Maryland Patient Safety Center

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19th Annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference  I  March 31, 2023

5.0 Hours of Continuing Education available

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been jointly planned and implemented by Trinity Health and the Maryland Patient Safety Center.  Trinity Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.  This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 5.0 hours of Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
In its 19th year this conference will focus on identifying the challenges to providing equitable health care, and will offer implementable strategies for healthcare professionals as they seek to change the inequities– not just in individual organizations but also throughout the healthcare industry.  Experts from across the country will present data as well as successful approaches to overcoming stigmas and bias toward patients based on race, orientation, ability, and sociological conditions.

Your Zip Code Shouldn’t Determine Your Health: Social Determinants of Health & Achieving Health Equity

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Adams served as the 20th U.S. Surgeon General, and only the 2nd ever African American male in that role. A fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Adams received his Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley, with a focus on chronic disease prevention. He worked in local public health at The City of Berkeley’s health department, as well as in State public health, where he ran the Indiana State Department of Health during Ebola, zika, and HIV crises.


Jerome Adams, MD

Former US Surgeon General

Speak, Move, Change: Creating Equitable Pathways to Patient Care

Closing Keynote Speaker

Shawnee Benton Gibson, LMSW / FDLC, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spirit of A Woman (SOW) Leadership Development Institute, established in 2002 to educate, elevate and effect positive and sustainable transformation in the lives of individuals, groups, families, communities and institutions. She is a licensed practitioner with over 31 years of professional experience and the Co-Founder of the ARIAH Foundation (The Advancement of Reproductive Innovation Through Artistry & Healing).  Shawnee is the subject of an award-winning documentary titled “Aftershock”. The film follows her and her family as they fight for reproductive justice in the wake of the tragic and preventable death of Shawnee’s eldest daughter, Shamony Makeba Gibson, due to a birth related pulmonary embolism in 2019. 

Shawnee Benton Gibson, LMSW / FDLC

Co-Founder and CEO of Spirit of A Woman
Co-Founder of the ARIAH Foundation