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TWU presents Elizabeth A. Smith Patient Safety Colloquium Nov. 17

10/14/09


HOUSTON — The cost and impact of unused and expired medicines on U.S. health care is the focus of the Elizabeth A. Smith Patient Safety Colloquium to be held at Texas Woman’s University Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Matthew C. Mireless, Ph.D., MPH, and Jerry A. Miller, Ph.D., with the Community Medical Foundation for Patient Safety will give the presentation, which is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Houston Endowment Auditorium located at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St. in the Texas Medical Center. The event is free and open to the public and includes exhibits before and after the program and a reception. For more information, call (832) 778-7777 or email mmcmireles@communityofcompetence.com.

The Elizabeth A. Smith Patient Safety Colloquium is a four-part series scheduled in 2009-2010 and hosted by TWU’s Health Care Administration Department. The series is sponsored by the Community Medical Foundation for Patient Safety, CRG Medical Inc., Human Performance Technology Group Inc., Medical Voice Productions, PSO Services Group, Red Oak Instruments LLC, Sigma-Xi Rice-TexasMedical Center Chapter and Waste Management Healthcare Solutions.

Dr. Smith has more than 35 years of experience in business, teaching and research, including 15 years in the healthcare industry. She is the sole author of six books and more than 45 peer-reviewed articles in health care, psychology and business. She also has taught graduate-level courses at Rice University, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston Baptist University and the Air Force Institute of Technology. Dr. Smith currently chairs the board of directors of the Community Medical Foundation for Patient Safety, a nonprofit organization that she founded in 2003.

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