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Clancy, Chassin Plenary Speakers at UT System Conference

Carolyn Clancy, M.D., of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Mark R. Chassin, M.D., M.P.P., M.P.H., of The Joint Commission will be the plenary speakers for the first University of Texas System Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference in Austin, Oct. 15-16.

The conference, with the theme Building the Bridge at the Quality Chasm, will be held at Austin’s Renaissance Hotel.

Clancy, president of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, will speak on the Role of AHRQ and UT System Healthcare Organizations in the morning plenary session. 

Joint Commission President Chassin will speak on patient safety in the second plenary of the conference. 

Also on the agenda are sessions on UT System Collaboratives. MD Anderson’s John Bingham, M.H.A., and Gregory Botz, M.D., will lead a session on Collaboratives – Purpose and Structure. Facilitated concurrent meetings will then follow on Critical Care Medicine facilitated by Dr. Botz, Infectious Disease led by Jan E. Patterson, M.D., of UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals led by Jennifer Baer, R.N., M.S., of UT Medical Branch Galveston, and CS&E Post Graduate Course Options led by Sherry Martin, M.Ed., Health Care Quality Management Consultant.

Other presentations on the first-day agenda include presentations by CS&E alumni on projects submitted for the conference.

MD Anderson’s Garrett Walsh, M.D, will be the speaker at the Recognition Dinner that concludes the first day of the conference. Project awards and induction of the first UT System fellows are also part of the evening festivities.

Brent C. James, M.D., M.Stat., will open the second day of the conference. James, president of Intermountain Health Care’s Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, will speak on The ATP of the Future. The Advanced Training Program is the model program that led to the founding of CS&E.

Following facilitated poster presentations, Kenneth Shine, M.D., executive vice chancellor for health affairs, will lead a discussion with UT System Presidents on Advancing the Agenda.

Closing the conference will be a panel on Medical Error Disclosure moderated by Eric J. Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., of The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. Other panelists will include Thomas H. Gallagher, M.D., of the University of Washington, Steven Leach, M.D., of UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas, and William M. Sage, J.D., M.D., of The University of Texas Law School.

For more information, see the conference Web site


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