Registration is now open for the Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) Annual Conference in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday the 31st  of May.

Dr. Philip Crowley, National Director for Quality Improvement, and Mr. Patrick Lynch, National Director for Quality Assurance and Verification – encourage and support HSE staff to attend

 

Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with understanding the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.  In the health service context, this refers to the well-being of our service users and our staff, and the overall performance of our health service.

 

This year, the Irish Ergonomics Society is collaborating with the HSE and the Safety in Health Systems Group to deliver its annual conference:

 

  • In the Robert Emmet Theatre, Ground Floor, the Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
  • On Thursday the 31st of May

 

The morning session of this conference is focusing on the application of Ergonomics and Human Factors in the Irish Health Service with several inspiring presentations on Human Factors research from across Ireland.  There will be an interview with a health service user about their experience of human factors and systems safety issues.  A key note speech will be delivered by Dr. Alex Lang, Human Factors Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham on:

 

Developing a CIEHF (Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors)/NHS White Paper to address Human Factors/Ergonomics challenges in the NHS”.

 

The draft full conference programme is pasted at the bottom of this e-mail.

 

Due to the importance of this conference for quality and safety in the HSE, we are delighted that HSE staff can attend both the morning and afternoon sessions of this conference for the reduced rate of €40.00 to include lunch and refreshments.

 

To register, go to http://www.irishergonomics.org/http://www.irishergonomics.org/

 

 

NB: PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE IRISH ERGONOMICS SOCIETY HOMEPAGE TO REGISTER

 

We encourage you to attend this important conference.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. Patrick Lynch, National Director for Quality Assurance and Verification and Dr. Philip Crowley, National Director for Quality Improvement.

 

DRAFT CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9:00 – 9:30 Registration  – tea/coffee
9:30 – 9:40 Welcome address

Chiara Leva, Chair of the Irish Ergonomics Society

Leonard O’Sullivan, Secretary of the Irish Ergonomics Society.

Session 1 Session chair:  Dr. Philip Crowley, National Director, Quality Improvement Division, HSE.
9:40 – 9:45 Welcome to the morning Healthcare Session.

Cora McCaughan, Founding Member, Safety in Health Systems Group.

9:45 – 10:25 Morning Keynote Address – Developing a CIEHF[1]/NHS White Paper to address Human Factors/Ergonomics challenges in the NHS

Alexandra Lang, Human Factors Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

10:25 – 10:40 Interview with a Service User About Their Experience of Humans Factors and Systems Safety Issues.

Maureen Nolan, Service User Representative & Marie Ward, Founding Member, Safety in Health Systems Group & UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems

10:40 – 10:55 Systems Analysis Investigations and the Recognition of Human Factors to Include Cognitive Bias in the Irish Healthcare System.

Annette Macken, National Incident Management and Learning Team, Quality Assurance and Verification Division, HSE.

10:55 – 11:10 Human Factors Analysis of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Response:  Findings from Ireland, Cyprus and Turkey.

Derek Ross, Centre for Innovative Human Systems, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin.

11:10 – 11:25 Question and Answer Session
11:25 – 11:45 Tea/coffee
Session 2 Session Chair:  Mr. Patrick Lynch, National Director, Quality Assurance and Verification Division, HSE.
11:45 – 12:00 New Technologies Supporting Professionalism, Patient Experience, Patient Re-enablement & Patient Centred Care.

Joan Cahill, Centre for Innovative Human Systems, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin.

12:00 – 12:15 An Exploration of Psychological Resilience Amongst Physicians

Emily O’Dowd, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland, Galway.

12:15 – 12:35 Elevator Pitch Session with four 5 minutes presentations
12:35 – 1:00 Question & Answer session for this sessions presentations & elevator pitches
13:00 – 13:45 Networking lunch – Light lunch provided
Session 3 Afternoon Session – General Ergonomics

Session chair: Chiara Leva – Dublin Institute of Technology

13:45 – 14:25 Afternoon Keynote Address: Neuroergonomics: challenges and promises.

Pavle Mijović. mBrainTrain, Serbia.

14:25 – 14:45 Human reliability analysis in a surgical operating theatre

Rosella Onofrio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

14:45 – 15:05 Bariatric Moving and Handling in Healthcare: Provision of Care in Acute Hospitals

Sara Dockrell, Discipline of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin & Graham Hurley, Centre for Learning and Development, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin.

15:05 – 15:20 Tea/coffee
15:20 – 15:40                                                A Strategy to Improve the Management of Ergonomic Risk in The Irish Workplace

Frank Power, Health and Safety Authority

Session 4 Afternoon Session – Ergonomics case studies

Leonard O’Sullivan – University of Limerick

15:40 – 16:00 Ergonomics Analysis of Tasks in the Meat Processing Industry: a case study

David Bierney and Chiara Leva, Dublin Institute of Technology.

16:00 – 16:20 Can the seated posture of school children be improved by a wedge shaped cushion? – A Pilot Study with 10 year olds

Mary Murphy, Jan van Haaren, Richard Brennan, Kathy Diviney and Sean Leonard.

16:20 – 16:40 Out in the Field: Perceptions of Robotic Assistive Devices by Irish Older Adults

Linda Shore and Leonard O’Sullivan, School of Design, University of Limerick.

16:40 Conference Close

1CIEHF: Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

[1] CIEHF:  Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors