The first Hopkinton Conference was 1996’s Methodological Challenges to the Study of Occupational Injury held at the Research Institute in June of that year. The conference was co-sponsored by Harvard and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
The focus of this conference was to assess epidemiologic approaches to occupational injury research. In particular emphasis was placed on better defining occupational injury and examining approaches that could be imported from other areas of epidemiology and medicine and applied to the study of musculoskeletal disorders and traumatic injuries.
The conference involved 30 expert contributors from 16 participating institutions and 4 countries representing research efforts in academia, government, labor, and industry. It resulted in a seminal special issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine that was published in August 1997. The conference resulted in subsequent collaborations including the first case-crossover study in occupational injury.
Am J Indus Med., Volume 32, Number 2, 180pp.
Table of Contents for Methodological Challenges to the Study of Occupational Injury
Methodological Challenges to the Study of
Gary S. Sorock, Alex Burdorf, Theodore K. Courtney, Robert F. Herrick
Methodological Challenges to the Study of Occupational Injury- An International Epidemiology Workshop
Courtney, Burdorf, Sorock, Herrick… 103
Conceptual and Definitional Issues in Occupational Injury Epidemiology
Hagberg, Christiani, Courtney, Halperin, Leamon, Smith 106
Three Perspectives on Work-related Injury Surveillance Systems
Sorock, Smith, Reeve, Dement, Stoudt, Layne, Pastula 116
Alternative Approaches to Analytic Studies of Occupational Injury 129
Mittleman, Maldonato, Gerberich, Smith, Sorock
Challenges in Assessing Risk Factors in Epidemiologic Studies on
Burdorf, Rossignol, Fathallah, Snook, Herrick 142
Design Factors in Epidemiologic Cohort Studies of Work-related
Low Back Injury or Pain
Kraus, Gardner, Collins, Sorock, Volinn 153
Design and Conduct of Occupational Injury Intervention Studies 164
Zwerling, Daltroy, Fine, Johnston, Melius, Silverstein
Advancing Epidemiologic Studies of Occupational Injury- 180
Approaches and Future Directions
Burdorf, Sorock, Herrick, Courtney
Am J Indus Med., Volume 32, Number 2, 180pp