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25 Jan 2018

Join us for the first QI Connect session of the year with speaker Dr James Polk, Chief Medical Officer at NASA.

Dr Polk will be speaking about the crucial role NASA played in the 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners, and looking at what lessons we can learn in terms of shared decision-making and risk.

Dr Polk is the agency Chief Health and Medical Officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) located at NASA headquarters in Washington DC. He is well published in the fields of emergency medicine, disaster medicine, space medicine and medical management.

Our QI Connect WebEx series was established in 2014 at the request of clinicians working with us, who asked for an opportunity to learn from international leaders in the field of improvement and innovation. Using WebEx allows speakers to facilitate from their own desk, and clinicians to link in and learn from wherever they are.

We have had some truly amazing speakers to date, including; Don Berwick, Marshall Ganz, Professor Bob Wachter, Maureen Bisognano, Gary Kaplan… the list goes on!

Due to the calibre of our speakers, interest in the series has grown on a global scale, with over 470 organisations across 48 countries now linking in. Amazingly, from a small test of change at one university in Glasgow, we now have 43 universities linking in (from Dundee to Harvard!) bringing students together in classrooms to listen, learn and share.

The session will take place on 25 January, 4- 5pm and we hope you will join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative session.