Welcome to PREMUS 2019, the 10th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries are relevant conditions across life-course and the most common work-related diseases. They are the second most common cause of disability worldwide, measured by years lived with disability, with low back pain being the most frequent condition and osteoarthritis the most common joint disorders.

Challenges of managing an increased life expectancy and an ageing workforce put the occupational setting in a unique position to study significant predictors of musculoskeletal disorders and to develop preventive strategies.

A multidisciplinary scientific approach focusing on lifestyle, work-related biomechanical conditions and psychosocial factors is strategic for the development of evidence-based preventive measures.

High quality epidemiological studies, combining new technologies for exposure assessment and high-resolution diagnostic imaging, are desirable to improve our knowledge on the underlying biological mechanisms of musculoskeletal conditions and the dose-response relationship.

PREMUS 2019 is a place where scientists and practitioners from different cultures and backgrounds meet and interact to promote research in this field.

The Medieval atmosphere of the Conference Venue and the traditional hospitality of Bologna, with its Alma Mater Studiorum considered to be the oldest university in the Western world, will assist to make your stay fruitful and comfortable.