Welcome to HEPS 2016
HEPS conferences, organized under the aegis of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), seek to gather all scientists and practitioners from the field of Ergonomics and Human Factors (researchers, hospital ergonomists, consultants, specialists of the reliability of risk systems) and from the field of healthcare (healthcare professionals, executives, risk managers).
The objective is to share experiences and knowledge on healthcare systems performance, on healthcare professionals' well-being and on patient safety.
The growing importance of these issues for the government and for the general public, explains the growing success of HEPS conferences.
Previous editions took place in Florence, Italy (2005), Strasbourg, France (2008), Oviedo, Spain (2011) and Taipei, Taiwan (2014).
The 5th edition of HEPS conference will be held in Toulouse, and is organized in partnership with the Toulouse University Hospital. It will focus on the place of healthcare in our societies as well as on the challenges and opportunities that evolutions in societies offer to healthcare organizations.
It will consist of invited lectures, oral presentations, symposiums, round tables and posters.
We very much look forward to seeing your submissions and to meeting you in Toulouse next year!
With best wishes,
Vanina Mollo and Pierre Falzon
Co-chairs of HEPS 2016
Toulouse, France, October 5-7, 2016
Pierre-Paul Riquet congress center, University Hospital of Toulouse
Allée Jean Dausset, 31000 Toulouse, France