Friday, February 3, 2017

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM


2:00 PM -6:30 PM

State of the Movement:

Joe Kiani,  Founder & Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Founder, Chairman & CEO, Masimo

Keynote Speaker:

Vice President Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States

Media Panel: The Role of the Media in Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths

  • Moderator: Jim Messina, CEO, The Messina Group
  • David Cox, Health Features Writer, The Guardian
  • Diane Perez, MD, Medical Journalist, Univision, Galavision, Televisa
  • Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent, CNN Health, Medical & Wellness
  • Jayne O’Donnell, Healthcare Policy Reporter, USA TODAY
  • Rebecca Palpant, MS, Associate Director, The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism, The Carter Center Mental Health Program

Featured Speaker:

Frans van Houten, CEO & Chairman, Royal Philips

Featured Speaker:

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, Acting Administrator, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) [Presentation]

New Challenge: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Panel

  • Moderator: Mike Durkin, MBBS, FRCA, Doc (Hon), NHS National Director of Patient Safety, NHS Improvement
  • Brandyn Lau, MPH, CPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery & Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Michael A. E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management, Baylor University Medical Center; President, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute
  • Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD, Chief Science Officer, Masimo
  • Timothy I. Morgenthaler, MD, Chief Patient Safety Officer, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Vonda Vaden Bates, Patient Advocate for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Commitment Announcements

  • Andre Vovan, MD, MBA, Executive Medical Director for Clinical Effectiveness, St. Joseph Hoag Health
  • Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG, Vice President of Health Policy, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • James DeFontes, MD, Assistant Executive Medical Director for Patient Safety & Perioperative Services, Kaiser Permanente, Southern Californian Region
  • Edward McCabe, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, March of Dimes Foundation
  • Kavita Bhavan, MD, MHS, Infectious Disease Physician, UT Southwestern; Medical Director, Parkland Health & Hospital System OPAT/Infectious Disease Clinic

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Featured Speaker:

Thomas Zeltner, MD, Former Secretary of Health for Switzerland; Special Envoy of the Director General, World Health Organization (WHO)

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

2016 Humanitarian Awards

Featured Speaker:

Introduction by Didier Pittet, MD, MS, CBE, Professor of Medicine, Infection Control Programme & World Health Organization (WHO); Hospital Epidemiologist, Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety; Director, University of Geneva Hospitals & Faculty of Medicine

Featured Film: Clean Hands

Clean hands

Entertainment: McKenna Lee and the Microfixers

Saturday, February 4, 2017

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Yoga on Del Mar Lawn*

*yoga mats provided, all levels are welcome

6:30 AM – 7:00 PM


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM


8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Opening Remarks:

Joe Kiani,  Founder & Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Founder, Chairman & CEO, Masimo and Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA, Board Member, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chairman, Department of Anesthesilogy & Pain Management, Baylor University Medical Center; President, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute

New Challenge: Pediatric Adverse Drug Events Panel

  • Moderator: Anne LyrenMD, MSc, Clinical Director, Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety; Strategic Advisor of Quality & Safety, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
  • Christopher S. JerryPatient Safety Advocate, Speaker & Founder, The Emily Jerry Foundation
  • Deborah A. Pasko, Pharm.D., MHA, Director of Medication Safety & Quality, American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • James Broselow, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida, College of Medicine; Developer, Broselow Tape & Color Coding Crash Carts; CMO & Founder, eBroselow
  • Sun ‘Coco’ YangB.Pharm, PhD, R.Ph, BCPPS, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Featured Speaker:

Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator for Rhode Island

Featured Speaker:

Tamra E. MinnierRN, MSN, FACHE, Chief Quality Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Executive Director, Beckwith Institute [Presentation]

Keynote Speaker:

President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States

Featured Speakers:

Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt, MP, Secretary of State For Health, United Kingdom and Richard H. CarmonaMD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006); Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona [Presentation]

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


1:00 PM – 6:30 PM 

Featured Speaker:

Bob Casey, United States Senator for Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Terese Casey

Healthcare Technology Leadership Panel 

  • Moderator: Joe KianiFounder & Chairman, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Founder, Chairman & CEO, Masimo
  • M. Michael ShabotMD, FACS, FCCM, FACMI, Executive Vice President, System Chief Clinical Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Omar IshrakChairman & Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic
  • Stefan Dråger, CEO, Drägerwerks AG & Co. KGaA
  • Tore Laerdal, MSc, Chairman & CEO, Laerdal Medical; Executive Chairman, Laerdal Global Health; Executive Director, Laerdal Foundation
  • Ciaran Staunton, Co-Founder, The Rory Staunton Foundation for Sepsis Prevention


Strengthening Patient Safety Through Reliable Safety Culture, Deborah L. Grubbe, PE,CEng., NAC, Principle Consultant, DuPont [Presentation]

Commitment Announcements

  • Professor Kai Zacharowski, MD, PhD, FRCA, Director & Clinical Head of Department, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt and Professor Patrick Meybohm, MD, Leading Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine & Pain Therapy, University Hospital Frankfurt [Presentation]
  • James P. Cappon, MD, Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer, CHOC Children’s Hospital [Presentation]
  • Linda Burnes BoltonDrPH, RN, FAAN, System Chief Nurse Executive, Vice President, Nursing & Chief Nursing Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Edna Adan IsmailFounder & CEO, Edna Hospital; Chancellor, Edna Adan University [Presentation]
  • Christer Svensén, MD, PhD, Director of Doctoral Education, Department of Clinical Science & Education, Karolinska Institutet and Eva Joelsson-Alm, PhD, Registered Critical Care Nurse, Karolinska Institutet
  • Jan ComptonMS-HCAD, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Chief Patient Safety Officer & Vice President of Patient Safety, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Thomas P. Knowles, MHA, RRT, RPSGT, Manager, Respiratory Therapy & Center for Advanced Sleep Medicine, UH Geneva Medical Center
  • Commitments Across Mexico: Dr. Román Rosales, Subscretary of Health, El Medico en Tu Casa and Javier T. Dávila, Former Medical Director, Social Security Mexican Institute; Private Advisor & Consultant, Ministers of Health, Mexico; Former Director of Hospitals, Regulation, & Medical Care, Social Security Institute for Federal Workers; Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon [Presentation]
  • Mike DurkinMBBS, FRCA, DSc (Hon), NHS National Director of Patient Safety, NHS Improvement
  • Konrad Reinhart, Chairman, Global Sepsis Alliance
  • Jannicke Mellin-OlsenSecretary, European Society of Anaesthesiology
  • Adrian GelbSecretary, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists; Former Chair, The Safety & Quality of Practice Committee
  • Edwin LoftinCNO, Vice President of Acute Care, Parrish Medical Center
  • Ryan ArnoldMD, FAAEM, Emergency Physician & Director of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System; Senior Clinical Investigator for the Value Institute
  • Professor Kook Hyun Lee, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine

Culture of Safety Leadership Panel: The Journey to High Reliability

  • Moderator: David Mayer, MD, Vice President, Quality & Safety, MedStar Health 
  • Conrad E. Müller, MBA, Director, Doctor of Medicine, Klinik Hirslanden
  • Craig CordolaFACHE, MBA, MHA, President, Central/West Region, Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Rick Afable, MD, MPH, President, Chief Executive Officer, St. Joseph Hoag Health, EVP, Southern California Region OC/HD, Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Scott BetzelosMD, MSA, Chief Medical Officer, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus; Chief Patient Safety Officer & Vice President, Inova Health System

New Challenge: Mental Health Panel

  • Moderator: Heather Huszti, PhD, Chief Psychologist, CHOC Children’s Hospital
  • Anita Everett, MD, President Elect, American Psychiatric Association
  • Darrell Steinberg, JD, Mayor of Sacramento; Former Senate President pro Tem; Founder, Steinberg Institute
  • Leila EntezamMBA, LMFT, Chief Strategy Officer, Patient Valet
  • Monica McAlduffRPN, BHSc, MA, Director, Mental Health & Substance Use, Vancouver Coastal Health 
  • Paul Saarinen, Patient Advocate for Mental Health

Closing Remarks

by Founder, Joe Kiani [Presentation]

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Dinner (Taste of Laguna)

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

2016 Patient Safety Innovation Awards

Entertainment: Alison Krauss and the Cox Family