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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress takes place from May 23 to May 25, 2018 in Boston, MA.
This conference brings together people who are passionate about ensuring safe care equitably for all across the globe. This may be front-line clinicians and staff who care for patients each day; safety professionals who are partnering with teams across the organization to ensure safe care; or senior leaders who are helping lead the way to safety across a system.
This year's edition will focus on the following tracks:
  • Advancing Safety Science
  • Culture of Safety in the Workplace
  • Harnessing Technology to Improve Safety
  • Medication Safety across the Continuum
  • Patient Safety in Non-hospital Settings
  • Workforce Safety:  A Prerequisite for Joy in Work
Read on for the preliminary agenda.
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tuesday, may 22



wednesday, may 23

7:00a​m –​​
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00am –
  • Immersion Workshop I
    Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) Review Course
  • Immersion Workshop II
    Leadership Day: Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success
  • Immersion Workshop III
    Application of Human Factors and Syst​ems Safety Principles: Thinking Differently About Patient Safety
  • Immersion Workshop IV
    The Next Frontier to Improve Diagnosis: The New Diagnostic Team​
3:30pm –
Learning & Simulation Center | Opening Reception | Posters | Simulation

Simulation Headquarters

  • 4:00 PM – 4:3​0 PM Scenario 1. “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”: A Preemie Homecoming
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Scenario 2. “You’ve Always Had the Power”: Empowering Peritoneal Dialysis Patients for Home Care

Innovation Theater
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Think Skin Deeper: The Impact of Skin on Patient Safety
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Co-designing a Culture of Safety, Resilience and Well-Being​​

Keynote One | High Reliability as a Foundation for Leading Through Disasters
Angela Shippy, MD, FHM
Chief Quality Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System

thursday, may 24

7:00am ​–
Registration & Breakfast​
8:00am –
Keynote Two | The Lucian Leape Institute Presents: Continuing to Move from Sensational to Systemic​
David Michaels, MD
Professor, George Washington University, Milken Institute of Public Health
Former United States Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health​
9:45am –
A Workshop Sessions
  • Our Health Care Systems Are Expanding: What Could Go Wrong?
  • Engaging Families to Prevent Ambulatory CLABSI
  • The Role of Quality and Safety Coaches in Advancing a Culture of Safety at the Bedside
  • Improving the Management of Referrals in EHRs
  • Leveraging the Entire Health System for Improved Glycemic Control
  • Invisible Harm: Designing Equity and Joy Initiatives to Improve Workplace Health and Safety

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11:00am –
B Workshop Sessions
  • ​Practical Applications of High-Reliability Principles in Health Care to Optimize Quality and Safety Outcomes
  • Creating a Culture of Safety: An Organizational Transformation
  • Adherence to Recommended Electronic Health Record Safety Practices across Eight Health Care Organizations
  • Pharmacy-Driven Admission and Discharge Medication Reconciliation
  • A Call to Action: Exploring Moral Resilience toward a Culture of Ethical Practice
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12:00pm –
Learning & Simulation Center | Lunch | Posters

Simulation Headquarters
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Scenario 1. “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”: A Preemie Homecoming
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Scenario 2. “You’ve Always Had the Power”: Empowering Peritoneal Dialysis Patients for Home Care
Innovation Theater
  • ​12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Uncovering Insights, Implementing Solutions: CRICO Strategies and the I-PASS Institute, Improving Handoffs Together
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Co-designing a Culture of Safety, Resilience and Well-Being​​

1:45pm –
C Workshop Sessions
  • Engaging Families to Improve Patient Safety
  • Two-Patient Identification: It's Not Who You Know
  • Saving Septic Patient Lives by Utilizing Clinical Decision Support
  • Opioids: The Little Pill That Causes So Much Pain
  • Promoting Advanced Practice Professionals' Accountability for Safe, Kind, Reliable Care
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3:00pm –
Keynote Three | Tango, Empathy, and Partnership: The Art of Communication​
Jeffrey Cooper, PhD
Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Founder, Center for Medical Simulation
Linda Kenney
Executive Director and President, MITSS
Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo
Founders, Instructors, Artango Dance Company
4:30pm –
Learning & Simulation Center | Networking | Posters

Simulation Headquarters
  • 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM Scenario 1. “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”: A Preemie Homecoming
  • 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM Scenario 2. “You’ve Always Had the Power”: Empowering Peritoneal Dialysis Patients for Home Care
Innovation Theater
  • ​4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Drug Diversion by Health Care Personnel: Are You Keeping Your Patients Safe?
  • 5:45 PM – 6:15 PM Good Girl Gone Bad: Why We Did Not Choose ENFit at Shands​​​


friday, may 25

7:00am –​
Registration | Learning & Simulation Center | Breakfast | Posters | Simulation

Simulation Headquarters
  • 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM Simulation Breakfast Roundtable
Innovation Theater
  • ​7:15 AM – 7:45 AM Safe and Effective Pain Control after Surgery: A Multi-Association Consensus on an Opioid Sparing Decision Aid
  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Integrating Quality and Safety Data for Better Staff and Patient Outcomes
8:45am –
D Workshop Sessions
  • Patient and Family Harm from Disrespect: Applying an RCA2 Approach to Patient Experience
  • Advancing the Safety of Care in the Home Setting: Findings from an Expert Panel
  • Never Event Action Teams: An Innovative Approach to Improving Patient Safety
  • Cyber Security
  • Improving Medication Safety for Seniors at Home
  • Impact of Harm: Promoting Emotional Well-Being among Clinicians after Adverse Events

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10:00am –
E Workshop Sessions
  • The Business Case for an Innovative Systems Approach to Safety and Risk: Doing the Right Thing for Our Patients
  • Reaping Rewards, Overcoming Barriers: Partnering with Patients in Care Redesign
  • Clinician-Directed Performance Improvement
  • Harnessing the Electronic Health Record to Optimize Monitoring and Follow-Up of Oral Anti-Cancer Therapies
  • Improving Medication Safety by Incorporating Indications into Prescribing, Communicating, and Educating about Drugs
  • Promoting an Injury-Free Workplace: Our Health System's Journey
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11:15am –
Keynote Four | Hot Topics in Patient Safety: Selected Papers Advancing the Field in the Past Year
Kaveh Shojania, MD
Director, Centre for Quality and Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Toronto
Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Quality & Safety
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