December 2, 2021
Society News
Renew Your HFES Membership for 2022
It is time to renew HFES membership and Technical Group memberships for another year! Those whose membership expires on December 31, 2021 will see a yellow “Renew” button on the Overview page when they login to their account. Take advantage of limited time discounted rates and save $15 off regular dues of $260 by renewing early (Full, Affiliate, and Associate members only. The discount is pre-coded so no coupon code needed).
We would be grateful for our members to consider Contributing or Supporting membership when they renew. These programs provide special recognition and are valuable to HFES in helping us advance our mission. And please do not forget to renew your Technical Group membership or even consider joining a new TG. 
HFES will offer many exciting offerings and educational activities in 2022. Be sure to renew today so you don't miss out!
National Ergonomics Month Contest Winners Announced

HFES and the National Ergonomics Month (NEM) Committee have reviewed the entries for our National Ergonomics Month Contest. We are proud to announce the winners of each:

Back to the Future: What Did We Leave Behind, and Where are We Going?

  • First Place: Nade Liang - Ride Sharing during COVID-19

  • Second Place: Safa Elkefi - Integration of Technology in Healthcare

Spotlight on Healthcare Industry Application Outreach

  • First Place: Shanqing Yin - Save Wastage and Stop Multidose Errors with Human Factors

  • Second Place: Athena Cintolo - Rethinking Dysphagia Maintenance in Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Third Place: Yordán Rodríguez - MIEHS
1:30 – 3:00 pm ET
Monday December 6, 2021
Free for HFES Members 

The National Academies Board on Human Systems Integration (BOHSI) has organized this session exploring the changing nature of an essential human activity—work. Policing, the military, healthcare, and numerous other fields are being shaped by powerful forces. The Panel brings together prominent researchers to reflect on the organizational and societal changes as well as the impact of emerging technologies that are likely to shape the nature of work in the future.

Moderator: Mary Ellen O’Connell (NAS)
Panelists: Frederick Oswald (Rice University); Tara Behrend (Purdue University); Mica Endsley (SA Technologies); Peter Hancock (University of Central Florida); Deborah Spence (Department of Justice), Matthew Weinger (Vanderbilt University)
HFES Presidential Town Hall

1:00 pm ET
Friday, December 17, 2021

Join us for our first HFES Presidential Town Hall. HFES President Christopher Reid and HFES President-Elect Carolyn Sommerich will join Human Factors Cast host Nick Roome for an hour long podcast discussing latest HF/E industry news and trends. Ask your questions live during the event, or submit them ahead of time using this online form. Log in information for the event will be shared as we get closer to the date.
Announcing the New Titans of HFES Virtual Symposium – February 7 – 8, 2022

The Titans of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Virtual Symposium is a showcase of some of the premiere researchers, practitioners, and academicians in HFES. On February 7 and 8, 2022, speakers will present on the foundational areas of the science of human factors and ergonomics and provide their insights into the future of HF/E. This symposium offers three simultaneous, live 90-minute sessions occurring (nine talks per day), allowing attendees to gain a deep appreciation of the seminal HF/E topics from the leaders who developed them. Each session will include a 30-minute question and answer period.

The Titans Symposium is an ideal opportunity gain knowledge and insights into important HF/E areas such as situation awareness; attention, decision making, spinal ergonomics, human error, team cognition and interaction, automation, autonomous vehicles, telepresence, patient safety, macro-ergonomics, aging, inclusion, stress, human system interactions, and team effectiveness. Attendees will hear from seminal leaders­–oftentimes the individuals who started and developed the topics discussed.

Whether you are an early-career professional, student, seasoned researcher, or practitioner, the Titans symposium will provide the opportunity to learn about the fundamental concepts, recent developments, and future initiatives through the eyes of the experts.

Registration is open! View the speakers, presentation titles, and register on
Register Now for the 11th International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

Registration is open for the 11th International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care–the premier educational activity dedicated to bringing the best of HF/E and health care professionals together to improve healthcare systems worldwide. Join with us March 20 – 23, 2022 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans, LA for this highly regarded educational opportunity. On Monday, March 21, our keynote presenter, Dr. Matthew B. Weinger, a prominent physician and human factors engineer, will tell the quarter century long story of his efforts to create a commercial product that would improve the safety and usability of drug infusion therapy for acute care use. 
Register today and take advantage of discounted registration rates.
Reserve hotel accommodations at special HFES rates.
Watch for the detailed schedule of lectures, posters, and other presentations coming soon to
NEW! Volunteer with HFES

Interested in getting more involved with HFES? Check out our new Volunteer Opportunities page on HFES Connect! HFES is now piloting a new Volunteer Opportunities tool on HFES Connect – your space to explore trending topics from the community and where you can connect with fellow members.

Please note: you must be logged into HFES Connect to view this page.
HFES Recognizes and Thanks Our Contributing, Supporting and Sustaining Members

During the membership application or renewal process, all members have the opportunity to support HFES above the level of Regular membership through Contributing, Supporting, or Sustaining Membership. We are grateful to these HFES members for their additional support:
as of Nov. 29, 2021

Sustaining Members:

  • Waldemar Karwowski​

Supporting Members:

  • Stanley Caplan
  • Jonathan Dalton

Contributing Members:

  • Michael Maddox
  • Nikki Robinson

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. Contact your tax advisor for more information concerning questions related to deductibility.
Save the Dates: HFES 66th International Annual Meeting

October 10 - 14, 2022 
Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, GA

The International Annual Meeting is the premier educational activity organized by HFES. The annual meeting typically hosts between 1,200 and 1,500 attendees from academic institutions, government, and industry and features more than 600 technical presentations. The meeting continues to ensure the quality of the submissions through rigorous peer review, while ensuring the proceedings are archived and indexed for wide dissemination. Additionally, content is tailored to meet attendee interests by following tracks organized by the society’s diverse Technical Groups.

The call for proposals will launch soon. Make plans to submit a proposal and to attend the 66th International Annual Meeting next autumn.
Enhance Your Knowledge Through the HFES Learning Center

Our wide-ranging library includes online educational activities across the spectrum of human factors and ergonomics aimed at improving your knowledge and practice, many of which are complimentary and a benefit of membership in the Society.  

This online resource will help you to find new knowledge points based on your areas of interest, and help you record your progress as you work your way through session and recording packages. 

Additional features include recorded sessions from previous years’ HFES meetings and symposia, webinars featuring experts sharing their latest research and works, DEI webinars and other on-demand learning opportunities to enhance your skills, advance your career and maintain your professional certifications.
Member News
HFES Members in the News

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 the 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
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