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5th Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design: WEST COAST

Engineering Device Safety and Development through Usability Testing and Risk Mitigation

30 Apr-2 May 2019
San Diego, California, United States of America

Conference Workshop

Quantifying Risks through Assessments and Hazard Identification via Fault Tree Analysis and other Methodologies

Establishing an effective risk assessment process is vital to an overall device design. It is critically important for medical device manufacturers to implement a full risk assessment process of a medical device to readily address potential risks and adhere to regulatory standards.

Workshop Moderator: Richard A. Johnson

Company: Engineering Specialist at Baxter Healthcare

Conference Workshop

Conducting Informative Usability Studies to Obtain the Pros and Cons of the Device

Usability testing is very beneficial for a product or design to best determine if it was built convenient to use and easy to learn. Although the studies are commonly conducted, it is crucial that they are properly handled in order to gain valuable information that will ultimately save medical device manufacturers time and costs.

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Why You Should Attend

5th Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design: WEST COAST

This premier marcus evans event will bring together the foremost leaders within the human factors and usability engineering space to identify techniques and strategies for greater usability testing and risk management activities to ensure optimal product safety.

Due to emerging regulatory standards, it is of high importance that human factors are incorporated into the medical device design and development phases throughout the product lifecycle to minimize risk. Manufactures are continuously looking to enhance product design, safety and success while obtaining compliance for great user experience.

Key Topics

  • Streamline strategies for risk management activities to improve overall device design
  • Leverage usability testing early in the product development cycle to ensure a successful validation process
  • Assess existing and forthcoming regulatory impacts to best meet compliance standards
  • Incorporate different technologies, wearables, and mobile devices to enhance the user experience and interface
  • Establish internal alignment between design and human factors teams to improve product development
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Penumbra Inc
    Wipro Technologies
    Fresenius Medical Care
    Elekta Limited
    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 and many more!

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    Practical Insights From

    Tressa J. Daniels
    Senior Manager User Experience Design and Human Factors Engineering
    Becton Dickinson

    Rob Carranza
    New Product and Lifecycle Project Director
    J&J Medical Devices

    Sandhya S. Pillalamarri
    Senior Director, User Experience COE
    Insulet Corporation

    Scott Salmon
    Director of UX, Product and Visual Design
    Siemens Healthineers

    Srinivas Sreepada
    Design Quality Systems Manager at Medtronic

    Sam Psota
    Senior Usability Engineer
    Roche Diagnostics

    Richard A. Johnson
    Engineering Specialist
    Baxter Healthcare

    Tony Blasio
    Sr HFE/UX Designer

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Overall great use of two days. I learned many nuanced points on topics I already felt I had a good handle on. New information!”, Medtronic
    • “A great place for HFE technical knowledge exchange. Great for networking with fellow HFE’s.”, Beckman Coulter
    • “Hands down the best group of SMEs in an intimate setting which allows for superb knowledge sharing and thoughtful discussions”, Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    • “This is a very informative conference; this was well organized – credit goes to the organizers.”, Alcon Novartis
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Melini Hadjitheori

    PO Box 24797
    CY-1304 Nicosia

    +357 22 849 308
    Fax: +357 22 849 394