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Program Overview

This unique two-day medication safety workshop will be led by ISMP faculty and other selected medication safety experts who, based on their own real-world experiences in establishing and evaluating medication safety programs, will help you maximize your effectiveness in meeting today’s medication safety challenges.

When you attend ISMP’s Medication Safety Intensive, you will learn how to look at your organization “through the eyes of ISMP,” focusing efforts on medication-related issues that cause patient harm. You will engage in group discussions, take part in hands-on practice in error analysis, evaluate latent and active failures related to medication errors, and learn how to effectively select high-leverage strategies and use data from technology to help sustain safety efforts within your organization.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will be armed with the specific knowledge and tools needed to be successful in establishing an aggressive, focused medication safety program and the associated infrastructure for continued safety improvements.


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Perform system-based medication error analysis
  • Develop error-reduction strategies around the use of high-alert medications
  • Utilize various data collection methods to identify medication risk
  • Discuss the role and responsibilities of the medication safety officer or individual(s) responsible for medication safety oversight
  • Identify tools available to support medication safety initiatives
  • Measure the effectiveness of error-reduction strategies that have been implemented
  • Identify human error, at-risk behavior, and reckless behaviors from case studies
  • Describe change management principles applicable to medication safety
  • Network with other practitioners to safely problem solve and share learning

Who Should Attend

Practitioners in acute care with responsibility for medication safety oversight including:

  • Medication Safety and Patient Safety Officers/Managers
  • Risk and Quality Improvement Professionals
  • Directors of Pharmacy and Nursing
  • Clinical Leads/Nurse Managers
  • Chief Medical Officers

Continuing Education Information

Educational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for up to 12 hours (1.2CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education. Statement of credit will be emailed within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit.

This program has been assigned the Universal Program Number 0761-9999-17-001-L05-P,  0761-9999-17-001-L05-T.

Educational Review Systems is also approved for pharmacy continuing education by the state of Florida.

Nursing continuing education provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This program has been assigned the Universal Program Number CEP 13677 and is approved for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing nursing education.

Fees & Registration

Early Registration: $1,025.00
(up to 21 days before each program date)

Regular Registration: $1,195.00
(20 days or less before each program date)

Space is limited so register today!

Workshop Dates & Locations

April 5 and 6, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Maggiano's Little Italy Philadelphia
1201 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

October 11 and 12, 2018
Nashville, TN
Maggiano's Little Italy Nashville
3106 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

November 30 and December 1, 2018
Anaheim, CA
To be Determined

Anaheim, CA


"We have made progress in reducing medication errors, but much more effort is needed. Medication safety practitioners, empowered with cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills, will be the ones who will lead the way.” ~ David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Chief, General Medicine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Distinguished Faculty

Each workshop will feature speakers drawn from our
distinguished faculty.

Kelly Besco, PharmD, FISMP, CPPS
Medication Safety Officer
OhioHealth, Columbus, OH

E. Robert Feroli, Jr., PharmD, FASHP, FSMSO
Medication Safety
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP
Director, Error Reporting Programs, ISMP

Jamie Sinclair Irizarry RN, BSN, MS, CCRN-K
Medication Safety Nurse, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Annie Yang, PharmD, BCPS, FISMP
Asst. Director of Medication Safety and Quality
NYU Langone Medical Center

Susan Paparella, MSN, RN
Vice President, ISMP

Lorraineá Williams, PharmD
Patient and Medication Safety Officer, Cook Children’s Healthcare System
Fort Worth, TX


Day 1:  
7:30 am – 7:45 am Sign-in
Continental Breakfast
and Welcome
7:45 am – 4:30 pm Program
Day 2:  
7:30 am – 7:45 am Continental Breakfast
7:45 am – 3:00 pm Program


Cancellations must be received in writing by email, mail or fax. Cancellations will be subject to a $100.00 processing fee for all cancellation requests received in writing at least 7 days prior to the start of the workshop. No refunds will be made after this time. If you plan to send someone in your place, please notify ISMP prior to arrival. In the unlikely event that ISMP must change the date or location of the program and a registrant is no longer able to attend as a result of the change, ISMP is responsible only for a refund of the registration fee and is not responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by the registrant.

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