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Seminar opportunity

Patient safety: Strategic insights on harm reduction with special guest Sir Liam Donaldson

The Sax Institute, the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University and the Clinical Excellence Commission are hosting a free event on 18 April 2017 featuring global patient safety and public health champion Professor Sir Liam Donaldson.

Despite the priority given to reducing avoidable harm associated with healthcare worldwide, Sir Liam argues that improvement has been slow. He will share his views on why healthcare has trailed other high-risk industries in reducing harm, review the existing global patient safety landscape and discuss the need for new directions.

Sir Liam will be joined by Australian health leaders including:

·        Macquarie University Vice Chancellor Professor Bruce Dowton

·        Australian Institute of Health Innovation Director Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite

·        Clinical Excellence Commission Chief Executive Ms Carrie Marr

·        Scientific Director of the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study and Australian National University Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health Professor Emily Banks.

An audience group discussion will follow, on the next steps for improving patient safety in Australia.


About Sir Liam Donaldson

Professor Sir Liam Donaldson is the World Health Organization Envoy for Patient Safety, Chairman of the Independent Monitoring for the Global Polio Eradication Programme, Professor of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University, and Chancellor of Newcastle University. As Chief Medical Officer for England and UK Chief Medical Adviser from 1998-2010, he produced landmark reports which have set health policy and legislation in quality and safety of healthcare, infectious disease control, patient empowerment and numerous other areas.


Event details

Date: Tuesday 18 April 2017
Time: 4pm − 6pm
Location: Aerial Function Centre, Level 7, UTS Building 10, 235 Jones St Ultimo NSW
Cost: Free. Places are limited however, so please register to attend
RSVP: Please register for this event by Tuesday 11 April.

Light refreshments will be provided after the seminar. Please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Proceedings will be recorded and available on the Sax Institute website after the event.


Further information and registration

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Register for this event here.