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Medical errors and the new movement toward transparency

09/20/10     Chicago, IL

You're invited to an after-work event sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Dr. David Mayer, co-producer of the award-winning film, "The Faces of Medical Error ... From Tears to Transparency: The Story of Lewis Blackman," and a leader on transparency in health care. Mayer is associate dean for the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, co-executive director for UIC's Institute for Patient Safety Excellence and a practicing anesthesiologist. He has been active in patient safety and health care risk reduction strategies throughout his career, and, along with partner Dr. Tim McDonald, has co-founded Transparent Health, an organization dedicated to the prevention of patient harm. McDonald is the chief safety and risk officer for health affairs at the University of Illinois and co-executive director for UIC's Institute for Patient Safety Excellence. Most recently, McDonald and Mayer were awarded a $3 million federal grant to implement and evaluate patient safety efforts on a larger scale.

When: Monday, Sept. 20
6 p.m. networking, refreshments
6:30 p.m. program

Where: Room C219, Columbia College, 33 E. Congress, Chicago
(northwest corner of Congress and Wabash)

Thanks to the Columbia College Journalism Department for providing the space!