January 11–13, 2014

Each Year, More than 200,000 Patients Die from Preventable Causes.

The Patient Safety Movement confronts a variety of causes with actionable ideas and innovations to transform the process of care by dramatically improving patient safety and eliminating preventable patient deaths.


Keynote Speaker

  • President Bill Clinton
    Founder and Chairman of the Board, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States

Featured Speakers

  • Barbara Boxer
    United States Senator
  • Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
    17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006); Chief of Health Innovations, Canyon Ranch; Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona
  • Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH
    President and Chief Executive Officer of The Joint Commission
  • Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc
    Acting Administrator, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Sir Liam Donaldson, FRCS, FRCP, FRCA, MD
    Patient Safety Envoy, World Health Organization
  • Joe Kiani
    Founder & Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Masimo
  • Thomas Zeltner, MD
    Special Envoy of the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Humanitarian Awards

Humanitarian Awards

Every year the Patient Safety Movement Foundation identifies the most influential advocates in patient safety and honors them with the Humanitarian Award at the annual Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit. This award recognizes leaders who have made significant progress in eliminating preventable patient deaths so that we can reach our shared goal of zero by 2020. Congratulations to the 2013 winners!


Robin Betts, MBA-HM, RN, Assistant Vice President Quality & Patient Safety, Intermountain Healthcare


Jon Carlson, Director, Respiratory Care Services, Mercy Hospital, Buffalo


United States Senator Tom Harkin


Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology,
Baylor University Medical Center; President, Baylor Research Institute


Keynote Videos

Summit Photos