Leadership/Professional Development

Closing Plenary

3700 - Closing Plenary

Friday, June 16
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom

Millennials, Motivation, Mission, and Mindfulness: Preventing Infection Circa 2017

Drawing on more than two decades of work focused on infection prevention, Dr. Saint will offer a fresh perspective on the field and your personal mission. Through enlightened discussion of generational issues, Dr. Saint will show you how to engage and motivate the healthcare personnel and employees of today by fostering mission-driven impact and conclude with how mindfulness can improve both quality and worker well-being, for a presentation sure to leave you feeling inspired. Dr. Saint’s research focuses on enhancing patient safety by preventing healthcare-associated complications, with special focus on catheter-associated infections, translating research findings into practice, and medical decision-making. He is the lead author of Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions, which will be available in the APIC store.

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Sanjay Saint

Chief of Medicine, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System and Director, VA Ann Arbor Medical Center/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program (PSEP)
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, University of Michigan Healthcare System
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sanjay Saint, MD, is chief of medicine at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the director of the Patient Safety Enhancement Program with Ann Arbor VA Medical Center/University of Michigan. He is the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, where his research focuses on enhancing patient safety by preventing healthcare-associated complications with a special focus on catheter-related infection, translating research findings into practice, and medical decision-making. Dr. Saint received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his MPH from the University of Washington. He was the recipient of APIC’s Distinguished Scientist Award at APIC 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee, where he presented an excerpt from his TEDxUofM talk entitled “Improving Healthcare: Straight from the Heart.”

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