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Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 9, 2018 for our fourth annual symposium “Fundamentally Human – An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety and Engagement”. This year we have two outstanding, nationally known speakers focusing on key topics in safety and quality.

Opportunities will be available for simulation participation and poster presentations.


David E. Newman-Toker, MD PhD is an internationally-recognized leader in neuro-otology, acute stroke diagnosis, and the study of diagnostic errors.Dr. David Newman-Toker

MHQA welcomes Dr. David Newman-Toker as the 2018 Symposium keynote speaker.  He will present on current work in diagnostic error and the burden of harm, with a specific focus on the importance of teamwork; patient engagement; and practice makes (closer to) perfect to avoid the common pitfalls of diagnostic bias. He will also share Johns Hopkins’ use of technology for more accurate diagnosis of an acute stroke.

Ankit Sarin M.D., MHA is a colorectal surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Ankit Sarin

Dr. Ankit Sarin will share University of California – San Francisco’s journey on implementing enhanced recovery after surgery protocols, which incorporate pre-surgery hydration and carb loading; appropriate pre-op patient education on expectations for pain and discomfort; and reduction of opioids.

View photos from the 2017 MHQA Symposium.

2017 MHQA Symposium