National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo™ REGISTER AGENDASESSIONS
[2016 Program Materials & Attendee List]
REGISTER AGENDA
Agenda At-A-Glance
8 - 9 a.m. Coffee Available    
9 - 11:30 a.m. Morning Workshops (Included in Premium Pass)
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch on Your Own    
1:15 - 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Workshops (Included in Premium Pass)
4 - 5 p.m.

OPENING KEYNOTE
Ergonomics and Workers' Comp Challenges in a Changing Workplace
Woody Dwyer Woody Dwyer, MS, CPE, 2nd Vice President — Workers' Compensation, Travelers 

Changing technology and the multi-generational workforce are creating new challenges for ergonomics, safety and risk management professionals. Medical costs make up more than 60% of a workers’ comp claim, while strains and sprains continue to be one of the major loss leaders, comprising more than 30% of all workplace injuries — meaning managing ergonomic risk and the ergonomics discipline is more important than ever. How are you changing to meet these challenges? Mr. Dwyer will share his 20+ years of experience and research along with key trends that are impacting the workplace today, and suggest what you can do to make a difference.
5 - 7 p.m. Opening Night Reception in Expo Sponsored by: Ergo Genesis
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast    
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by: PowerPusher
9:45 - 11 a.m.

KEYNOTE
How I Improved My Health and How Your Workforce Can Too
James Levine James Levine, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Hear the engaging story of the man who coined the phrase: “Sitting is the new smoking.” Dr. Levine will take you through his battle to get healthier and lose weight by not sitting all day. He’ll discuss the dangers of the chairs from which we sit, work and shop as we slouch from bed to car seat, to work seat, to sofa. The cost is too great. For every hour we sit, two hours of our lives walk away — lost forever. You’ll discover how to escape your chair sentence, and leave with great new ideas for incorporating activity and standing into your workday.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Expo Open    
12 - 1 p.m. Networking Lunch in Expo Sponsored by: Microsoft
1 - 2 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2 - 2:15 p.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by: eurotech
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:15 - 4 p.m. Refreshment Break & Door Prizes in Expo Sponsored by: Alimed
4 - 5 p.m. Breakout Sessions
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast    
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Attendees' Choice Awards winners announced
KEYNOTE
From RULA to Resilience — The Interaction of Mental and Physical Risks in the Worker
Lynn McAtamney Lynn McAtamney, PhD, CPE APAM, Director of Ergonomics, ATUNE Health Centres, Australia

In many ways, ergonomists are detectives, applying scientific assessment tools to complex human interactions within the person’s work environment to reveal the causes and solutions to problems. Assessment tools such as the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) and the Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) were developed to enable risk assessments of the posture, force and movements occurring. However, there’s more to consider beyond the physical work, such as the interaction of employees’ skills and needs, what they do, and the environment in which they work. Journey through and beyond the application of ergonomic assessment tools to get a more accurate risk assessment, straight from Dr. McAtamney, internationally recognized co-author of RULA and REBA.
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break in Expo Sponsored by: Atlas
9:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Expo Open    
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions
12 - 1 p.m. Networking Lunch in Expo
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.Breakout Sessions
2:45 - 3 p.m. Refreshment Break    
3 - 4 p.m. Breakout Sessions
4 - 4:15 p.m. Refreshment Break    
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions    
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CLOSING GENERAL SESSION
Key Conference Takeaways and Future Opportunities

With 60 sessions and workshops, it’s impossible for you to attend them all, so we’ve got you covered! Dr. Hedge and a panel of experts will wrap up this year’s conference by reinforcing the key lessons and most important points. You’ll leave with a more complete “how-to” plan to implement when you return to your workplace — an excellent way to top off your ErgoExpo experience!

BONUS SESSION
The Road to BCPE Certification

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) is dedicated to increasing the recognition of ergonomists by providing a clear pathway to professional certification. What better way to end your week than to take what you’ve learned and focus on preparing for the BCPE Exam? Join ergonomics heavyweights and ErgoExpo Program Co-Chairs David Brodie and Rachel Michael to understand the process of becoming a BCPE-certified HFE professional.


Indicates the presenter is a Certified Professional Ergonomist in good standing with the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE). This information is provided for reference only and does not imply endorsement of product, process or service by the BCPE. www.bcpe.org.
 
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