In one of his last duties before handing over the Presidency at the AGM, Jon opened the Conference and introduced the annual Donald Broadbent Lecture, presented this year by Professor Ann Blandford who talked about the challenges of Ergonomics in Healthcare.

The conference had many parallel streams, spanning such diverse topics as Healthcare, Transport, Socio-technical Systems and Change Management.

A stream on Standards was opened with a stimulating presentation by Dr Scott Steedman, BSI’s Director of Standards. The Institute Lecture was given by Professor John Clarkson, Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre, discussing “Design for our future selves” – with a focus on the aging population (which includes us all!).

The conference was closed with a keynote presentation from Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk.