Sunday, August 27

1pm-4pm

Medical Errors Now the Third Leading Cause of Death in the US

David Taylor, Director, CVOR, Methodist Hospital and Melanie Burton, Nurse Educator TIDI Products, LLC

You're Not a Born Leader

Chet Wyman, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Monday, August 28

8am-9am

Lessons Learned From the Death of Joan Rivers

Kenneth P. Rothfield, MD
System Vice President and Chief Medical and Quality Officer, Saint Vincent’s Healthcare

9:30-10:30

Hot Topics in Infection Prevention and Control

J. Hudson Garrett Jr.
Global Chief Clinical Officer Pentax Medical-Hoya Corporation

Building Employee Engagement from the Ground Up

Patty Andrews
Director of Perioperative Services, Marina DelRey Hospital

Eyes Wide Shut: Taboo issues in the OR

Jan Kleinhesselink, Chief Quality Officer, Lincoln Surgical Hospital and Carmen Lester, Chief Clinical Officer, Lincoln Surgical Hospital

10:45-11:45

A Human Factors Approach To Endoscope Reprocessing

J. Hudson Garrett Jr.
Global Chief Clinical Officer Pentax Medical-Hoya Corporation

Fear: The Hidden Killer

Chet Wyman, MD
John Hopkins School of Medicine

2:00-3:00

The Educators Treasure Chest: Pearls and other Jewels for Competency Assessment.

Dawn Whiteside
Nurse Manager, Credentialing and Education Development, Competency and Credentialing Institute

The UDI and the OR

Jean Sargent
CMRP, FAHRMM, CRCST, CHL, ACE, FCS
Michael Schiller, CMRP
Senior Director of Supply Chain for the AHRMM

Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments: A shared responsibility

Cynthia Spry
Nurse Consultant, Spry Consulting

3:15-4:15

Thoughts on Leadership

James X. Stobinski
Acting CEO, Competency and Credentialing Institute

Health Policy Changes Under the Trump Administration

Ken Perez
Vice President of Healthcare Policy, Omnicell

It Takes a Village to Raise a Department: Why facilities fail without CS/SPD support staff

Weston “Hank” Balch
Director of Sterile Processing Operations, University Health System

Tuesday, August 29

9am-10am

What would Florence do? Addressing a culture of ownership

Dawn Whiteside
Nurse Manager, Credentialing and Education Development, Competency and Credentialing Institute

Multidisciplinary Collaboration in the Sterile Processing Department

Elbridge “Eb” Merritt
Brooke Army Medical Center

Capacity Planning: How to get the right fit

Anne Roy
Vice President, Sullivan Healthcare Consulting

10:15-1:15

The Death Spiral May Begin With You!

James X. Stobinski
Acting CEO, Competency and Credentialing Institute

Cracking the Code on Improving Block Utilization

Andi Dewes, Vice President, Surgical Excellence at Syús Inc. and Gail Pietrzyk, Corporate Director Surgical Services, UHS

Extinguishing Risk of Surgical Fire

Scott R. Lucas
Director of Accident and Forensic Investigation, ECRI Institute

12:15-1:45

Keynote Address: Healthcare Leaders Aren’t Born, They’re Made

David Taylor
Director, CVOR, Methodist Hospital

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