Advance the health of individuals and populations by discovering innovative strategies for patient safety and quality improvement.

Patients are still being harmed from errors that arise in the healthcare system. Additionally, there is evidence that all patients are not receiving "best practices" in their care. This panel will address these issues using an expert international faculty. Attendees will learn about the latest advances in patient safety including national priorities, challenges in safety and quality, definitions of quality, and major achievements to date.

Choose from two dates that best fits your schedule: virtually on October 8, 1-4 p.m. PT or in San Diego on October 10, 1:15-2:15 p.m. PT. More information on the ISQ panels can be found here.


October 8, 2021 | Virtual | Hosted by ASA at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021

  • Wellness and Burnout: Caring for the Healthcare Providers is Critical for Safety and Quality 
    • Speakers: 
      • Adrian Gelb, MBBCh, FRCPC, University California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
      • Della M. Lin, MD, FASA, Private Practice, Honolulu, HI, USA
      • Monica Harbell, MD, FASA, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA
      • Daniel Arnal, MD, SENSAR-University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
      • Stefan De Hert, MD, PHD, Department of Anesthesiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
  • Using Automation and Advanced Medical Technology to Enhance Patient Safety 
    • Speakers:
      • Guy Haller, MD, Geneva, Switzerland
      • Keith Ruskin, MD, FASA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
      • Jan Hendrickx, MD, OLV Hospital, Aast, Belgium
      • Markus Luedi, MD, MBA, Bernn University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland 
      • Vesela Kovacheva, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
  • Teamwork in the OR: Working Together to Enhance Safety and Quality 
    • Speakers: 
      • Sven Staender, MD, PhD, Kreisspital Männedorf, Mannedorf, Switzerland 
      • Sarah Goldhaber-Fiebert, MD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
      • Benedikt Preckel, MD, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Joyce Wahr, MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
      • Doris Oestergard, MD, Danish Institute for Medical Simulation, Copenhagen, Denmark 


October 10, 2021 | San Diego | Hosted by ASA at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021

  • Moderator:
    • Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, FASA, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
  • Speakers:
    • Daniel J. Cole, MD, FASA, Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    • Adrian Gelb, MBBCh, FRCPC, University California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    • Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, MD, Bærum Hospital, Gjettum, Norway
    • Vilma A. Joseph, MD, MPH, FASA, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA