International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health®

At a glance

The International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health® is a public conference. It focuses on advancing research, practice, and policies aligned with the Total Worker Health approach. The symposium explores opportunities to create safer workplaces and ways to improve the health and well-being of the workforce.

Oct 21-24, 2025

Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive
Building 45
Bethesda MD, 20892


Save the date‎

The next symposium is scheduled for October 21-24, 2025. Registration opens April 2025. Visit the symposium website to learn more.


Past events

3rd International Symposium, October 2022

NIOSH and the Center for Health, Work & Environment presented the 3rd International Symposium October 11-14, 2022. The symposium theme "Shaping Work Now and in the Future" was reflected in a new virtual conference track. This was the first time the symposium used a hybrid model. It offered events virtually and in-person at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

If you missed the Symposium, learn more below:

Blog series

2nd International Symposium, May 2018

NIOSH hosted the 2nd International Symposium May 8-11, 2018 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The theme for the 2018 symposium was "Work & Well-Being: How Safer, Healthier Work Can Enhance Well-Being."

1st International Symposium, October 2014

The 1st International Symposium was held October 6-8, 2014 at the National Institutes for Health in Bethesda, Maryland. If you missed the event, you can read the workshop summaries here.