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SEPT 8-10

Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference

When: September 8 – 10, 2019
Where: Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA
What: Interactive sessions designed to help clinicians and health system leaders create and sustain cultures of compassion in patient care.
Who: Keynote speakers include Amy Edmondson, Ph.D., Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School; Susan B. Hassmiller, R.N., Ph.D., Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing; and Peter L. Slavin, M.D., President of Massachusetts General Hospital.
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JUNE 26 

Disclosure and Apology in Radiology

When: June 26, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. 
What: A live, moderated online workshop about applying best practices for disclosure and apology to radiology. Offered by the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice at Boston Children’s Hospital, designed for radiologists and others in radiology, department/team leaders, training managers and risk managers.
Who: Stephen D. Brown, MD, Director, Institute for Professionalism & Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital; Chair of the Professionalism Committee of the Radiological Society of North America; and David Browning, MSW, LICSW, Senior Scholar and Co-Founder, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, Boston Children’s Hospital.
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The Financial and Human Cost of Medical Error … and How Massachusetts Can Lead the Way on Patient Safety

When: June 10, 2019
Where: 501 Boylston St, Boston, MA
What: Briefing on a new report from the Betsy Lehman Center followed by a distinguished response panel.
Who: Panelists include Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH Co-Chair, National Steering Committee for Patient Safety and Chief Clinical & Safety Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Kim Hollon, FACHE, President & CEO, Signature Health Care; Linda K. Kenney, Director of Peer Support Programs, Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety; Audra R. Meadows, MD, MPH, Co-Chair, Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network and Director of Practice Quality and Innovation, Ambulatory Obstetrics Practice, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; and Mark E. Reynolds, President & CEO, CRICO. Moderated Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer, Ariadne Labs
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JUNE 8-12

ASHP Medication Safety Collaborative

When: June 8 – 12, 2019
Where: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
What: Recent research focused on messaging designed to engage the public in advance care planning.
Who: One of four concurrent programs that comprise the summer meetings and exhibition of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Registrants have access to sessions at all four programs.
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MAY 29

Massachusetts EMSC Simulation & Education Day

When: May 29, 2019, 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Where: Baystate Health Education Center, 361 Whitney Ave., Holyoke, MA
What: High-fidelity pediatric simulation cases, including pediatric airway management, newborn resuscitation, and pediatric behavioral health emergencies. Sponsored by Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health’s Emergency Medical Services for Children, in collaboration with Baystate Children’s Hospital.
Who: Keynote speakers Wook Beltran, M.D., Chief, Division of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; and Joeli Hettler, M.D., Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division, both at Baystate Medical Center.
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MAY 16

Fourth Annual Summit of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care

When: May 16, 2019 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA
What: Recent research focused on messaging designed to engage the public in advance care planning.
Who: Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Andrew Dreyfus, President and C.E.O., Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA; Atul Gawande, M.D., C.E.O. of Haven; and Ellen Goodman, Co-founder and Director of The Conversation Project
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MAY 15-17

Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Patient Safety Congress

When: May 15-17, 2019
Where: Houston, TX
What: More than 20 breakout sessions, keynote speakers, exhibits and a full day of in-depth pre-conference workshops.
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Webinar: Building a Culture of Respect to Improve Patient Safety, Medical Team Performance and Patient and Staff Satisfaction

When: May 8, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET.
What: Free webinar in a series from the American Hospital Association’s Team Training Program.
Who: Bettina Siewert, M.D., Executive Vice Chair, and Suzanne Swedeen, R.N., M.S.N., Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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MACRMI’s 7th Annual Communication, Apology and Resolution Forum

When: May 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Where: Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA
What: Simulations of a “communication, apology and resolution” response to an adverse event, followed by moderated panel discussions. Hosted by the Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution following Medical Injury (MACRMI), registration is free.
Who: Keynote by Rick Boothman, J.D., of Boothman Consultants, former Chief Risk Officer at the University of Michigan Health System
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MAY 1-3

The Patient Experience Symposium

When: May 1-3, 2019 
Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 
What: Improving the quality, culture and business model of health care by improving the patient experience. Designed for clinicians, health care administrators and executives, as well as patients and their advocates, the Symposium is supported by the Society for Participatory Medicine, the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and others. 
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