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5th Annual Patient Safety Academy


  • Friday, September 5, 2014
  • 9 am - 4 pm
  • University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus, Abromson Center

All persons interested in or engaged in patient safety are invited to attend the Patient Safety Academy.  Workshops will address topics related to pharmacy, patient engagement, infection prevention, health information technology, and more!

For a list of 2014 Workshops, click here.

Registration is $50 (with a discounted rate of $25 for students). Click here to go directly to the online registration form.

This year we will be featuring and awarding Best Practice Posters. Display your work (poster, display, storyboard, etc.), see what others are doing, and maybe win an award! Healthcare professionals, students, and organizations may all apply. Submissions are due by mid August. Click here for the Submission form

Rising Tide Awards.We will once again honor Maine Patient Safety leaders.Click here to submit your nomination to recognize outstanding achievement in Maine patient safety.

Plenary Speakers:

Kimberly Galt 90x90Kimberly Galt, PharmD, PhD, FASHP, FNAP, Professor at the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and Principal Scientist, Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety at Creighton University.


Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, Tejal Gandhi, NPSF PresidentPresident of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute.  


New: Continuing Nursing education and Pharmacy education credits will be offered to eligible participants. Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. University of New England College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of Continuing Education.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

FMI: contact Judy Tupper, DHEd, CHES, CPPS at

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