Human Factors Faculty and Students to Participate in International Symposium

A large number of Embry-Riddle Human Factors faculty and students from Daytona Beach will be featured at the 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, March 5-8 in New Orleans. Sponsored by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the conference hosts more than 180 presentations by health and safety researchers, policy makers, physicians and other health providers, medical device designers, health IT professionals and biomedical engineers.

Beginning this year, Human Factors Professor Dr. Joseph Keebler will be chair of the international conference, responsible for managing the yearly symposium.

Professor and Department Chair Scott Shappell, Professor Elizabeth Blickensderfer, Associate Professors Albert Boquet and Stephen Rice, and Assistant Professors Joseph Keebler and Elizabeth Lazzara will participate in various lectures, panel discussions and poster sessions.

Human Factors students have contributed to posters, including Tara Cohen, Jordan Hilgers, Tracy Litzinger, Jennifer Cabrera, Mary Wilson, Olivia Villamagna, Fawaaz Diljohn, John Herman, Amanda Tan, Agnes Fagerlund, Kristen Welsh and Victoria Lew, and some will participate in lectures.

Embry-Riddle is also involved in multiple submissions with medical institutions across the country, including Florida Hospital, Halifax Hospital, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Children’s Mercy Hospital in Missouri, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School, and Medical University of South Carolina. Some of the many topics tackled by Embry-Riddle investigators include patient care handoff standardizations, transitions and communications, and operation room and trauma care studies.

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 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. Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus hosts a student chapter of HFES.



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