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Featured Events

ErgoX 2017,
June 19–21, 2017,
Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel,
Tampa, FL.

2017 HFES International Annual Meeting,
October 9–13, 2017,
JW Marriott,
Austin, TX.

Other Meetings

To submit information about meetings related to human factors/ergonomics, send details to HFES.



American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) National Conference, April 24–27, 2017, New Orleans, LA.

American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) 2nd Global Summit, April 23–24, 2017, New Orleans, LA.

British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) 2017 Annual Conference, April 24–27, 2017, Harrogate, UK.

Ergonomics and Human Factors 2017, April 25–27, 2017, Northamptonshire, UK.

3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Aging Well and e-Health, April 28–29, 2017, Porto, Portugal.

88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), April 29–May 4, 2017, Denver, CO.

ISPI Performance Improvement Conference 2017, April 30–May 2, 2017, Montreal, Canada.


19th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May 8–11, 2017, Dayton, OH.

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2014, May 14–19, 2017, San Jose, CA.

19th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress, May 17–19, 2017, Orlando, FL.

IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2017, May 20–23, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA.

American Society for Training and Development International Conference and Exposition (ATD 2017), May 21–24, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

ISCRAM 2017: The 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, May 21–24, 2017, Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France.

The Society For Information Display's 54th Annual Symposium, Seminar, And Exhibition (Display Week 2017), May 21–26, 2017, Los Angeles, CA.

Environmental Design Research Association Annual Conference (EDRA 48), May 31–June 3, 2017, Madison, WI.


American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition 2017 (AIHce 2017), June 4–7, 2017, Seattle, WA.

User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) 2017 Conference, June 5–8, 2017, Toronto, Canada.

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation 2017 Conference & Expo (AAMI 2017), June 9–12, 2017, Austin, TX.

American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, June 11–16, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition (ASSE), June 19–22, 2017, Denver, CO.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Annual Conference (RESNA 2017), June 25–29, 2017, New Orleans, LA.

173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum, June 25–29, 2017, Boston, MA.

9th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training, and Vehicle Design, June 26–29, 2017, Manchester Village, VT.

7th Symposium of the Resilience Engineering Association (REA), June 26–29, 2017, Liège, Belgium.

1st International Symposium on Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications (H-WORKLOAD 2017), June 28–30, 2017, Dublin, Ireland.


HCI International 2017, July 9–14, 2017, Vancouver, Canada.

20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2017), July 9–14, 2017, Toulouse, France.

81st National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference July 10–13, 2017, Grand Rapids, MI.

8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017) and the Affiliated Conferences, July 17–21, 2017, Los Angeles, CA.

1st Biannual Neuroadaptive Technology Conference (NAT'17), July 19–21, 2017, Berlin, Germany.

21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress (IAGG 2017), July 23–27, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

4th International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS 2017), July 28–29, 2017, Madrid, Spain.

12th Annual International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (ODAM 2017) meeting with ACE (Association of Canadian Ergonomists), July 31–August 3, 2017, Banff, Alberta, Canada.


2017 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 3–6, 2017, Washington, DC.

ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE 2017), August 6–9, 2017, Cleveland, OH.

35th International System Safety Conference (hosted by the International System Safety Society), August 21–25, 2017, Albuquerque, NM.

30th Anniversary HFESS Symposium, August 29–30, 2017, Singapore.


19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, September 7–8, 2017, Oslo, Norway.

Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) Fall Conference, September 18–21, 2017, Dallas, TX.

35th Annual SAE 2017 Brake Colloquium & Exhibition, September 24–27, 2017, Orlando, FL.


34th International Test and Evaluation Symposium, October 3–5, 2017, Reston, VA.

2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Special Session: Human Factors in Cybersecurity, October 5–8, 2017, Banff, Canada.

2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2017), October 12–17, 2017, Perth, Australia.

60th Annual Biological Safety Conference, October 13–18, 2017, Albuquerque, NM.

International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) 2017 Annual Meeting, October 15–19, 2017, Research Triangle Park, NC.

2017 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference, October 17–19, 2017, The Hague, Netherlands.

EPIC2017 (Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community), October 22–25, 2017, Montréal, Canada.

2017 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, October 25–28, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2017), October 29–November 1, 2017, Beijing, China.

2017 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, October 29–November 2, 2017, Washington, DC.

Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference (HFESA 2017), October 29–November 1, 2017, Wollongong, Australia.

Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), October 27–November 1, 2017, Orlando, FL.


Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Annual Conference, December 2–6, 2017, Canberra, Australia.

International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2017), December 4–9, 2017, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

29th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, December 10–13, 2017, Orlando, FL.



Transportation Research Board (TRB) 97th Annual Meeting, January 7–11, 2018, Washington, DC.

2018 Power Plant Simulation Conference, January 12–19, 2018, Houston, TX.


Annual IxDA Conference – Interaction 18, February 3–8, 2018, Lyon, France.

International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Medical Imaging 2018 Conference, February 10–15, 2018, Houston, TX.

44th Annual Risk Management (PARMA) Conference, February 13–16, 2018, Monterey, CA.

Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium, February 18–21, 2018, San Diego, CA.


Health Care Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference & Exhibition, March 5–9, 2018, Las Vegas, NV.


20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), August 26–30, 2018, Florence, Italy.


Short Courses



Noise and Hearing Conservation, April 28, 2017 — University of California, Davis Extension, Sacramento, CA.
Protect your employees' hearing—learn how noise is generated, ways to control industrial noise and how to measure it in the workplace. Familiarize yourself with regulatory requirements concerning hearing conservation and workplace noise, as well as the requirements for establishing a hearing conservation program. Learn to choose proper hearing protection services, how audiometry is performed, and how to conduct a noise survey. This is an elective course in the Workplace Health and Safety Certificate Program.


Putting Ergonomics Into Practice, May 2–5, 2017 — Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Attendees of this course will:

  • Increase their ergonomics knowledge
  • Better understand how to objectively evaluate job injury risks
  • Learn best practices for determining ROI from possible ergo solutions and implement them into their facility
  • Be able to improve work operations

Health and Safety Refresher for Hazardous Waste Workers–8 Hours, May 5, 2017 — University of California, Davis Extension, Sacramento, CA.
This course provides hazardous waste-site employees and supervisors with the annual refresher training in health and safety for hazardous waste workers. Current topics include: chemical and oil spill cleanup, animal feeding operations, personal safety and urban survival, marijuana gardens, biological hazards, heavy equipment, heat illness prevention and heavy metals. New case studies and exercises accompany each module. This course meets requirements established by OSHA for training under the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8) and the equivalent California Standard T8 CCR 5192(e)(8). Participants should first complete the 40-Hour Health and Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Workers.

Ergonomics Workshop: How to Apply Ergo Principles in the Real World, May 8, 2017 — Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
This workshop will provide useful and practical tools to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders using ergonomic principles and increase worker production.

Cutting Edge Ergonomics: How to Control Ergonomic Injuries with Groundbreaking Knowledge and New Tools, May 9, 2017 — Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
This workshop will provide participants with the very latest information to how to assess risk and design jobs to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). New research finding have shown that MSDs result from a fatigue failure process, and important implications of this research will be presented. Participants will learn to use new tools to better assess job risks and to improve job design.

Environmental and Toxics Laws and Regulations, May 9–10, 2017 — University of California, Davis Extension, Sacramento, CA.
Examine the key federal, state and local environmental regulatory programs that environmental managers, consultants, planners, citizen activists and regulators need to know to remain compliant. This overview provides insight into the major environmental programs and permitting requirements governing industrial processes and activities. Learn about the specific regulations pertaining to air and water quality, climate change, toxic materials, hazardous wastes, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and green chemistry. Significant emphasis is given to the key elements of the regulatory programs from compliance and auditing perspectives.

Human Factors Short Course, May 15–16, 2017 — Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
This workshop will provide the background and knowledge to apply human factors engineering concepts for safer processes.

OSHA Training Requirements Overview, May 17, 2017 — University of California, Davis Extension, Sacramento, CA.
Identify key training requirements for a variety of OSHA standards including the Injury and Illness Prevention Program requirements, respiratory protection, heat illness prevention, blood-borne pathogens, forklifts, ergonomics, hazard communication and the HAZWOPER standard. Discuss common deficiencies in training that lead to OSHA citations as well as tips to ensure training is effective at reducing workplace injuries.

Indoor Air Quality Management, May 18–19, 2017 — University of California, Davis Extension, Sacramento, CA.
Learn about indoor air quality and related health issues, with emphasis on commercial and institutional buildings. Examine common indoor air quality complaints, including concerns about mold, chemicals, odors and persistent health complaints. Discover green building concepts and how indoor air quality fits with LEED building designs and certifications. Review indoor air quality problems.


Health and Safety Training for Hazardous Waste Workers– 40 Hour, June 5–9, 2017 — University of California, Davis Extension, Sacramento, CA.
Complete the portion of the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120 (T8 CCR 5192 in California) specifying training requirements for hazardous waste workers (HAZWOPER). Designed for workers involved in investigation and clean-up of hazardous waste sites, this course covers:

  • Hazard awareness, hazardous waste regulations and exposure
  • Medical monitoring, health and safety planning
  • Respiratory protection, personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Monitoring and sampling equipment
  • Site characterization and control, decontamination, health and safety laws and rights
  • Emergency response


University of Michigan Human Factors Engineering Short Course, July 24–29, 2017, and July 31–August 4, 2017 — University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
This two-week human factors course, now in its 58th year, concerns the design of systems, products, and services to make them easier, safer, and more effective for human use.

Week 1 (July 24–29, 2017): The first week of the course focuses on human factors concepts and is a broad survey of human factors topics important to designers and researchers.

Week 2 (July 31–August 4, 2017): Human-computer interaction is the focus for week two of the course and presents an overview of major topics and issues in human-computer interaction through workshops on selected concepts, methods, and procedures that provide the foundation for design of effective human-computer systems and web applications.


Putting Ergonomics Into Practice, October 3–6, 2017 — Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
Attendees of this course will:

  • Increase their ergonomics knowledge
  • Better understand how to objectively evaluate job injury risks
  • Learn best practices for determining ROI from possible ergo solutions and implement them into their facility
  • Be able to improve work operations
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