General Sessions

Thursday, October 3, 2013 | 8:30–10 am

Opening Keynote Session

John Hockenberry

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We are pleased to welcome John Hockenberry host of public radio’s live morning news program The Takeaway as the Opening Keynote.  An Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, he is a former correspondent for NBC News, ABC News, and NPR, and has traveled the globe reporting on a wide variety of stories in virtually every medium for more than three decades.

He has written dozens of magazine and newspaper articles, a play, and two books, including the bestselling memoir Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, I.D., Wired, The Columbia Journalism Review, Metropolis, Details,  and The Washington Post.

A skilled presenter and moderator, Hockenberry has appeared at numerous design and idea conferences around the nation including the TED conference, the World Science Festival, the Mayo Clinic’s Transform Symposium and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He has served as a Distinguished Fellow at MIT’s Media Lab.

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Friday, October 4, 2013 | 8–9:15 am

Founder’s Address

Falls Prevention: Best Practices, Evidence-Based

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PatQ150This session is designed to introduce you to a community of learning to both analyze and shift falls prevention programs to protect patients from injury. An overview of the state of the science in falls prevention and injury protection will set the stage for new tests of change for clinical practice, patient education, and environmental safety. Participants will learn about a population-based approach to protection from injurious falls, along with strategies to increase patient engagement and program evaluation. Pat Quigley, PhD MPH ARNP CRRN FAAN FAANP, is the associate director of the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN8) Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, FL, where she leads interdisciplinary prototype falls clinics and programs aimed at developing, testing, and promoting interventions and tools to reduce falls and prevent fall-related injuries in vulnerable populations.


Saturday, October 5 | Noon–1:15 pm

Closing General Session

Lessons from a Life Lived at Full Throttleclosing150

Darrell Gwynn

Don't miss the inspirational story of the resilience and courage of NHRA World Champion Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn. Follow his journey from suffering a devastating spinal cord injury in 1990 to becoming president and cofounder of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Gwynn will share his remarkable story of breaking down barriers to success and the one thing that never changed: his willingness to meet challenges head-on and live life on his terms.