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Dr. Lucian Leape to Speak at HQI Conference

At the 2017 Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) Conference, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Lucian Leape, MD, internationally recognized leader of the patient safety movement and adjunct professor of health policy at the Harvard School of Pub­lic Health. Dr. Leape is a retired health policy analyst whose groundbreaking research has focused on patient safety and the quality of care, begin­ning with the publication of his seminal article “Error in Medicine” in the Journal of the Ameri­can Medical Association in 1994. In 2007, he was honored by the National Patient Safety Foundation with the founding of the Lucian Leape Institute, a think tank addressing foundational issues of health care safety. At the HQI conference, Dr. Leape will join two other members of his namesake institute for a panel discussion on day one addressing the journey to safety and reliability.

The conference is intended to help hospital staff, health care providers, students and medical residents achieve increasing levels of performance through a culture of respect and professionalism. The event will feature interactive learning and networking opportunities, and will provide strategies and take-home tools for achieving reliable care and delivering value to each patient, each time and in each community. For complete program information and to register, visit

Continuing Education
Full attendance at each day’s educational sessions is a prerequisite for receiving continuing education (CE) credit. Attendees must sign in each day and include their professional license number, if required. The conference is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP # 16793, for 17.75 contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education
The California Medical Association/Institute for Medical Quality (CMA/IMQ) designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.