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SAFE-T Summit 2019

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Following the success of the SAFE-T Summit 2018, which had world-renowned speakers including Dr Atul Gawande, Mr Tore Laerdal, Dr John Meara and Dr David Whitaker, the WFSA is delighted to announce SAFE-T Summit 2019. 


SAFET-T Summit 2019: Global equity and teamwork in anaesthesia and surgical care

Co-hosted by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), the second SAFE-T (Safe Anaesthesia for Everybody - Today) Summit will build on the success of the inaugural summit to advance the global patient safety agenda. Bringing together leaders from within and outside the perioperative team the SAFE-T Summit will highlight the importance of equity and teamwork in anaesthesia and surgical care, with a focus on perioperative safety through equity, ethics, gender, diversity and social strategies.

In partnership with related industry, governments and NGOs, this one day Summit will contribute to safer anaesthesia, surgical and obstetric care around the world.

World-renowned experts will open sessions with theme-setting presentations. Facilitated group discussions will develop 

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recommendations and identify practical ways forward.

At the Summit, we will:

• Discuss the impact of inequity in Access to Perioperative and Anaesthesia Care and Safety
• Highlight and understand Nursing's Role in Perioperative Safety
• Consider Gender Gaps and other barriers to anaesthesia and perioperative safety
• Working Together: Teamwork and Advocacy in addressing the Safety Gap

This year, Edna Adan Ismail will be Keynote speaker, and she will be speaking on women's access to healthcare and her experiences. Other speakers will include Dr Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, WFSA President and Past President of the European Board of Anaesthesiology/UEMS, Dr Andrew Hartle, previous President of the Association of Anaesthetists and current Chair of the WFSA's Constitution Committee, Dr. Janet Martin, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics;Western University, Canada; Director, MEDICI Centre (a WHO Collaborating Centre), and Mrs Jackie Rowles, President of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists. A full agenda for the Summit is available on the RSM website here.

Learning and recommendations from the summit will be published and disseminated internationally as part of the WFSA's SAFE-T Campaign.


Early bird rates are available until Monday 25 March 2019

RSM member: £39 - £105

WFSA member: £39 - £105

Non-member: £60 - £170

For more information, including a preliminary programme and registration, please click here

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