Applied Ergonomics Conference rolls into New Orleans March 25-28

NORCROSS, Ga. - Feb. 27, 2019 - PRLog -- The 22nd Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) attracts profession­als from around the world to New Orleans March 25-28, 2019, for an annual meetup and exchange of ideas and best practices in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.

Hosted by the Applied Ergonomics Society (AES), an association within the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), AEC 2019 offers something for everyone, according to longtime attendee and current conference committee chair Julia Abate. "From the basics on setting up and maintaining an ergonomics program, to the world of exoskeletons and wearable technologies, it's there."

Abate, a senior ergonomics specialist with SAS Institute Inc. in Cary, North Carolina, and a member of IISE and AES, says she first attended the conference in 1997 "hoping to learn about what other companies were doing to implement and sustain their ergonomics program initiatives." She returns each year to "share successes and lessons learned, to network with other corporations and to find vendors with tools to help address challenges."

"I now attend the conference to see cutting-edge research, the success stories from the Ergo Cup teams and to catch up with the peers that have become my friends. The Applied Ergonomics Conference is a great place to mix some fun with top-notch professional development opportunities," she explains.

AEC features nearly 100 sessions and the internationally renowned Ergo Cup® competition. Keynote speakers are William S. Marras, Honda Chair in the Depart­ment of Integrated Systems Engineer­ing and director of the Spine Research Institute at The Ohio State Univer­sity; SangHyun Lee, Ph.D., a professor and John L. Tish­man Faculty Scholar at the University of Michigan; and Donald R. Peterson, Ph.D., of Northern Illinois Univer­sity and chair of the American Society for Testing and Materials Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exosuits.

Several new ticketed events are on the agenda, including a pre-conference Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-hour course beginning March 24; a city tour of New Orleans; and a 2 1/2-hour New Orleans Dinner Jazz Cruise March 26 on the Mississippi River aboard the Creole Queen, complete with a dinner buffet and live music.

To learn more about #AppliedErgo2019, visit After March 14, registrations are accepted on-site at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

About the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers: IISE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IISE is an international, nonprofit association that provides knowledge, training, networking opportunities and recognition to enhance the skills and effectiveness of its members, customers and the profession.

Bill Gibbs

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