HFES Bay Area Chapter – First Revitalizing Meeting


HFES is revitalizing the Bay Area chapter of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society!

Friday, December 18th, from 11am-2pm; Genentech in South San Francisco.

Lunch is generously being provided by Genentech!

The meeting will include a networking session, article review by David Rempel, exoskeleton research presentation by UC Berkeley a graduate student, and ergonomics in a new work environment by Meg Honan. There will also be a tour of Genentech.

If you can’t make it in-person, the lunch-time lectures will be webcast as a webinar as well!

Rough Agenda:
11am-11:15 Welcome; Meg Honan (Genentech, Inc.) Chapter Re-start President
11:15-11:45 Networking/Box lunch pick-up; Dan Nathan-Roberts (San José State University)
11:45-12:15 Article review (webcast) David Rempel (University of California Berkeley/San Francisco)
12:15-12:40 Exoskeleton research presentation (webcast) (UC Berkeley Student)
12:40-12:50 Ergonomics in a New Work Environment (NWE) (webcast) Meg Honan (Genentech, Inc.)
12:50-1:30 Optional tour of NWE or Networking

Article Review: The article review will cover a recently published physical ergonomics study; Van Eerd D, et al., Effectiveness of Workplace interventions in the Prevention of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders and Symptoms: an Update of the Evidence. Occup Environ Med 2015;0:1–9. doi:10.1136/oemed-2015-102992
A digital copy will be emailed after RSVPs.

Webinar: If you cannot attend in-person, the article review, exoskeleton research presentation, and presentation on ergonomics in a New Work Environment (NWE)

Please RSVP to confirm your lunch or reserve a spot in the webinar.

This event is free to attend.


How to get there?

Directions can be found here: https://www.gene.com/contact-us/visit-us/s-san-francisco

How does parking work?

Please park in the visitor parking lots and register in one of the lobby buildings.

Is Public Transit Available?

Genentech provides shuttle transportation service to and from the Glen Park BART and Millbrae BART/Caltrain stations for employees, contractors and visitors. For more information about shuttle schedules, or if you need assistance planning your trip, please call the gRide Hotline at (650) 225-5000, or call (650) 225-1000 and ask for Employee Transportation.

Where can I contact the organizer with any food alergies, questions, etc.?

Please email Dan.Nathan-Roberts@sjsu.edu

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not.

Human Factors Research Colloquium: Dr. Evan Palmer

Human Factors Research Colloquium
Dr. Evan Palmer

Candidate for the Position of
Assistant Professor
in Human Factors Psychology

Dr. Evan Palmer is an Associate Professor of Human Factors at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. His diverse research program addresses how people interact with technology and how technologies change the way we perceive and attend to the world. Recent topics include, gamification techniques on motivation and attention, optimizing information displays using glyph symbols, web page “text ad blindness”, and factors influencing emergency room doctor workflow.

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Hugh Gillis (HGH) 114
12:00 -1:15 PM

Title: “Adventures in Gamification”