Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Houston Chapter

Third Annual One-Day Conference

Hosted by the Houston Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

Date: May 26, 2006
Location: Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University, Houston, TX USA.

The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for sharing information among a community of human factors engineers, designers, developers, and students who are working in the region. The meeting is designed to provide time for people to share ideas in a variety of formats and to socialize with other ergonomic and human factors professionals.

Keynote Speaker

Bob Helmreich, Ph.D., FRAeS
Professor of Psychology, Director, The University of Texas Human Factors Research Project, Austin, Texas

Dealing with Danger in Aviation and Medicine

The three cultures (national, organizational, and professional) that influence behavior in aviation and medicine are described. Threats to safety in aviation and medicine are identified. The University of Texas Threat and Error Management Model (UT-TEMM) is presented along with its applications for analyzing accidents and incidents as well as superior performance are presented. An organizational strategy to build a fourth, safety culture is outlined.

Conference Schedule (see "Program" for more details)

Event Time Itinerary / Speaker

Registration / Continental Breakfast
  8:00 - 9:00am
Welcome and Keynote Speaker
  9:00 - 10:00am
Keynote: Bob Helmreich, Ph. D.
Morning Break
10:00 - 10:15am
Presentations I
10:15 - 11:15am
Lunch and Poster Session
11:15 - 12:45am
Chapter meeting
12:45 - 1:30pm
Afternoon talks I
  1:30 - 2:30pm
Afternoon break
  2:30 - 2:45pm
Afternoon talks II
  2:45 - 3:30pm
  3:30 - 5:00pm

Areas of interest include:

Aerospace Systems, Aging, Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making, Communications, Computer Systems, Consumer Products, Education, Environmental Design, Forensics Professional, Human Error and Performance, Individual Differences in Performance, Industrial Ergonomics, Internet, Medical Systems and Rehabilitation, Macroergonomics, Perception and Performance, Safety, Surface Transportation, System Development, Test and Evaluation, Training, Virtual Environments.

Additionally, the Houston Chapter of HFES is interested in expanding awareness and promoting the education of human factors and ergonomics in the community.


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