Articles  |   July 2016
ASA/APSF Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., Patient Safety Memorial Lecture: ‘Patient Safety Beyond Our Borders: Different But the Same’ Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D.
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  • Robert K. Stoelting, M.D.
    Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
    President
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Articles   |   July 2016
ASA/APSF Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., Patient Safety Memorial Lecture: ‘Patient Safety Beyond Our Borders: Different But the Same’ Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D.
ASA Monitor 07 2016, Vol.80, 26-27.
ASA Monitor 07 2016, Vol.80, 26-27.

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The 2016 ASA/APSF Ellison C. Pierce Patient Safety Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D. Dr. Hannenberg has chosen the topic, “Patient Safety Beyond Our Borders: Different But the Same,” for his lecture.
This annual honorary lecture was established by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and ASA to recognize and sustain the memory of the founding president of APSF and past president of ASA (1984), Ellison C. (Jeep) Pierce, Jr., M.D. It was Dr. Pierce’s vision and unwavering commitment to anesthesia patient safety that led to the formation of APSF in 1985 as the first medical specialty foundation devoted solely to addressing patient safety. Today, the medical specialty of anesthesiology, ASA and APSF are recognized as pioneers in advocating for patient safety, as APSF strives to achieve its vision that “no patient shall be harmed by anesthesia.”
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