3rd Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Summit - San Francisco, CA

3rd Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Summit
February 12 - 13, 2018
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA

Complying with the Latest Regulatory Guidelines, Updating the Design and Validation Testing Protocols for Medical Devices and Combination Products, and Optimizing the User Experience

Faculty – 3rd Human Factors Engineering & Usability Studies Summit


Natalie Abts
Program Manager, Usability Services, NATIONAL CENTER FOR HUMAN FACTORS IN HEALTHCARE

Nick Allen
Global Director, Design and User Experience, GE HEALTHCARE

Jonathan Avedikian
Human Factors Engineer, ABBOTT

Tressa Daniels
Senior Manager, User Experience Design, Infusion Division, BECTON DICKINSON

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Tressa has shared her expertise as a knowledgeable and experienced Human Factors Engineer, User Interaction Designer and User Researcher for 17 years. Currently she works as the Manager of User Experience and Human Factors Engineering at BD where she focuses her skills on team management and growth, the design of Infusion pumps and medical applications. Previously she was the Senior Manager of Human Factors Engineering at Illumina where she had the opportunity to work on DNA sequencing instrumentation and software design. Both of these positions have resulted in the development of a strong understanding of FDA Guidance on Human Factors Engineering as well as the IEC-62366 Standard for Usability Engineering within the medical device arena.

Tressa was educated at Utah State University and California State University Northridge, where she obtained a master’s degree in human factors and applied experimental psychology.


Matthew Doyle
System Verification and Validation Engineer, VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS

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Matthew Doyle is a Biomedical Engineer with seven years of experience aiding medical device software and hardware development, design control, and design transfer. He has a strong experience base in systems engineering through his past two employers authoring verification protocols for hemodialysis products and proton therapy machines. He is also a licensed P.E. in Chemical Engineering and a Patent Agent. He strives to use his experience to drive innovation and have thus far filed one patent himself electronically using EFS-Web for a local client.


Jacques Ginestet
Head, Wearables Development, PROTEUS DIGITAL HEALTH

Ed Israelski
Technical Advisor, Human Factors, ABBVIE

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Ed Israelski, Ph.D., has been Director of Human Factors at AbbVie since 2001. He leads a cross-division team and manages an R&D group to imbed best practice human factors engineering HFE design methods into all of AbbVie’s products to ensure safety and usability. He is responsible for corporate HFE policies and guidances and internal HF education. He is past co-chair of the Human Factors Committee for the AAMI Standards organization and convener of the medical device Usability Engineering groups for the international standards organizations ISO and IEC. He is a board Certified Human Factors Professional and a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.


Melissa Lemke
Director, Human Factors Engineering, AGILIS CONSULTING

Ling Lu
Senior Principal Scientist, Combination Product Design Control Group Lead, PFIZER

Bob Nesbitt
Director, Human-Centered Design and Human Factors, ABBVIE

Gia Rozells
Director, User Experience Design, BECTON DICKINSON

Kristen Stebbins
Clinical Researcher, WELCH ALLYN

Barbara Young
Quality Engineer, SIEMENS HEALTHCARE

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