Attend HFES 2015 for cutting-edge presentations on human factors/ergonomics

August 05, 2015

The program for the 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society features more than 400 presentations from leading HF/E experts across multiple domains on topics including patient safety, product design, driver distraction, emergency response, human-robot interaction, and more. The 59th Annual Meeting will be held October 26-30 at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

Here is just a sampling of the presentations at this year's meeting: The 2015 Annual Meeting will kick off on Tuesday, October 27, with a keynote presentation by John J. Nance, a best-selling author, pilot, attorney, and ABC News and Good Morning America aviation correspondent. John is an internationally recognized advocate for air safety, a founder of the National Patient Safety Foundation.

To access the full preliminary program, visit https://www.hfes.org//Web/HFESMeetings/2015AMprelimiaryprogram.html.

To obtain copies of papers of interest or a press pass to attend the Annual Meeting, please contact HFES Communications Director Lois Smith (lois@hfes.org) or Communications Associate Cara Quinlan (cara@hfes.org).
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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world's largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,800 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. "Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering"

Stay tuned for upcoming HFES Events:

2016 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Shaping the Future, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, California, April 13-16, 2016

2016 ErgoX, Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, California, June 6-8, 2016

HFES 2016 International Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, September 19-23, 2016

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

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