National Conference

2016 TeamSTEPPS Conference in Washington, DC

AHRQ is pleased to announce that the 2016 TeamSTEPPS National Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., June 8-10, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency near Capitol Hill. On average, the TeamSTEPPS National Conference attracts more than 500 industry professionals. The conference brings techniques, tools and new thinking to assist health care professionals in successfully implementing and sustaining TeamSTEPPS. Innovation is a key element in mapping the future of TeamSTEPPS and the changing health care environment. There is no better venue to experience the impact of TeamSTEPPS in various clinical and non-clinical settings while making invaluable contacts with old and new colleagues.

Registration Hyatt Regency DC

Registration for the conference has reached capacity and a wait list is developing. If you would like to sign up for the wait list, please email AHRQTeamSTEPPS@aha.org.  

Conference Schedule & Session Descriptions

The conference begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 and concludes on Friday, June 10 at noon. The conference will offer two plenaries, concurrent breakout sessions (either panel/team presentations or workshops), posters and a networking event. A detailed conference schedule including speakers, session titles and descriptions can be found via the link below. 

2016 TeamSTEPPS National Conference Agenda


Plenary Speaker


The TeamSTEPPS National Implementation Team is honored and excited to announce that the plenary speaker for this year's conference is John Nance, author of Why Hospitals Should Fly. For over 30 years, John has served as a leader and a pioneer in both aviation and medical safety and quality, and for the past 18 years he has become a familiar face to North American television audiences as the Aviation Analyst for ABC World News and Good Morning America. John will be speaking on Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m.


Hotel Information

Information on booking in the conference hotel block is found in your confirmation email you received after registering. If the block is full, or you wish to stay elsewhere, please call A Room With A View for information on the official designated TeamSTEPPS overflow hotel. They will secure the lowest available rates at the best available hotels within walking distance of The Hyatt Regency Hotel. Should cancellations occur at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, A Room With A View will transfer attendees back to The Hyatt Regency Hotel in the order in which they were booked. A Room With A View can be contacted at 1-800-780-4343 Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm CST. International attendees can reach them at reservations@aroomwithaview.net. This is a free service for all TeamSTEPPS attendees.

Other Travel Information

We are offering special meeting discounts for all attendees of the 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 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Central Time. Refer to Meeting Code NMMCZ. 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 ZVMR and Agreement Code: 492540. 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 ZVMR492540 in the Offer Code box.

Rental Cars

Special meeting rates negotiated with Hertz are available by calling 1-800-654-2240 from within the U.S., or 405-749-4434 from outside the United States, and giving the reservationist the meeting number CV#03AB0012

Special meeting rates negotiated with Enterprise and National are available by calling 1-800-261-7331 from within the U.S., or www.enterprise.com or www.nationalcar.com and supplying the meeting number K2C1074.

Special meeting rates negotiated with Avis are available by calling 1-800-633-3469 from within the U.S., or 1-800-331-1084 from outside the United States, and giving the reservationist with the meeting number L461444.


Questions? Please contact AHRQTeamSTEPPS@aha.org.

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