2015 National Conference

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Save-the-date for the 2015 National Conference in Denver, Colorado June 16-18. On average, the TeamSTEPPS National Conference attracts over 500 industry professionals. The mission of the conference is to bring techniques, tools and new thinking to assist healthcare professionals in successfully implementing TeamSTEPPS. The conference is held to support efforts of the National Implementation of TeamSTEPPS. Innovation is a key element in mapping the future of TeamSTEPPS and the changing healthcare environment. There is no better setting to experience the impact of TeamSTEPPS in various clinical and non-clinical settings while making invaluable contacts with old and new colleagues!

To learn more, click on the headers below. 

 Registration   |   Who Should Attend?   |   Pre-Conference Sessions   |   Conference Sessions   |   Expected Expenses   |   Travel Discounts   |



Registration is filling up fast for the TeamSTEPPS National Conference. Please complete registration here to ensure your attendance and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to reserve a hotel room at the Westin Denver Downtown.

Who Should Attend?

Everyone with an interest in TeamSTEPPS! Sessions at the conference will offer learning opportunities of value to all. So whether you have only heard of TeamSTEPPS or if you have rolled it out system-wide, there will be something of interest to ypu. The sessions will also cover a variety settings but because TeamSTEPPS can be adapted across the continuum of care, the lessons learned are portable and can be applied everywhere.

Pre-Conference Sessions

Pre-conference sessions will take place Monday, June 15 and the morning of Tuesday, June 16. Two sessions are being offered:

Pre-Conference Session  Time How to Attend
TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course  Monday 8:00AM-4:45PM, Tuesday  8:00AM-12:00PM Register here
TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course for Primary Care and Medical Offices  Monday 8:00AM-4:00PM Apply here for the June cohort


To learn more about these sessions, please see the PDF below.

Conference Sessions

Plenary Announced!

We are happy to announce Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE, as the plenary speaker at the national conference! As a speaker, humorist and author of three books, including his most recent, Do it Well. Make it Fun: The Key to Success in Life, Work and Almost Everything in Between, Ron Culberson's mission is to change the workplace culture so that organizations are more productive and staff is more content.CulbersonPhoto

For ten years, Ron worked in a large hospice organization as a social worker, counseling manager and senior director of quality services. In these roles, he gained experience on the front line, in middle management and ultimately in senior management. He has a proven track record as a successful member of a multidisciplinary team and as an effective senior leader.

Final Conference Agenda and Session Descriptions 

Please see the final conference agenda below. The full schedule including speaker information, session descriptions and pre-registration for designated sessions can be downloaded. Please note that team and panel presentations are highlighted in green, workshops that require registration are in red and plenary sessions are in blue. In order to attend a workshop, you must register. Registration will open on May 1 and will only be available to those registered for the main conference

Session Title Time
TeamSTEPPS 101  Tuesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
Leadership Buy-in from the C-Suite Perspective  Tuesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
TeamSTEPPS for the Ambulatory Setting  Tuesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
TeamSTEPPS and Simulation: The Solution to Resistance  Tuesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
The Team Training Tower: Creative Methods for Teaching TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals (Workshop)  Tuesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Leadership that Goes the Distance: Cultivating a Leadership Culture (Workshop)  Tuesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Implementation from 0 to 60: MetroHealth’s Story of Success  Tuesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Integrating Quality Improvement Methods to Improve Teamwork and Patient Safety (Workshop)  Tuesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
MUSSTT (Medical Unit Simulation & Safety Team Training): A TeamSTEPPS Sustainment Model (Workshop)  Wednesday 8:30AM-9:45AM
A Team of Experts is Not an Expert Team: Optimizing Interdisciplinary Rounds Communication (Workshop)  Wednesday 8:30AM-9:45AM
Do You Know Your Players? Innovative Approaches to Coach your Coaches for Sustainment of TeamSTEPPS  Wednesday 8:30AM-9:45AM
The Use of Simulation to Provide an Active Learning Experience in TeamSTEPPS (Workshop)  Wednesday 8:30AM-9:45AM
Do it Well. Make it Fun: The Key to Success in Health Care  Wednesday 10:00AM-11:30AM
The TeamSTEPPS Approach to Health Profession Education  Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
TeamSTEPPS as the Core of a Safety Culture Program in Three High Risk Departments  Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
Progressive Simulation: Moving a Patient Safely Through Multiple Environments (Workshop)  Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
Using TeamSTEPPS Tools to Partner with Patients and Prevent and Learn from Falls  Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
Case Studies of TeamSTEPPS Implementation from Across the Country  Wednesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
A 3-D Look at Coaching (Workshop)  Wednesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Creating an Organizational Culture where TeamSTEPPS can Thrive  Wednesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
TeamSTEPPS for Risk Managers and Other Non-Direct Care Providers  Wednesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
RECEPTION: Peer-to-peer Sharing and Poster Session  Wednesday 4:15PM-6:00PM
Non-Violent Interventions: Reducing Workplace Violence with TeamSTEPPS  Thursday 8:30AM-9:45AM
How to Engage Physicians in Teamwork Through Leadership Development  Thursday 8:30AM-9:45AM
Fostering Team Synergy and Increased Awareness Through TeamSTEPPS  Thursday 8:30AM-9:45AM
From A to Z: Using TeamSTEPPS Resources as an Effective Foundation for Meeting IPEC Competencies (Workshop)  Thursday 8:30AM-9:45AM
Sim Battles: A TeamSTEPPS Main Event  Thursday 10:00AM-12:00PM

Expected Expenses

The TeamSTEPPS National Conference is free, however attendees are responsible for expenses associated with their travel (i.e., airfare, hotel and meals).

Travel Discounts

TeamSTEPPS is offering special meeting discounts for all attendees of the TeamSTEPPS National Conference. Simply call (or have your travel agent call) one of our preferred airlines directly to receive these special fares.

For Delta Airlines reservations and ticketing please call Delta Meeting Network reservations at 1-800-328-1111, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM Central Time. Refer to Meeting Code NMK5Z. You may also go to www.delta.com and input the Meeting Code into the Meeting Event code box to obtain the discounted fare and avoid any service fees.

United Airlines offers discounts off published fares of 2% - 10% based on the booking class of service. Call your travel professional or United at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZTDP and Agreement Code: 367575. Or, save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com. Choose your flight times and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZTDP367575 in the Offer Code box.

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