18th Annual Northwest Patient Safety Conference

  • 11 May 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Hilton Seattle Airport | 17620 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188


  • For staff of WPSC organizations
  • To receive the registration code for this price you must have sent your CPPS # to Kinsey
  • To receive the registration code for this price you must have sent your CPPS # to Kinsey
  • To receive the registration code for this price you must have sent your CPPS # to Kinsey
  • To receive the registration code for this price you must have sent your CPPS # to Kinsey
  • For those whose posters have been approved for display at the event


The Washington Patient Safety Coalition’s Northwest Patient Safety Conference is back May 11, 2020 at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center with a full day of sessions around the theme Driving Toward Collaboration and Safety.

This year’s conference will show us how collaboration and safety are cornerstones of patient care and include breakout sessions covering topics of shared decision making with patients, process improvement in internal audits and adverse event investigation, building trust and more, with each talk introduced by a first-hand patient story. We are also pleased to announce a new partnership with the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF) for this conference where they will be hosting a breakout session on the topic of Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success.

Agenda (to be announced soon)

Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) Discount 

Provide your CPPS number to Kinsey (kgray@qualityhealth.org) to receive the registration code for $50 off your conference price. 

Get Coverage or Reimbursement from Your Employer
Want to request coverage or reimbursement from your employer? We've made it easy for you with our pre-written Request for Coverage or Reimbursement Letter

Call for Sponsors
This year we are offering a wide variety of Sponsorship Packages. Sponsorship is customizable. If you don't see exactly what your organization is hoping for here, just contact Steve and Kinsey to work with us on a customized package that works for you. 

Call for Posters!
See the 2020 Call for Posters here.

Poster Deadline: April 1, 2020

Call for Volunteers
Now seeking interested volunteers to help outVolunteers get free attendance, lunch, and the opportunity to sit in on sessions and network with fellow healthcare professionals. This year, volunteers need to be able to arrive by 6:30am and stay until at least 12:30. Alternatively, we could use a couple of afternoon volunteers, to go from 1:15 - 4:45. Interested parties should email Kinsey Gray kgray@qualityhealth.org

Current Sponsors





+ Morning Keynote | Dr. Lisa Sanders, Yale School of Medicine and The New York Times  
Afternoon Plenary | Dr. James McCormack, The University of British Columbia | Shared Decision Making- The Only Real Way to Create Collaboration and Safety in Health Care
+ Closing Session |DrJohn James, Patient Safety America | The Reasonable Patient and Informed Consent 
+ Interactive morning breakouts with industry thought leaders related to the year’s theme, covering collaboration & Safety, process improvement, shared decision making, building trust and more, 
+ Patient stories introducing each session
+ Poster gallery featuring patient safety efforts in local care settings
+ Continental breakfast and plated lunch
+ Eligibility for CNE, CME, CPHQ and ACHE face to face credits


 WPSC Members (staff at member organizations — check our members here: (https://www.qualityhealth.org/wpsc/about-wpsc/our-members/):
After March 7th  - $345

+ Non-WPSC Members:
After March 7th  - $445

+ Poster Presenters: $175

+ Patients, Families & Students: $45

Complimentary Registrations  

+ Speakers
+ Sponsors (# of registrations varies based on sponsorship level)
+ WPSC Conference Planning Group Members & Volunteers
+ Patient Storytellers 

Payment by Check
Check payments must be received within 2 weeks of registration.

Make checks payable to:
Foundation for Health Care Quality

Mail to:
Foundation for Health Care Quality
ATTN: WPSC Conference
705 2nd Ave, Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98104

Hotel ​Reservations
Reservations must be made no later than April 19th.

Out-of-towners! ​We ​have ​a ​special ​room ​block ​at ​the Hilton ​Seattle ​Airport for guests and speakers who wish to stay the night of Sunday, May 10th. Reservations can be made by phone or web:

Phone: Call 1-800-HILTONS and use the group code WPSC

Accessibility and Special Requests
The Hilton is ADA accessible: See Hilton website for details

*This will be a fragrance-free event with respect to attendees with chemical sensitivities.* We thank you for abstaining from wearing fragrances. 

If you would like to request any of the following, please email 

• A seat in one of the front rows of the ballroom (reserved for attendees with audio, visual, or other accessibility needs)
• An ASL interpreter
• Other (please specify)

We ask that these requests be received at least a month in advance of the event. We will do our absolute best to accommodate requests, and will be in touch directly should we be unable to. 

Late Bookings and Cancellation Policies
Canceled ​registrations ​are ​refunded ​the ​amount ​paid up through 24 hours prior to the event. ​All ​attendee ​rates ​​incur ​an ​additional ​$25 ​surcharge ​if ​booked ​within ​24 ​hours ​of ​the ​event ​(including ​event ​walk-in ​registrations).

Continue ​to ​check ​in ​here and at ​wapatientsafety.org/news-events/patient-safety-conference ​for ​ongoing ​details ​on ​speakers, ​agenda, ​and ​more! ​

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