MEDIA ADVISORY: Medical, High-Risk Industry Leaders Convene at Patient Safety Conference
October 4, 2007
This Saturday, institutional leaders from Atrainability, Boston 4 Celebrations, the New England Patriots, TRC Corporation, and the U.S. Coast Guard will join renowned health care officials in the international collaborative patient safety conference "Risky Business: Learning from High Risk Industries for the Safety of Patients." The event - the third in a series - is the first to be held in the United States and is sponsored by Children's Hospital Boston and the Program for Patient Safety and Quality, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.
"Risky Business" will address lessons learned from high-risk industries and how they can be applied to every day medical practices. The themes of the conference will include leadership and restructuring, measurement of risk for quality improvement, and team-based approaches to minimize error.
Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
Saturday, October 6, 2007
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
James Mandell, MD, President and CEO, Children's Hospital Boston
Captain Craig Gilbert, Operational Chief for Search and Rescue, U.S. Coast Guard
Jonathan Kraft, President and COO, New England Patriots
Rich MacDonald, Managing Director and Producer, Boston 4 Celebrations
Albert Samano III, VP of Security and Emergency Preparedness, TRC Corporation
For a complete list of faculty, speaking program schedule, and to register, please visit the conference website.
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children's Hospital Boston today is the nation's leading pediatric medical center, the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children, and the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In addition to 377 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and comprehensive outpatient programs, Children's houses the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 500 scientists, including eight members of the National Academy of Sciences, nine members of the Institute of Medicine and 10 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Children's research community. For more information about the hospital visit: www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.