8 – 11

Cancelled: Farm’s Human Factors Team to Exhibit and Present at HFES, March 8-11, Toronto, Canada

Farm’s Human Factors Team to Exhibit and Present at HFES, March 8-11, Toronto, Canada

**The symposium's Executive Committee has been monitoring the escalating global impact of COVID-19.  After much review, dialogue with key stakeholders and considerable evaluation of the evolving situation, the Executive Council has decided to cancel the Health Care Human Factors Symposium in the best interest of all involved. More information can be found here.

Connect with Farm's Human Factors Team, March 8-11, at the 2020 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The event offers leading human factors experts the opportunity to share knowledge and find solutions for issues and challenges in health care.

Register today, attend our presentations, and meet members of our Human Factors Team!

Monday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Harbour B

MAUDE & Recall Data for Usability: Helping Manufacturers Use Event Reporting Effectively for Medical Device Risk Mitigation and Design Improvement

MDD1 – Human factors considerations for post-market surveillance and Total Product Life Cycle

Tara Daugherty, Human Factors Engineer, Teresita Liebel, Human Factors Engineer, and Tara Feuerstein, Head of Device Quality Risk and Usability at Takeda, will give a presentation on how to use MAUDE and Recall event data sets to identify use issues, design opportunities, and improve the risk management file. With this presentation, we hope to inspire manufacturers to leverage these best practices to address regulatory requirements.

Tuesday, March 10, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Harbour B

On Your Best Behavior: Applying the Science of Behavior Change to Medical Device Design

MDD6Evangelizing human factors in medical device design

Medical device designers, manufacturers, and healthcare professionals all grapple with how to influence end user or patient behavior to deliver medical devices and therapies that are safe and effective. In this presentation, Laurie Reed, Senior Director of Human Factors Engineering, and Kate MacNamee, Senior Human Factors Engineer, will review the central theories of behavior change and provide applied examples of design principals that can facilitate user compliance, adherence, and goal completion. By understanding and working with the holistic set of factors that shape human behavior, we can improve medical device design.

Tuesday, March 10, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Posters/Reception, Frontenac Foyer

Considerations for Study Design: A Tool-Kit for Designing for Impaired Users

MDD-POS2 – Posters/Reception, Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices Track

Teresita Liebel, Human Factors Engineer, will present a poster that emphasizes the importance of recruiting and testing with true representative end users. For some products and devices, this consists of users with impairments. The poster details how users' impairments affect usability study recruiting and usability tests themselves. By understanding the importance of including these impaired user groups and finding representative users, products can be designed inclusively for all.

Tags: Medical device product development Human factors 2019 2020

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