5th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, February 3-4, 2017

The 5th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit will bring together international leaders from hospitals, medical and information technology companies, the patient advocacy community, public policy makers and government officials to discuss solutions to the leading challenges that cause preventable patient death in hospitals.

The 2017 Summit will feature keynote addresses from leading political figures and patient safety experts, plenary sessions with healthcare luminaries, members of the press and patient advocates, as well as announcements from organizations making their own commitments to ZERO preventable deaths by 2020 (0X2020).

The Summit has now SOLD OUT. MEDIA may still register here.

Livestreaming Available to International Attendees!

Livestreaming is complementary but limited to international attendees, physically located outside of the United States.


Pre-Summit CANDOR Session Still Open for Registration

Half-Day CANDOR: Communication and Optimal Resolution Session
Optimizing Readiness to Respond and Prevent Unexpected Patient Harm

When: February 3, 2017 from 8:00am – Noon
Where: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Dana Point, CA
Cost: $150

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is offering a pre-Summit half-day information and readiness assessment session for leaders interested in optimizing a Conflict Resolution Program as a fully integrated component of Patient Safety & Continuous Quality Improvement Programs.

Why Should CANDOR be Implemented?
Using an interrupted time series design in a single health system, Lambert et al. found that the communication and resolutions approach had a significant impact on medical liability processes and outcomes. The CANDOR approach:

    • Lead to sustainable process/system improvements that reduce preventable harm events
    • Increased the number of interdisciplinary event analyses leading to process improvements
    • Associated with a significant increase in patient and family engagement in patient safety efforts
    • Increased the number of incident reports
    • Decreased the number of claims
    • Reduced legal fees and costs
    • Reduced total costs per claim, settlement amounts, and self-insurance costs
    • Associated with an ongoing decrease in the time to resolution following the patient harm event




Featured Speakers

  • Joe Kiani
    Founder, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chairman & CEO of Masimo
  • Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc
    Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Deborah L. Grubbe, PE, CEng., NAC
    Principal Consultant, DuPont
  • Tamra E. Minnier, RN, MSN, FACHE
    Chief Quality Officer for UPMC, Executive Director, Beckwith Institute
  • Frans van Houten
    CEO and Chairman, Royal Philips
  • U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
    U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse



The agenda you will find below lists all confirmed sessions and speakers at this time. We continually update the agenda and will confirm when it is final.

Midyear Planning

Midyear Planning

Our annual midyear planning meeting was the largest to date bringing together over 100 medical experts, administrators, patient advocates and government officials for presentations and discussions on patient safety. For the first time, the Foundation held the meeting outside of California and co-convened with the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, Virginia.

The meeting is the venue for the annual nomination and selection of new patient safety challenges, or topics where patient death can be prevented if proper protocols are followed by hospital staff. By addressing new challenges and forming Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) we believe we can reduce the number of preventable deaths in hospitals to ZERO by 2020. The group voted on fifteen nominated challenges and three were selected to be the focus at the 5th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit.



Thank you to our committed partners and sponsors for making this event possible.