2019 Health Care Symposium

The 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care will take place March 24–27 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. 

The symposium offers cutting-edge presentations, posters, and workshops on emerging issues in health-care human factors and the challenges facing us in the near future. Expand your knowledge of human factors/ergonomics applied to health-care devices, environments, and end-users in a format that allows for interaction and exchange of knowledge among participants and presenters.

  • Get insights on the latest science and best practices

  • Understand innovations in the safety of health-care providers and patients

  • Sharpen the focus of your HF/E initiatives

  • Improve your regulatory approaches

Program Tracks

The symposium offers leading human factors experts, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, biomedical engineers, health-care providers, FDA representatives, and patient safety researchers the opportunity to discuss real-world examples and experiences, and find solutions for issues and challenges in health-care.

Registration Fees

Health Care Symposium 2019 Registration Fees
Member - Full $675
Member - One Day $325
Transitional Member - Full $400
Transitional Member - One Day $175
Student Member - Full $225
Student Member - One Day $125
Nonmember - Full $775
Nonmember - One Day $350
Student Nonmember - Full $300
Student Nonmember - One Day $150
HCS 2019 Workshops (Pre Symposium)
Workshop 1: FDA CDRH (AM Only) $400
Workshop 1: FDA CDRH (AM Only) - Student $200
Workshop 2: FDA CEDR (PM Only) $400
Workshop 2: FDA CEDR (PM Only) - Student $200
Workshops 1 & 2 (All Day) $700
Workshops 1 & 2 (All Day) - Student $350
HCS 2019 Workshops (Post Symposium)
Workshop 3: Co-Designing Methods $400
Workshop 3: Co-Designing Methods - Student $200
Workshop 4: Designing for Safe Use $400
Workshop 4: Designing for Safe Use - Student $200
Workshop 5: Mining Device $400
Workshop 5: Mining Device - Student $200
Workshop 6: Moderating Human Factors Studies $400
Workshop 6: Moderating Human Factors Studies - Student $200

HFES gratefully acknowledges our special Platinum Level sponsor of the 2019 Health Care Symposium, Ipsos


Stay Up To Date on Human Factors Issues in Health Care

The HFES Health Care Technical Group is a group of actively involved professionals in human factors/ergonomics and related fields who are engaged in research and practice areas covering a broad range of health care topics. Join the HCTG to participate in discussions via the group's list server and LinkedIn site, and to help to develop the health care technical program for HFES Annual Meetings.  Annual dues are only $4, and membership in HFES is not required.