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7th Annual NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Gala

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NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Gala

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Boston Marriott Copley Place | Boston, MA


The NPSF Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Gala offers a collegial setting designed to encourage sharing of perspectives. Join us and connect with national patient safety thought leaders and peers from across health care, and signal your support for the Institute’s mission.

This year’s afternoon forum includes a presentation by featured speaker Andrew Knight, PhD, followed by three concurrent discussion sessions led by Lucian Leape Institute members, who offer insights into their work and seek attendee reaction and views.

The evening gala consists of a networking reception and dinner, with a keynote address by Robert M. Wachter, MD.

Afternoon Featured Presentation: “Informal Influence:
Using It to Drive Positive Change in Health Care”

Andrew Knight, PhD

Dr. Knight is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is also a Faculty Scholar in the Institute for Public Health and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for School Partnership. Professor Knight studies the interpersonal dynamics of groups and teams in organizations – especially in high-risk organizations (e.g., health care, military) and those seeking to develop and implement innovative products and practices. Professor Knight’s award-winning research has been published in psychology, management, and health care journals, and he is a member of the Academy of Management Journal editorial review board.

Evening Keynote Address: “Disrupted: Hope, Hype, and Harm
at the Dawn of Medicine’s Digital Age”

Robert M. Wachter, MD
Robert Wachter, MD

Dr. Wachter is professor and associate chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the 60-physician Division of Hospital Medicine. He is currently visiting professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, completing a book about how computers are changing the practice of medicine, to be published in 2015.

Author of 250 articles and 6 books, he coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is generally considered the father of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing specialty in the history of modern medicine. He is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine (1999-2000) and past chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (2012-13). In 2004, he received the John M. Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety. For the past seven years, Modern Healthcare  has named him one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the US, the only academic physician to receive this recognition.