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Conference Alert: Creating a Culture of Safety – Best Practices in Implementation Science

On May 7, 2013 in Mount Snow, Vermont, physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators, and patient safety specialists will gather for a one-day conference: “Creating a Culture of Safety: Best Practices in Implementation Science.”  Specifics: Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Grand Summit Resort and Hotel, 394 Route 100, Mount Snow, Vermont. Registration is $149.

The conference is presented in partnership by the Center for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at Southwestern Vermont Health Care in Bennington, VT, the Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness at Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, VT, and the Patient Safety Education Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 5.58.20 PMPeter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, and his colleagues from Johns Hopkins Medicine will travel to Vermont to be part of this regional patient safety conference. Peter Pronovost is a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician who is dedicated to finding ways to make hospitals and healthcare safer for patients. In June 2011, he was named director of the new Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins, as well as Johns Hopkins Medicine’s senior vice president for patient safety and quality. Dr. Pronovost has developed a scientifically proven method for reducing the deadly infections associated with central line catheters. His simple but effective checklist protocol virtually eliminated these infections across the state of Michigan, saving 1,500 lives and $100 million annually. These results have been sustained for more than three years. Moreover, the checklist protocol is now being implemented across the United States. Pronovost has chronicled his work to improve patient safety in his book, Safe Patients, Smart Hospitals: How One Doctor’s Checklist Can Help Us Change Health Care from the Inside Out.

The cost to attend the one-day conference is $149 (early bird) for registrations postmarked before March 15, 2013. After March 15, the conference fee is $199 per person. Online registration deadline is Friday, April 26, 2013.

Continuing nursing education credits will be available. Download Culture of Safety Conference Registration Packet. Questions regarding this conference or registration can be directed to Heather Stratton at or phone at 802.447.5353.

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