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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 is an invitation only event and a limited number of tickets are available.


Announcing Pre-Summit Sessions

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



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.

Midyear Planning Photos

Midyear Planning Photos



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

We still have sponsorship opportunities available!
If you are interested in sponsoring the 5th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit please download our Sponsorship Packet and contact us through the form below if you have any questions.