2015 Annual Patient Safety Conference


Friday, March 13, 2015 | Crowne Plaza Hotel | St. Louis, Missouri

Save the Date
Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities: How to become a Safe Care Sponsor or Vendor
Poster Application – submit by 3/6/15
Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit


Download the 2015 Patient Safety Awareness Week Toolkit!

More about past Center for Patient Safety’s Annual Conferences:
2014  |  2013  |  2012  | 2011


Regular Registration: $250 REGISTER

Includes full conference access with breakfast, lunch, snacks, attendee prize drawings, and available speaker presentations.

Dr. Graber Keynote Session Only (3:15-4:15): $50  REGISTER

Can’t make it for the entire day but interested in hearing Dr. Graber speak?  Join us from 3:15-4:15.

Vendors and sponsors receive complimentary registration(s).

Need an invoice? Use this printable document and return via fax or email
Paying by check? Use this printable document and return via fax or email
Paying with credit card? Register for our conference on Eventbrite and pay online.


graberMark L. Graber, MD, FACP – “Diagnostic Error It’s Here”

Dr. Graber is a Senior Fellow at RTI International and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Graber is a national leader in the field of patient safety and originated Patient Safety Awareness Week in 2002, an event now recognized internationally.  He is also a pioneer in efforts to address diagnostic errors in medicine. In 2008, he originated the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference series; in 2011, he founded the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (www.improvediagnosis.org); and, in 2014, he launched a new journal, DIAGNOSIS, devoted to improving the quality and safety of diagnosis and reducing diagnostic error.

massariAllison Massari – “Reclaiming Passion for a Life’s Work in Healthcare; Improving Safety, Satisfaction and the Bottom Line

Named one of the Top 10 Best Speakers in North America for Motivation Meetings & Conventions Magazine 2012, 2013, 2014

Allison Massari’s book, “Ignited” – The 6-CD Audio Book, will be available during the Center for Patient Safety Conference on March 13thMore details!

Mentored in the field of medicine from an early age by her mother, a nurse, and her father, a surgeon, Allison spent nearly 16 years interning and working in hospitals and medical office settings. Then, at age 32, her life was turned upside down by two tragic events, which caused her to spend over 400 days in hospitals, physical therapy centers, and doctors offices as a patient giving her deep insight into the impactful and delicate nature of patient-centered care and its impact on safe recovery.

GoeschelChristine Goeschel, ScD, MPA, MPS, RN “Keys to Improving Safety of Care in the Next Decade”,  Bringing the Science to the Real World

Christine A. Goeschel, ScD, MPA, MPS, RN is the assistant to vice president for Quality at MedStar Health. In this role, she oversees quality improvement for both acute and non-acute care. In addition, she holds an associate faculty position in the Master of Hospital Administration program at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and previously held a primary faculty appointment in the Hopkins Armstrong Institute, where she served as co-director of the AHRQ ACTION II research network. Dr. Goeschel has significant and diverse health care leadership experience as a critical care nurse, a hospital executive, an implementation scientist, as the first executive for the Keystone Center for Patient Safety in Michigan and has contributed to large-scale healthcare improvement projects in Spain, England, and Peru, United States and Puerto Rico. Dr. Goeschel is also an examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, has served on the National Quality Forum national steering committee for hospital associated conditions and she currently serves on an NQF expert panel examining linkages between cost and quality of care as well as a senior advisor on the World Health Organization Patient Safety Program.

Poster Sharing – Complete and return your Poster Application today!
Panel Sessions:

  • Panel 1: Best Practices in Safe Care – Sharing Successful Safety Programs Read more
  • Panel 2: Varying Perspectives on Safe Care – Then and Now Read more



Those who have a vested interest in improving health care safety, including executives, professionals and clinicians, and representatives from government, business, public, insurance and health plans.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with The Essentials Areas and Policies of the Missouri State Medical Association through the joint providership of SSM St. Louis and the Mo. Center for Patient Safety.  SSM St. Louis is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  SSM St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This meeting has been approved for a total of 5.25 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal.


The March 13th program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 5.25 CE hours toward the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Nursing Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This event is approved for 5.25 nursing contact hours.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN, 888.935.8272.


Limited availability – more information


Sponsors include:
HSG Healthcare Services Group
Healthcare Services Group

Commissioners Panel Session Sponsor
Best Practices Panel Session Sponsor

Vendors include:

  • AllScripts
  • ARCH
  • CenterPointe Hospital
  • Checklist Boards Corporation
  • DHSS – Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
  • Healthcare Services Group/ProCON
  • Missouri Health Connection
  • Missouri Hospital Association
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • RL Solutions
  • The Bank of Missouri
  • The Evidence Doc
  • Verge Solutions
  • Wolters Kluwer Health Lippincott


The Crowne Plaza – St. Louis Airport is located at 11228 Lone Eagle Drive, Bridgeton, Missouri  63044
Book online or call: (314) 291-6700 ask for the Center for Patient Safety rate of $115 per night.

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