Former-astronaut confirmed speaker – DEADLINE!!! CALL for ABSTRACTS
Jim Bagian will be one of our keynotes. Jim Bagian is a
former-astronaut: he logged 337 hours of space-flight, over two
missions, STS-29 (in 1989) and STS-40 (in 1991). After leaving NASA in
1995, Bagian was elected as a member of both the National Academy of
Engineering and of the Institute of Medicine.
Bagian is currently the Director of the Center for Healthcare
Engineering and Patient Safety at the University of Michigan. Jim Bagian
will give a lecture about Patient Safety! So please save the dates for
LAST CALL Call for Abstracts
From the 6th of June till the 9th of June
2018 the 12th Annual Meeting of the WAEH will be hosted by the Kellogg
Eye Center in Ann Arbor, USA. On Saturday June 9 there will be a special
track for nurses and techs! And on June 11, we will organize a special
visit to one of our other US members.
The themes of the 12th Annual Meeting of the WAEH are:
1. Philanthropy & Fundraising What can we learn from other industries and from each other?
2. New Business Models in Eye Care
3. Staff Roles in Eye Hospitals: Who does What?
4. Inspiring Hospital Designs
5. Innovations in Eye Care: from AI to Robotics
6. How to Improve Safety and Quality in Eye Hospitals Worldwide?
Patient Safety suggestions:
Prevention of: wrong site injections; surgery; surgical/procedural infections Quality Improvements: Process improvements; Staff education; What challenges have you conquered?
DEADLINE: 15 January 2018 (TODAY!)
Want to know more about the 2018-meeting? We will publish all needed information on our website: WAEH 2018
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certain person in one of our member eye hospitals? Would you like to
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