Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, founder and Executive Director emeritus of the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) will present the 2019 ASA/APSF Ellison C. Pierce Jr., Patient Safety Memorial Lecture at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019. Dr. Cooper will draw on nearly a half-century’s worth of experience in patient safety and human error in anesthesia to deliver the topic, “Respectful, Trusting Relationships Are Essential for Patient Safety, Especially the Surgeon-Anesthesiologist Dyad.”
Dr. Cooper has been awarded several honors for his work in patient safety, including the 2003 John M. Eisenberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in Patient Safety from the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Clinical Engineering. The Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care of the Massachusetts General Hospital established the Jeffrey B. Cooper Patient Safety award in his honor.
In fall 2018, Dr. Cooper simultaneously published the article, “Critical Role of the Surgeon–Anesthesiologist Relationship for Patient Safety” in The Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Anesthesiology.
ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 will take place October 19-23 in Orlando, Florida. To learn more about the annual meeting, please visit: https://www.asahq.org/annualmeeting