World-renowned Speakers Join Patient Safety & Quality Symposium

Posted on August 09, 2018

Tejal Gandhi, MDPatient safety healthcare leader and keynote speaker Tejal Gandhi, MD, headlines the list of speakers for the MHA Patient Safety & Quality Symposium, scheduled for Sept. 18 and 19 at Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.

Gandhi, chief clinical and safety officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Boston, will share findings from the study Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success and best practices for building and sustaining a culture of safety.

She and other symposium speakers will focus on three key areas that drive culture change and ensure patient safety: creating a sustainable safety culture, reducing violence and combating burnout. In addition to Gandhi, other speakers at the event include Bryan Sexton, PhD, director of the Patient Safety Center, Duke University Health System, Durham, NC; Mike Rip, PhD, professor at Michigan State University, East Lansing; and Mark Vroman, battalion fire chief of Meridian Township Fire Department, Okemos.

Symposium. Engagement. Quality. Care.Sexton will lead a general session focused on proven, positive psychological interventions and tools that increase resilience and help combat burnout. Interactive breakout sessions feature Gandhi, who will dive into specific strategies and tactics to influence culture change, and Rip and Vroman together exploring why critical thinking approaches and techniques are essential to creating high reliability.

A total of 7.75 nursing contact hours have been awarded for this activity by the Michigan Public Health Institute – Continuing Education Solutions (MPHI-CES). Additionally, this event is eligible for up to 8.5 continuing medical education credits, category II.

Register for the symposium now or contact Janice Jones at the MHA for further registration information.

Hotel accommodations at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti Eagle Crest should be reserved immediately to ensure the MHA room rate and availability; call (888) 228-9290 or make your reservation online to book at the group rate. For more information on the symposium, contact Erin Steward at the MHA.


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