-conference workshops are assessed a cancellation fee that ranges from 20 to 100 percent of the registration or preconference fee, depending on when registration is canceled.

    If you are unable to attend the conference or pre-conference workshops, a substitution may be made in writing before the conference without charge. Anyone who does not attend is subject to the full fee.

Hotel and Transportation

Hotel

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
201 N. 17th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The special conference block room rate will be announced closer to the event. A limited number of rooms will be available at a government rate to U.S. federal government employees. Send an email to be added to our list and receive updates when conference registration and hotel reservations are open.

About the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Stay where the conference is happening. The hotel hosts all the Work, Stress and Health conference sessions. Situated in Center City and located within walking distance of most of Philadelphia's top attractions, including the Franklin Institute science museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Sheraton is an ideal location seeing all that the historic and lively city has to offer.

The hotel features upgrades to an indoor pool and modern fitness center and several on-site dining options.

Transportation

Fly into Philadelphia International Airport. The hotel is about a 30-minute drive from the airport. Taxi, limousine, van and shuttle services and car rental companies all operate at the airport. Public transportation is also available through SEPTA's Regional Rail, which reach the hotel's area in approximately 25 minutes. Suburban Station is the train stop closest to the hotel.

Conference Contributors and Collaborators

Our strong network of conference contributors and collaborators bring unique professional expertise to the Work, Stress and Health Conference.

  • Brazil Chapter of the International Stress Management Association
  • Center for Social Epidemiology
  • Communications Workers of America
  • Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America
  • National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
  • National Safety Council
  • World Health Organization
  • European Academy for Occupational Health Psychology
  • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee includes APA members and affiliates who have years of experience planning the Work, Stress and Health conferences.

  • Wesley Baker, conference manager
    American Psychological Association
  • David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA
    American Psychological Association
  • Chia-Chia Chang, MPH, MBA
    NIOSH
  • Tara Hartley, PhD
    NIOSH
  • Lisa Kath, PhD
    SOHP/San Diego State University
  • Jeannie Nigam, MS
    NIOSH
  • Rene Pana-Cryan, PhD
    NIOSH
  • Angela Sarver, MS, NIOSH coordinator
    NIOSH
  • Steven Sauter, PhD, conference co-chair
    NIOSH
  • Ted Scharf, PhD
    NIOSH
  • Naomi Swanson, PhD
    NIOSH

International Scientific Committee

The International Scientific Committee is composed of psychologists and professionals in the industrial/occupational psychology field around the world. The diverse committee works to ensure conference planning also reflects global trends.

  • Kirsi Ahola, PhD
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

  • Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD
    Wayne State University

  • David Ballard, PsyD
    American Psychological Association

  • Janet Barnes-Farrell, PhD
    University of Connecticut

  • Jamie Becker
    Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America

  • Michael Burke, PhD
    Tulane University

  • Pascale Carayon, PhD
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Peter Chen, PhD
    University of South Australia

  • David DeJoy, PhD
    University of Georgia

  • Maureen Dollard, PhD
    University of South Australia

  • Donald Elisburg, JD
    National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training

  • Rudy Fenwick, PhD
    University of Akron

  • Jane Ferrie, PhD
    University College London

  • Michael Frone, PhD
    State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Daniel Ganster, PhD
    Colorado State University

  • Sharon Glazer, PhD
    University of Baltimore

  • Viviola Gómez-Ortiz, PhD
    University of the Andes, Colombia

  • LuAnn Heinen
    National Business Group on Health

  • Robert Henning, PhD
    University of Connecticut

  • Jonathan Houdmont, PhD
    University of Nottingham

  • Irene Houtman, PhD
    TNO Work & Employment

  • Emily Huang, PhD
    Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
  • Joseph J. Hurrell Jr, PhD
    Editor, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

  • Sergio Iavicoli, MD, PhD
    Italian National Institute for Occupational Safety and Prevention

  • Jim Johnson
    National Safety Council

  • Irena Iskra-Golec, PhD
    SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities Poznan Faculty, Poland

  • Arturo Juárez-García, PhD
    Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morales, Mexico

  • E. Kevin Kelloway, PhD
    Saint Mary’s University

  • Jennifer Kelly, PhD
    American Psychological Association/Georgia Psychological Association

  • Peter Kelly, MSc
    U.K. Health and Safety Executive

  • Rosalind King, PhD
    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

  • Evelyn Kortum, MSc
    World Health Organization

  • David LeGrande, MA
    Communications Workers of America

  • Stavroula Leka, PhD
    University of Nottingham

  • Frederick Leong, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Akinori Nakata, PhD
    University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

  • Karina Nielsen, PhD
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

  • Yasumasa Otsuka, PhD
    Hiroshima University, Japan

  • Jae Bum Park, PhD
    Ajou University, South Korea

  • Pamela Perrewe, PhD
    Florida State University

  • Tahira Probst, PhD
    Washington State University Vancouver

  • Wilmar Schaufeli, PhD
    University of Utrecht

  • Peter Schnall, MD, MPH
    University of California, Irvine

  • Norbert Semmer, PhD
    University of Bern

  • Sabine Sonnentag, PhD
    University of Mannheim, Germany

  • Jeanne Stellman, PhD
    Columbia University

  • Masaya Takahashi, PhD
    National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health, Japan

  • Mark Tausig, PhD
    University of Akron

  • Lois Tetrick, PhD
    George Mason University

  • Horacio Tovalin, DrPH
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

  • Akizumi Tsutsumi, MD
    University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan

  • Mina Westman, PhD
    Tel Aviv University

  • Haiou Yang, PhD
    University of California, Irvine

  • Dov Zohar, PhD
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

 

Sponsors


American Psychological Association
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Society for Occupational Health Psychology