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Bringing together inspiring thought leaders, health care practitioners, patient advocates, and others working on solutions to making health care safer.

IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress

WHO:     The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a leader in health and health care improvement worldwide, plus hundreds of patient safety officers and staff; physicians, nurses, pharmacists, risk management and quality professionals; health care executives; patients and patient advocates; students; researchers and policymakers; and industry representatives focused on solutions.

WHAT:     2018 IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress

WHEN:     Wednesday, May 23 – Friday, May 25, 2018

WHERE:     John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115



The IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress brings together people who are passionate about ensuring safe care equitably for all across the globe. This annual meeting is the must-attend event for committed health care professionals who continue to shape smarter, safer care for patients wherever it’s provided — from the hospital to outpatient settings to the home. With keynote presentations from inspiring patient safety leaders, engaging sessions on safety culture and science, and an immersive Learning & Simulation Center, this event is the only annual meeting in the US with a singular focus on safety. The 2018 Congress is the first planned since the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) merged with IHI, combining a collective vision of building and sustaining a culture of safety in health care.

Thought-provoking keynote addresses from presenters including David Michaels, MD, MPH, Professor, George Washington University, Milken Institute of Public Health, and Former US Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health; Kaveh Shojania, MD, Director, Centre for Quality and Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Toronto, and Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Quality & Safety; Angela Shippy, MD, FHM, Chief Quality Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System; Jeffrey Cooper, PhD, Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, and Founder, Center for Medical Simulation; Linda Kenney, Executive Director and President, Medically Induced Trauma Support Services; and Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo, Founders and Instructors, Artango Dance Company, who will offer an experiential learning opportunity that will touch on partnership, empathy, and communication.

Four full-day Immersion Workshops on May 23:
o Application of Human Factors and Systems Safety Principles: Thinking Differently About Patient Safety
o The Next Frontier to Improve Diagnosis – The New Diagnostic Team
o Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) Review Course
o Leadership Day: Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success

30 Breakout Sessions in six themed tracks. Sessions include:
o Improving Medication Safety for Seniors at Home
o The Business Case for an Innovative Systems Approach to Safety and Risk: Doing the Right Thing for Our Patients
o Promoting an Injury Free Workplace – Our Health System’s Journey
o Adherence to Recommended Electronic Health Record Safety Practices Across Eight Healthcare Organizations
o Never Event Action Teams – An Innovative Approach to Improving Patient Safety

Attendees will hear from inspiring thought leaders about the most pressing needs and solutions for patient safety; explore new patient safety breakthroughs in carefully curated sessions; and learn new methods for delivering safer care that they can bring home and apply immediately.

RSVP:        To register, visit

For press credentials or additional media information, contact Joanna Clark at CXO Communication,

About Us
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) began working together as one organization in May 2017. The newly formed entity is committed to using its combined knowledge and resources to focus and energize the patient safety agenda in order to build systems of safety across the continuum of care. To learn more about our trainings, resources, and practical applications, visit

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