2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
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UPDATE: The event is postponed until further notice.

Patient Safety Movement Foundation invites hospital leaders, medical and information technology innovators, government officials, patients, families and advocates to explore solutions for eliminating hospital error around the world.


Today as many as 4.8 million lives worldwide are unnecessarily lost each year due to preventable medical errors, and this number has been increasing for decades – despite the availability of processes to reduce, if not eliminate, these deaths.


“A big part of the problem is the difficulty organisations have with change,” says Joe Kiani, Founder & Chairman of Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “Changing from a culture of denial, blame and risk aversion to a just culture of safety that embraces transparency, open communication, trust and compassion can be difficult – but necessary if we’re to improve patient care. It has to start with a commitment from top-level management and the board.”


The Summit

On 6–7 March 2020, Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) in partnership with the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua), the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the European Society of Anaesthesiology, will convene the 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach (California, USA).


This signature event, held for the 8th time this year, brings hospital leaders, medical and information technology innovators, patients and patient advocates, policy makers and government officials together to discuss solutions to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals around the world.


Scheduled panel topics include:

  • Educating the Youth
  • Safety Policy & Incentives
  • Advocacy
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health System CEOs.

Featured speakers:

    Joe Kiani, Founder & Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Founder, Chairman & CEO, Masimo

    Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MSHCA, FACHE FASA, President, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

    Peter Lachman, MD, MPH, MBBCH, FRCPCH, FCP (SA), FRCPI, Chief Executive Officer, The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

    Marc Gheeraert, CEO, European Society of Anaesthesiology

    David B. Mayer, MD, CEO, Patient Safety Movement Foundation and Executive Director, MedStar Institute for Quality anf Safety

    Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA, Incoming Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Baylor University Medical Center; President, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
    Jeremy Hunt, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services, United Kingdom

    Wilhelmina Jallah, MD, Minister of Health, Republic of Liberia

    Kenneth Samet, CEO, MedStar Health

    Jim Hinton, CEO, Baylor Scott & White Health


“Preventable patient deaths due to medical error remains a significant challenge and we have a lot of work to do to get to our goal of zero deaths due to these errors,” said Dr David Mayer, PSMF CEO. “At our Summit, important information and experiences will be shared to help us develop solutions to these challenges to eliminate errors and save lives. If you’re ready to join this movement, register to attend.”


Pre-Summit Symposium

For the first time, this year’s Summit offers a Pre-Summit Symposium on 5 March 2020 where attendees will present how their hospitals have achieved improved patient safety outcomes through process improvement, or share the processes they have in place to get there.


Humanitarian Awards

At the Summit, PSMF will also recognise the most influential advocates in patient safety and present them with Humanitarian Awards. The awards honour individual leaders who have made significant contributions to eliminating preventable patient deaths over the last year.


  • The Steve Moreau Humanitarian Award recognises individuals who actively work to improve patient safety within their health system through leadership.
  • The Beau Biden Humanitarian Award recognises politicians, or those in the public sector, who dedicate their work to improving patient safety. 

These awards are given in remembrance of Steve Moreau and Beau Biden to commemorate their dedication to public service and commitment to patient safety.


For more information about the 2020 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, visit patientsafetymovement.org. To register to attend, go to the registration page.


About the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Each year, more than 200,000 people die unnecessarily in U.S. hospitals. Worldwide, 4.8 million lives are similarly lost. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) is a global non-profit that offers free tools to help achieve ZERO preventable deaths from hospital errors. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to ZERO. Improving patient safety requires a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. PSMF’s World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit brings together the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. Our Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) provide evidence-based processes to help hospitals eliminate errors. Our Open Data Pledge encourages healthcare technology companies to share the data for which their products are purchased. Visit patientsafetymovement.org.

Source: Patient Safety Movement Foundation

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Published on : Wed, 15 Jan 2020

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