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At our 4th Annual Symposium at the Westin Harbour Castle on Oct 2, 2012, we had over 200 particpants who attended the enlightening and lively keynote given by Dr. Steve Muething on Cincinnati’s Children’s “Journey Towards Zero Harm.”  As well, other local, national and international speakers during the workshops were well-liked and well-attended.

7:30AM – 8:15AM       Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15AM – 8:30AM       Welcome and Introduction
8:30AM – 10:00AM      Keynote Session
• Stephen Muething, MD, Vice President of Safety at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
and, Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics
10:00AM – 10:30AM    Break and Poster Viewing
10:30AM – 12:00PM    Breakout Session 1
101 Lessons Learned from a Large State-Wide Collaborative to Improve Patient Safety Network
• Stephen Muething, MD
102 Lessons learned in supporting frontline improvement through Safer Healthcare Now!
• Peter Norton, MD, G. Ross Baker, PhD, Debbie Barnard, MSc, CPHQ & Carmine Stumpo
103 Engaging Interdisciplinary Frontline Clinicians in Patient Safety 
• Mae Squires, RN, PhD, Roy Ilan MD, MSc, Lianne Jeffs RN, PhD, Michelle Bather, RN & Ru Taggar, RN
104 Organizing for Safety and Reliability
• Marlys Christianson, MD, PhD
105 Analyzing QI Data Using Control Charts: A research perspective
• Michael Murray, PhD
106 New Strategies for Improving Patient Handoffs
• Trey Coffey, MD, FAAP, FRCPC, Brian Wong, MD, FRCPC & Zia Bismilla, MD, MEd, FRCPC
107 Measuring and Improving Safety Culture: The state of the field
• Sara J. Singer, MBA, PhD
12:00PM – 1:30PM     Lunch and Poster Viewing
1:30PM – 3:00PM       Breakout Session 2
201 Safety by Design: User Centered Design Methods for Improving Patient Safety 
• Edward Etchells, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Gail ElliotVanessa Ho
202 Lessons learned in supporting frontline improvement through Safer Healthcare Now! 
• Peter Norton, MD & G. Ross Baker, PhD, Debbie Barnard, MSc, CPHQ & Carmine Stumpo
203 Engaging Interdisciplinary Frontline Clinicians in Patient Safety 
• Mae Squires, RN, PhD, Roy Ilan MD, MSc, Lianne Jeffs RN, PhD, Michelle Bather, RN & Ru Taggar, RN
204 Organizing for Safety and Reliability
• Marlys Christianson, MD, PhD
205 Analyzing QI Data Using Control Charts: A research perspective
• Michael Murray, PhD
206 New Strategies for Improving Patient Handoffs 
• Trey Coffey, MD, FAAP, FRCPC, Brian Wong, MD, FRCPC & Zia Bismilla, MD, MEd, FRCPC
207 Measuring and Improving Safety Culture: The state of the field
• Sara J. Singer, MBA, PhD
3:00PM – 3:15PM       Break
3:15PM – 4:30PM       Hot Topics
• Kaveh Shojania, MD & Anne Matlow, MD, FRCPC
4:30PM – 4:45PM       Wrap up and Poster Award

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