The Veterinary Human Factors Conference 2021

Veterinary Human Factors - lead the change

Our performance as veterinary professionals is impacted by more than simply our clinical or technical capabilities alone...

The study of Human Factors is an established discipline that utilises scientific knowledge about the human body, mind and behaviour to better understand our fundamental capabilities and limitations and ultimately to create the best possible fit between the people in our teams and the environment in which they work.

Factors such as stress and fatigue, barriers to communication and cognitive processing are examples of Human Factors that can prevent the knowledge, skills and good intentions of our veterinary teams from achieving their intended outcomes.

Clinical outcomes are impacted by our actions and our decisions. But why do we make these decisions, and are they always the best decision for the patient?

Hear the latest cutting-edge research

Research, collaboration and community are integral to furthering our understanding of Human Factors in veterinary medicine. 

Therefore, we are delighted to host a diverse programme of abstract presentations and TED-style talks from researchers, alongside veterinary professionals in practice. Going live Thursday 25th February, ahead of the full conference programme. 

From the latest cutting-edge research to first-hand experience of implementing Human Factors tools in the workplace, these exclusive sessions will give you an insight into the forefront of Human Factors within veterinary medicine.


Join live, or watch back when you want

The Veterinary Human Factors Conference will be delivered entirely online, meaning you can enjoy it when and where it suits you. With over 10 hours of CPD, take part live to join the interactive conversation - or catch up on the sessions you can't make whenever you feel like it with access for a whole year.

View the schedule
2 days
25 speakers
6 categories
Psychological Safety: Talking of Caring 25 February 2021, 03:30 PM
Mark Turner Veterinary Surgeon, Masters of Research in Patient Safety Culture
Talking about Error: Introducing the concept of morbidity and mortality rounds to undergraduate students 25 February 2021, 12:30 PM
Emma Cathcart & Neerja Muncaster University of Surrey & University of Surrey
All Blame, No Gain: Veterinary Patient Safety Culture 26 February 2021, 10:00 AM
Julie Gibson PhD Researcher, University of Nottingham
Veterinary Patient Safety: Thinking Differently 26 February 2021, 03:00 PM
Professor Suzette Woodward Freelance Patient Safety Expert

From bigger picture thinking, to actually implementing it in practice

Our experts will be sharing their years of knowledge, experience and insights into how the study of Human Factors can enhance our performance in practice. With everything from big-picture thinking to practical tools for your workplace, we've got you covered.

Meet the speakers 

Find out more about VetLed and our Veterinary Human Factors CPD and Training

VetLed are a unique team of veterinary Human Factors experts. We provide veterinary-specific Human Factors training to help you and your team perform at their best. We will ensure that you have the practical tools and the guidance required for successful and sustainable implementation to create lasting and positive change.

To find out more about who we are, what we do, and how to delve even deeper into Veterinary Human Factors, check out our Spring 2021 brochure

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Check out the Categories
Patient Safety Tools & Processes
High Performing Teams
Safe Communication
Human Capabilities & Limitations
Workplace Culture
Cognitive Skills