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  • January 19, 2017

Get an Inside Look at the Strategies Changing Children's Health Care at the 2017 Quality and Safety Conference

It's the event that offers an extensive range of topics selected with children's hospital quality and safety professionals in mind. At the 2017 Quality & Safety in Children's Health Conference March 20-22, learn alongside more than 300 peers who understand the challenges of working in pediatric health care.

Members can build their own agendas to make the most of their time at the conference. Choose from more than 50 education and poster sessions—many offer Continuing Nursing Education credits (CNE)—for an inside look at what's working in children's hospitals across the country and the broader health care industry. Hear real lessons and find inspiring practices proven to produce results in health care management, patient and family engagement, improving care and eliminating harm.

Patient safety experts presenting

Grab a front row seat for keynote presentations by two patient safety experts. National Patient Safety Foundation CEO Tejal Gandhi, M.D., will share how her organization is advocating for patient safety at the national level, driving educational and professional certification efforts, and helping to create and spread new safety ideas. Throughout her career, Gandhi has educated other clinicians on the topic of patient safety, with research interests focused on patient safety and reducing error using information systems.

Safety culture expert Bryan Sexton, Ph.D., has learned that the need to improve quality and organizational performance is quite different from being ready to improve. He will review the prevalence and severity of burnout, describe fatigue management and provide tools, tactics and research on how to enhance resilience. As Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine and Director of Patient Safety Center, Duke University Health System, Sexton has captured the wisdom of frontline caregivers through assessments of safety culture, teamwork and workforce resilience.

This conference creates an onsite community of colleagues looking for ideas that can change children's health care. Be a part of the lively conversations that take place here. Registration is open and the early bird discount is available until Jan. 26.