AATS Surgical Patient Safety Course

Preliminary Program
Day 1 | Friday, June 29, 2018


7:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction
James H. Abernathy, III, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital

Steven J. Yule, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University

Session I: Opening Keynote Address

8:05 AM

Stranger in a Strange Land: The Convergence of Human Factors Science
and Safety in Healthcare

Steven J. Yule, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University

Session II: Establishing Common Ground
  Moderators:
James H. Abernathy, III, Johns Hopkins Medicine
David C. Fitzgerald, Medical University of South Carolina
Steven J. Yule, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University

8:30 AM


Accident Theory: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People
Sarah Henrickson Parker, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

8:50 AM


Accountability Without Shame or Blame: Both Sides of Just Culture
Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital

9:10 AM


High Reliability Organizations: Lessons Learned from Other Industries
Douglas A. Weigmann, University of Wisconsin- Madison

9:30 AM

Panel Discussion

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

Session III: Group Workshop #1 Behavioral Science
  Panelists: 
David J. Bunnell, Washington DC VA Medical Center
Lisa M. Morrissey, Harvard Medical School
Sarah Henrickson Parker, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Roving Moderators: 
James H. Abernathy, III, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital

10:30 AM


Teaching Non-Technical Skills for the Operating Room
Douglas S. Smink, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Steven J. Yule, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University

Session IV: Luncheon Keynote Address
Please collect your lunch and return to the General Session room for the Keynote Address.

11:45 AM


Speaking Up
Charlotte Guglielmi, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Session V: Advancing Teamwork
  Moderators: 
Robert D. Jaquiss, UT Southwestern 
Douglas A. Weigmann, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Steven J. Yule, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University
Marco A. Zenati, Harvard Medical School 

12:45 PM


The Current State of Teamwork Science: How Teamwork Research in Real and
Simulated Environments Can Advance the Safety Agenda

Sarah Henrickson Parker, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

1:05 PM


Instituting Teamwork Education at a System Level – the CRICO Experience
Elizabeth A. Mort, Harvard Medical School

1:25 PM 


Adapting Best Practices from High Performance Teams in Aviation:
The Military and Sports for Medical Practice

Douglas R. Johnston, Cleveland Clinic

1:45 PM


Lessons Learned Observing the Natives: Impact of Interpersonal
Communication Style on Teamwork and Engagement

Emmilie L. Aveling, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

2:05 PM

Panel Discussion

2:30 PM

Coffee Break

Session V: Abstract Presentations
Submit an Abstract 
Submission Deadline: Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Session VII: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Please choose one session to attend.

4:00 PM

Concurrent Session A: Briefings, Debriefings and Checklists in the Operating Room
Robert D. Jaquiss, UT Southwestern
Kenneth Shann, Massachusetts General Hospital
Douglas A. Wiegmann, Unversity of Wisconsin- Madison

4:00 PM

Concurrent Session B: Updates and Handoffs in the ICU
David J. Bunnell, Washington DC VA Medical Center
Glenn J. Whitman, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Session VIII: Setting the Tone in the Operating Room

 

5:00 PM


Debate: Should the ‘Sterile Cockpit’ Be Implemented in Every Operation
to Reduce Distractions?

Pro: Marco A. Zenati, Harvard Medical School
Con: Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital

5:15 PM

Building a Resonant Team
Jamie Ungerleider, Driscoll Children's Hospital
Ross Ungerleider, Driscoll Children's Hospital

5:45 PM

Collective Reflection

6:30 PM

Dinner Symposium


Day 2 | Saturday,  June 30,  2018

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Early Bird Session: Projects in Progress
  Moderators:
Sarah Henrickson Parker, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
James H. Abernathy, III, Johns Hopkins Medicine

8:00 AM


Welcome and Reflections on Day 1: What Did We Know, What Did We Learn?
Steven J. Yule, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University
Roving Moderators:
James H. Abernathy, III, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital

Session IX: Learning From Our Experience
  Moderators: 
William Riley, Massachusetts General Hospital
Glenn J. Whitman, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Steven J. Yule, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard University

8:15 AM


Near Misses and Safety Reporting Systems
William Berry, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

8:35 AM


The ANZCP Near Miss Database for Perfusion: What Have We Learned
About Our “Almost Happened” Events?

David C. Fitzgerald, Medical University of South Carolina

8:55 AM


Coaching to Improve Performance
Douglas S. Smink, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

9:15 AM


Flow, Disruptions and Black Boxes: What Can They Teach Us About Operating Room Performance
James H. Abernathy, III, Johns Hopkins Medicine

9:35 AM

Panel Discussion

10:15 AM

Coffee Break

Session X: Group Workshop #2 Implementing Patient Safety in Surgery 
  Panelists:
David L. Feldman, Hospitals Insurance Company, Inc.
Douglas R. Johnston, Cleveland Clinic
Kenneth Shann, Massachusetts General Hospital
Roving Moderators: 
James H. Abernathy, III, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital

10:45 AM


Making Change Happen
Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital

Session XI: Luncheon Keynote Address
Please collect your lunch and return to the General Session room for the Keynote Address.

11:45 AM


Surgical Patient Safety: Opportunities for Collaboration Across Specialty Societies
Ajit Sachdeva, American College of Surgeons

Session XIII: Taking Care of Ourselves to Foster Surgical Safety
  Moderators: 
James H. Abernathy, III, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Jamie Ungerleider, Driscoll Children's Hospital
Ross Ungerleider, Driscoll Children's Hospital

1:00 PM


The Impact of Fatigue
Luiz Quinonez, Boston Children's Hospital

1:20 PM

 

Burnout
David J. Bunnell, Washington DC VA Medical Center

1:40 PM


Second Victim
Jamie Ungerleider, Driscoll Children's Hospital

Session XIII: When Bad Things Happen 
  Moderators: 
William Berry, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jamie Ungerleider, Driscoll Children's Hospital

2:00 PM

Repairing Relationships After the Dust Has Settled
Ross Ungerleider, Driscoll Children's Hospital

2:20 PM


Optimizing Disclosure
Cheryle Totte, Beth Israel Daconess Medical Center

2:40 PM


Legal Implications
David L. Feldman, Hospitals Insurance Company, Inc.

3:00 PM


Sky’s the Limit? The Future of Human Factors Science and Safety in Healthcare
Sarah Henrickson Parker, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

3:30 PM



Closing Remarks / Meeting Adjourns

*Program and speakers subject to change.