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Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Midyear Planning Meeting Co-convened with the Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

Keynote Address by Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner for US Food and Drug Administration

Irvine, California

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is co-convening with the Inova Heart & Vascular Institute for their full-day Midyear Planning Meeting at Inova Fairfax Medical Center in Falls Church, Virginia. To register, please visit the Patient Safety Movement Foundation website.

The keynote speaker for this year’s meeting is Dr. Robert M. Califf, the Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The morning session will begin with a number of lectures and discussions on timely patient safety topics led by experts in each field. Topics include:

  • Team Training to Improve Patient Safety
  • The Use of Simulation in Improving Patient Safety
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Principles of High-Reliability Organizations
  • System Engineering

The afternoon session of the meeting will begin with presentations by leaders from each of the twelve workgroups chartered to update the Patient Safety Movement’s Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). These APSS are designed to address the top challenges in patient safety. The meeting will conclude by identifying and voting on new challenges that will be addressed at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s 5th annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in February 2017 in Dana Point, California. There are currently twelve APSS.

“We are delighted to be co-convening our Midyear meeting with Inova,” said Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation.“Identifying the right challenges and providing APSS that can be implemented quickly are vital to our mission of zero preventable deaths. This is a powerful meeting because clinicians, hospital administrators, innovators and patient advocates will be in one room discussing what specific challenges will make the most impact and save the most lives.”

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond. Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices and health and wellness initiatives. It is recognized as a global leader in developing and applying personalized health, connecting researchers, clinicians and patients and integrating genomic research for patient care, prevention, and wellness.

“We are looking forward to co-convening this year’s Patient Safety Midyear Planning Meeting,” said Dr. Charles E. Murphy, Chief Patient Safety Officer for Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. “We believe our two organizations are very much aligned when it comes to our commitment to patient safety. We will welcome the experts from around the world and work closely with the Foundation on what we believe will be one of the most important meetings about Patient Safety this year.”


Media Contacts
Irene Paigah The Patient Safety Movement Foundation Phone: (858) 859-7001 Email: irene@paigah.com