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Dr. Scheinman was invited by The Patient Safety Movement Foundation to chair its “Patient Safety Curriculum in Schools” panel and to moderate the discussion.

Steven J. Scheinman, MD, president and dean of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and chief academic officer at Geisinger, was invited by The Patient Safety Movement Foundation to chair its “Patient Safety Curriculum in Schools” panel and to moderate the discussion at the foundation’s sixth annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit Feb. 23-25 in London, England.
 
The 2018 summit brought together international hospital leaders, medical and information technology companies, the patient advocacy community, public-policy makers and government officials to discuss solutions to the leading challenges that cause preventable patient deaths in hospitals across the world.
 
The event included keynote addresses from leading political figures, such as Jeremy Hunt, a member of Parliament and the Secretary of Health for the United Kingdom; Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization; and patient safety experts, healthcare technology firms and patient advocates.
 
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s goal is zero preventable deaths by 2020.

About Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Sayre, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) and Professional Science Master's (PSM) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, focused on caring for people in the context of their lives and their community, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from within its region, as well as from across the nation. The school also has more than 500 residents and fellows in 31 accredited residency programs and 27 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit www.geisinger.edu/gcsom, or connect with us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

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Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven J. Scheinman, M.D.
Steven J. Scheinman, MD

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