I graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1963. I specialized in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubirán” (INCMNSZ) (1966-1970). Later I specialized in Hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital in London (1971-1974) and obtained a PhD in medicine from the University of London (1975). Upon my return to Mexico, I reincorporate to the INCMNSZ, where I have held several positions and I am now its General Director since 2012. My field of research is mainly focused on the study of liver diseases. I am an Emeritus Member of the National System of Research of Mexico. In 2016, I was awarded the National Prize for Science of Mexico. Professor of Gastroenterology and tutor of Master’s and PhD students at UNAM. I have around 500 publications, of which 203 are original articles. I have written 81 chapters of books. I was a member of the Board of Governors of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) (2005-2012). I served as Surgeon General in México, from October 2011 to June 2012. I was President of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. and the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico. I am Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in England.
Frances Healey is a Registered Nurse with a doctorate in patient safety. Her clinical focus was older people, including leadership roles in providers of acute and community care, designing and leading clinically based research, national initiatives on mortality review, national clinical audits, and regional QI projects. She is currently Deputy Director of Patient Safety (Insight) in the national patient safety team at NHS Improvement. Her role includes leading the teams who undertake clinical review of all nationally reported death and severe harm incidents and the National Patient Safety Alerting System.
Promote and implement evidence based practice and develop best practices for pediatric nursing. Clinical expert on revision and development of policies and guidelines for pediatric cardiology and critical care. Develop and evaluate quality improvement initiatives for staff to improve patient care. Act as a patient advocate and promotes family centered care. Co-chair of Heart Institute clinical practice and quality council. Participates in the prevention of Target Zero Hospital Acquired Infection work related to CAUTI and SSIs. Chairs Code Committee Education subgroup to develop education to assist nurses in identifying clinical deterioration and managing rapid response. Facilitates high fidelity code simulations and debriefing for nursing and medical providers for the heart institute.
Caroline Stade, RN, MBA
CNO UKBB, Chief Nurse Officer at the University of Children Hospital Basel, Switzerland
1993 Expert Nurse in Anesthesia and Resuscitation, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
1999 EFQM Assessor (European Foundation of Quality Management)
2006 eMBA, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland
2009 MBA Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, University Lüneburg, Germany
Deahna Visscher is a mother that lost her infant son, Grant Lars Visscher when he was 11 days old due to an avoidable medical error. Since his death in 2008 she has been on a quest to find a solution to prevent others from experiencing the loss that she was due to a misplaced feeding tube. Through this journey, she has become a parent partner on the Patient Safety Committee at the hospital that he died at and has also become a member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) sub-committee NOVEL (seeking New Opportunities for Verification of Enteral tube Location).
Beth Lyman MSN, RN, CNSC is the Sr. Program Coordinator of the Nutrition Support Team for Children’s Mercy Kansas City. She has been a nutrition support nurse for 36 years with 26 of those years at a children’s hospital where she has inserted many nasogastric tubes. As a member of the board of directors of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Mrs. Lyman worked with the board to develop the New Opportunities for Verification of Enteral tube Location (NOVEL) project which is an inter-organization, inter-disciplinary and international effort to promote best practice for NG tube placement verification. Since its inception in 2012, the NOVEL project members have completed and published 3 research studies, published 4 best practice papers and have given over 20 lectures at regional and national nursing meetings on the topic of NG tube placement and misplacement. Aside from the NOVEL project activities, Mrs. Lyman helped form an Enteral Access Team at Children’s Mercy Kansas City which focuses on the safe use and replacement of all enteral access devices. She also conducts research on enteral formula administration safety. In addition, Mrs. Lyman follows a caseload of home TPN patients and works closely with other members of the Nutrition Support Team and Intestinal Rehabilitation Team to provide safe parenteral nutrition across all care settings.