Conference Agenda

The 2019 AHA Team Training National conference runs Tuesday, June 11 through Friday, June 14 in San Antonio, TX. Please see this year’s agenda below, with session titles and speaker information.

PRE-CONFERENCE: JUNE 11-12

Tuesday, June 11
8:00AM - 4:15PM

TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course

#TeamSTEPPS
#LEADERSHIP
#QualityImprovement

Tulane

  • Jennifer Calzada, MA, MPH
  • N. Kevin Krane, MD
  • Rita Preiksaitis, RN

TeamSTEPPS Next Steps Workshop

#LEADERSHIP
#TeamSTEPPS
#QualityImprovement

Duke University Health System
University of Washington Medicine

Wednesday, June 12
8:00AM - 11:30AM

TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course (continued)

#TeamSTEPPS
#LEADERSHIP
#QualityImprovement

Tulane

  • Jennifer Calzada, MA, MPH
  • N. Kevin Krane, MD
  • Rita Preiksaitis, RN

TeamSTEPPS Next Steps Workshop (continued)

#LEADERSHIP
#TeamSTEPPS
#QualityImprovement

Duke University Health System
University of Washington Medicine

8:00AM - 12:00PM

Lights – Cameras – Activities: TeamSTEPPS via Active and Immersive Learning

#STAFFSatisfaction
#GAMING
#Workforce

Nemours Children’s Health System

  • Kelly Carlson Eberbach, DNP, MBA, RN, CPN, CEN
  • Ashely Chick, RN
  • Bill Gross, EMT-Paramedic
  • Brittany Hoffman
  • Martin King, BSN, RN
  • Janet Krossman
  • Carlos Perez
  • Alexis Plumb, BS, CCLS

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

  • Daniel Franceschini, MSN, RN, EMT

Driving Change—The Power of Activating and Engaging Every Voice

#Workforce
#LEADERSHIP
#ChangeManagement

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

  • Jan Brauer, RN, BSN, MA
  • Rhonda Fischer, RN, BSN, CEN

Fostering Resilience to Cultivate Change Workshop

#TeamSTEPPS
#StaffSatisfaction
#Resiliency

Duke Raleigh Hospital

  • Holly Bradicich, BSN, RN
  • Alyson Gordon, CCP, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
  • Jennifer Justice, BSN, RNC-EFM
  • Priscilla Ramseur, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
  • Melissa Sullivan, MHA, BSN, RN, CPPS

Duke University Health System

  • Tammi Hicks, DNP, RN, CEN, NE-BC

MAIN CONFERENCE: JUNE 12-14

Wednesday, June 12
10:00AM - 1:00PM

Registration Desk Open

 
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Keynote: Pushing the Envelope

COL Nicole Malachowski (USAF, RT.)

2:30PM - 3:00PM

Refreshment Break

 
3:00PM - 4:30PM

C'mon! Not ANOTHER Initiative - Taking TeamSTEPPS and HROs into Just Culture

#TeamSTEPPS
#LEADERSHIP
#HighReliability

University of Washington Medicine

  • Ross Ehrmantraut, RN
  • Tonya Martino, RN, BSN, ND

Do You Know What Your Patients are Thinking? Unlocking Their Unique Perspectives on Safety

#Patient&FamilyEngagement
#QualityImprovement

UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Susan Bowman, MS
  • Jason Fish, MD, MSHS, MS-MAS
  • Pam Mc Kinley, RN, MS-PSL, CPPS
  • Adrian White, RN, MBA, CPPS

TeamSTEPPS 101

#TeamSTEPPS

Duke University Heath System

  • Erin Eckert, MPA
  • Kyle Rehder, MD, FCCP
  • Margaret Sturdivant, RN, MSN, CPPS

In This Moment: An Exercise in Awareness, Leadership Communication and Self-Care (Workshop)

#TeamSTEPPS
#Resiliency
#QualityImprovement

Discovery Integrative Healthcare Centers

  • Kathleen Quinn, EDD, MSN, RN

Using TeamSTEPPS with Multidisciplinary Simulation in Your High Risk Areas (Workshop)

#TeamSTEPPS
#MultidisciplinaryTeamPerformance
#SIMULATION

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital

  • Paul Boeder, MD
  • Nancy Patrick, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
  • Leah Zalapa, MD

Unsolved Mysteries of Health Care: Unlock the Clues with TeamSTEPPS! (Workshop)

#TeamSTEPPS
#InterprofessionalEducation
#SIMULATION&GAMING
#PatientSafety

Ursuline College

  • Laura Goliat, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
  • Regina Prosser, DNP, RN-BC, CNE, LNHA
  • Patricia A. Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF
4:45PM - 5:15PM

New! FRED Talk: Communication Challenges in Health Care: How to Avoid Misunderstanding and Enhance Collaboration

#Patient&FamilyEngagement
#TeamSTEPPS

Brigham Young University

  • Stacie Hunsaker, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CNE
  • Michael Thomas, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
5:15PM - 6:45PM

Welcome Reception

 
Thursday, June 13
7:00AM - 8:00AM

Continental Breakfast

 
7:15AM - 7:45AM

New! FRED Talk: Diagnostic Errors: Why We Will Continue to Make Them

#DiagnosticError
#PatientSafety

New York University Student Health Center

  • Lewis Marshall Jr, MS, MD, JD
8:00AM - 10:00AM

Leading Together: A New Paradigm for Health Care (Workshop)

#LEADERSHIP
#ChangeManagement
#HighReliability

American Hospital Association

  • Elisa Arespacochaga, MBA
  • Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MA, FACP

You're a Master Trainer...Now What?! - Course Facilitation 101

#SIMULATION&GAMING
#ChangeManagement
#Education

University of Washington Medicine

  • Ross Ehrmantraut, RN
  • Farrah Leland, JD
  • Megan Sherman, MAEdHD

Strategies for Enhancing Quality through Patient Education

#HealthLiteracy/Patient Education
#Patient&FamilyEngagement
#QualityImprovement

Duke University Health System

  • Kyle Rehder, MD, FCCP
  • Margaret Sturdivant, MSN, RN, CPPS

Medical Unit Simulation Safety Team Training (MUSSTT) in the Operating Room (Workshop)

#TeamSTEPPS
#PatientSafety
#SIMULATION

Madigan Army Medical Center

  • COL Mohamad Imad Haque, MD, FACS

University of Washington

  • COL(Ret) Peter G. Napolitano, MD, FACOG

Building a Culture of Respect to Improve Patient Safety/Outcomes, Medical Team Performance and Satisfaction (Workshop)

#PatientSafety
#LEADERSHIP
#Workforce

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Bettina Siewert, MD
  • Suzanne Swedeen, RN, MSN

Active Learning Experiences to Integrating TeamSTEPPS Into Health Professions Curriculum (Workshop)

#InterprofessionalEducation
#TeamSTEPPS
#SIMULATION&GAMING

UNT Health Science Center

  • Cynthia Carroll, MA, LPC
  • Didi Ebert, DO, MPH, MS, FAAFP
  • David Farmer, PhD, LPC, LMFT, FNAP
  • Lilee Smith Gelinas, MSN, RN, CPPS, FAAN
10:00AM - 10:30AM

Refreshment Break

 
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Keynote: Steering Your Ship Through Rough Waters: Lessons on Leadership from Captain Phillips

Captain Richard Phillips

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Lunch

 

Meet and Greet

Captain Richard Phillips

1:30PM - 3:00PM

He did WHAT?!? Understanding and Addressing Disruptive Behaviors in Health Care

#Resiliency
#PatientSafety
#MultidisciplinaryTeamPerformance

Duke University Heath System

  • Kyle Rehder, MD, FCCP

No Manikin Required - Team Training and Low Tech/High Fidelity Simulation (Workshop)

#SIMULATION
#TeamSTEPPS
#InterprofessionalEducation

University of Washington Medicine

  • Ross Ehrmantraut, RN
  • Farrah Lealand, JD
  • Megan Sherman, MAEdHD

UCLA

  • Leslie Carranza, MD
  • Yue Ming Huang, EdD, MHS
  • Randy Steadman, MD, MS

Movie to Movement: One Patient's Story Inspires a Country to Change

#TeamSTEPPS
#PatientSafety
#InterprofessionalEducation

Health Quality Council of Alberta

  • Rhonda Pouliot, BSc, MA, MLT

Greg's Wings Projects

  • Teri Price

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

  • Tricia Swartz, RN, BScN, MSc

Evidence Based Resilience Skills That Increase Professional and Personal Effectiveness

#Resiliency
#LEADERSHIP

UC Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, College of Nursing

  • Laurra M. Aagaard, MA, MS

Just Six Things: What Leaders Can Do to Hardwire a Culture of Safety, Improve Teamwork and Reduce Harm

#LEADERSHIP
#PatientSafety
#TeamSTEPPS

US Army Medical Command

  • COL Bonnie Hartstein, MD, MBA, MHA, FACEP
  • Phyllis Toor, BSN
3:00PM - 3:30PM

Refreshment Break

 
3:30PM - 5:00PM

Leave a Lasting Legacy: Make TeamSTEPPS Stick

#LEADERSHIP
#MultidisciplinaryTeamPerformance
#PatientSafety

Stanford Health Care ValleyCare

  • Joe Carlucci, PT, MS, MBA, FAB
  • Missy Malkin, BSN, RN-BC

Case Studies of Team Training From Across the Country

#QualityImprovement
#TeamSTEPPS

Poster presentation session featuring the following presenters:

 

American Hospital Association

  • AJ Rolle, MPH

Christiana Care Health System

  • Patty Blair, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CNML

Clemson University

  • Audrey Ann Crocker
  • Chelsea Alyce LeNoble, PhD
  • Kathleen Wirth

Northwell Health at Syosset Hospital

  • Lori Demino, MSN, RN, CEN
  • Richard Garcia, BSN, RN, CEN

Orlando Health-Health Central Hospital

  • Christina McGurik, RN, BSN, MSHA, NEA-BC, CENP

SSM Health, St. Joseph Hospital Lake Saint Louis

  • Karyn Fowler, MD, MHCM, FACOG
  • Michelle Limberg, RN, BSN, MSN
  • Laura Martin, RN, BSN, MSN

SM Health, St. Mary's Hospital - Janesville 

  • Kathleen Glenn, RN, BSN, MBA
  • Amy Spencer, MSN, RN-BC

Learning Core Leadership: Seeing the Problem We Don't See

#LEADERSHIP
#ChangeManagement
#MultidisciplinaryTeamPerformance

USPHS Commissioned Corps

  • Jason Woo, MD, MPH, FACOG

Strategic Perioperative Performance Improvement Using a Team-Based Leadership Model

#QualityImprovement
#ChangeManagement
#HighReliability

Surgical Directions

  • Thomas Blasco, MD, MS
  • Anne Cole, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, CASC, CBSPD
  • Katherine Grichnik, MD, MS, FASE

More is Better: Improving Event Reporting in Ambulatory Care

#PatientSafety
#QualityImprovement
#StaffEngagement

Elliot Health System

  • Mara Aronson, MS, RN, GCNS-BC, FASCP, CPHQ

Let’s Go Team! Getting Nursing Faculty Onboard

#QualityImprovement
#ChangeManagement
#TeamSTEPPS

Northern Illinois University

  • Marcia Cooke, DNP, RN-BC
  • Deborah J. Riddell, DNP, APRN, CNM
5:00PM - 6:30PM

Poster Reception

 
Friday, June 14
7:00AM - 8:00AM

Continental Breakfast

 
7:15AM - 7:45AM

New! FRED Talk: Teach, Care, Advocate

#Resiliency
#TeamSTEPPS

Kaiser Permanente Georgia

  • Sudha Reddy, MD, MPH
8:00AM - 10:00AM

Creating a Culture of Safety in Four (not-so) Easy Steps

#ChangeManagement
#HighReliability
#PatientSafety

Hospitals Insurance Company

  • David Feldman, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAPL, FACS

Panel on Workplace Violence

#PatientSafety
#TeamSTEPPS
#MultidisciplinaryTeamPerformance
#Workforce

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

  • Rona Corral, RN, MSN
  • Jonathan Espenancia, RN, BSN, CMSRN
  • Shahida Khan
  • Griely Persia, RN, MSN, CMSRN
  • Alphie Rahman, DNP, APRN-CNS, CCRN

Jefferson Healthcare

  • Caitlin Harrison
  • Brandie Manuel, RN, MBA, CPHQ
  • Chris O'Higgins

From Being to Becoming: Hardwiring the Equation for Culture Change

#TeamSTEPPS
#ChangeManagement
#HighReliability

Northwell Health

  • Michael Fener, CPA, MBA, EMT-B
  • Catherine Galla, RN, MSN, CENP
  • Lily Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Marianna Vazquez, MSN, RN, NE-BC

The Hospital Flow Game: Building Team Skills to Manage Patient Flow (Workshop)

#TeamSTEPPS
#SIMULATION&GAMING
#MultidisciplinaryTeamPerformance

Quality & Accreditation Directorate, MOH

  • Kholoud Aman
  • Hossam Elamir, MSc, PGDip, MD, CPHQ, CPHRM

Team Work Makes the Dream Work: Addressing Social Determinants and Serious Illness (Workshop)

#QualityImprovement
#Workforce
#Patient&FamilyEngagement
#MultidisciplinaryTeamPerformance

Sharp HealthCare

  • Suzi K. Johnson, MPH, RN
  • Jillian Warriner, MPH

American Hospital Association

  • Julia Resnick, MPH

Paradigm Shift: Building Teamwork Training for Health Education Curriculums (Workshop)

#TeamSTEPPS
#InterprofessionalEducation

Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center

  • Tom Kuriakose, MD

Naval Medical Center San Diego

  • Rick Lang, MD

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

  • Jared Escobar (MD Candidate, 2022)
10:00AM - 10:30AM

Refreshment Break

 
10:30AM - 12:00PM

Keynote: "Who Has Responsibility for My Well-Being?": Breaking News from Positive Psychology

Robert L. Smith, PhD