‘What did you take away from the Keynote Address by Dr. Gawande?’

“As a medical student, it was good to hear his insight on the future as well as how important safety is to the operating room environment. I liked his whole discussion of checklist implementation, the development and all the countries that are using it.”

Joseph Lorenz, M.A., B.S.C.
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan



“What hit home most for me was the way we need to readdress the way we talk about goals of care from the patient’s point of view. We need to keep that in mind as a whole team as we are asking them what their minimum acceptable quality of life is.”

Hilary MacCormick, M.D.
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada



“It was inspiring. The importance of teamwork in improving patient care stood out for me.”

Cynthia Lien, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin




“Small things, simple things matter a lot. Also, we need to work as a team.”

Gilberto Lopez Velarde, AA
Centro Hospitalario MAC
Aguascalientes, Mexico

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