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2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
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The 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care will take place March 24–27 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. View the flyer.

The call for proposals is now open.

The symposium offers cutting-edge presentations, posters, and workshops on emerging issues in health-care human factors and the challenges facing us in the near future. Expand your knowledge of human factors/ergonomics applied to health-care devices, environments, and end-users in a format that allows for interaction and exchange of knowledge among participants and presenters.

  • Get insights on the latest science and best practices

  • Understand innovations in the safety of health-care providers and patients

  • Sharpen the focus of your HF/E initiatives

  • Improve your regulatory approaches

Program Tracks

The symposium offers leading human factors experts, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, biomedical engineers, health-care providers, FDA representatives, and patient safety researchers the opportunity to discuss real-world examples and experiences, and find solutions for issues and challenges in health-care.

Symposium Registration Rates
Type Early Regular
HFES Member – Full Sympsosium $575 $675
HFES Member – One Day $300 $325
HFES Student Member – Full Symposium $200 $225
HFES Student Member – One Day $100 $125
HFES Transitional Member – Full Symposium $375 $400
HFES Transitional Member – One Day $150 $175
Nonmember – Full Symposium $675 $775
Nonmember – One Day $325 $350
Student Nonmember – Full Symposium $250 $300
Student Nonmember – One Day $135 $150
Pre-Symposium FDA Workshop Registration Rates
Type Early Regular
All Registrants – Morning or Afternoon Workshop   $350 $400
All Registrants – Morning and Afternoon Workshops $600 $700
Post-Symposium Workshop Registration Rates
Type Early Regular
Nonstudent                                                                           $350 $400
HFES Student Member $200 $200

Stay Up To Date on Human Factors Issues in Health Care

The HFES Health Care Technical Group is a group of actively involved professionals in human factors/ergonomics and related fields who are engaged in research and practice areas covering a broad range of health care topics. Join the HCTG to participate in discussions via the group's list server and LinkedIn site, and to help to develop the health care technical program for HFES Annual Meetings. Annual dues are only $4, and membership in HFES is not required.