8th Working Hours in the Nordic Countries (WINC) Scientific Symposium on 19th May 2022

The 8th WINC annual symposium will be organized on 19th May 2022 in Helsinki, Finland.

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 The aim of WINC is to support scientific networking on the area of working hours research and to update the scientists to the latest research on the area of working hours, health and well-being. The 8th WINC annual symposium will be organized 19th May 2022 (9:30 am – 5 pm, Finnish time) in Helsinki. WINC 2022 will include a plenary lecture: “Employer-owned register data of working hours – new approaches using objective working hour characteristics for studies of health and wellbeing in service sector”, by prof. Annina Ropponen, FIOH, and oral presentations and posters on working hours research intended to scientists on the area. It is possible to join the symposium also virtually, but we recommend physical participation to support networking!

Please find the final scientific program enclosed. The deadline for registration is 9th May 2022, please register here.  The deadline of submitting abstracts has passed.

The symposium will start with a networking dinner in Helsinki City the day before, on 18th May at 7 pm (at own expence). The Symposium will be organized in Folkhälsan, Topeliuksenkatu 20, Helsinki, very close to the FIOH on 19th May. The symposium program (including a lunch) is free of charge, but the participants need to cover their travel and other costs. The recommended hotel to the participants (close to FIOH and Folkhälsan) is Scandic Meilahti, Helsinki

In case of more information on the WINC symposium, please contact prof. Mikko Härmä (mikko.harma [at] ttl.fi (mikko[dot]harma[at]ttl[dot]fi)), Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH).

Final program - WINC symposium, Thursday 19th May 2022, 09:30–17:00 (UTC+3 East-European summertime)

Venue: Auditorium, Folkhälsan, Topeliuksenkatu 20, Helsinki


Coffee in Folkhälsan canteen


Opening words

Anne Helene Garde (Chair, WINC), Mikko Härmä and Kati Karhula (FIOH)


Keynote lecture, Chair Mikko Härmä


Employer-owned register data of working hours – new approaches using objective working hour characteristics in various time windows and clusters for studies of health and wellbeing in service sector

Professor Annina Ropponen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland


Discussion: investigating payroll data of working hours – possibilities for co-operation


Session I: Shift work, health and sleep, Chair Johnni Hansen


Night work and breast cancer in a cohort of female health care employees in Stockholm – an updated analysis, Per Gustavsson, Sweden


Estimating the association of night work and sickness absence by use of a case cross-over design based on payroll data, Ann Dyreborg Larsen, Denmark


Shift work, inflammation and musculoskeletal pain-The HUNT Study, Dagfinn Matre, Norway


Lunch in Folkhälsan canteen


Posters (Auditorium, on-site only)


Assessing shift-work mediated telomere length alterations in breast cancer patients: A nested case control study among Norwegian nurses, Mrinal Kumar Das, Norway

Recruiting companies to the Norwegian working time registry (A-TID), Julie Hjelde Ellingsen, Norway

Working hours and recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic, Isabella Hernandez, Sweden

Sleep and realized working hours among hospital physicians, Kati Karhula, Finland

"1001 night": Shift work, biological markers of disease and effects on health, Jonas Kirchheiner-Rasmussen, Denmark

Work ability, current life and working conditions among shift workers in a large city in Brazil, Ines Monteiro, Brazil

Reaction time measures among shift workers, Martine Pedersen, Norway


Session I continues, Chair Dagfinn Matre


A longitudinal study of work time schedule and prescribed sleep medication use in

Norwegian nurses, Ingeborg Forthun, Norway


Night and shift work characteristics and incident ischemic heart disease and atrial fibrillation among healthcare employees – preliminary findings from a prospective cohort study, Carolina Bigert, Sweden


Acute effects of timing and content of meals during night shift work, Anne Helene Garde, Denmark


Break and coffee in Folkhälsan canteen


Session II: Working hours, sleep and recovery, Chair Anna Dahlgren


Impact of sleep timing on attention, sleepiness, and sleep quality among shift workers, Wan-Ju Cheng, Taiwan


Changes in the work schedule of nurses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its relationship with sleep and turnover intention, Ingebjørg Djupedal, Norway


Self-reported sleepiness after 2, 4 and 7 consecutive night shifts and recovery days in Danish police officers, Marie Aarrebo Jensen, Denmark




Session III: Working time arrangements and recommendations, Chair Marie Aarrebo Jensen


Need for Recovery in Employees with Flexible Work Arrangements: Effects of Work-time Control, Work-related ICT use and Overtime Work, Johanna Edvinsson, Sweden


Work environment characteristics among marginal part-time workers in Denmark, Anne Helene Garde, Denmark


National recommendations for shift scheduling in healthcare: A 5-year prospective cohort study on working hour characteristics, Mikko Härmä, Finland


Closing of the meeting and announcement of the next WINC symposium

Anne Helene Garde

What is WINC?

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. For more information about the WINC network, please see http://nfa.dk/winc.


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Further information

Henkilökuva Mikko Härmä

Mikko Härmä

Mikko.Harma [at] ttl.fi
+358 30 474 2729