14th Annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference

April 13, 2018

Hilton Baltimore

2017 Maryland Patient Safety Conference

Patient Safety Evolving:

Inspiration. Innovation. Collaboration.

On March 17, 2017, the Annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference brought together allied healthcare workers including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, quality professionals, risk managers and patient safety officers. In its 13th year, the conference focused on today’s most pressing safety issues and how those issues are fundamental to the delivery of quality care in the safest patient environment possible. The program featured nationally recognized speakers, including a Keynote Address by the pioneer of Just Culture, David Marx and a Closing Keynote by Sue Sheridan and her son Cal, who shed new light on their journey with patient safety and the monumental impact one person can have to prevent systemic failures. 

To view presentations from this year's conference, click on the specific presentation title listed in the agenda below. 

Key Ballroom A
Track 1
Key Ballroom B
Track 2
Key Ballroom C
Track 3
Key Ballroom D
Track 4
Caring for Diverse
Communication - Vulnerable
Patients - a Patient Safety - Challenge
Matthew K. Wynia, MD,

Director, Center for Bioethics and
University of Colorado

FY16 Office of Health Care
Quality Patient Safety Update
Anne Jones, RN, BSN, MA

Nurse Program Consultant
Office of Health Care Quality

It's Time to Regulate:
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Standards in Acute Care
Emily L.Heil, PharmD,

Assistant Professor - Infectious Diseases
University of Maryland
School of Pharmacy

Ransomware as
a Disruptive Force
in Healthcare
Ron Galloway

Researcher and Filmmaker

The Evolution of Patient-
and Family-Centered Teamwork
Training: Cracking the Code for
Our most Important
Team Members
Jim Rost, MD, FAAP
Jennifer Ustianov, MS, BSN, RN,

Team STEPPS Elite, Inc.

Making a PACCT to CARE:
Leveraging Community
Resources to Educate, Engage
and Empower Patients
Karen Twigg, BSN, RN, CMCN

Director, Care Coordination
& Intergration
Calvert Memorial Hospital

Minogue Award for Patient Safety
Innovation Winner:
Accountable Care Unit Model
Creates Culture Change of
Shared Accountability to Patient
Safety and Quality Goals
Susan Mani, MD, FACC

Chief Quality Officer/
Chair of Medicine
Northwest Hospital

Primum Non Tacere,
or Why don't We Speak Up?
John Banja, PhD

Professor, Department of
Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics
Emory University

Preventing Suicide in
Psychiatric and Acute Care
Settings, Including Prevention
of Post-Discharge Events
Robert Roca, MD, MPH, MBA

Vice President and Medical Director

Ellen M.Mongan, MD

Director, Resident &
Medical Student Education
Sheppard Pratt Health System

Achievement in Patient Safety
Innovation Winner:
A Team-Based, Innovative
Approach to Reducing the
Incidence of Chronic Lung
Disease in the
Premature Newborn
Mike Sukumar, MD

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove
Medical Center

Diagnostic Error:
Overview, Challenges and
John Banja, PhD

Professor, Department of
Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics
Emory University

Top 20 Minogue Award Submissions