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Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture- Another Day of Surgery: Lessons at the Sharp End of Care (1.5 Class A CE)

Sunday, September 23
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Auditorium, Hynes

This interactive lecture will explore the patient’s and anesthesia professional’s perspective and experiences following a medical error. Attendees will build awareness of medically induced trauma, the broad scope of its impact including the second victim, and support services available.

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Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA

Program Director, Associate Clinical Professor
Northeastern University

Dr. Van Pelt is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesia program at Northeastern University. She has been a practicing clinically for 20 years and has a research interest in patient safety. She is currently the Chair of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Committee for Education and Training and is on the APSF Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

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Linda Services Kenney

Executive Director and President
Medically Induced Trauma Support Services (MITSS), Inc.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Linda K. Kenney, Executive Director and President of MITSS (Medically Induced Trauma Support Services, Inc.), founded the organization in 2002 as the result of a personal experience with a nearly fatal medical event, when she identified the need for support services in cases of adverse events and outlined an agenda for change. Since that time, she has been at the forefront of the patient safety movement, inspiring organizations to tackle the challenges that impair effective disclosure, apology, and support programs for patients, families, and staff. She speaks regularly at healthcare conferences and forums, provides in-depth consultations to hospitals and other organizations, and her expertise has been sought on numerous patient safety projects throughout the country and around the globe.

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Rick van Pelt, MD, MBA

Associate Clinical Principal
The Chartis Group
Westborough, Massachusetts

Frederick van Pelt, MD is an Associate Clinical Principal with The Chartis Group and a member of the Performance practice. Dr. van Pelt has more than 18 years of experience in clinical practice, performance improvement, patient safety and change management within health systems. His areas of expertise include: system of care advancement such as patient progression; clinical service redesign and clinical variation management; physician and care provider engagement; and implementation science. Dr. van Pelt has more than 12 years of experience providing advisory services for national and international health systems, and is a frequent speaker on quality and patient safety worldwide.

Before joining The Chartis Group, Dr. van Pelt was the Director for Global Programs at Partners Healthcare International (PHI), the international division for Partners Healthcare System and its founding Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. van Pelt also served on the clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School and worked in the public and private sectors in a variety of clinical and administrative leadership positions. He continues to serve as a faculty member at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and The Dartmouth Institute Microsystems Academy (TDIMA).

Dr. van Pelt is a board certified anesthesiologist. He completed his anesthesia residency and fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, and holds his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Amherst College.

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