Drive the

Patient Safety Summit
October 27-28, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas

an exterior photo of the norris conference center building


Norris Conference Center

Experience the true nature and hospitality of Cowtown in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. Most of the event will take place inside the Red Oak Ballroom on the third floor of the Conference Center. Attendees have easy access to lodging, local restaurants, a community theater group, live music, and more.

Valet and garage parking are available.

304 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

TownePlace Suites

Our hotel suites offer 1 or 2-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Guest rooms feature the convenience of a fully-equipped kitchen, full refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and microwave. We are conveniently located near the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, Fort Worth Zoo, TCU, Fort Worth Stockyards, Fort Worth Convention Center and Will Rogers Coliseum. Come visit us and enjoy first-class service and comfortable accommodations.

0.72 miles from Norris Conference Center
Room rate $119, available through Oct. 12, space is limited
TownePlace Suites

805 East Belknap
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Drive the Difference

Leading Innovation in Patient Safety

This Summit will elevate innovative approaches to coordinating and delivering safe, quality care in ambulatory settings.

Topics include:

Your involvement is vital as we create a new culture of safety in health care for North Texas. Networking opportunities are woven throughout the summit experience. Attendees hail from all parts of administration, clinical, and community levels to ensure robust discussion around policy, provider roles, leadership, and change management.

Who should attend:

Event Schedule

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Add to Calendar
10/27/2016 08:00 AM
10/28/2016 1:00 PM
Drive the Difference
2016 Patient Safety Summitt
304 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX 76102
8:00 AM Registration Opens & Breakfast
8:30 AM Meeting Called to Order & Introduction Darrin D’Agostino, DO, MBA, MPH
Associate Dean of Community Health, Associate Professor of Medicine, UNT Health Science Center
8:55 AM Housekeeping and Introductions Darrin D’Agostino, DO, MBA, MPH
8:35 AM Welcome and Overview Michael R. Hicks, MD, MBA, MHCM, FACHE
Executive Vice President, Clinical Affairs, UNT Health Science Center
9:00 AM Health Information Technology and Demystifying Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity as a Patient Safety Issue in Today’s Big Data-driven World
John Nance
Best-selling author, healthcare consultant and  pioneer in healthcare safety
10:00 AM Electronic Health Records and Diagnostic Errors: From Challenges to Opportunities
Using your data sources as a driver for patient safety and ensuring important data points are valid and prominent
Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH
Chief, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
10:40 AM Break
11:00 AM Drug Reactions, Interactions and Cost: Solutions to Polypharmacy
Polypharmacy solutions to decrease medication misuse, overuse and medical errors
Katura Bullock, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
UNT System College of Pharmacy

Shara Elrod, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
UNT System College of Pharmacy
11:20 AM Panel Discussion and Q&A Facilitated Panel Discussion and Audience Questions
12:00 PM Networking Lunch
1:00 PM

Grappling with the Opioid Epidemic

Responding to the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Crisis: An Epidemic of Addiction
Case examples and resources to demonstrate effective implementation of initiatives designed to reduce the opioid epidemic.

Annesha White, PharmD, MS, PhD
Assistant Dean for Assessment, UNT System College of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy, UNT Health Science Center

Andrew Kolodny, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., and Executive Director, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP)
2:00 PM Identifying Childhood Depression: A How-To Guide
Addressing the increasing prevalence of depression in the adolescent population and the value of “general screening’ and early detection to decrease patient harm
Lisa Elliott, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychologist
Cook Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic
2:20 PM Break
2:40 PM Pharmacogenomics: An Emerging Opportunity for Patient Safety
Exploring the use of genomics to target therapies for improving health and limit medication harm from side effects
Elizabeth Phillips, MD
Director of Personalized Immunology, Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics
Co-Director, Personalized HIV Care Scientific Working Group
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
3:00 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A Facilitated Panel Discussion and Audience Questions
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM Insight to Innovations
Award-Winning School Health Interventions: A Critical Component for the Next Generation
Exploring a collaborative initiative reducing the impact of asthma on a child’s school experience.
David Sterling, PhD, CIH, ROH
Chairman and Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, UNTHSC School of Public Health
Andrew Crim, CHCP
Executive Director, Professional and Continuing Education, UNT Health Science Center
4:15 PM A New Take on Falls
Building safe communities through collaborative partnerships that prevent falls
Nicoleta Bugnariu, PT, PhD
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, UNTHSC School of Health Professions
4:30 PM A New Look at the Retina
How Mobile Technology can help prevent Blindness
Sai Chavala, MD
Board certified, fellowship trained retina specialist in private practice, Grapevine, Texas
4:45 PM Q&A
4:45 PM Closing Remarks and Adjourn
5:30 PM Networking Reception City Club of Fort Worth
6:00 PM
  • Dinner & Presentation at City Club of Fort Worth
    (no guests, please)
  • Keynote Address
  • Brett Giroir, MD
    Special Advisor to the President and Founding Board Member, Institute for Patient Safety
    UNT Health Science Center
  • Zubin Damania, MD
    Founder of Turntable Health and Internet Celebrity, ZDoggMD


Friday, October 28, 2016
8:00 AM Registration Opens & Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Remarks Darrin D’Agostino, DO, MBA, MPH
9:00 AM The Three Mantras: Establishing a Safety Culture
Team care’s role in avoiding medical errors and reverse the rising trend in provider burnout
Christopher (Toff) Peabody, MD, MPH
Emergency Physician
and Clinical Instructor
University of California San Francisco
10:00 AM Overutilization of Healthcare Services in End-of-Life Care
Overutilization of healthcare services contributes to avoidable medical errors and additional patient harm at the end of life.
Thomas J. Smith, MD
Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
10:20 AM Mobile Health and Medication Management: Technologies for Improved Patient Care
mHealth applications for distance monitoring, management and treatment of patients’ health conditions to support the Triple Aim.
Fredrick Manasseh, PharmD, MBA, CGP
Vice President of Product Development, OmniSYS
10:40 AM Break
11:00 AM Diagnostic Performance Dashboards: Moving the Needle on Diagnostic Error
How visualizing administrative data will drive better diagnostic outcomes for dangerous diseases in frontline care settings.
David E. Newman-Toker, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
11:20 AM Panel Discussion and Q&A Facilitated Panel Discussion and Audience Questions
12:00 PM Closing Remarks
12:15 PM Adjourn




Summit support opportunities are available from $1,000 to $25,000 and offer our partners unique marketing, networking, and access to creating a new culture around patient safety in Texas.

Amenities and benefits include complimentary registrations, exhibit space, exclusive dinner access, advertising placement in summit materials, and standard logo recognition packages. You are a vital component of making this summit a success.  In order to review all support opportunities, please download our sponsorship packet.

If you have any other questions or needs, please connect with Lee Ann Embry, Corporate Relations at UNT Health Science Center, 817-735-0204 or email.

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Cook Children's

Magnolia Diagnostics MedStar Mobile Health Care TCU



The Worthington Renaissance

The Worthington Renaissance, christened “The Star of Texas,” is Fort Worth’s original luxury hotel. Located in historic Sundance Square, guests are just minutes from the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Museum District, Cowboys Stadium, Texas Motor Speedway, DFW Airport, Amon Carter Museum and Texas Christian University (TCU). Guestrooms reflect Western elegance, exceptional comfort and modern convenience.

0.16 miles from Norris Conference Center
Room rate $179, available through Sept. 27, space is limited
Worthington Renaissance Hotel

200 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Contact Info

For more information, please contact