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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care was held March 5–8 at the Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.


The 2017 Symposium offered cutting-edge presentations, posters, and workshops on emerging issues in health-care human factors and the challenges facing us in the near future. Physicians could also earn CME credits.


Many presentations and posters from the symposium are available in the PDF Program.

Program Tracks

  • Clinical and Consumer Health-Care IT

  • Hospital Environments

  • Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices

  • Patient Safety Research and Initiatives 

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