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7th Human Factors and User Experience for Medical Devices

Engineering Device Safety and Development through Usability Testing and Risk Mitigation

12-14 May 2020
San Diego, California, United States of America

Conference Workshop

Evaluating the Benefits of Formative vs. Summative Protocols to Improve Preparation of Studies

Both formative and summative studies are crucial in identifying and resolving usability issues. Exploring the differences and determining when to best use them in the product cycle would highly benefit the medical device space to improve a product’s overall design.

Workshop Moderator: Mary Hatch

Company: Sr. UX Design Researcher at GE Healthcare

Conference Workshop

Establish Best Practices in Effectively Calculating the Risk of a Critical Task to Maximize Safety

Pinpointing all device critical tasks is an important step in the overall identification process. Those in the space are challenged with not only detecting them, but gaining alignment on how to exactly assess the risk without catastrophizing it.

Workshop Moderator: Niranjan Maharajh

Company:Director, Systems Engineering at Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Why You Should Attend

7th Human Factors and User Experience for Medical Devices

This premier 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
  • 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
  • Establish internal alignment between design and human factors teams to improve product development
  • Examine the European Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) to provide clarity on transition timelines and expectations

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    Practical Insights From

    Gia Rozells
    Director of User Experience Design
    Becton Dickinson

    Tiffany McIntire
    Senior Human Factors Engineer
    Roche Pharmaceuticals

    Mary Hatch
    Sr. UX Design Researcher
    GE Healthcare

    Sam Psota
    Senior User Experience Designer
    Roche Tissue Diagnostics

    Young Chun, Ph.D.
    Human Factors Lead
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

    Christy Reinhart
    Sr. Human Factors Researcher ll
    Tandem Diabetes

    Tim Goldsmith
    Staff Human Factors Engineer

    Kay Sim
    Human Factors Engineer
    Teleflex Incorporated

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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
    • “Extremely valuable learning experience for med device HFES & related functions all levels of experience, engaging conversation on relevant topics”-Baxter
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    Event Contact

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

    Jeremy Wise

    455 N Cityfront Plaza 9th Floor Chicago, IL 60611

    +1 312.540.3000 x6523