Leaders and Students arriving in Telluride today

The Seventh Annual Telluride Patient Safety Educational Roundtable is set to begin tomorrow. Patient safety leaders, patient advocates and educators are arriving from around the world to enage in discussions related to open, honest and professional communication between caregivers when an unanticipated outcome occurs. This year, thanks to the generous support of The Doctors Company Foundation, 20 student leaders from medical schools across the US will be participating and contributing to our important conversations and consensus building this week. Too often, when outcomes from our care do not meet our intended expectations, caregivers struggle with the ensuing open, honest and professional dialouge that needs to occur to start the healing and learning.  Our hope is to offer solutions to the current barriers that hinder these critical conversations.

Should be a great week.