Conference Schedule

07:30AM - 0800AM


08:00AM - 10:15AM
Dr Saadi Taher and Dr Ahmed Almary

Session 1: Technology in Patient Safety

08:00AM - 08:15AM
Dr. Ahmed Alamry

Safer EHR

08:15AM - 08:30AM
Prof. Terry Young

Planning for Reliability, Principles of Using Simulation and Industrial Engineering IT Tools in Healthcare

08:30AM - 08:45AM
Dr. Raed Al Hazme

Healthcare Analytics for Patient Safety

08:45AM - 09:00AM
Prof. Terry Young

The Use Of Simulation And Flow Optimization To Reduce Waste, Improve Safety And Reliability In Healthcare Settings

09:00AM - 09:20AM
Dr. Stephen Muething

Using Automation To Drive High Reliability Agenda, Cincinnati Children Experience

09:20AM - 09:35AM

Panel Discussion

09:35AM - 09:50AM

Morning Break

09:50AM - 10:15AM

Poster Viewing Part 1

10:15AM - 01:00PM
Dr. Zeyad Al Yousef and Dr. Abdulrhman Al Fayez

Session 2: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program

10:15AM - 10:30PM
Prof. Henrik Kehlet

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program, Theory and Practice

10:30AM - 10:45PM
Ms. Dorthe Hjort Jakobsen

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program in Nursing

10:45AM - 11:00AM

Panel Discussion

11:00AM - 11:30AM

Opening Ceremony

11:30AM - 12:00AM

Opening Ceremony

12:00AM - 01:00AM

Lunch Break

01:00PM - 02:45PM
Dr. Yaseen Arabi and Dr. Saad Al Qahtani

Session 3: Best Practice in Reducing Harm

01:00PM - 01:15PM
Dr. Stephen Muething

Learning Together to Eliminate Serious Harm across All Children’s Hospitals in North America

01:15PM - 01:30PM
Dr. Asad Latif

Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP)

01:30PM - 01:45PM
Dr. Stephen Muething

Situation Awareness in Healthcare

01:45PM - 02:00PM
Dr. Asad Latif

Learning from Defects

02:00PM - 02:15PM
Dr. Yaseen Arabi

Best Practice (Local experience)

02:15PM - 02:45PM

Panel Discussion

02:45PM - 04:35PM
Dr. Abdulmohsen Alsaawi and Prof. Abdullah Mutrafy

Session 4: Building Capability and Leadership

02:45PM - 03:05PM
Dr. Fahad Alhemoudi

How Does Patient Experience Fit into Healthcare System?

03:05PM - 03:25PM
Prof. Mohammed Al Moamary

Arming Future Healthcare Providers with Essential Quality and Patient Safety Skills

03:25PM - 03:45PM
Dr. Ahmed Alamry

Developing Learning Networks to Accelerate Improvement

03:45PM - 04:05PM
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Qahtani

The Challenge of Sustaining Improvement Gains

04:05PM - 04:35PM

Panel Discussion


End of Day 1

08:00AM - 10:00AM
Dr. Abdulrahman Jazieh and Dr. Ashley McKimm

Session 5: Quality Improvement Paper

08:00AM - 08:10AM
Ms. Salma Alshamrani

Reducing Rate of Blood Culture Contamination at King Khaled University Teaching Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

08:10AM - 08:20AM
Dr. Faisal Farooqi

Enhancing Timely Response Of Physicians To Critical Laboratory Values

08:20AM - 08:30AM
Ms. Jane Thomson

Can Implementing the “Perfect Week” Initiative Make a Difference in Improving Patient Flow and Discharge Processes? Acute Medical Services in Pursuit of Perfection: Breaking the Cycle

08:30AM - 08:40AM
Dr. Yaseen Arabi

The Comprehensive Unit Safety Program for Mechanically Ventilated Patients (CUSP 4 MVP) Project in Saudi Arabian Intensive Care Units

08:40AM - 08:50AM
Dr. Manal Aldeghair

Implementation Of Mandatory Electronic Multidisciplinary Pathway Improved Quality And Safety Of Asthma Care In Children; 3 Years’ Experience

08:50AM - 09:00AM
Dr. Mervat Mahrous

Improving Cancer Patient Satisfaction By Decreasing Their Prolonged Waiting Time For Chemotherapy Administration

09:00AM - 09:30AM

Awarding of Winners

09:30AM - 10:00AM




10:00AM - 12:15PM
Dr. Alia Zawawi, Dr. Manal Bawazeer and Dr. Rana Mulla

Session 6: Improve Culture and Patient Experience

10:00AM - 10:15AM
Dr. Noura Al Nowaiser

Patient Experience to Improve Culture of Safety

10:15AM - 10:30AM
Dr. Khalid Al Nemer

Role of Media in Patient Safety

10:30AM - 10:45AM
Dr. Bader Al Khateeb

Comprehensive Primary care Drives Quality Hospital Care

10:45AM - 11:00AM
Dr. Abdulmohsen Al Saawi

Improving Safety Culture, Learning from Successes and Failures

11:00AM - 11:15AM
Dr Aeshah Al Saghier

Patient Safety Program at Home Health Care

11:15AM - 11:30AM
Dr. Abdulrhman Al Fayez

Communication in Patient Safety

11:30AM - 12:00PM

Panel Discussion

09:30AM - 12:15PM
Dr. Hanan Balkhy

Session 7: Ensuring Patient Safety and Recovering from the 2015 MERS Outbreak

09:30AM - 09:45AM
Dr. Saadi Taher

An Organization with a Memory, or Not!!

09:45AM - 10:00AM
Prof. Hanan Al Kadri

Leadership Engagement: a Qualitative Study

10:00AM - 10:15AM
Dr. Hanan Balkhy

Preparing the Healthcare System to Face an Outbreak and Ensure Patient Safety

10:15AM - 10:30AM
Dr. Sami Alyousef

MERS CoV and the Push for a MEGA Transformation in the ED

10:30AM - 10:45AM
Dr. Yaseen Arabi

Dodging the Bullet: the Experience of an ICU During MERS Outbreak

10:45AM - 11:00AM
Dr. Adel Alothman

The Threat of Delayed Diagnosis in Emerging Pathogens

11:00AM - 11:15AM


11:15AM - 11:30AM
Dr. Sameera Al Johani

Managing Lab Surge Capacity during MERS Outbreak

11:30AM - 11:45AM
Dr. Majid Al Shamrani

System Wide Competency Training In IC

11:45AM - 12:00PM
Dr. Nawfal Al Jerian

MERS Outbreak: EMS Perspective and Lessons Learned

12:00PM - 12:15PM
Dr. Thamer Al Enazi

Setting a Surrogate Hospital to Care for Patients during the MERS Outbreak


End of Day 2 Conference