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July 19 - Sept 14

Applications open for the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards

This annual awards program recognizes major achievements by individuals and organizations to improve patient safety and health care quality. The Joint Commission, in partnership with National Quality Forum, is accepting applications now until September 14, 2022. Learn more

Sep 11 - 14 in Boston; Sep 28 - 30 virtual

ASHRM 2022 Annual Conference

Available in person and later virtually, the ASHRM Annual Conference brings together those in the health care risk management field to share findings, challenges and best practices with the goal of advancing safe and trusted health care. Risk professionals from every stage of their careers can benefit from sessions, networking and solutions. Register here

Sep 28 - 29

Sepsis Alliance Summit

This free online program will feature two days of learning and inspiration for health care professionals across the continuum of care, including nurses, physicians, pharmacists, allied health professionals, IT professionals, students and policy makers. Join the sessions that are relevant to your practice and interests, and increase your sepsis knowledge and skills. Register here

Oct 1 - 2


HackMIT is one of the largest undergraduate hackathons in the world. It is a weekend-long event where students will be building, learning, and creating technology projects from scratch. This year's competition will participate in the Patient Safety Technology Challenge by including a patient safety track that will be judged by Patricia Dykes from Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Learn more

Oct 26 - 27

2022 PCORI Annual Meeting

Virtual event for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute community to come together to learn about PCORI-funded results, join breakout sessions and network. Learn more

Nov 18

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Best medical practices: Maximizing skills, minimizing risk live CME course

A virtual live CME one-day program to learn from experts about current screening and prevention for cancers most often the subject of malpractice cases in primary care (breast, colon, lung and prostate). Other topics include: genetic testing for cancer, implicit bias in health care, avoiding diagnostic pitfalls and clinician and patient communication. Register here

Recorded webinar

Communication skills training for caregivers discussing COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and postpartum

This free one-hour training was developed by the Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts, in partnership with the Department of Public Health and Center for Integrated Primary Care at UMass Chan Medical School. The concepts and skills covered are applicable beyond maternal health, to all types of vaccination and other health decisions. View the presentation