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Conway to Present First Patient Safety Lecture

James Conway, M.S., of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is the speaker for the first Patient Safety Lecture on Oct. 10 at 11:15 a.m. in Hickey Auditorium.

The lecture by Conway, senior vice president at IHI, will be "Reflections on the Status of Patient Safety in Cancer Care.” His talk is sponsored by the Office of Performance Improvement.

Prior to joining IHI in 2005, Conway was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. At Dana-Farber he joined the Boston cancer institute following two tragic chemotherapy overdoses in 1995. He was a key leader in Dana-Farber’s efforts to improve patient safety following the overdoses.

His areas of expertise and interest include executive leadership, patient safety, change management and patient- and family-centered care. He is a member of the IOM Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors, an advisor to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, a distinguished advisor to the National Patient Safety Foundation and a member of the Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert Advisory Group.

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