Navigating a Shifting Health Care Landscape

A virtual patient safety forum live from Massachusetts

Risky Business is a unique conference with a simple premise: Learn from thought leaders in other industries and high-risk endeavors to improve the quality and safety of health care. This is more critical now than ever, at a time when nearly every industry has had to adapt and innovate due to COVID-19. Their stories are sure to inspire and spark meaningful conversations about how to move forward.

This event is a collaboration of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety, Boston Children’s Hospital, and CRICO: The Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, in partnership with Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, and Massachusetts Medical Society.

Join us! Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET


Donald M. Berwick, MD, President Emeritus, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Kevin Churchwell, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital

Lieutenant Colonel Susan M. Gannon, United States Army Reserves

Nat Kendall-Taylor, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, FrameWorks Institute

Josh McDaniels, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach, New England Patriots

Liz Miranda, Massachusetts State Representative, 5th Suffolk District

Karthik Sivashanker, MD, Vice President of Equitable Health Systems and Innovation, American Medical Association

Patricia Trbovich, PhD, Badeau Family Research Chair in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, North York General Hospital

Past Risky Business Talks

Risky Business conferences have been held worldwide in London, Boston, Toronto, and Cape Town since 2006. The goal is to welcome input into safety practices from our patients, our communities and others who think differently about managing risk, and share ideas about leadership and teamwork from the highest achievers in sport, business, politics, the arts, exploration, space and medicine. For more information and to view speakers at previous Risky Business conferences, please visit


Dr. Pallavi Bradshaw

In the first virtual Risky Business conference, Dr. Bradshaw discusses the impact of COVID-19 and the increase in telehealth on the doctor-patient relationship.

Will Carnegie

At 27 years old, Will led a team of amateur sailors around the world in the BT Global Challenge. His leadership skills were tested when his yacht was hit by a freak wave, nearly killing two of the crew.

Nicole Stott

Nicole Stott is a retired NASA Astronaut and and American Engineer. She talks about teamwork in remote settings of the International Space Station and Aquarius Undersea Research Base.