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Past Events

Annual CQuIPS Symposium 2023

November 1, 2023

The 2023 Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS) Symposium was hosted by a joint partnership 
between the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine and three of its major teaching hospitals, the Hospital for Sick Children, Women's College Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. SED Lab research assistant Soyun Oh presented at the symposium and was one of the winners of the Top 3 Short Presentations award. She will be presenting at the CQuIPS Speaker Series on Thursday November 21.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

67th International Annual Meeting

October 23-27, 2023

ASPIRE, the HFES International Annual Meeting, is the premier educational activity organized by the Society. This year, the conference took place in Washington, D.C. The meeting typically hosts between 1,500 and 2,000 attendees from academia, government, and industry in the field of human factors and ergonomics, and features over 600 technical presentations. 

SED Lab research assistant Rob (Hongbo) Chen was in attendance and presented his work on patient safety event report classification:

"Our research emphasizes the significance of text representation in the context of patient safety event (PSE) report classification. More specifically, we utilized contextual text representations from transformer-based language models to improve the accuracy of PSE report classification. Moreover, by incorporating an explainable artificial intelligence technique (XAI), the Local Interpretable Model-Agnostic Explanations (LIME) technique, we’ve established an interface promoting transparency and collaboration between artificial intelligence and healthcare professionals."

Additionally, MASc student Nicole Hicks did a poster presentation, introducing her research on how she will be using patient journey mapping and a systems analysis to identify patient’s unmet needs, and barriers and facilitators to their care during pregnancy and postpartum to design more equitable maternal care.

Inter-University Workshop (IUW) 2023

September 23, 2023

The Inter-University Workshop (IUW) brings together researchers from the University of Waterloo, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Toronto for a one-day event to showcase current and proposed research projects related to the field of human factors and ergonomics. The student-organized event encourages participation from graduate and undergraduate researchers studying human factors engineering, biomechanics, ergonomics, psychology, cognitive engineering, user experience, and design to showcase their work conducted in academia or industry settings. The mission of IUW is to provide student researchers with the opportunity to present their research, network and engage in academic discussions with colleagues and peers.

14th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium
June 27, 2023

International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
March 26-29, 2023

Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) 2022
August 17, 2022

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