2018 American Conference on Human Vibration (7th ACHV)



Welcome to the 2018 American Conference on Human Vibration website. We look forward to you joining us in Seattle June 2018 at the Cedarbrook Lodge.

This annual conference provides an opportunity for the exchange of information on all aspects of human responses to whole-body vibration, hand-transmitted vibration, and the emerging field of foot-transmitted vibration.


Scientists, engineers, medical doctors, psychologists, physiologists, health and safety specialists, consultants and others from government agencies, industry, and educational institutions will be in attendance.

7th ACHV Planning Committee

Pete Johnson | Professor | University of Washington
Jay Kim | Assistant Professor | Oregon State University
Florin Marcu |Human Vibration Engineer | Caterpillar
Nancy Simcox | Director, Continuing Education | University of Washington




Abstract submission for the 7th ACHV is now closed. Abstracts can be presented in oral presentations or as posters.  Due to anticipated demand, some abstracts will be selected to be presented in a poster format.

Abstract acceptance will be March 30th. 



7th ACHV Keynote Speakers

CONFERENCE AGENDA - Available April 6th

Welcome reception Tuesday, June 12th 7pm-9pm

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8am-5pm - Paper Presentations, Posters Set-up for Viewing

Day 2 - Thursday, June 14, 2018 8am-5pm - Paper and Poster Presentations

Day 3 - Friday, June 15th, 2018 8am-12pm - Paper Presentations



Early bird registration until March 9  | $495  |  Early Registration Closed

Regular registration March 10 - June 1  |  $575 |  Click here for registration page

Late registration June 2 - June 12  |  $625

Student registration Jan 21 - June 1  |  $ 295 |  Click here for discounted student registration page



A very limited number of corporate sponsorships are available to help support this conference. Please contact petej@uw.edu if you would like to help sponsor and support the conference. 

For the first time, we also would like to invite equipment vendors to display their software and vibration measurement and assessment equipment.  We will have up to nine tables with power available for vibration software and equipment displays. Please contact petej@uw.edu for more information and he can send you an exhibitor prospectus.



Lodging available on-site at Cedarbrook Lodge just minutes from SeaTac airport. Conference discounted rooms are available at $229.00 for single/double occupancy (plus taxes). Guest amenities include complimentary shuttle to and from SeaTac airport, upgraded hot American breakfast, property wide free wireless internet access, and a 24-hour unlimited snack bar in the guest room lodges. Conference discount rate is available for three days before or after the conference if you wish to extend your stay in Seattle.

The lodge and conference center are just a short hotel shuttle ride from the Seattle light rail system.  The light rail will take you to downtown Seattle.  Alternatively, you could use taxis, Uber or Lyft for the 18 mile ride to downtown Seattle. With the transportation resources available, rental cars are not recommended.

Day-use parking is complimentary with valet services available. Overnight self parking is offered at a reduced rate of $10/car/night or by valet for $15/car/night.

Cedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98188

Discount rate of $229.00 for single/double occupancy (plus taxes) is available until 5:oopm Pacific Time May 23, 2018 or until room block (UWDEOH) is sold out.

Booking discount options:

  1. Use this web link to book your reservations UWDEOH 
  2. Use code UWDEOH when booking online at www.cedarbrooklodge.com. Go to 'make a reservation' and click on 'check availability', put the code in the far left box under Group Code along with the dates of stay and then hit continue. The UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health rate will show up.
  3. Call at 206-785-3533 or 877-515-2176 to make your reservation and mention UWDEOH when to secure your discount.

Googlemaps directions to Cedarbrook Lodge



HUMAN VIBRATION: Assessment and Impact on Workers - June 12, 2018

UW Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC) Building - 7543 63rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 Building 5, Bay B

This pre-conference course will provide training on the basics of whole-body vibration, hand, arm, and shoulder vibration basics, current research and new development, and in-depth guidance to aid participants in the management decision-making process concerning task analysis, exposure assessment and the evaluation of resources available to reduce and solve problems associated with vibration-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Click to download the course flyer.

Learn more about this exciting pre-conference opportunity on the course registration page.

Please note: pre-conference course is not included in ACHV Conference registration. Pre-conference course registration must be completed separately.



Seattle offers world-class dining, art, music, and entertainment all set between beautiful mountains and waterways. Downtown Seattle is 40 minute light rail trip from SeaTac and many car service options (taxis/Uber/Lyft) are available.

Please peruse this Seattle visitation guide put together by recommendations from the local chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association for a 2017 conference. Download a pdf of the Seattle guide



Please contact the University of Washington Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Programs with any questions regarding the information on this page. You can reach us at ce@uw.edu or by calling 206-685-3089.