2017 Scheduled Speaking Engagements

April 26th, 2017
Texas Hospital Association
Keynote Speaker
Dallas, Texas

March 15th & 16th, 2017
IV Automation Coalition Meetings
Washington D.C.

March 14th, 2017
Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Patient Safety Conference
Keynote Speaker
Ankeny, Iowa

March 13th, 2017
Parkland Health & Hospital Systems
Keynote Speech to kick-off National Patient Safety Awareness Week
Dallas, Texas

February 14th-16th, 2017
Pharmacy Technician Stakeholder’s Consensus Conference
Keynote Speaker
Dallas, Texas

February 4th, 2017
PSMF 5th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
Pediatric Adverse Drug Event Panel Discussion
Dana Point, California

February 2nd – 3rd, 2017
Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association
Keynote Speaker
Richmond, Virginia

2016 Scheduled Speaking Engagements

November 15th, 2016
Baxter Healthcare Corporation-Patient Safety Day
Keynote Speaker
Deerfield, Illinois

November 10th, 2016
Taos Institute-Relational Practices in Health & Healthcare
Lecture on Preventable Medical Error
Cleveland, Ohio

October 28th, 2016
Omnicell Quarterly All Employee Meeting
Mountain View, California

July 29th, 2016
Omnicell Town Hall Meeting
IV Solutions Group
Guest Speaker
Cranberry, Pennsylvania

February 21st – 24th, 2016
Patient Safety Science & Technology Global Summit
Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Irvine, California

January 21st-24th, 2016
Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) Global Summit
Meeting & Book Signing
Laguna Niguel, California

2015 Scheduled Speaking Engagements

October 28th, 2015
Sanford Health System
Keynote Presentation to entire Medical Facility
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

October 27th, 2015
Southeast Technical Institute – Pharmacy Technician School
Lecture on Medication Safety to pharmacy technican students
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

October 26th, 2015
North Dakota College of Health Professionals (NDSU)
Lecture to School of Pharmacy Students
Bismarck, North Dakota

October 24th, 2015
Northland Association of Pharmacy Technicians (NAPT) Annual Meeting
Keynote Speaker
Fargo, North Dakota

October 22nd – 23rd, 2015
Roselyn Carter Institute for Care Giving
Book Signing & Presentation
Americus, Georgia

October 14th, 2015
2015 Seldon D Feurt Symposium Speaker
University Of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Keynote Speaker
Nashville, Tennessee

April 24th – 26th, 2015
2015 North Dakota Pharmacist Association Annual Convention
Keynote Speaker
Bismarck, North Dakota

April 20th, 2015
8th Annual Quality Summit
Scripps Health
Keynote Speaker with Dr. Bob Wachter
La Jolla, California

March 8th – 10th, 2015
League of Intravenous Therapy Education Vascular Access Network (LITEVAN)
Annual Meeting
Keynote Speaker
Irvine, California

February 5th – 6th, 2015
Media Privacy and Security Panel Discussion for EMR
Sponsored by HIMSS
Expert Panelist
San Diego, California

2014 Scheduled Speaking Engagements

January 11th-18th
Annual Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit
Medication Safety Panel Speaker
Laguna Niguel, California

February 13th
Purdue University School of Pharmacy-Center for Medication Safety Advancement
Lafayette, Indiana

February 23rd-26th
Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Meeting
Keynote Speech- “The Emily Jerry Story: From Tragedy to Triumph” –Improving Patient Care and Safety Through the Adoption of Technology”
Orlando, Florida

February 28th
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
“Patient Care Accountability and Medication Safety-Emily’s Story”
Newport Beach, California

February 28th
Sharp Memorial Hospital
San Diego, California

March 5th
Fletcher Allen Health Care
National Patient Safety Awareness Week-Pediatric Grand Rounds Speech
Burlington, Vermont

March 13th
Global Taproot Summit
Horseshoe Bay, Texas

March 28th
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy
University, Mississippi

April 5th-6th
Hawaii Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting
Keynote Speech
Leading two separate continuing education credited breakout sessions
“EJF Pharmacy Technician Scorecard and Advantages of Certification”
“Just Culture, Utilizing Medication Errors in a Positive Light”
Honolulu, Hawaii

April 8th
University of Hawaii at Hilo
The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Keynote Speech for Rho Chi Society Initiation Ceremony
Hilo, Hawaii

May 5th
Ursuline College of Nursing
Cleveland, Ohio

May 30th
Association of Surgical Technologists 45th Annual National Conference
Denver, Colorado

June 2nd
Arapahoe Community College
Littleton, Colorado

June 25th -27th
Practices in Cardiac Surgery and Extracorporeal Technologies Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

July 8th
Lake Erie College
Painesville, Ohio

July 14th
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
Cleveland, Ohio

July 24th-26th
American Association of Pharmacy Technicians Annual Meeting
Keynote Speech
Leading continuing education breakout session
“EJF National Pharmacy Technician Initiative & Scorecard”
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

August 2nd-3rd
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Meeting
Keynote Speech
Charleston, South Carolina

August 26th-29th
36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Chicago, Illinois

September 19th
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Patient Safety Symposium
Keynote speech
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

September 25th & 26th
KLAS Conference 2014
Utah Valley Convention Center
Provo, Utah

October 2nd
34th Annual New York State Society for Respiratory Care Symposium
Turning Stone Resort, Verona, New York

October 9th-10th
Marshfield Clinic Fall Pharmacotherapy Conference
Keynote Speech
Grand Rounds Speech
Leading Pharmacy Continuing Education Program
Marshfield, Wisconsin

October 24th
Magruder Hospital
Port Clinton, Ohio

November 12th
Reading Health System
Reading, Pennsylvania

December 7th-11th
American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
2014 Midyear Clinical Meeting
Anaheim, California


2013 Scheduled Speaking Engagements

February 19th
Providence Health Systems
Waco, Texas

February 27th
Keynote Speech for Vidant Health Systems
Greenville, North Carolina

March 8th
Connecticut Hospital Association
Wallingford, Connecticut

March 18th
American Hospital Association (AHA)
Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
Partnership For Patients Program- US Dept. of Health
Keynote Address for Improvement Leader Fellowship Program
Chicago, Illinois

March 19th -21st
Keynote Speech for Global Taproot Summit
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

March 28th
Ohio Northern School of Pharmacy
Ada, Ohio

April 12th
Codonics Inc.
Middleburg Heights, Ohio

April 22nd
Butler University School of Pharmacy
Indianapolis, Indiana

April 25th
Minnesota Society of Health System Pharmacists
Mayo Civic Center
Rochester, Minnesota

May 4th
NYSCHP-New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists
Keynote Speech 2013 Annual Assembly
Turning Stone Resort, Verona, New York

May 8th
Kroger Pharmacy
Keynote Speech – Annual Medication Safety Summit
Cincinnati, Ohio

June 3rd
AAMI Annual Conference & Expo
Long Beach, California

June 13th
Kroger Pharmacy
National Pharmacy Director’s Meeting
Cincinnati, OH

July 9th
Patient Safety First- National Health Foundation
Los Angeles, California

July 18th
Sanford Brown College
Cleveland, Ohio

July 31st
Children’s Healthcare Atlanta
Achieving Excellence Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia

August 28th
Children’s Healthcare Atlanta
Keynote Speech 2013 Leader Series
Atlanta, Georgia

November 5th
Hospital Association of Southern California
Partnership for Patients Regional Meeting
Quiet Canon Conference Center
Montebello, California

November 13th
North Carolina Quality Center
Just Culture Collaborative Meeting 
Cary, North Carolina

November 15th
BD Corporation 
National Sales Meeting
Phoenix, Arizona

December 4th
Tennessee Hospital Association
Tennessee Patient Safety Conference
Nashville, Tennessee

December 6th
Southwest General Hospital
North East Ohio Nursing Initiative (NEONI) Conference
Keynote Speech
Middleburg Heights, Ohio

December 8th-12th
American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) Mid-Year Meeting
Orlando, Florida


2012 Speaking Engagements

January 19th
Ohio Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety
Beachwood Ohio Marriott

January 20th
South Carolina Pharmacy Association
Grove Park Inn, Ashville, North Carolina

February 21st
Delaware Society of Health System Pharmacists
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

March 3rd
Huntsville Hospital Patient Safety Symposium
Huntsville, Alabama

March 5th
Keynote Speech at University Hospitals to kick-off
National Patient Safety Awareness Week.
Cleveland, Ohio

March 7th
University Hospital’s Rainbows Babies and Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Surgical Staff
Cleveland, Ohio

March 8th
University Hospital’s Rainbows Babies and Children’s Hospital
Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture
Cleveland, Ohio

March 15th
Ohio Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety
Columbus, Ohio

March 28th
Northern Ohio Academy of Pharmacy
Cleveland, Ohio

April 5th
Pharmcon Webinar “Emily’s Law Revisited”

April 27th
Patient Safety and High Performance Leadership Summit at
National Press Club
Washington DC

April 27th
Premiere of “Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami; Bring Your Best
Board” at National Press Club
Washington DC

May 1st
American Society for Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Bethesda, Maryland

May 14th
Group Health Seattle Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

May 16th
Washington State Patient Safety Coalition
Seattle Hilton, Washington

May 23rd
Pharmcon Webinar “Emily’s Law Revisited”

Cleveland Clinc, Northeast Ohio Premiere of “Surfing the Healthcare Tsunami; Bring Your Best Board”
Cleveland Ohio

June 9-12th
American Society of Health System Pharmacists Summer Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland

June 28th
Sanford Brown College
Cleveland, Ohio

July 11th
SEA Medical Systems
Santa Clara, California

July 18th
Pharmcon Webinar, “Emily’s Law Revisited”

August 2nd
Sanford Brown College
Columbus, Ohio

Pharmcon Webinar, “Emily’s Law Revisited”

August 28th
San Diego, California

September 8th
Huntsville Med-Surg Conference
Huntsville, Alabama

September 19th
Pharmcon Webinar, “Emily’s Law Revisited”

September 25th
Health Connect Partners Conference
Dallas, Texas

September 26th
Outcome Engenuity
Dallas, Texas

October 10th
HPI Safety Summity
Marietta, Georgia

October 12th
Los Angeles Department of Health Services
Los Angeles, California

October 22-26th
Just Culture Certification Course
Frisco, Texas

October 31st
Pharmcon Webinar, “Emily’s Law Revisited”

November 19th
Hospital Council of Northern and Southern California Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California

December 2nd-6th
American Society of Health System Pharmacists Association
Annual Midyear Meeting
Las Vegas, Nevada

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    A Letter to My Children

    Dear Nate & Katherine,

    I truly love and miss, both of you, more than you will ever know! I am so incredibly sorry that you both have had to endure the loss of your baby sister, the death of your uncle, and the breakup of your family in such a short period of time. You both were the absolute best big brother and sister ever and I know how much you both must still hurt and miss her! I genuinely hope and pray that you find some comfort and that you both always know in your heart that little Emily is still watching over all of us!

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