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2nd Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design

Optimizing Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Enhance Medical Device Safety and Usability

10-11 Aug 2016
Hilton Minneapolis | Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

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2nd Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design

Develop a sound strategy to incorporate Human Factors in all phases of product design and development through the exploration of the relationship between human factors, research and design, usability engineering, industrial engineering, user experience, risk management, and regulatory affairs. Join leading practitioners in Medical Device Human Factors to streamline medical device design and development to ensure customer safety and maintain a competitive edge in the industry.

This second installment of Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design will facilitate a deep concentration on winning strategies key Medical Device Manufacturers are employing to optimize and advance the role of human factors and usability engineering to enhance product design, development and safety. Case studies and panel discussions will feature lessons learned in implementing a compliant human factors strategy, emerging trends to plan for forthcoming FDA and global regulations, as well as valuable insights from professionals leading the way in Human Factors for Medical Devices.

Key Topics

  • Establish a robust human factors system to minimize use-related risk
  • Strengthen usability engineering to improve product development
  • Consolidate human factors strategy across product lifecycle to increase safety assurance
  • Strategize risk management to reduce concerns related with human, environmental, and other unregulated factors
  • Navigate regulatory impacts to human factors in medical device design and development
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Penumbra Inc, Wipro Technologies, Draeger, Acclarent, Fresenius Medical Care, Elekta Limited, Novocure, Covidien Gi Solutions, Draeger, Coloplast Corp., Suneva Medical Inc., Bayer Healthcare, Halyard Health, Medtronic Inc., St. Jude Medical, GE Healthcare, Integra Lifesciences, Intuitive Surgical Inc, Zimmer Inc., Medtronic Neuromodulation, Cardinal Health, Merit Medical Systems, Edwards Lifesciences, McKesson Corporation

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    Practical Insights From

    Shannon Hoste, MSSE, MSM
    Senior Staff Fellow Human Factors Pre-Market Evaluation Team CDRH/ODE/DAGRID/HFPMET
    Food and Drug Administration

    Joseph M. Purpura, MD, MS
    Senior Medical Director, Head of Device Safety, Global Patient Safety & Epidemiology

    Edmond W. Israelski PH.D
    Retired Director Human Factors
    Formerly with AbbVie, Inc.

    Valerie Fenster
    Senior Manager, Human Factors Engineering

    Robert R. Nesbitt
    Director, Human-Centered Design and Human Factors
    AbbVie, Inc.

    Tressa Daniels
    Senior Manager, Human Factors Engineering

    Jennifer Smith
    Manager, Design Quality Assurance
    Boston Scientific

    Barry Beith
    Principal Human Factors Scientist

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Great Venue to learn and exchange best practices. More Importantly, how to leverage lessons learned from others." Baxter Healthcare
    • "Great selection & breadth of speakers. Uniformly high quality presentations. Intimate nature of meeting provided excellent opportunities for networking." Abbott Laboratories
    • “Great in depth coverage of hot topics in an intimate setting that lent itself to excellent discussions.” Novartis
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Rachel Strug

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