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3rd Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design

Enhancing Human Factors and Usability Engineering to Streamline Development Improve Product Safety and Success

9-10 Aug 2017
Hilton Minneapolis | Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

Conference Workshop

Your Perfect Day as a Patient - Design Session

Think about the next time someone you love visits the hospital, what if you could gift them the perfect visit? What would that look like? Help us design their perfect day in this hands-on Design Session, where we will learn how-to conduct a Design Session by participating in one!

Workshop Moderator: Nicholas Allen

Company: GE Healthcare

Conference Workshop

Identifying and Conducting Hazard Analysis in Order to Prepare for Potential Risks

This workshop will allow you to engage in hypothetical hazard assessments as well as learn best practices for mitigating these risks. It will prepare you to respond quickly to the possible risks and train you to manage situations of all sorts in order to create a safer product

Workshop Moderator: Randi Cleverley

Company:Bard Access Systems

Why You Should Attend

3rd Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design

The 3rd Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design conference will engage with leading practitioners to share relevant techniques to improve human factors in Medical Device design in order to decrease user-related risk and develop safer products.

Participate in case studies, interactive panels and roundtable discussions will examine best practices, lessons learned, FDA regulatory knowledge, and trends for successfully incorporating and evaluating human factors throughout all phases of a products lifecycle.


Key Topics

  • Assess ongoing and forthcoming regulatory concerns that impact human factors strategy
  • Forge cross functional collaboration between engineering, design, development, usability, risk mitigation, and safety through an integrated approach to human factors
  • Increase product safety & usability to enhance user experience
  • Minimize user related risk through comprehensive Human Factors consideration in all life cycle phases
  • Improve validation and usability testing and training to streamline approval process
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Penumbra Inc, Wipro Technologies, Draeger, Acclarent, Fresenius Medical Care, Elekta Limited, Novocure, Covidien Gi Solutions, 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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    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Gerard Torenvliet
    Senior Manager, Human Factors & User Experience
    Medtronic CRHF

    Shannon Hoste
    Systems Engineer, HFE Specialty
    Federal Food and Drug Administration

    Joely Gardner, PhD
    Human Factors Research
    California State University at Fullerton

    Audra Wright
    Human Factors Specialist
    Halyard Health

    Nicholas Allen
    Global Director of Design & User Experience
    GE Healthcare

    Valerie Fenster
    Sr. Manager, Human Factors Engineering

    Angela Huenerfauth
    Sr. Manager, User Experience Design
    Siemens Healthineers

    Tim Goldsmith
    Staff Human Factors Engineer

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “A great place for HFE technical knowledge exchange. Great for networking with fellow HFE’s.” – Beckman Coulter
    • “This is a very informative conference; this was well organized – credit goes to the organizers.” – Alcon Novartis
    • “Hands down the best group of SME’s in an intimate setting which allows for superb knowledge sharing and thoughtful discussions.” – Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Amanda Pink

    NBC Tower, 9th Floor
    455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312-540-3000 Ext: 6310
    Fax: 312-540-3000 Ext: 6327