Patient: A person who is receiving medical care or is waiting to receive care or treatment due to illness or injury.

Family: The person or people the patient chooses to support them in their care.

Patient Safety: The prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care.

  2018 Patient Safety Education       Spring Symposium 



Do you know someone who was misdiagnosed, causing additional complications or delays in receiving medical treatment?  Has someone from your organization experienced a hospital-acquired infection?  Has someone you know experienced a medication error, causing new symptoms, problems or worse? Do you know someone who misunderstood information about their medical care causing an unplanned outcome? Many things can go wrong in the healthcare system and while errors should be a rare, unfortunately they are not. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States trailing only heart disease and cancer.  While healthcare institutions and the people working for them are focusing on patient safety policy and standards, the people with the most at stake – patients and their families- need to be more involved! The Long Island Patient Safety Education Fund plans to change that!

Register for the 2018 Patient Safety Education Spring Symposium

When: May 4, 2018

Time: Noon to 5:00 PM

Where: 1393 Veterans Highway, Hauppauge, LI NY

Attendees Representing LI Community Nonprofit Organizations are Eligible to Apply for a *Grant from the PSE Fund. 

Who Should Attend
Anyone from Nassau or Suffolk County, Long Island who represents an organization or agency in a position to share with more community members the information they learn.  How to share that information can be discussed during small group discussions with our experts.

Register for the 2018 Patient Safety Education Spring Symposium. 

There is no fee for this event but registration is required.

To learn more, contact us

We are grateful for the very generous support from the following 2018 sponsors:

Bruce E. Hirsch MD