Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, MD to Present Keynote at ABQAURP Patient Safety Conference

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ABQAURP (American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians) announces that Us Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, MD to keynote the Patient Safety Conference Â? October 29 Â? 30th in Tampa, FL.

ABQAURP (American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc.) announces that Richard H. Carmona, MD, US Surgeon General plans to be the keynote speaker at the ABQAURP Patient Safety Conference from October 29 – 30 in Tampa, FL.

His presentation titled, “Quality Leadership: Government Initiatives to Enhance Patient Safety,” will discuss the Federal government’s role in promoting quality care. He will also review the numerous government programs planned and implemented that foster patient safety.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have the Surgeon General, a board certified ABQAURP Diplomat, keynoting at our annual conference” said, Dr. Arthur I. Broder, MD, Chairman of the Board of ABQAURP. “The Surgeon General is well versed on the topic of quality and will no doubt highlight ways we all can help address this critical healthcare issue.”

This year’s annual conference titled “Patient Safety: Perspectives from the Field of Stakeholders” will also feature other nationally known speakers including Jim Bagian, MD, former NASA astronaut, Nancy Dickey, MD, President, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, and William Hendee, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition, Booz Allen Hamilton will assist ABQAURP in running a Patient Safety War Games Simulation during the conference.

The ABQAURP ’04 Annual Conference takes place October 29 – 30 at the Tampa Airport Marriott. For more information contact either of the individuals above or visit the ABQAURP website at


Established in 1977, ABQAURP (American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc.) is the nation's largest organization of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals focused on quality care and patient safety. With the assistance of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) in the development of its qualifying exam, ABQAURP board certifies physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in health care quality and management (HCQM) and patient safety. In addition, ABQAURP invests in the development of on-line and on-site educational programs that assist its membership in promoting safe care delivery. Finally, it works to promote quality healthcare through its affiliation with similar focused organizations and publications.

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