Keynote Speakers

  • 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)

Healthcare-associated Infections Panel

  • Robin Betts, MBA-HM, RN, CPHQ
    Vice President, Quality, Clinical Effectiveness & Regulatory Services Kaiser Foundation Health Plan & Hospitals, Northern California
  • Erin S. DuPree, MD
    Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, The Joint Commission
  • Thomas M. Priselac
    President and CEO Cedars-Sinai Health System
  • M. Michael Shabot, MD, FACS, FCCM, FACMI
    Executive Vice President, System Chief Clinical Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Alicia Cole
    Patient Safety Consultant
  • Sharon Rossmark, MBA
    Vice-chair, Sinai Health System

Hand-off Communications Panel

  • Mignon F. Benjamin, MD
    Family Practice Physician Bartlett Regional Hospital Southeast Medical Clinic, Juneau, Alaska
  • Patrick J. Dunne
    AARC Patient Safety Project Manager
  • Michael J. Fosina, MPH, FACHE
    Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • Tamra Minnier, MSN, RN, FACHE
    Chief Quality Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Executive Director, The Beckwith Institute
  • Kerry O’Connell
    Patient Advocate
  • Laura Winner, MBA, RN
    Director of Lean Sigma Deployment Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Culture of Safety Panel

  • Joshua S. Adler, MD
    Chief Medical Officer, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
  • Richard C. Boothman
    Executive Director of Clinical Safety at the University of Michigan Health System
  • Jack E. Garon, MD
    Chief Medical Officer for Sinai Health System
  • David B. Mayer, MD
    Chief Executive Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Executive Director, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety
  • Stephen Muething, MD
    Vice President – Safety The James M. Anderson Center Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Marty B. Scott, MD, MBA
    Vice President Brenner Children’s Hospital – Wake Forest Baptist Health Chief Patient Safety Officer – Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Coleen A. Smith, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ
    High Reliability Initiatives Director The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare
  • Laura Batz Townsend
    Co-Founder and President Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation

Neonatal and Pediatric Patient Safety Panel

  • Peter Cox, MB, ChB, DCH, (SA), FFARCS (UK), FRCP (C)
    Professor, Departments of Anaesthesia, Critical Care Medicine and Paediatrics, Clinical Director, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Associate Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. Canada
  • Mitch Goldstein, MD
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Loma Linda University Childrens Hospital
  • Anne de-Wahl Granelli, PhD
    Biomedical Scientist, RDCS(PE)
  • Lisa A. Hom
    Clinical Program Manager for the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening Program at Children’s National Health System
  • Jennifer L. Howse, PhD
    President, March of Dimes Foundation
  • Charles Dean Kurth, MD
    Anesthesiologist-in-Chief Director, Department of Anesthesia Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia
  • Annamarie Saarinen
    Executive Director, Newborn Foundation

Failure to Rescue: Post-operative Respiratory Depression Panel

  • J.P. Abenstein, M.D.
    ASA President Elect Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anesthesiology Associate Professor of Anesthesiology Mayo College of Medicine Rochester, MN
  • Dean Chittock, MD
    Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia
  • Helen Haskell
    Founder of Mothers Against Medical Error
  • Susan Lorenz, DrNP, RN, NEC-BC, EDAC
    Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer Princeton HealthCare System
  • Julianne Morath, RN, MS, CPPS
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Hospital Quality Institute, California
  • Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA
    Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Baylor University Medical Center; President, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
  • Andreas H. Taenzer, MD, MS
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Director, Pediatric Acute Pain Service, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Director of the Dartmouth Patient Deterioraton Prediction Laboratory (DP2L)

Sub-optimal Red Blood Cell Transfusion Panel

  • Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery, and Biomedical Informatics, Director of the Anesthesiology & Perioperative Informatics Research Division, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Anesthesia , Medical Director for Perioperative Quality
  • J. Michael Henderson, MD
    Chief Quality Officer Cleveland Clinic Health System
  • Bradford Ray, RABT, PBMT, BC
    Director for Patient Blood Management Del Sol Medical Center El Paso, TX
  • Keith J. Ruskin, MD
    Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Aryeh Shander, MD, FCCM, FCCP
    Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine & Surgery, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
  • Stephen Thames
    Chief Financial Officer, Citizens Medical Center’s Administration
  • Elora Thorpe, RN, MSN
    Patient Blood Management and Transfusion Safety Nurse Manager at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas

Medication Errors Panel

  • Randy Axelrod, MD
    EVP Clinical and Patient Services, Providence Health & Services
  • Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
    Chief Science Officer, Masimo Corporation
  • David C. Classen, MD, MS
    CMIO, Pascal Metrics Associate Professor of Medicine, The University of Utah Active Consultant in Infectious Diseases, The University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Christopher S. Jerry
    President & CEO, Emily Jerry Foundation
  • Victoria L. Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Chief Nurse Executive, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
  • Nathaniel M. Sims, MD
    Cardiac Anesthesiologist & Physician Advisor to Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) / Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Media Panel: Healthy Debate on Patient Safety

  • Marshall Allen
    Reporter, ProPublica
  • Leah Binder
    President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group
  • Peter Eisler
    Investigative Reporter, USA TODAY
  • Merrill Goozner
    Editor, Modern Healthcare
  • Ben Harder
    Managing Editor and Director of Health Care Analysis, U.S. News & World Report
  • Jim Messina
    Chief Executive Officer, The Messina Group
  • Matt Sloane
    President and Chief Creative Officer of Bounce House Creative Former Producer/Project Manager with CNN Medical News