Organizing for High Performance
July 31 - August 3, 2017

Conference Program

Download the Conference Proceedings

The ACE-ODAM conference will run full days (approximately 8:30am to 5pm) from July 31 to August 3, 2017.  We have received over 150 proposals for sessions, workshops and roundtables.  The review process is currently underway and a preliminary schedule will be available late May.  In the meantime, please see below for information on the Keynotes, Workshops, Panel Discussionsand Symposia sessions that will be offered!

Download the Final Program (note a few scheduling changes have been made since the preliminary program was released)



We are excited to announce our keynote speakers Dr. Mark Fleming, Dr. .Pascale Carayon, Dr. Jorgen Eklund, Dr Sharon Parker!


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Dr. Mark Fleming
CN Professor of Safety Culture
Department of Psychology
Saint Mary's University
Nova Scotia, Canada 

Mark is an applied psychologist with over 20 years of experience in industrial health and safety management in high hazard industries including the offshore oil and gas, nuclear power, petrochemical, power generation and construction.  He is dedicated to developing practical and valid tools to assist organisations to prevent harm. 


Pascale Carayon, Ph.D.
Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Carayon’s research is about analyzing, designing and improving complex work systems such as those found in health care. In the past 14 years, she has focused her research on patient safety and other healthcare quality issues such as design and implementation of health information technologies. As an industrial and systems engineer, she is particularly interested in modeling complex system interactions in healthcare processes that can lead to medical errors and other adverse outcomes for patients and healthcare professionals.  The multidisciplinary SEIPS research program within the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement at the UW-Madison allows human factors and systems engineers to collaborate with health scientists (e.g., physicians, pharmacists, nurses) in tackling healthcare problems in various care settings such as the intensive care unit, operating rooms, other hospital environments and primary care, as well problems in transitions across organizational and physical boundaries in health care.


Dr. Jorgen Eklund
Unit of Ergonomics
School of Technology and Health
Royal Institute of Technology

Jörgen Eklund has an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers, Sweden, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Ergonomics from University of Nottingham, UK. His research has dealt with design of industrial work, workplaces and production systems. He was acting professor in Quality Technology at Linköping University and is now professor in Ergonomics at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, in Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests include applied ergonomics and especially interactions with quality and human performance. His research also covers organizational changes and the consequences from introducing TQM and Lean Production. 


Dr. Sharon Parker
Centre for Transformative Work Design
The University of Western Australia

Sharon Parker is a Professor at the University of Western Australia with research interests in work design, proactivity, organisational change, employee development, and related topics. She is a current ARC Laureate Fellow and a previous ARC Future Fellow. She currently teaches MBA students on the topic of Leading Self and Leading Others.


90 minute Workshops

Office Ergonomics: What might work and what might not
Applicable to all          
Dr. Stephen Bao                                            

Ergo Analyst - Review of a Leading Edge Ergonomics Too
Applicable to all
Kathy-Lynn Shaw, BSc. Kin

Ergonomics as a Design discipline: redesigning a local control room in an oil industry
Applicable to all
Dr. Daniel Braatz

Using Human Factors methods to improve the design of work environments
Applicable to all
Susan  Biesbroek, M.Sc.

Learn How to Use The Ramp Tool For Risk Assessment And Risk Management of MSD Risks In Manual Handling
Dr. Linda Rose

Getting “hands-on” with a virtual-reality mock-up for healthcare facility design
Applicable to all
Jonas  Shultz  MSc EDAC

Integrating Ergonomics for Peeps Sake: Building Standards Up Their Game on Health and Well-being
Applicable to all
Lucy Hart        

Ergonomics Software Solutions: Exploring your needs now to streamline your program’s future
Applicable to all
Meg Honan, MS, PT, CPE

Emerging views of resilience in safety
Jenny   Colman, Msc., CRSP

Participatory ergonomics with health care delivery organizations: Challenges, successes, and future directions        
Edmond Ramly

Panel Discussions

Health Systems Engineering
Dr. Edmond Ramly     

The Challenges and Benefits of Calculating the Cumulative Ergonomics Risk Associated with Multiple Subtasks
Dr. Jim Potvin     CCPE

Designing and Managing Healthcare Transitions
Abigail Wooldridge, MS, MEng

Designing Health Information Technology From A Human Factors Perspective
Dr. Peter Hoonakke

HTO as a systems concept within ergonomics and human factors
Dr. Johan Karltun

Integrating Human Factors into Large Scale Engineering Design Projects         
Judy    Village PhD, CCCPE, CPE 

Challenges and emerging issues of participatory, integrated programs for worker safety, health and well-being     
Suzanne Nobrega, MS

Facilitating Sustained Adaptability In Development In An Industrially Developing Work System
Dr. Patricia R. Ferrara


Participatory ergonomics and design
Dr. Daniel Braatz

Rasmussen revisited
Dr. Patrick Waterson       

ODAM and Sustainable Development
Dr. Andrew Thatcher           

Methods and Tools in Human Factors for Healthcare Environment Design
Jonas Shultz, MSc EDAC

A participatory approach to Total Worker Health developed by the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace
Robert Henning, PhD, CPE