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We collaborate in different local as well as European networks in order to promote research on different aspects of sickness absence.

Below one Nordic and three European networks are listed:

NorTwinDiSa – Nordic Twin study of Disability pension and Sickness absence

This network was established in 2012 and aims at promoting research collaboration and competence regarding sickness absence research using twin settings. Research teams from the following research settings are involved: Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (team leader: associate professor Pia Svedberg); Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki and Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Helsinki, Finland (team leader: associate professor Annina Ropponen, FIOH); University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark (team leader: professor Jacob von Bornemann Hjelmborg); and Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI), Oslo, Norway (team leader: associate professor/senior researcher Ragnhild E. Ørstavik).

Contact: Pia Svedberg

The Section of Social Security, Work and Health

Within the European Public Health Association; EUPHA, aiming at promoting research and research collaboration regarding different aspects of sickness absence and disability pension. You are very welcome to become a member of this section.

You will find more information here

The Cancer and Work Network

This network was established in 2013 and aims at promoting research collaboration and competence regarding work and sickness absence among people with cancer.

Link to the network

Training school for research on cancer and work

The Division of Insurance Medicine arranged an international Training School for junior researchers, with lecturers from several countries in May 2014. The training school was the first one of the newly started research network Cancer and Work (CANWON). The focus during this first training school was how to use register data in this type of research and to promote networking and collaboration among junior researchers in this area. 

Sickness Absence Research Collaboration

We have since many years collaborated with researchers from other European countries on these aspects.


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