January 18, 2024

If you have not yet renewed your HFES membership, this will be your last issue of the Bulletin. This is an exclusive member benefit, among many others that come with HFES membership. Visit the HFES membership page to learn how to renew.  

Society News

Good afternoon, Steve Kemp - HFES. Please enjoy this issue of the HFES Bulletin.

Table of Contents:

  • Renew Your HFES Membership for 2024
  • Abstracts Now Being Accepted for ASPIRE — the International Annual Meeting of HFES
  • Puget Sound Chapter Meeting and Social — Tomorrow, January 19
  • Submit a Proposal for the HFES Healthcare Robotics Summit by Tomorrow, January 19
  • Meet the Titans of the HFE Symposium and Register Today
  • Submit Your Application for the 2024 Fellows Program
  • Nominations Open for HFES Awards
  • HFES Technical Group Circle of Excellence Program
  • HFES Accepted to NIST Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium
  • Thank You to Our Sustaining, Contributing and Supporting Members
  • HFES Journal Print Subscriptions
  • Upcoming HFES Webinar
  • HFES Schedule of Events

Renew Your HFES Membership for 2024

Have you renewed your membership for 2024? If not, you have until January 31 before your access to the benefits of membership in HFES goes away! Renew today to remain engaged with the latest developments and experts in the field.

Simply log in to My.HFES.org to renew your membership and update your demographic information. Thank you for your continued support!


Abstracts Now Being Accepted for ASPIRE the International Annual Meeting of HFES

We are excited to announce that the call for abstracts for ASPIRE the International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is open.

This premier educational event, taking place September 9 - 13, 2024, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, provides an unparalleled opportunity to share your latest work and network with fellow professionals in the field of human factors and ergonomics.

Submit an abstract to establish yourself as a leader in the discipline of HF/E by presenting your work to an international audience. Before submitting, be sure to review what's new with the 2024 submission process.

ASPIRE attendees will have the chance to participate in concurrent sessions, interactive posters and demonstrations and much more over four days. The meeting will also feature the latest research and practical solutions across a spectrum of industries and focus areas.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to showcase your work and gain new knowledge. Submit your proposal today. We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix in September!

Submit Your Proposal

Puget Sound Chapter Meeting and Social Tomorrow, January 19

Please join us for the Puget Sound Chapter's first in-person meeting and social event of 2024 at Backyard in the Columbia City area. Come join us and meet friends/colleagues and learn more about PSHFES.

This is a PSHFES members-only event. Renew or join today! A PSHFES membership is only $5/yr.

RSVP your spot seats are limited!

  • Ticket price: $10 (including food and a drink ticket)


  • 6:00-6:15 p.m. Arrival, meet and greet
  • 6:15-7:15 p.m. PSHFES council members will share PSHFES updates, council open roles and opportunities for community involvement.
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m. Enjoy food, drinks and games and conversations

We are excited to all be together again and hope to see you there!

Event Details

Submit a Proposal for the HFES Healthcare Robotics Summit by Tomorrow, January 19


Calling industry leaders, experts, innovators and pioneers submit a proposal for the HFES Healthcare Robotics Summit taking place at the 14th International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care on March 24, 2024, in Chicago.

This summit aims to stimulate much-needed dialogue towards expanding the opportunities and reducing the risks of healthcare robotics of all forms (e.g., surgical, modular, rehabilitation, social) through the careful consideration of human factors. Join us to share your knowledge and practical insights and be part of the future shaping of robotics-based patient care.

We are seeking presentations on the following topics, but are open to new topics and ideas as well:

  • Latest research on human-robotic interaction
  • Regulatory strategies
  • New applications of robotics technology in healthcare
  • Communal issues facing the industry
  • Design innovations
  • Best user-centered design practices
  • Evaluation and validation

This is a must-attend event for any person or company involved in healthcare robotics and related technologies and you can be part of the educational program.

Submit your proposal by January 19, 2024.

Meet the Titans of the HFE Symposium and Register Today

The Titans of HFE Symposium is a virtual showcase of some of the premier researchers, practitioners and academicians in HFES, held on February 5-6, 2024. Speakers will present on the foundational areas of the science of human factors and ergonomics and will provide their insights into the future of HFE. Student members receive free registration.

Meet the Titans
Register to Attend

Submit Your Application for the 2024 Fellows Program

The Fellows Selection Committee invites HFES members to submit applications for the 2024 HFES Fellow designation.

Election to Fellow status is an honor conferred by distinguished colleagues to recognize outstanding achievement, consistently superior professional performance, exceptional contributions, personal service to the Society and other meritorious accomplishments.

Individuals may apply for Fellow status on their own behalf or submit an application on behalf of another.

Applications are due by Friday, March 15, 2024.

Application Materials

Nominations Open for HFES Awards

HFES full members and Fellows are invited to submit nominations for eight society awards to be presented at ASPIRE the HFES 2024 International Annual Meeting convening September 9-13 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona.

Award nominations are invited for individuals whose contributions merit special recognition. The eight awards for which nominees are sought are:

  • Hal W. Hendrick Distinguished International Colleague Award
  • Paul M. Fitts Education Award
  • R. Lauer Safety Award
  • Alexander C. Williams, Jr., Design Award
  • Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award
  • Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award
  • William C. Howell Young Investigator Award
  • Bentzi Karsh Early-Career Service Award

Nominees are not required to be HFES members, but only members of HFES may submit nominations.

The nomination submission deadline for each award above is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 5, 2024.

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HFES Technical Group Circle of Excellence Program


Technical Groups (TGs) within HFES are rich sources of information, with varying levels of activity. While some TGs primarily focus on paper reviews for the Annual Meeting, engaging them at a higher level could significantly contribute to HFES's growth in membership and community impact. The HFES Technical Group Circle of Excellence (TG CoE) is introduced as a society-wide recognition program to enhance TG visibility and knowledge both within and outside HFES.

The TG CoE, an annual program with bronze, silver and gold tiers, encourages all TGs to participate. The bronze level aligns with the Society's Operating Rules, making it mandatory. The silver and gold levels, while optional, offer additional avenues for TG promotion and community awareness. Emphasizing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, the program encourages TGs to incorporate these components into their activities. In its inaugural year, adjustments to the program are expected, and input from HFES and TG leadership is welcomed.

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HFES Accepted to NIST Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium


HFES is collaborating with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium to establish a new measurement science that will enable the identification of proven, scalable and interoperable measurements and methodologies to promote the development of trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its responsible use. NIST does not evaluate commercial products under this Consortium and does not endorse any product or service used.

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Thank You to Our Sustaining, Contributing and Support Members


During the membership application and renewal process, members have the opportunity to support HFES above the level of regular membership through contributing, supporting or sustaining memberships. We are very grateful to these HFES members for their additional remittances in support of Society activities:

HFES wishes to recognize and thank the following for their generous participation in 2024:

  • Linda Angell
  • George Anton
  • Sylvain Bruni
  • Anand Gramopadhye
  • Paul Green
  • David Hedges
  • Michael Maddox
  • Emily Patterson
  • Mark Scerbo
  • Carolyn Sommerich
  • Molly Story

Donations to HFES are tax-deductible as charitable contributions and your support makes it possible for the Society to expand its outreach, to support student travel and to aid us in the development and implementation of programs to support the members and the discipline.

For more information, including information regarding planned giving, click the button below.

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HFES Journal Print Subscriptions


All members of HFES receive complimentary access to the online editions of Human Factors, Ergonomics in Design and Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making.

Our fourth journal, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, is open access and available to all in an online format.

To subscribe and to receive print copies of HFES journals, you may do so in a few easy steps. For more information, click the button below.

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Upcoming HFES Webinar

Don't miss out on this upcoming HFES webinar and boost your expertise in the process! Join us for:

Everything Everywhere All at Once — This webinar will be jointly hosted by AES and HFES on January 30, 2024, at noon Eastern Time

Upcoming Meetings and Activities


Attention chapters, technical groups, affinity groups and beyond: HFES is pleased to post information concerning upcoming meetings, webinars or other events you wish to raise awareness about on our events listing page. We also will post meetings of allied societies provided they do not occur close to any HFES-organized activity.


Let us know about your meetings and other events. Email us at info@hfes.org.

Events Schedule

HFES wants to promote the important achievements of our members in the bi-weekly Bulletin. Appropriate topics include research milestones or other significant achievements, professional accolades, awards or recognitions, promotions or new positions and similar professionally oriented topics. If you would like to share news with the HFES community, please fill out this form


Additionally, if you are made aware of the passing of any members of HFES, please let us know. Contact HFES Executive Director Steven Kemp at skemp@hfes.org.

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