Articles  |   August 2013
‘Chasing Zero’ at Annual Meeting Opening Session
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Articles   |   August 2013
‘Chasing Zero’ at Annual Meeting Opening Session
ASA Monitor 08 2013, Vol.77, 36.
ASA Monitor 08 2013, Vol.77, 36.
Since its inception in 2010, the annual meeting Opening Session has become perhaps the most popular event at each meeting. Opening Session speakers have been preeminent leaders in their field chosen to underscore the theme of each meeting and to inform, educate and entertain.
This year, Charles Denham, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Patient Safety, and Co-Founder and Chair of the Global Patient Safety Forum, will be joined by actor and patient safety advocate Dennis Quaid to discuss the progress being made in many hospitals throughout the country in addressing issues of patient safety and accountability.
Dennis Quaid, well known to most through his 30-year professional acting career, became involved in patient safety issues after a hospital medical error proved nearly fatal for his newborn twins in 2007. He has since made it a priority to raise public awareness of patient safety issues and the risks of preventable medication errors. Dr. Denham and Mr. Quaid have collaborated on measures aimed at expediting the adoption of NQF-Endorsed® Safe Practices for Better Healthcare, including joining their foundations and producing a series of documentaries aimed at policymakers and health care leaders.
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