Leaders and Students arriving in Telluride today

The Seventh Annual Telluride Patient Safety Educational Roundtable is set to begin tomorrow. Patient safety leaders, patient advocates and educators are arriving from around the world to enage in discussions related to open, honest and professional communication between caregivers when an unanticipated outcome occurs. This year, thanks to the generous support of The Doctors Company Foundation, 20 student leaders from medical schools across the US will be participating and contributing to our important conversations and consensus building this week. Too often, when outcomes from our care do not meet our intended expectations, caregivers struggle with the ensuing open, honest and professional dialouge that needs to occur to start the healing and learning.  Our hope is to offer solutions to the current barriers that hinder these critical conversations.

Should be a great week.


One Response to Leaders and Students arriving in Telluride today

  1. Elizabeth Hoff says:

    In just a day and a half I have already been incredibly inspired by the students I have met here in Telluride. Every story is more incredible than the next and it is encouraging that such intelligent, motivated, and promising future physicians are dedicated to the mission of patient safety. I am a student from the University of North Dakota and even though there is clear interest in patient safety, it has not become a standardized component of our curriculum. I am looking forward to taking the information from this conference back to North Dakota to raise awareness about this important issue starting year one of medical school. We have such a unique opportunity to be the catalysts of change in our institutions and in health care in general. I can’t wait to see what this week has in store for all of us!

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