Maryland Patient Safety Center

What our attendees are saying:

“ . . . I thought [last year’s] Med Safety Conference was one of the best I have attended. Kudos to choice of speakers and panels. Additionally, the hotel was easy to get to, lunch was fantastic, and the environment was great.”   

~Jean C., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital

“. . . [the event] was excellent. There were some wonderful moments that were so impactful that I’m sure they will change behaviors and advance safe medication practices. Pretty powerful. Well done!”     

~Barbara T., MPSC Board

“Best conference ever! Both the content and speakers were great.”     

~Donna R., University of Maryland Medical Center-Midtown Campus

“This panel (Just Culture) is the best thing I have ever seen at any conference– the nurse and his integrity and bravery, and the support he got from his organization has taken our work in patient safety to a whole other level. Thank you so much!”   

 ~Lisa B., Doctor’s Community Hospital

Check out the full line up of speakers and continuing education information from last year’s 2021 Annual Medication Safety Conference, Medication Safety in Transitions of Care: Getting it Right

Annual Medication Safety Conference:

The Maryland Patient Safety Center’s Medication Safety Conference addresses key medication management and safety issues for healthcare providers including physicians, patient safety officers, medication safety officers, pharmacists, nurses and quality/risk professionals.

The Maryland Patient Safety Center’s (MPSC) Annual Medication Safety Conference addresses key medication management and safety issues in healthcare.  This year the conference will focus on system vulnerabilities in medication safety and strategies to build a just culture.  Specific actions for organizations to implement to improve vulnerable systems, build just culture within departments and units and strategies to enhance transparency when errors do occur will be presented.

5.5 hours of continuing education 

Target Audience:  Physicians, patient safety officers, medication safety officers, pharmacists, nurses, quality/risk professionals , long term care administrators


Opening Keynote

Medication Error and Legal Liability- Individual Fault or System Failure?

Larry L. Smith, JD is the Vice President, Risk Management Services for MedStar Health and the president of MedStar Health’s captive insurance company, Greenspring Financial Insurance Limited, Inc. of Cayman.  Prior to joining MedStar Health, Larry was the vice president and chief risk officer for UCSF-Stanford Health Care in San Francisco, California, and previously he served as executive vice president and general counsel for Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. A member of the Massachusetts and California Bars, Larry has served as a board member for a number of non-profits. Throughout his career, Larry has worked to help transform the medical liability system from one that is adversarial and focused on blame to one that is based on transparency, responsibility and trust.  He is constantly working to bring the medical, legal and patient communities together to find a better way.

Larry L. Smith, JD

Closing Keynote

An ISMP Update on Medication Safety Issues in 2022

Rita K. Jew, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPPS, FASHP is President at the Institute for Safe MedicationPractice (ISMP). Prior to ISMP, Dr. Jew had her own consulting business where she providedpharmacy consultative services, conducted leadership training programs and advised technology startup companies. She has also held various leadership positions including Director of Pharmacy at UCSF Health, Executive Director of Pharmacy & Clinical Nutrition Services at CHOC Children’s and Clinical Manager at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her 25 plus-year tenure in hospital pharmacies encompassed broad experiences in pharmacy leadership, clinical pharmacy services, formulary management, medication safety, pharmacy operations, centralized pharmacy services, pediatric pharmacy services, healthcare technology and automation, sterile & non-sterile compounding, finance and revenue-cycle, 340B program,
CQI/lean, clean room and pharmacy construction, emergency preparedness and establishing pharmacy residency programs.

Rita K. Jew, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPPS, FASHP