International Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes

SPE13 International Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes
Monday, October 13, 2014, 8 - 10 a.m.
Lead speaker: Richard P. Dutton, M.D., M.B.A.


This special forum will address international issues in anesthesiology safety, quality and research. The speakers are experienced leaders of national and regional quality improvement initiatives, and will work together to define the issues that all providers have in common in promoting high quality anesthesiology. Topics will cover national registries and census-level data collection, development of standards and guidelines, incident reporting systems and the shared experience of unusual events and complications, and the necessity for common practices to support international trials of anesthesia medications, devices and techniques.


Speaker – The European Patient Safety Foundation and OPUS: Optimizing Patients Undergoing Surgery
Sven Staender, M.D., PhD.


Speaker – Large International Trials: What Can We Learn About Patient Safety?
Matthew T. V. Chan, M.D.

Speaker – National Anesthesia Practice Standards in Colombia: A Success Story
Pedro Ibarra, M.D., MSc.