Jan Bonhoeffer, MD, PhD

For 17 years, I led the Brighton Collaboration Foundation, an international not-for profit organization harmonizing, conducting, and promoting high quality vaccine safety research. Brighton Collaboration guidelines and vaccine safety standards are now widely accepted and recommended by key stakeholder organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), Centers of Disease Control (CDC), European Center of Disease Control (ECDC).

As past Strategic Advisory Group Member of the WHO Global Vaccine Safety Initiative (GVSI) I helped implementing the vaccine safety strategy of the Global Vaccine Action Plan. At the University of Basel, I teach pediatrics, infectious diseases & vaccines and I care for patients in hospital and outpatient clinics.

My mission is to provide high quality scientific evidence through collaborative efforts for trusted and timely public and private decision making related to immunizations. From both direct care of patients and public health work I learned that vaccine safety is a real patient safety concern. At this Summit, I propose to build a bridge between the rapidly growing fields of vaccine safety and patient safety and to explore the numerous synergies together.

Ariana Longley, MPH

Ariana has been with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation since 2015 and is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer.

In her short career prior to joining the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Ariana graduated cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Studio Arts. She worked at the University of California, Irvine’s Institute for Immunology for one year and left her post at UCI to pursue a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2012, with a focus on oral immunotherapy for children with egg allergy. Ariana came back to California and spent time at the Orange County Healthcare Agency in the Health Promotion Division. She then seized the opportunity to work at Masimo Corporation, in the Fire and Emergency Medical Services sector, where she worked closely with marketing and sales to develop a Grant Assistance Program, helping Fire and EMS Departments procure devices to help them screen for carbon monoxide poisoning, among department staff and the public. Ariana volunteered at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s 2015 Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit and knew that she wanted to step into a leadership role to support the Foundation’s audacious mission.

Since joining the Patient Safety Movement,  Ariana developed the Committed Partners opportunity for professional societies, associations, and other aligned healthcare-related organizations to work with the Movement and has helped grow the number of committed organizations to over 4,710 worldwide, spanning 51 countries.