Welcome to NeuroSafe 2017
On local, state and national levels, providers are constantly challenged to provide high-quality, safe neurosurgical care in complex healthcare systems. And when governments, commercial organizations, and neurosurgical professionals focus on the topics of quality and safety, they inevitably find gaps in the available information.
With the "Triple Aim" of improving the patient care experience (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations; and reducing per capita cost of health care in mind, NeuroSafe 2017 is designed to help grow our knowledge and practical experience of these important topics. The two-day symposium will provide access to national experts and organizations sharing strategies, studies and ideas via interactive case-based presentations, case reviews and discussions.
This symposium is ideal for specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, quality and safety professionals and others with a neurosurgery specialty interest. This includes professionals interested in offering patients the benefit of the most advanced quality and safety treatment options for neurosurgery care.
This innovative symposium will offer cutting-edge perspectives about quality and safety related to:
- Improvement efforts across all practice settings
- Outcomes and measures
- Leading the national conversation
- Building the safest environments for neurosurgery patients throughout the world.
Douglas Cochrane, MD, FRCSC, Surgical Improvement: A Multi-faceted Strategy
Professor Emeritus, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of British Columbia; British Columbia Patient Safety and Quality Council Chair; Staff Neurosurgeon, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Oren N. Gottfried, MD, FAANS, A Single Clinic Intervention to Facilitate Patient Communication, Improve Visit Satisfaction, and Provide Real-time Feedback
Co-Director of Duke Spine Center; Director, Spine Unit and Clinic, Duke University Hospital; Clinical Vice Chair, Quality, Duke Department of Neurosurgery; Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine
Gerald Grant, MD, FACS, Hunt for Ambulatory Metrics in the Pediatric Neurosciences
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology, Stanford University Medical Center; Arline and Pete Harmon Endowed Faculty Scholar, Stanford's Child Research Health Institute; Division Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stanford Children's Health Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Ahmed M.T. Raslan, MD, Operative Efficiency, Resource Modeling and Surgical Education in Value Driven Markets
Assistant Professor in Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience Quality Medical Director, Attending Neurosurgeon, Oregon Health and Science University and Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Steven E. Swanson, MD, MBA, FACS, FAANS, From the Operating Room to the Board Room: A Neurosurgeon’s Evolving Perspective on Patient Safety in a Corporate Culture
Chief Medical Officer, Restorative Therapies Group, Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs, Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN