WTS 2017 Handbook and Abstracts

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Welcome to Shiftwork and Working Time 2017

We invite you to join us in Ayers Rock for the 23rd International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working time from 19 to 23 June 2017. Ayers Rock Resort's remote location offers delegates a sense of clarity that only comes with distance. Located at the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, in Australia's Northern Territory, the Resort is easily accessible from all capital cities.

The organisation of working time, including night work, shiftwork, and irregular and long working hours is a matter of concern. The vast body of published literature spanning six decades clearly shows the short and long term effects it can have on the health, safety and wellbeing of workers and their families, as well as to the public. This is largely a result of the imbalance between working time and workers’ biological and social requirements. Recognition of the impact of working time related issues compels the urgent and ongoing worldwide struggle to improve work schedules and minimise any harm.

The aims of the Working Time Society and participants of the Scientific Committee on Shiftwork and Working Time of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) include disseminating and promoting information and research related to working time and health, and helping to build a knowledge network of global scientific collaboration among researchers, occupational health/human resources personnel, governmental institutions, companies/businesses and workers’ representatives, and the general public.

The symposium will feature internationally distinguished speakers supported by a host of well known national and local speakers. We warmly invite you to attend the symposium in Ayers Rock and join us in a ‘stimulating/enlightening’ program, in a ‘world heritage’ area of Australia.

Prof Drew Dawson
Chair, WTS 2017, Australia


September 2016  Abstracts submission open
20 October 2016  Registration opens  
16 December 2016  Deadline for abstract submission
January 2017  Notification to Abstract submitters  
17 February 2017  Deadline for ECR Research Excellence Award application
1 April 2017  "Extended to 1st April 2017" - Early bird registration closes

Conference Sponsors

Meeting Secretariat

For further information, please contact the Meeting Manager:

Lesley Woods
The Meeting People Pty Ltd
PO Box 764, Mitcham SA 5062, AUS
T  +61 8 8177 2215 E  lesley@themeetingpeople.com.au

ECR Research Excellence Support Grant

A limited number of grants will be provided by the Working Time Society for ECR's.

Please refer to this link for further detail.