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?   |   Conference Sessions   |   Expected Expenses   |   Travel Discounts   |



Registration is full for the TeamSTEPPS National Conference. If you would like to sign-up for the waitlist, you can do so by emailing AHRQTeamSTEPPS@aha.org. Once signed up, you will be notified if a spot becomes available.

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.

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. If you have registered for the main conference but did not receive information about how to register for workshops, please email AHRQTeamSTEPPS@aha.org

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.


The TeamSTEPPS room block at The Westin Denver Downtown has been sold out. Please contact A Room With A View for information on the designated TeamSTEPPS overflow hotel. They will secure the lowest available rates within walking distance of The Westin Denver Downtown. In the event that rooms become available at The Westin, A Room With A View will notify attendees and help transfer attendees back to The Westin in the order in which they were booked. A Room With A View can be reached at 1-800-780-4343. International attendees can reach them at ARWAV@charter.net. This is a FREE SERVICE for all TeamSTEPPS attendees.

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