Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Summit

Designing Medical Devices, Combination Products, Software, and IFUs That Satisfy Regulators, Eliminate Errors, and Improve the User Experience

San Francisco, CA, United States

As combination products grow more commonplace and more complicated, the regulations governing them change as well, as does best practice in designing and validating IFUs. A key question that must still be explored is how to elevate human factors engineering from a mentality of regulatory compliance to one of improving the user experience and gaining marketplace advantage.

The 4th Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Summit provides in-depth insight on working with multiple user groups, improving the user interface of medical device software and apps, and properly siting human factors engineering into device life cycles to avoid wasted time, money, and reputational damage. No other West Coast conference offers such a specific focus on the usability needs of the life science industry!

Top Five Reasons to Attend

  1. Strategies to improve device interoperability
  2. Criteria to emphasize ROI of human factors testing to project management
  3. Methods to provide a superior sensory experience to users
  4. Insights into new domestic and international human factors regulations in a post-Brexit marketplace
  5. Special focus on the lifecycle challenges of apps and digital therapeutics

Who Should Attend

Biopharma and medical device professionals responsible for:
  • Human Factors / Human Factors Engineer
  • Usability
  • User Experience / User Interface / UX / UI
  • Combination Products / Combo Products
  • Device Development / Device Technology
  • Design Assurance Engineer
  • Product Development / New Product Development
  • Medical Device
  • Industrial Design
  • Design Controls
  • Handheld / Wearable
  • Patient Experience
  • Pharmaceutical Development Operations
  • Technology / CTO
  • R&D / R&D Engineer
  • Customer Experience
  • Engineering / Device Engineering / Clinical Engineering
  • Architect / Design Architect / Solutions Architect
  • Validation
  • Packaging / Labeling
  • Instrumentation
  • Mobility
  • Quality / Quality Control / Quality Assurance / Quality Engineer
  • Regulatory Affairs / Regulatory CMC
  • Risk Management
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Software Engineering / Software Management / Software Development
  • Clinical Affairs / Clinical Research / Clinical Development
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Brand Manager
  • Formulation / Formulation Development
In addition, this conference is of interest to:
  • Human Factors Specialists
  • Medical Device / Combination Product Design and Engineering Specialists
  • CROs / Regulatory Specialists


  • Didier Clerc, UX Designer, LEMAN MICRO DEVICES
  • Ryan Clukey, Senior Manager, System Validation and Human Factors Engineering, PHILLIPS
  • Sami Durrani, Senior Manager, Human Factors, FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE
  • Sean Hagen, Principal, Director of Research & Synthesis, BLACKHAGEN DESIGN
  • Ed Israelski, Technical Advisor, Human Factors, ABBVIE
  • James Kleiss, Sensory Quality and Emotional Design Specialist, GE HEALTHCARE
  • John Kruse, Senior Human Factors Specialist, 3M
  • Janet Lowe, Senior Manager, Device Development, Medical Affairs, ICU MEDICAL
  • Susan McDonald, Senior Human Factors Engineer, XIMEDICA
  • Darin Oppenheimer, Executive Director, Head, Drug-Device Center of Excellence, MERCK
  • Suraj Ramachandran, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Drug-Device Center of Excellence, MERCK
  • Tina Rees, Associate Director, Human Factors, FERRING PHARMACEUTICALS
  • John Rovnan, Product Manager, ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
  • Marc Stern, Director, Product Management, CERUS CORPORATION
  • Wenjing Wang, Regulatory Affairs Manager, DENTSPLY SIRONA


Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf
555 North Point Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

To make reservations over the phone, please call 402-592-6464 and request the negotiated rate for ExLís 4th Human Factors Summit. To make reservations online Click Here

You must book your room by January 14, 2019 in order to receive the group rate. Please book your room early, as rooms available at this rate are limited.
Event details
Organizer : ExL Events
Venue : Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, United States
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19085