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Second Scientific Conference on Work Disability Prevention and Integration

Healthy ageing in a working society

October 22-24, 2012

University Medical Center Groningen

The Netherlands


Illustration developed by The Australian National University to represent their Wellbeing program


WDPI 2012 is the second scientific conference for research on preventing work disability and promoting safe and sustained return to work across a range of conditions. It is organized to provide a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary and international exchange of ideas on preventing work disability.

Conference theme and topics
The conference theme of the WDPI 2012 is ‘Healthy ageing in a working society,’ and the following topics will be addressed:

  • From disability to ability
  • Early detection and work disability prevention
  • Towards a sustainable working life

The conference will feature presentations from internationally recognized scientists and experts.The conference includes keynote presentations, topical seminars, and oral and poster presentations.  There will be ample time for discussion about new and developing research ideas.


We look very much forward to welcoming you to Groningen!

On behalf of the local organizing committee

Ute Bültmann, program chair


This meeting is a conference activity of the Work Disability Prevention and Integration Scientific Committee of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).



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