16th Annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference

When:  May 1, 2018 from 7:00 AM to 4:15 PM (PT)
The Washington Patient Safety Coalition invites patients, family caregivers, and patient advocates to attend our upcoming Northwest Patient Safety Conference on May 1 at the Hilton Seattle Airport, with a special discounted rate offered to these attendees. To those in these communities: we need your voice and your presence now more than ever to be a truly well-rounded meeting of the minds exploring patient safety and where it's going in these unprecedented times. For you, our hope is the conference offers the benefit of creating space for immersing and networking with others in the healthcare community, informing your understanding of the current efforts being made, and sharing your perspective with a wide diversity of attendees. Topics covered this year include health IT, mindfulness, just culture, laughter as medicine, opioids and pain management, communication and resolution, health advocacy, care for the caregiver, burnout prevention, and more. Patients and those devoting energy to family caregiving and advocacy are encouraged to attend. Registration and more information can be found at the event site. Be sure to select the following from the registration menu to receive the discounted rate: 'Patients, Family Caregivers & Patient Advocates'. 

Presenting this year's theme: Propelling Patient Safety Into the Future. At a time when the healthcare landscape is rapidly changing, the value of the patient experience must not be lost. This unique event will unite medical professionals, patients, and students for a day of learning around this theme. All those concerned with embracing modern healthcare innovations while maintaining the sacredness of the patient experience are invited to join for a day of networking with a likeminded audience and engaging in sessions with industry thought leaders.

  • Morning Keynote | Michelle Mello, PhD, JD: Insights from Patients: The Future of Communication & Resolution
  • Afternoon Plenary | Room CircusLaughter as Medicine: The Benefit of Therapeutic Medical Clowning
  • Closing Session | Mindfulness NorthwestMindfulness & Patient Safety: Stress Resilience and Burnout Prevention for Healthcare Professionals
  • Engaging, interactive morning and afternoon sessions with industry thought leaders related to this year's theme
  • Poster (and patient art!) gallery featuring patient safety efforts in local care settings and art by patients
  • Annual ceremony of Qualis Health Awards for Excellence in Healthcare Quality
  • Continental breakfast and plated lunch
  • Eligibility for 6 CNE/CPHQ credits
See the full agenda here


Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center
17620 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
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Emily Wittenhagen