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 now open for the TeamSTEPPS National Conference. Please complete registration here 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.

Please see the planned agenda below with working session titles. Speaker information, session descriptions and pre-registration for designated sessions will be forthcoming. 

Session (Working 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 Medical Office  Tuesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
Integrating TeamSTEPPS and Simulation: The Solution to Resistance  Tuesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
The Team Training Tower: Creative Methods for Teaching TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals  Tuesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Cultivating a Leadership Culture  Tuesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Implementation from 0-60: MetroHealth's Story of Success  Tuesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Integrating Quality Improvement Methods to Improve Teamwork and Patient Safety  Tuesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Adapting TeamSTEPPS for Patient Rounds  Wednesday 8:30AM-9:45AM
Innovative Approaches for Coaching TeamSTEPPS to a Diverse Staff: Do You Know Your Players?  Wednesday 8:30AM-9:45AM
The Use of Simulation to Provide an Active Learning Experience in TeamSTEPPS  Wednesday 8:30AM-9:45AM
Enhancing the Workplace Culture: Methods to Engage Various Levels of Staff  Wednesday 10:00AM-11:30AM
The TeamSTEPPS Approach to Student Education  Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
TeamSTEPPS in Three High Risk Departments  Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
A 3-D Look at Coaching  Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
Learning from Falls as an Opportunity to Practice TeamSTEPPS Skills  Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM
Rapid Fire: TeamSTEPPS Stories from Across the Country  Wednesday 2:45PM-4:15PM
Progressive Simulation: Moving a Patient Safely Through Multiple Environments  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
Networking Reception 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
A Team of Experts is Not an Expert Team: Optimizing Interdisciplinary Rounds Communication  Thursday 8:30AM-9:45AM
Using TeamSTEPPS Resources as Effective Foundation for Meeting IPEC Competencies  Thursday 8:30AM-9:45AM
TeamSTEPPS Simulation Competition  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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