The 18th Annual James E. & Bonnie L. Eckenhoff Lecture

Martin HatlieThe 2013 lecture, “In Action to Transform: The Journeys of Patient Safety Advocates in the 21st Century” was presented by Martin J. Hatlie, Esq, a leader in patient safety advocacy and CEO of Project Patient Care, the Chicagoland safety and quality coalition dedicated to using the voice of the patient to improve care. Mr. Hatlie is also president of Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps), a patient-centered initiative whose mission is to advance the reliability of healthcare systems worldwide.

Mr. Hatlie has been a prominent voice in the areas of healthcare safety, quality, and patient engagement throughout his career. Previously, Mr. Hatlie was a lobbyist for the American Medical Association, focusing on tort reform. In 1997, he coordinated the AMA’s launch of the National Patient Safety Foundation, and served as its founding executive director. In 2003, Mr. Hatlie co-founded Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS), where he currently serves as program chair. He also serves on the World Health Organization’s Patients for Patient Safety Steering Committee and the Joint Commission’s Patient Safety Advisory Group, among his many leadership and advisory roles in the field of patient safety. To see a video playback of the lecture, please click below.


Video of 2013 Lecture

Age Friendly Chicago Round Table

In conjunction with this year’s Eckenhoff lecture, the Buehler Center hosted a round table discussion on the city of Chicago’s age-friendliness, moderated by Joyce Gallagher, executive director of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services. Findings from the center’s first phase of research as part of the World Health Organization’s Age Friendly City initiative were presented by project investigators Rebecca Johnson, PhD and Amy Eisenstein, PhD. Discussion was opened by research and stakeholder panelists David X. Marquez, PhD, FACSM, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s department of kinesiology and nutrition , Cheryl Irmiter, PhD, LCSW, CADC, assistant vice president of Business Innovations Solutions and Easter Seals Disability Services, and Christina Ferraro, senior services manager for the city of Evanston. To see a video playback of the round table, please click below.

Video of 2013 Round Table

The John & Gwen Smart Symposium

Smart SymposiumThe annual John & Gwen Smart Symposium showcases research and educational activities relevant to aging, patient safety, terminal illness, and vulnerable populations. The presented research explores ways to improve quality of life and provide safe care for all. This year, the Smart Symposium hosted a record number of presentations from researchers at Northwestern University and our surrounding academic communities.

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