HFES Events

HFES events offer unparalleled opportunites to immerse yourself in new discoveries and breakthroughs in the field of human factors/ergonomics and benefit from opportunities to partner with colleagues from around the world. Come to the next Annual Meeting or Health-Care Symposium to explore, network, and participate in programs presented by a community of distinguished professionals working in diverse areas of the HF/E field.

The HFES International Annual Meeting brings to the forefront:

  • Daily dedicated plenary sessions dedicated to innovation in critical HF/E areas

  • More than 130 technical sessions encompassing hundreds of panels, papers, and posters

  • UX experts during User Experience Day sessions and events

  • Hands-on experience with skill-building workshops

  • HF/E in action on technical site tours

The International Health Care Symposium offers knowledge of human factors/ergonomics applied to health-care devices, environments, and end-users through workshops, presentations, and interactive posters for the following audiences:

  • Consumer and clinical health-care information technology

  • Health-care environments

  • Medical and drug delivery devices

  • Patient safety research and initiatives​

The ErgoX Symposium is a full-day of education organized for the purpose of:

  • providing an update on human factors, safety, and ergonomics research methods for exoskeletons;

  • highlighting standards and technology on exoskeletons; and

  • informing and educating stakeholders (designers, users, and researchers) about exoskeleton types, applications, and their potential to reduce injuries and increase human performance (productivity, quality, etc.).

Annual Meeting

Future Annual Meetings

  • 63rd International Annual Meeting, Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, Washington, USA, October 28–November 2, 2019

  • 64th International Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 5–9, 2020

  • 65th International Annual Meeting, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, October 4–8, 2021

Past Annual Meetings

  • 62nd International Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, October 1–5, 2018

  • 61st International Annual Meeting, JW Marriott, Austin, Texas, USA, October 9–13, 2017

  • 60th International Annual Meeting, Washington Hilton, Washington DC, USA, September 19–23, 2016

  • ​59th International Annual Meeting, JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, California, USA, October 26–30, 2015

  • 58th International Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 27–31, 2014

  • 57th International Annual Meeting, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, California, USA, September 30–October 4, 2013

  • 56th International Annual Meeting, Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 22–26, 2012

  • 55th International Annual Meeting, Red Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 19–23, 2011

  • 54th International Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA, September 27–October 1, 2010

International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

Future Symposia

Past Symposia


Future ErgoX Events

Past ErgoX Events