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Central Midlands Regional Group event @ Birmingham & Midland Institute
Feb 17 @ 18:30 – 20:00

Dr Richard Lilley from Tracksys Ltd will be presenting new tools for qualitative behavioural measurement in the SIM and real environments. These include SMIs Natural Gaze eyetracking Glasses and The Observer XT from Noldus. Richard will also be discussing how multiple different measures such as gaze, behaviour, physiology and SIM output, can be combined in an integrated approach.

This is a chance to see the advances in technology that have led to these sophisticated devices becoming more widespread in a whole host of domains, and Richard brings, fresh from testing, the most advanced technology in the field.

Refreshments will be available. Book your free place online now.

Bristol Regional Group event @ Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Feb 25 @ 19:00 – 20:30

You are invited to attend the first 2016 meeting of CIEHF’s Bristol Regional Group, entitled ‘Ergonomists Anonymous’.

This evening will consist of an open floor session to allow members of the Regional Group to get to know each other and the domains we work in and to discuss the everyday and unusual problems faced by us, as ergonomists, within our representative domains.

Location: Frazer-Nash Consultancy, The Cube, 1 Lower Lamb Street, Bristol, BS1 5UD
Date: Thursday, 25th February 2016
Time: 19:00 -20:30

Attendance and refreshments are free of charge but please book your place here.

For more information, email Regional Group Lead Joanne Butler, at BristolRG@ergonomics.org.uk.

Peninsula South West Regional Group event @ Community Services, Brooklands Office Complex, St Luke's Hospice
Mar 9 @ 18:30 – 21:00

Reducing Risk

This event will feature two speakers talking about reducing risk in two different sectors: healthcare and transport.

Falls & Risk Management by Pen Davies-Gregory from St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth

Illustration of a systems approach to a falls management programme within the hospice environment required collaboration both within and outside the organisation. Difficulties with project management such as discussions with architects and external contractors will be highlighted, along with the development of strategies.

Railway signalling design is all about separation by Allan Morgan from Rail Control Solutions

At level crossings there must be adequate separation of the travelling public, both vehicular and pedestrian, from the rail infrastructure. There will be a discussion on how human behaviour drives the market demand for innovation.

Attendance is free but please book your place online.

Southern Regional Group event @ Southampton University
Mar 17 @ 14:00 – 16:30

The Institute of Sound and Vibration Research Unit at Southampton University have very kindly offered to host the next Southern Regional Group event on 17th March 2016. The visit will comprise some presentations on current projects and a tour of their facilities. The programme for the visit is as follows:

13.30 Tea and arrival
14.00 Welcome and Introduction
14.15 Whole-body vibration in MoD platforms
14.45 Acoustics and noise control
15.15 Hand-arm vibration syndrome
15.45 – 16.30 Tour of HFRU labs

Numbers are limited to 30 people so book your free place now with our online form.

Applied Ergonomics @ Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Mar 21 – Mar 24 all-day

Mark your calendar for March 21 – 24, 2016 and plan to join us at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida 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.

Call for abstracts
For abstract guidelines and submission information, go to www.xcdsystem.com/appliedergo
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015
Poster Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015

The conference provides

  • Companies around the world with an avenue for recognition of expertise and achievements in ergonomics as well as cost-effective business practices/solutions.
  • An opportunity for professionals from a variety of specialties to discuss ergonomics issues with similar causes, effects or solutions (e.g. using manual handling equipment to transporttransport cleaning equipment vs. auto parts vs. boxed customer products).
  • An opportunity to share ideas between non-similar organizations (e.g., moving items in distribution sites vs. transporting cleaning equipment in a hospital vs. transferring items in an assembly process).
  • A meeting venue for multi-site companies or professional groups to meet together while engaging in continuing education opportunities. (Have a mini-conference with your peers while onsite.)
  • A networking opportunity for professionals and line workers from similar organizations (e.g., automaker to automaker) that facilitates an informal exchange of ideas.
  • An avenue for general conversation/networking with subject matter experts (SMEs).
  • Healthy competition and sharing of ideas within your organization when applying for the Ergo Cup competition.
  • A focused avenue for CEUs required for licensure or professional organization participation.
  • Informal Roundtable discussions where people with similar interests will meet with a facilitator to discuss particular topics of interest, sharing what each participant does or would like to do at his/her facility.
  • An opportunity for new speakers to gain confidence and comfort with presentation skills, especially graduate students.
  • An opportunity to nominate a practitioner or student for the Creativeness in Ergonomics (CE) Practitioner and Student of the Year Awards. A monetary award is being given in each category.
  • An avenue for students/job seekers to meet potential employers.

For more information about the AEC 2016, go to: www.appliedergoconference.org

East Midlands Regional Group event @ Loughborough University
Mar 21 @ 12:00 – 14:30

The event will start with a buffet lunch at 12noon. This will be followed at 12.30pm with a tour of the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine-East Midlands (NCSEM-EM) building.

After this at 1.15pm there will be a series of presentations on design and engineering, presenting research work ongoing within the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Manufacturing, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering.

Refreshments will be provided and the event will end at around 2.30pm.

Book your free place online by Monday 7th March.

For your information, the following future events have been provisionally booked:

22 June: visit to JCB, to be confirmed by end February.
21 September: visit/workshop at Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, to be confirmed by end July.
14 December: visit/ workshop/ social at DeVol Kitchens, Loughborough, to be confirmed by end October.

Fit for Work: New Ways of Working, New Opportunities
Mar 31 all-day
The National School of Occupational Health is holding its annual conference on ‘Fit for Work: New Ways of Working, New Opportunities’. The free conference is open to all professions, supporting the multi-professional approach to occupational health.
Ergonomics & Human Factors 2016 @ Staverton Park
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day

Ergonomics & Human Factors is the annual international conference of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. It brings together academics and practitioners from all sectors to exchange ideas and information on the latest research, development and applications in ergonomics and human factors. We invite you to submit a paper, design a poster or run a workshop and help us to put together a quality programme packed with opportunities to learn, discuss, network and relax too.

Submission of papers
All papers should be submitted online via a link on the conference website, which will be available soon. All accepted full papers, extended abstracts and posters submitted before the October deadline, will be published in the conference proceedings. If you are making any type of presentation, you must register to attend the conference and pay the fee.
Full papers: If you are an industrial practitioner with a case study or an academic with some new research and you would like to explore an issue in depth and detail, please consider submitting a full paper. These should be up to eight pages long and will be peer reviewed.
Extended abstracts: If you are a researcher or practitioner who has an example of work that may be still in progress, or that provides an interesting case study, you can submit an extended abstract of up to two pages. You could consider a dual presentation with a client of a practical case study.
Posters: If you wish to demonstrate and discuss your latest research and developments in progress, you could submit a poster. This could be a practical case study, development of a new tool or innovative idea. You will need to submit a descriptive paper of up to two pages which will be peer reviewed.
Workshops: If you are looking to publicise and trial a new tool or technique, or to brainstorm an idea, or to pass on useful practical information, please consider proposing a workshop. You will need to submit a descriptive paper of up to two pages which will be peer reviewed.

Day-long symposia
Within the event, we run a number of symposia which start with a lead presentation followed by up to eight further paper presentations on the same topic. At this event these symposia may include the following topics so we are particularly looking for submissions in these areas:

  • Aviation
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Defence
  • HCI
  • Interaction design
  • Automation
  • Practitioner issues

Important dates
You must submit your paper, abstract or poster by 2nd October 2015 and you will be notified of reviewers’ decisions by 13th November 2015. A provisional programme will then be published. You must submit your final formatted paper by 4th December 2015.

For full details and to submit visit the event website at www.ehf2016.org.uk.

The venue
With facilities including an indoor leisure complex with pool, sauna, steam room, spa and even its own 18-hole golf course, Staverton Park is one of the best equipped business hotels in Northamptonshire. The venue is set in 150 acres of beautiful countryside in the heart of Daventry. It is easily accessible from the M1, M6, M40 and Birmingham Airport. This will be our second visit to this venue.

Peninsula South West Regional Group event
Jun 8 @ 18:30 – 19:30

This event will feature transport ergonomics with provisional presentations on the following:
Railway signalling
Road traffic signalling
Neural signalling

All details to be confirmed.

Traffic & Transport Psychology @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Aug 2 – Aug 5 all-day

The quadrennially held international ICTTP conferences have achieved a long-standing and highly-regarded reputation as the leading international meeting in the field of traffic and transport psychology.

ICTTP2016 is expected to attract 300-350 delegates from around Australia and overseas and will be a global forum at which all those involved in traffic and transport psychology, human factors, cognition and behaviours, road safety research, policy, education, enforcement and injury prevention, can meet with researchers, academics, and professionals to discuss and present on the latest work being undertaken.

The conference theme “UN Decade of Action for Road Safety: The Half-way Point” will provide an invaluable opportunity for a broad range of presentations, with a particular focus on geographic regions where road safety action is needed most.