Program

Big ideas in the Big Easy

Be a part of the conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.

Oral and Poster presentations will be presented in the following areas:

  • Advancements in Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics In Action
  • Ergonomics Programs
  • Office Ergonomics Programs and Applications
  • Ergonomics in Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE)
  • Multi-skilled Ergonomics Practitioners
  • Master Track

View the 2019 conference schedule.

Meet the Conference Committee.

AES, the Applied Ergonomics Society, supports the Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, a conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management. AES is a society within IISE, an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineers, human factors/ergonomics professionals, healthcare providers and related professions.

You will leave this conference rejuvenated and filled with fresh ideas you can put to use immediately. Take the best and re-energize your career with new ways to address your most challenging issues. The conference program is sure to provide you with countless ideas and solutions.

The educational program is comprised of several types of sessions – Concurrent Session, Featured Speaker, Poster Session, Roundtable Session, Master Track Session and Master Track Roundtable.

Oral and Poster presentations will be presented in the following areas (click on the track for additional information): 

Hear from speakers from top organizations such as: 

Alliant Energy
Anthrotech Inc.
Applied Safety and Ergonomics Inc.
Atlas Ergonomics
Auburn Engineers Inc.
Bath Iron Works/General Dynamics
Cherry's Industrial Equipment
Chevron
CNA Insurance
Creative Risk Solutions LLC
Cummins Inc.
EORM
Ergo Squad
EWI Works International Inc.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ford Motor Company

General Motors
Great Systems
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. 

 

Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co.
Haworth
Herman Miller
High Plains Engineering Services LLC
Honda of Canada Mfg.
Honda of South Carolina Mfg Inc.
Humantech Inc.
IMA Inc.
Kinetic
Kraft Foods Group Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Marquette University
Mayo Clinic
McMaster University
Myers Industries Inc.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Northrop Grumman
OSHA
Posturite

 

Pratt & Whitney
Purdue University
Risk Management Group Inc.
Sandalwood Engineering and Ergonomics
SAS Institute
Saturn Ergonomics Consulting
Schmalz Inc.
Southworth Products Corp.
Texas A&M Ergonomics Center
The Boeing Company
ThinkERGO LLC
Union Gas
University of California at Berkeley
University of Windsor
Utica College
Whirlpool Corp.
Zurich Services Corp.

Bring your expertise to the international ergonomics community at AEC 2019!

Mark your calendar and plan to join and take advantage of the opportunity to improve your ergonomics skills, gain insight and connect with global professionals within the healthcare, human factors, government, manufacturing and safety and energy industries at this year’s conference. 

Learn from those who have been through the process. This conference will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Attend multidisciplinary educational sessions for all experience levels.
  • Expand your knowledge of crucial topics affecting the ergonomics community.
  • Join in on the roundtable discussions and share opinions, strategies, new initiatives and brainstorm on various topics.
  • Come early and attend one or two of the interactive pre-conference workshops.
  • Earn Continuing education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

The educational program is comprised of several types of sessions.

Concurrent Session
Concurrent sessions are multidisciplinary education sessions for all experience levels that run parallel throughout the day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. These sessions provide attendees with information on variety of crucial topics ranging from ergonomic programs to material handling to flexible workforce and are presented by practitioners from the field of ergonomics. Attendees will hear real-world examples from companies that have implemented ergonomics programs showcasing reduced risk of injury, improved productivity and significant return on investments. Presentations run for 20 minutes with 5-minutes for Q&As. They are open sessions and no advance registration is required.

Featured Speaker
Presenters with accomplished background, experience and expertise in the selected area as well as the field of ergonomics are invited by the Applied Ergonomics Conference Chairs to present on a specific topic that is of interest to attendees. During these sessions, participants will hear about the strategies, tactics, successes, challenges and results from the speakers. These presentations run for 50-minutes with 10-minutes for Q&As; no advance registration is required.

Poster Session
Information on variety of topics will be displayed in a poster format in the exhibit hall through the duration of the conference. Presenters from poster session will provide attendees with an overview of their topic in a one-on-one conversation. Attendees can walk to each poster presentation on their schedule. Similar to concurrent sessions, poster sessions will also have information on variety of topics.

Round Table Session
Round Table sessions provide an interactive format for attendees to share problems and success with each other around a particular topic. Participants may be asked to bring questions or examples, which will then be shared with the group-at-large for discussions. In some cases, participants may be divided into small groups for a more focused discussion. Roundtable session attendees should plan on attending the entire 90-minute session. Advanced registration may be required, and once full, the session will be closed.

Master Track Session
A Master Track session is usually geared towards a more advanced attendee level and/or topic. For the first half of the session, a panel of three to four experts typically give short 8- to 10-minute presentations on their company's experience regarding the chosen topic. During the second half of the session, the floor is open for audience participants to ask questions of the panelists. Master Track session attendees should plan on attending the entire 90-minute session, which will be closed once full.

Master Track Round Table
Participants will separate into round table groups to discuss various types of ergonomics analysis tools currently used for industrial applications and the gaps that exist. Following the round table discussions, a panel of experts who have developed and used analysis tools will address some of the issues brought up during the round tables and speak to analysis tool needs and potential directions for future research. This session’s discussion will be documented and provided to all of the session participants. Attendees of this combined Master Track Round Table should plan on attending the entire session. 

Oral and Poster presentations will be presented in the following areas:

Advancements in Ergonomics:
This track will focus on the expanding science behind ergonomics by highlighting the advancements in the field of ergonomics through applied research and the design, development and use of new technology and tools.

Ergonomics In Action:
This track will showcase examples and case studies of how the application of ergonomics principles in any industry or environment can reduce the risk for workplace injuries, drive efficiency and optimize business profitability.

Ergonomics Programs:
This track will provide practical approaches and examples on the design, implementation, management and sustainability of the various components of a comprehensive ergonomics program. 

Office Ergonomics Programs and Applications:
This track will cover the challenges involved in the implementation of ergonomics programs for all office environments, from standard office buildings, to home offices and call centers, and the products, latest processes and technology available to optimize the productivity and wellness of the office worker.

Ergonomics in Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE):
This track will explore how Ergonomics is integrated in the broader world of Health, Safety and the Environment, and how to address health and wellness issues in the global work force.  

Multi-skilled Ergonomics Practitioners:
This track will offer sessions for the professional development of today’s multi-skilled ergonomics practitioner including topics such as leadership development, project management, lean manufacturing, being an expert witness and others.    

Master Track:
Master Track sessions are a forum for expert level ergonomics professionals to share their knowledge and experience on selected topics with participants. The format consists of 3-4 panelists, typically from different organizations or disciplines, who each give short 10-minute overviews of their experiences on a single topic followed by an open Q&A panel discussion with session attendees. Topics should be focused on advanced ergonomics related subjects of interest to practicing ergonomics professionals. Topics accepted will be coordinated through the Program Committee.  

Poster Session:
Educators, students, professionals, researchers and others are urged to submit original contributions related to the fields of ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management that can be displayed in an educational poster format.

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