WINC symposium 24th October 2017

Welcome to the second WINC symposium on Working Hours in the Nordic Countries, at the National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Gydas vei 8, Oslo 24th October 2017.
Registration is now closed.


STAMI, Auditorium, Gydas vei 8, Oslo

09:00-09:45 Coffee with pastries
09:45-10:00 Welcome and presentation of WOW and WINC
10:00-10:45 Keynote by prof. Stein Knardahl (STAMI)
Working hours and health: pathways and mechanisms
10:45-11:15 Break

Symposium 1 Working hours and health – mechanisms

Chair: Dagfinn Matre
11:15-11:30 Henrik Kolstad
Light exposure during night, outdoor and indoor work
11:30-11:45 Shan Zienolddiny
Mechanisms of breast cancer risk in shift workers: telomere length as a biomarker of breast cancer risk in shift workers
11:45-12:00 John Axelsson
Influences of recovery time and time of day on sleep duration prior work shifts: Analysing diary and actigraphy data from 14 studies
12:00-12:15 Suzanne L. Merkus
Recovery from 2-week 12-hour night schedules
12:15-13:00 Lunch in STAMI canteen

Symposium 2 Working hours and health – epidemiology

Chair: Helene Garde
13:00-13:15 Kati Karhula
Objective working hour characteristics and work-life conflict among Finnish hospital employees
13:15-13:30 Phil Tucker
A prospective study of the association between shiftwork & the use of prescription medication
13:30-13:45 Päivi Vanttola
Prevalence of shift work disorder among hospital personnel with night shifts
13:45-14:00 Kirsten Nabe–Nielsen
Working hours and dementia – results from the Danish work environment cohort study
14:00-14:15 Siri Waage
Restless Legs Syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease is prevalent in working nurses, but is not associated with shift work schedules

14:15-14:30 Sofia Westerlund
The effect of self-rostering and working time reduction on satisfaction with working hours, work-life conflicts, sleep and recovery among health care employees working rotating shift work
14:30-15:00 Break with fruit
15:00-15:15 Paula E. C. Hammer
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy among night workers in Danish hospitals: A national register-based follow-up study
15:15-15:30 Johnni Hansen
Night shiftwork and breast cancer survival in Danish women

Symposium 3 Work-life-balance and society

Chair: Jenny-Anne S. Lie
15:30-15:45 Helena Schiller
Total workload and recovery in relation to worktime reduction – a controlled intervention study with time-use data
15:45-16:00 Wenche Thomsen (LO-Norway)
Research on working hours and health, accidents and safety
16:00-16:15 Anne Turid Wikdahl (Employers’ organization Spekter)
The contributions of Nordic research to the regulations of the labour market of the future
16:15-16:30 General discussion and information about future plans (Helene Garde)

16:30-17:30 Poster session
Time for hotel check-in etc
19:30- Dinner at «Delicatessen Aker Brygge», Holmens gate 2


Posters are presented in room 173, next to auditorium

Ann Dyreborg Larsen  – Long weekly working hours and risk of ischaemic heart disease and stroke

Ann Dyreborg Larsen  – Night work and risk of accidental injuries

Tarja Hakola –  Longer shifts, faster forward – more sleep, better alertness and work ability

Amy Hall – Work schedule and prospective antidepressant prescriptions in the Swedish workforce: A 2-year study using national drug registry data

Anna Dahlgren – Nurses’ strategies for managing sleep when starting shift work – implications for interventions targeting sleep behaviours in a shift work population

Mikko Härmä – Objective working hour characteristics and sleep: a prospective study of hospital employees using objective exposure data

Heli Järnefelt – Non-pharmacological interventions of insomnia among shift workers: an RCT trial in occupational health setting

Stine Daugaard – Indoor, outdoor, and night work and blood concentrations of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone

Maria Katsifaraki – Sleep duration mediates abdominal and lower-extremity pain after night work in nurses

Jolien Vleeshouwers – A Prospective Study of Work-Private Life Conflict and Number of Pain Sites – Moderated Mediation by Sleep Problems and Support

Tomi Oinas – Weekly working time profiles and everyday life

Wessel van Leeuwen – Sleep and fatigue problems among Swedish commercial airline pilots: long haul versus short haul

Ståle Pallesen – Predictors of Turnover Intention among Norwegian Nurses – A Cohort Study

Arne Lowden – Seasonal differences in sleep among adolescents

Anette Harris – Quick returns, night shifts and subjective health complaints

Dagfinn Matre – Night-shift work is associated with increased pain perception

Sampsa Puttonen – Relationship of work schedule and working hour characteristics to mental health problems in hospital workers

Last year’s WINC symposium in Stockholm was a success with more than 50 participants from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, and we hope you will take the opportunity to meet old and new colleagues in Oslo in October.

The symposium will be organized by STAMI on Tuesday 24th October 2017. The meeting continues as a WOW symposium Wednesday 25th October. The WOW symposium is only for researchers affiliated with the WOW project, who will later receive a separate invitation from WOW coordinator Kati Karhula.

WINC stands for informal research network “Working hours in the Nordic countries”, see—working-hours-in-the-nordic-countries

WOW stands for research consortium “Working hours, health, well-being and participation in working life” funded by NordForsk. See

The main aims of the WINC symposium are to share new research results and to support networking of the working time researchers in the Nordic countries.

See below for the Call for abstracts and program outline. The WINC symposium (including hotel) is free of charge for the first 50 presenters. Travel costs are covered by each participant. Sending an abstract is also an enrolment to the symposium.

We are happy to answer any enquiries concerning the symposium.

Best regards,
Dagfinn Matre, Head of local organizing committee ( and Anne-Helene Garde, Head of WINC steering group, (

WINC Coordination Team:
Anne-Helene Garde (Denmark)
Mikko Härmä (Finland)
Göran Kecklund (Sweden)
Jenny-Anne Sigstad Lie (Norway),

WOW researchers: note that WOW researchers continue on Wednesday 25.10. with an internal WOW symposium.

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