Hosted by:

The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA)/Centre Canadien de Santé et Sécurité en Milieu Agricole (CCSSMA)

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

October 19-22, 2014

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7th International Symposium:

Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations:
Global Perspectives

Bringing together international expertise highlighting research and best practice addressing agricultural and rural health globally.

This symposium will capture the impact of global issues and challenges facing the health and safety of rural peoples in the twenty first century will seek to bridge gaps that occur between the spectra of basic research, applied research, the community and policy. The Symposium is intended to be inclusive of all rural settings, from those in fully industrialized countries to those in emerging or subsistence economies.

Two Canadian organizations are partnering with SHARP to hold their 2014 conferences in conjunction with the Symposium:

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are limited to 350 words. Please follow the requested format for title and authors using the web-based form as a guide. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. Submissions from students are actively encouraged.

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Reasons to Attend


Instead of you traveling the world, SHARP 2014 Symposium brings the world to you – in Saskatoon, Canada. Foster relationships with international colleagues, plan future projects with current and potential partners and explore new partnership opportunities with decision makers and trendsetters.


The Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) together with the Canadian Association for Research on Work (CARWH) and the Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS) offer you an exceptional opportunity to meet some of the world’s leading scientists & experts.


The 7th International Symposium: Safety & Health in Agricultural & Rural Populations: Global Perspectives (SHARP) offers you opportunities to expand your knowledge and peer network.


Discover new findings, best practices, data-driven insights, and trends from activities undertaken around the world.



SHARP provides opportunities for students to attend workshops, meet and learn from the experts in their field, and mingle with their peers. In today’s complex and fast-moving environment continuous training is crucial for advancement.


Meet the People Who Make It Happen

The conference delegates will have an opportunity to visit the brand-new, state-of-the-art, CFI-funded Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture National Industrial Hygiene Laboratory which is located at the University of Saskatchewan in the New Academic Health Sciences Complex.

Come and discover Saskatoon which offers unique entertainment options. At our reception and social events you will have the opportunity to network, providing valuable new ideas, new insights, and new research connections.

The Western Jamboree will be an unforgettable evening event featuring karaoke, the internationally acclaimed “Cowboy Poetry” contest, and an historic, atmosphere at the Western Development Museum with a “taste” of Saskatchewan and prairie hospitality.