Message from the Executive Committee

December 2020

 Holiday Wishes from the Executive Committee

It is almost time to say good-bye to 2020, a year of unexpected challenges and turmoil across the globe. No one anticipated the disruption we experienced from a virus that turned into a pandemic. IEA responded to COVID-19 constraints by shifting to remote operations and conducting the first virtual IEA Council and IEA Executive Committee meetings.  IEA2021 transformed to a hybrid congress. Human Factors/Ergonomics research and practice guided transitions to remote work and were critical to healthcare worker and patient safety. It has been a tough year but we met its challenges and are ready to move forward.

We anticipate a 2021 that is full of positive changes. HF/E researchers and practitioners have a huge role in providing solutions to change our world for the better in 2021.

The IEA Officers and Executive Committee wish you a peaceful, safe, and healthy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at IEA2021, 13-18 June 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Kathleen Mosier

IEA President

Sara Albolino

IEA VP/Secretary General

Jose Orlando Gomes

IEA VP/Treasurer

Yushi Fujita

IEA Past President & Awards Chair

 

The IEA2021 Team wishes you peace and joy for the Holidays and a reinvigorated, safe and healthy New Year. We are excited to welcome you to Vancouver. From Canada with Love!

Ian Noy, IEA2021 Chair

 

Happy Holidays to the IEA community, colleagues, and friends. Many thanks to all for providing valuable input in 2020 concerning IEA activities and planning. Looking forward to continuing our collaboration and future activities in 2021. Have a peaceful, safe holiday and happy new year to you and your family.

Michelle Robertson, IEA Communications and Public Relations Chair

 

Season’s Greetings and Happy New year 2021 for all from the country of Santa Claus

Elina Parviainen, IEA Development and Promotions Chair

 

To all the members of the IEA federated societies, I thank you for your commitment to our profession. I thank everyone that I have had the pleasure to correspond with this year for their professionalism, helpfulness, and friendliness. I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, even if it can only be with the very closest of your family members. May you all stay healthy.

Maggie Graf, Swiss Resident Director & Certification Sub-Committee Chair

 

Please, come closer and join the IEA (or “us” in general) in 2021 to work for the human factors/ergonomics of the future and hence for the future of work we all want.

Juan Carlos Hiba, Chair, Future of Work Ad Hoc Committee

See previous messages from the Executive Committee

HUMAN FACTORS/ERGONOMICS FOR A BETTER LIFE FOR EVERYONE

Human Factors/Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements.

It is the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.

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