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Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations
United States
Georgia
05/06/2015

Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations

 May 6–9, 2015 Atlanta, Georgia

The eleventh International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, "Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations," will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on May 6-9, 2015, with preconference workshops and opening events on May 6. This conference is convened 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 series 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, such as work and family issues, new forms of work organization, changing worker demographics, best practices for preventing stress and improving the health of workers and their organizations. Expert presentations and informal meetings with leading scientists and practitioners will provide an exciting forum for learning about the latest developments in occupational health psychology.

Sustainability, Occupational Safety and Health

This year, the conference will give special attention to the concept of "sustainability," and the integral role of occupational safety and health in sustainable economic growth. For enterprises, sustainability refers to the potential for maintenance of business success over the long term. For workers, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well-being. However, it has become increasingly clear that these two conditions are inextricably connected. In business, sustainability efforts have most commonly focused on environmental responsibility — at least historically so. But this is changing. Increasingly, corporate sustainability interests have expanded to include social responsibility, labor practices and occupational and environmental safety and health.

Underlying this development is increasing evidence, on one hand, of the economic threat of hazardous working conditions. The International Social Security Administration estimates that the economic burden of work-related injury alone is equivalent to 4 percent of the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and, in some countries, as high as 10 percent of the GDP. In the U.S., annual costs of occupational injuries and disease have been calculated at $250 billion. On the other hand, is mounting evidence of superior market performance of enterprises that nurture a culture of health and incorporate social concerns in their sustainability efforts. Thus, sustainable work and health are integral to organizational and economic sustainability.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Policy Analyst, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist
Environments for Aging 2015
United States
Maryland
04/19/2015

Environments for Aging 2015

April 19 - April 21, 2015 Baltimore, Maryland

Environments for Aging Conference offers the latest strategies and ideas for creating attractive and functional living environments that meet the needs of our aging population. During this comprehensive three-day learning experience, attendees will network with peers while learning the latest innovations and best practices in the design of long-term and residential care settings.

Attendees will share common goals and innovations as well as building, architecture and design best practices. Don't miss this opportunity to gain inspiration through a gathering of like-minded, forward-thinking individuals instrumental in the creation of future living environments for the aging.

Who Should Attend

◦ Architects

◦ Owners

◦ Developers

◦ Facilities managers

◦ Design professionals

◦ Product manufacturers

◦ Government officials

◦ Gerontologists & other aging experts

Academic, Gerontologist, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
International Sándor Ferenczi Conference
Canada
05/07/2015

International Sándor Ferenczi Conference

Heritage of a Psychoanalytic Mind

May 7-10, 2015 Toronto, Canada

The following themes will be discussed at the 2015 International Sándor Ferenczi Conference:

• Mind and Body

• Trauma and Psychoanalytic Process

• Trauma and Society

Sándor Ferenczi was one of the most innovative thinkers on the early psychoanalytic scene. Much of his work revolved around the question of trauma and its treatment. He also pioneered the investigation of the early mother-infant relationship, the rôle of the environment in personality development, and the reciprocal influences at play in the mind-body relationship. In his clinical studies, he was entirely original in his focus on the transference/countertransference dynamic in the psychoanalytic process. Ferenczi’s ideas also shed a new light on the child’s early sensitivity to the messages embedded in the broader cultural and socio-political context.

Through the legacy of Ferenczi’s extraordinary psychoanalytic mind, we have inherited a unique way of thinking about the psychoanalytic process that continues to be an inspiration for clinicians, mental health researchers, and the wider community of the humanities and social sciences.

This Conference will provide time and space for all to present and discuss difficult clinical experiences and challenging thoughts in their related fields of endeavour. Working together, we may be able to open new windows to psychoanalytic theory and practice as we seek clearer and deeper understandings of the psyche in its complex relationship with our contemporary world.

Academic, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
7th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference
Belgium
02/05/2015

7th International Deaf Academics and Researchers Conference

5, 6 and 7 February 2015 Leuven, Belgium

The idea of the Deaf Academics conferences arose from the Amsterdam Manifesto created by some 35 individuals outside of the TISLR conference on July 26, 2000.

The aim of the Deaf Academics conferences is for Deaf academics and researchers:

to present and share our research findings;

gain a better understanding of the issues that we face in the academic environment;

feel empowered to carry on with our work;

maintain a (support) network.

The Deaf Academics conferences are held in International Sign only to provide direct access to academic discourse instead of through sign language interpreters. 

In 2015, the conference theme will be “Deaf Ethnographies and Politics”.

In Leuven we will  organize:

lectures linked to the conference theme;

workshops focusing on specific issues linked to Deaf academics’ practices, experiences and research methods;

seminars on publishing and applying for grants.

Academic, Deaf/Hearing-Impaired Person, Educator, Social Scientist
9th Deaf History International Conference
United Kingdom
07/14/2015

9th Deaf History International Conference

July 14-18, 2015 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The 9th Deaf History International Conference will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 July 2015.

Theme

The Conference theme is Deaf Sporting Heritage.  Over the years, deaf people cherished through sports from grass-roots to elite levels.  The Conference gives everyone the opportunity to have an insight of how important and influential sports have been for deaf people.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist

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