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Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.​

Fred Shapiro.JPGFred E. Shapiro, DO, is Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Dept. of Anesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston, MA. With a strong interest and reputation nationally in patient safety and education, he created the first Harvard Medical School Office- based anesthesia CME Course and The Manual of Office-Based Anesthesia Procedures. He is Chair, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Committee on Patient Safety and Education, member ASA Committees on Standards and Practice Parameters, and Ambulatory Surgical Services, CMS credentialed Surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care  (AAAHC), Past President Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists and member of the Academy of Medical Educators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

In 2009, Dr. Shapiro founded The Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery (, an independent, multidisciplinary, non-profit organization to promote patient safety in office-based surgery through scholarship, patient and physician education. He created The ISOBS Office-Based Surgical Safety Checklist for Practitioners, adopted as a resource for the American Academy of Healthcare Risk Management and The ISOBS Patient Checklist. In 2017, he co -founded The Incubator for Patient Safety & Outcomes (IPSO) The institute's mission is to empower patients with patient safety through innovative research, strategic partnerships, and patient safety outreach tools. In collaboration with ASA Committees on Professional Liability/Patient Safety and Education, developed Pre-Anesthesia Patient Decision Aids for: Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Epidural and Spinal Anesthesia, patient educational tools for the ASA website, branding, publication and media outreach.

AHannenberg2015.jpegAlexander Hannenberg, MD, is a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and currently serves as its Chief Quality Officer. He is a founding trustee of the Lifebox Foundation US, an organization focused on improving the safety of surgery and anesthesia globally. He is senior research scientist at Ariadne Labs, a health systems innovation center at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Brigham & Women's Hospital where he works on surgical safety programs. Dr. Hannenberg serves on the board of directors of the Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety, a multi-professional collaboration and was previously its chair. He led the development of quality performance measures in anesthesiology and critical care for Medicare's quality reporting program.

Dr. Hannenberg has been recognized for his work with the Distinguished Service Award of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Honorary Membership in the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

JenniferLenociEdwards.jpgJennifer Lenoci-Edwards, RN, MPH, CPPS, is an Executive Director at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Jennifer’s career in healthcare started as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the emergency department in 1999 and she worked in many Emergency Departments, from Level 1 EDs to Community hospitals for 15 years. In 2004, Jennifer received her Master’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and then worked with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene rolling out the Statewide Immunization Registry. In 2007, Jennifer relocated to Boston and while working as an ED RN, began to work in Patient Safety at Partners Healthcare where she became passionate about patient Safety and quality. While still at Partners, she then worked with frontline Primary Care teams supporting Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) efforts and became passionate about how quality improvement can increase capacity, enhance more reliable healthcare delivery and promote Joy in Work. She began her role at IHI in 2015 and is especially committed to Patient Safety across the Continuum which includes enhancing patient safety in our primary care and our post -cute partners and coordinating these efforts across our acute care settings to deliver optimum healthcare to patients and their families. Jennifer currently leads our Strategic Partnership with the Military Health System.