16th Stress Research Conference

You are hereby invited to the Stress Research Conference, Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Again, this year we will introduce 2 keynote speakers, Maria Melchior and Jesper Kristiansen.

Maria Melchior is Research Director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) (ScD in Social Epidemiology at Harvard University). Dr. Melchior will give a keynote on “Intergenerational transmission of stress and mental health difficulties”. The keynote will be about the prevalence and risk factors of maternal depression and stress, with a particular emphasis on socioeconomic factors and the possible consequences for children. The keynote will also address the possible ways to reduce social inequalities with regard to stress among mothers and their children.

Jesper Kristiansen is cand.scient., Ph.D. and senior researcher at The National Research Centre for the Working Environment. His keynote is entitled “How can stress and other mental health challenges be prevented at the workplace?” Dr. Kristiansen’s keynote will address challenges related to workplace stress prevention, as well as some developing trends that may meet these challenges. Workplaces are legally obliged to prevent stress that can cause health problems among their employees. Ideally, the workplace will do this, firstly by reducing or eliminating risk factors to prevent stress (primary prevention), and secondly, by reacting when employees show early signs of stress-related problems (secondary prevention).

The conference is organized by the Copenhagen Stress Research Centre, which is a collaboration between Occupational and Environmental Department at Bispebjerg an Frederiksberg Hospital, Department of Public Health at Copenhagen University (Section of Epidemiology and Section of Social Medicine), and the National Research Centre for the Working Environment.

The conference aims to promote the exchange and discussion of new stress research and to coordinate and strengthen Danish stress research. We welcome a wide and varied range of the latest knowledge on stress, and therefore we encourage all researchers within this area to submit abstracts for research presentations or posters. Please find the deadline for submission below. You may use abstracts which you have presented at other scientific meetings or conferences.

Participants: Researchers, policy makers, occupational health professionals, journalists, labor market parties, and others interested in the topic.

Submission of abstracts - important information!
Deadline: June 14th, 2019. You will receive feedback by June 28th.
Language: Abstracts and presentations are in English.
(Maximum 1 page structured in: Background, Methods, Results and Discussion)
Sent to: e- mail nell0005@regionh.dk

Registration with name, position, institution and e-mail to each participant must be made no later than October 1th at mail: vski0002@regionh.dk

Students are required to state this as their participation fee is reduced. Registration is binding and registered in the order they enter. The participation fee is 500 DKK. (Student: 200 DKK). Participation is free of charge for the presenting author at the above-mentioned abstracts (oral presentations and posters).

We automatically send an electronic invoice to all registered participants after the registration deadline. You are therefore requested to state one of the following numbers: Public employees: EAN number. Employees in companies without EAN number: CVR number. If you must pay on your own, please state your CPR number.

Time and place:
The conference takes place on Wednesday October 23th, 2019 at 9: 00 to 15:30 in the training center auditorium, Entrance 50, Bispebjerg Hospital, 2400 Copenhagen NV.
The final program is published in late September 2018 and sent by e -mail to all participants.

For more information and questions about the conference:
Vibeke Skibsrud, tel.: 3863 5573 or mail: vski0002@regionh.dk