The OHHW conference is one of the world's largest international congresses in the field of occupational health and safety for healthcare workers, where experts from all around the world gather once every two years to share their knowledge and experience.

Why attend? 
The main conference topic will be the global shortage of health workers. Different aspects will be presented and discussed in the light of this main topic. In addition, the congress will focus on themes such as war, economic crisis, migration, and other critical circumstances that have a strong impact on health worker's health.

Join the OHHW 2019 if you want to learn more about the following topics and if you are happy to enjoy the professional exchange of information and ideas between colleagues from all over the world! The main language of the conference will be English. Keynote speeches will be translated.

Main Topics
  • Displaced health workers and healthcare in crisis situations
  • Occupational health for volunteer health workers posted abroad
  • Health of migrant health workers
  • Vision Zero – creating a safe workplace with no accidents and no occupational diseases
  • Prevention and rehabilitation of occupational skin diseases
  • Prevention of infectious disease and vaccination strategies
  • Health workers' exposure to chemicals
  • Management of violence against health workers
  • Psychological demands on health workers and available resources

Special workshops on Monday, October 21 and Friday, October 25
One workshop will be held in cooperation with the WHO and the ILO on Monday, 21 October 2019 on the HealthWISE program to improve working conditions in healthcare. The second workshop will cover violence in healthcare, including how to protect health workers in war zones or in isolated crisis and how to manage violence in daily healthcare.

Program and Registration
Take a closer look at our program and register here quickly and easily.

Congress fees
The registration fee for the conference amounts to 500 euros and includes coffee and lunches. For those covering their own expenses or coming from developing countries, the registration fee is 350 euros. After June 30, 2019, the registration fee will increase to 600 or 450 euros. Members of ICOH receive a reduction of 100 euro. We also offer some other discounts, for examle for students.

Media Partner
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)

Organization
This OHHW conference will be organized by the Scientific Committee for Occupational Health for Healthworkers (SCOHHW), the Scientific Commitee for Occupational and Environmental Dermatoses (SCOED), the Scientific Committee on Women, Health and Work (SCWHW) and the International Section of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) on the Prevention of Occupational Risks in Health Services.

Sponsoring
Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege (BGW)

Partners


11th International Joint Conference on Occupational Health for Health Workers
“Global Shortage of Health Workers”
22 to 24 October 2019
Hamburg, Germany

Contact

  • E-Mail:
    info@ohhw2019.org
    Albert.Nienhaus@bgw-online
    corinna.bleckmann@bgw-online.de