4th International Conference on Whole-Body Vibration Injuries
|Event Date/Time: Jun 02, 2009||End Date/Time: Jun 04, 2009|
|Registration Date: May 30, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Nov 03, 2008|
|Paper Submission Date: Nov 03, 2008|
This multidisciplinary conference will provide a unique opportunity to exchange information on the potential injuries associated with exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock. Several studies have been conducted to quantify worker exposure to vibration and to monitor the health of exposed populations. Laboratory studies have been performed to investigate the transmission of vibration to the whole body and to monitor its effects. A range of mathematical models have also been developed to represent human reaction to whole-body vibration. There are now guides, standards and regulations intended to protect workers from excessive exposure to whole-body vibration and mechanical shock. Standards have also been proposed to minimize the transmission of vibration and shock to the whole body in the case of individuals who work in a sitting position. All these topics will be addressed in the context of this conference, part of a series of international conferences. The first conference was held in Southampton, U.K., in 1997; the second in Siena, Italy, in 2000; and the third in Nancy, France, in 2005.
Please take note of these deadlines:
November 3, 2008: Submission of brief abstracts
January 5, 2009 Notice of acceptance of abstracts
March 16, 2009 Submission of manuscripts (extended abstracts)
Looking forward to seeing you in MontrÃ©al!
Paul-Ã‰mile Boileau, Ph.D.
Institut de recherche Robert-SauvÃ©
en santÃ© et en sÃ©curitÃ© du travail