What does an organization do when individual or group behaviors undermine the best attempts to create a safe and reliable environment? You need a plan and the right people, processes and data systems. The Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy has conducted 20 years of research to help medical centers and physician groups make healthcare kinder, safer and more reliable. Our internationally recognized faculty have years of experience in healthcare leadership and professional accountability. CPPA’s leadership training, “Promoting Professionalism” will provide practical tactics for attendees who wish to implement these tools in their own organizations.
Gerald B. Hickson, MD is the Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention, and the Joseph C. Ross Chair for Medical Education and Administration at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Hickson received a BS from the University of Georgia, his MD from Tulane University School of Medicine, and completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Since 1990, Dr. Hickson’s research has focused on why families choose to file suit, why certain physicians attract a disproportionate share of claims and how to identify and intervene with high risk physicians. He is the Past Chair of the National Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors and has received awards for Excellence in Research and Teaching from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association and the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy’s Award for National Healthcare Patient Advocacy.
William O. Cooper, MD, MPH is a practicing physician, researcher, teacher, and administrator. He has led School of Medicine programs, including the Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, the Master of Public Health Program and the Pediatrics Office for Faculty Development. He is an internationally recognized expert in medication safety in children and has published over 100 scholarly articles to date with research published in journals including New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA. In his role as Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy, Dr. Cooper oversees the operations of the center’s PARS® program, education and training, and research programs. He has lectured on professionalism and is recognized for his innovative approach to teaching. Dr. Cooper has won numerous awards and was selected for Vanderbilt’s Academy for Excellence in Teaching in 2010.
Charles E. Reiter, III, JD,has over 25 years of Executive Leadership and Counsel experience in health care systems and medical centers. Since receiving his Illinois attorney license in 1981, he has concentrated his practice of law in health-related areas including contracting, reimbursement and litigation. Mr. Reiter is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Miami School of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state and federal ( trial bar ) courts in Illinois.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity was approved for 9.5 contact hours.
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Payment There are two payment options for our Chicago 2017 Promoting Professionalism Course:
CHECK PAYMENT Please mail to: Vanderbilt University Medical Center Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy ATTN: Professional Accountability Course 2135 Blakemore Avenue Nashville, TN 37212-3505 Attn: Keith Rawlings Federal Tax ID: 35-2528741
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT To pay by credit card please use our Credit Card Payment Form found at the link HERE. It can be printed then faxed or mailed to the CPPA Office via the instructions on the form.