Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, R13-OH-009343, 2008 Nov; :1-10
The American Psychological Association (APA), in collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP), convened the seventh international conference on occupational stress and health, Work, Stress, and Health 2008: Healthy and Safe Work Through Research, Practice, and Partnerships, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, March 6-8,2008, in Washington, DC. Pre-conference Continuing Education workshops were held March 5, 2008. This was the seventh time AP A and NIOSH, this time along with SOHP, joined together to convene an international conference on occupational stress and health. The first workplace stress and health conference, Work and Wellbeing: An Agenda for the 90s, was held in November 1990 and attracted about 300 attendees. The widespread interest and need for further information evident at this conference convinced AP A and NIOSH to continue the work and to convene the second conference, Stress in the 90s: A Changing Workforce in a Changing Workplace, in November 1992. It attracted approximately 700 individuals from nearly 2 dozen countries. The growing agenda around occupational stress and health evident from the second conference led AP A and NIOSH to convene the third conference, Work, Stress, and Health '95: Creating Healthier Workplaces, in September 1995. Over 850 people attended from 20 countries. A fourth conference, Work, Stress, and Health 99: Organization of Work in a Global Economy was held March 11-13, 1999, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, with approximately 600 participants from 25 countries attending. The fifth conference, Work, Stress, and Health: New Challenges in a Changing Workplace, was held March 20-22,2003, at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, with attendance of over 650 participants from 28 countries around the world. The most recent sixth conference, Work, Stress, and Health 2006: Making a Difference in the Workplace, was held March 2-4,2006, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida. Attendance for this most recent conference was nearly 700 and attracted participants from close to 30 countries.
Gwendolyn Puryear Keita, PhD, Executive Director for Public Interest, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242