Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 7:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
17620 International Boulevard
Seattle, Washington 98188
(206) 244-4800

Join us for the 16th Annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference! Curated annually by the Washington Patient Safety Coalition, this is the only comprehensive patient safety event of its kind in the Western US.

Presenting this year’s theme: Propelling Patient Safety Into the Future. At a time when the healthcare landscape is rapidly changing, the value of the patient experience must not be lost. This unique event will unite medical professionals, patients, and students for a day of learning around this theme. All those concerned with embracing modern healthcare innovations while maintaining the sacredness of the patient experience are invited to join for a day of networking with a likeminded audience and engaging in sessions with industry thought leaders.

+ Morning Keynote | Michelle Mello, PhD, JD: Insights from Patients: The Future of Communication & Resolution
+ Afternoon Plenary | Room Circus: Laughter as Medicine: The Benefit of Therapeutic Medical Clowning
+ Closing Session | Mindfulness Northwest: Stress Resilience and Burnout Prevention for Healthcare Professionals
+ Engaging, interactive morning and afternoon sessions with industry thought leaders related to this year’s theme
+ Poster (and patient art!) gallery featuring patient safety efforts in local care settings and art by patients
+ Annual ceremony of Qualis Health Awards for Excellence in Healthcare Quality
+ Continental breakfast and plated lunch
+ Eligibility for 6 CNE/CPHQ credits
+ See full agenda here

+ WPSC Member: $275
+ Non-Member: (With full 1 year WPSC membership) – $475
(Event registration only; no WPSC membership) – $350
+ Patient and Family Rate: $99 | In an effort to promote more attendance from patients and patient advocates, we are holding a limited number of deeply reduced tickets within this category. THESE ARE FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE!
+ Student Rate: $175
+ Other rate specials apply for poster presenters and sponsors!
+ PLEASE NOTE: If you are an employee at any WPSC member organization, you are entitled to the membership pricing for this event. Visit our member page to see if your organization is a WPSC member: http://www.wapatientsafety.org/our-members 

Morning Keynote
Dr. Michelle Mello | Michelle Mello, JD, PhD is Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. She conducts empirical research into issues at the intersection of law, ethics, and health policy. She is the author of more than 170 articles and book chapters on the medical malpractice system, medical errors and patient safety, public health law, pharmaceuticals, biomedical research ethics and governance, obesity policy, and other topics. The recipient of a number of awards for her research, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly called the Institute of Medicine) at the age of 40.

Afternoon Plenary
Room Circus | The nationally-renowned performers of Room Circus will be joining us for the post-lunch spot for a dose of laughter, education, and demonstration on the fascinating art and patient-centered power of Medical Clowning. Room Circus founder and Parents’ Choice award-winner Linda Severt and Peter Pitofsky, a 7-time guest on Jay Leno, will share a presentation on Laughter as Medicine: The Benefit of Therapeutic Medical Clowning, followed by a demonstration. In Linda's words: What Room Circus brings to Patient Safety is relief from pain, stress, and anxiety. Medical Clowning can reduce cortisol levels and recovery time and increase endorphins, coping skills, and immune function. Numerous studies have documented that professional Medical Clowns provide measurable clinical benefits for pediatric and memory-care patients. In addition, Medical Clowning helps build trust between physicians and patients, especially when a patient is feeling frightened or in pain, and has been shown to have positive clinical outcomes. Room Circus clowns create a circle of trust that encompasses everyone in the room – providers, families, patients and staff.

Closing Session
Mindfulness Northwest | Closing out the day after a whirlwind of learning and networking, we’ll have a moment of much deserved mindfulness and meditation with Mindfulness Northwest, who teach specialized, evidence-based stress resilience and burnout prevention techniques for healthcare professionals all across the spectrum, known for enhancing morale, productivity, focus, personal connections, gratitude, and creativity.

Hotel Reservations
Out-of-towners! We have a special room block at the Hilton Seattle Airport this year. The cut-off date to make reservations is Monday, April 09, 2018. To make reservations:
1) Call 1-800-HILTONS and reference the group code WPSC 
2) Visit the group website at https://aws.passkey.com/go/WPSC  

Continue to check in at wapatientsafety.org/news-events/patient-safety-conference for ongoing details on speakers, agenda, and more! 

Please be aware, all below attendee rates will incur an additional $25 surcharge if booked within 24 hours of the event (including event walk-in registrations).


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Checks and Purchase Orders should be marked with the registrant's name(s) or ID number(s) and mailed to the following address:

    Foundation for Health Care Quality
    ATTN: WPSC Patient Safety Conference
    705 Second Ave, Suite 410
    Seattle, WA 98104-1711

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