About the Workshop

CHI+MED Patient Safety and Medication Error Workshop – Masterclass on research in clinical error

This workshop is a two day event, free of charge. To find out more or to register, please email: V.L.Hurst@swansea.ac.uk

Masterclass leaders

Prof Russell Beale, Centre for HCI, Birmingham University [link]
Prof Andy Howes, Centre for HCI, Birmingham University [link]
Dr Mark-Alexander Sujan, Medical School, Warwick University [link]


The landmark To Err is Human report puts death from preventable errors in hospitals at a comparable rate to deaths from road accidents.  In 2001, the President of the Royal College of Physicians called for a national system for recording adverse medical events after saying mistakes in NHS hospitals may be contributing to the deaths of almost 70,000 patients a year.

• This Masterclass Workshop focuses on the medical, psychological and human computer interaction background to clinical human error, and is particularly aimed at researchers (including PhD researchers) working in a combination of these or related fields.

• The Masterclass leaders are world experts, and will work with Masterclass participants to drive the field forward.

• The Masterclass will support researchers to develop their work and underlying methodologies, particularly exploring the interdisciplinary issues and conflicts.

• The Masterclass will build up a platform where researchers can come together to critically review their work and find ways to improve quality and impact.

Who should attend

• Researchers, including PhD students, who are working on or interested in: Patient Safety; Medication Errors; Incident Reporting and Learning; Safety critical HCI, and related areas.

• All researchers in the EPSRC project CHI-MED, www.chi-med.ac.uk, are encouraged to attend.

Workshop Agenda

This workshop will take place in Nottingham (Location See Below) on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2012.

– Saturday 24th March 2012 –

12:30-13:00 Registration and Coffee

13:00-13:10 Welcome and Introduction – Prof Harold Thimbleby

13:10-13:30 Introduce Expert Panel: Profs Andy Howes, Mark-Alexander Sujan, Russell Beale

13:30-15:00 Structured Session 1 (coffee etc available) Researchers briefly present their work (5 mins max if using powerpoint) and the Expert Panel lead discussion

15:00-15:10 Break

15:10-16:30 Structured Session 2

16:30-17:00 Summary and highlights

19:00 Dinner

– Sunday 25th March 2012 –

09:30-09:50 Welcome and preparation

09:50-11:10 5 minute presentations from researchers

11:10-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Structured Interactive Session

12:30-13:40 Lunch

13:40-14:30 Outcome summary

14:30 End of day two

Workshop Venue

Ashwell Suite
University Of Nottingham
Rutland Hall
University Park

Access Times on 24th and 25th March 2012, 08:00 to 17:00

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