Keynote

Eric A. Coleman,
MD, MPH, Director of the Care Transitions Program

Patricia Quigley,
PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry

Eileen Sullivan-Marx
PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean
of the New York University College of Nursing

Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, Director of the Care Transitions Program

Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Coleman is the Director of the Care Transitions Program, aimed at improving quality and safety during times of care “handoffs”. Dr. Coleman serves as the Executive Director of the Practice Change Leaders--a national program to develop, support and expand the influence of organizational leaders who are committed to achieving transformative improvements in care for older adults. Dr. Coleman was recognized with a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship for his work in bridging innovation and practice through enhancing the role of patients and family caregivers in improving the quality of their care transitions.
 

Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry

Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation. As Associate Chief of Nursing for Research, she is also a funded researcher with the Research Center of Excellence: Maximizing Rehabilitation Outcomes, jointly funding by HSR&D and RR&D. Her contributions to patient safety, nursing and rehabilitation are evident at a national level – with emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’ independence and safety. She is nationally known for her program of research in patient safety, particularly in fall prevention. The falls program research agenda continues to drive research efforts across health services and rehabilitation researchers.

Eileen Sullivan-MarxEileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the New York University College of Nursing

Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the New York University College of Nursing, Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing, is a nationally recognized leader in the care of older adults, sustaining models of care using advanced practice nurses locally and globally, and developing health policy in community-based, long-term care settings. Her distinguished body of research has focused on improving functional outcomes of older adults, studying factors that promote and prevent exercise in the community for frail older adults. As the Associate Dean at the University of Pennsylvania she oversaw the Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and the first pilot to integrate this program with the Veterans Administration (VA). Most recently, Dr. Sullivan-Marx was an American Political Science Congressional Fellow and Senior Advisor to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She currently serves on the American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) Board of Directors and is liaison to the AAN Military/Veterans Expert Panel. Among the numerous awards that she has received are the international Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Best of Image research award (1993) and excellence in practice award (2011).