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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society invites you to attend the 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care to be held March 26–28 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. View the brochure.
View the registration rates on the Registration page.
Reserve your room at the special rate of $250 (single/double). This rate is available until March 2, 2018, or when the block sells out, whichever occurs first.
The 2018 Symposium will offer cutting-edge presentations, posters, and workshops on emerging issues in health-care human factors and the challenges facing us in the near future.
Clinical and Consumer Health-Care IT Track
Hospital Environments Track
Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices Track
Patient Safety Research and Initiatives Track
Advance your knowledge in:
The latest science in human factors as it applies to health-care delivery, medical and drug-delivery device design and health-care applications
Practical and actionable methods and techniques
Key guidelines and regulations for obtaining market approval
Best practices for training, design, validating, surveying and more
Attendees will have an unparalleled opportunity to cross-network and discuss real-world examples and experiences with a broad range of fellow professionals, including:
Health-care providers and hospital administrators
Pharmaceutical and medical device company representatives
Policy makers and regulators
Medical device consultants
Health and safety researchers
Patient safety advocates
"To hear other health care professionals discussing their struggles and lessons learned was the most valuable to me, as a person in industry."
"I am an academic surgeon, and this is my favorite meeting of the year."
"The HFES Symposium was a fantastic opportunity to interact in an intimate meeting space with people doing AMAZING things in health care systems!"
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.
For more information about the symposium, contact Symposium Chair Dr. Joe Keebler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Symposium Cochair Dr. Anthony D. Andre (email@example.com).