Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

Masterclass: Learn from Former Hostage and Crisis Negotiator, Cathy MacDonald
LONDON - 24 September 2019

Grow your knowledge and understanding of good communication at our evening masterclass, led by former hostage and crisis negotiator Cathy MacDonald.
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"Risky Business is a superb conference, providing a unique opportunity to learn from the hard won experience of front line professionals working in high stakes industries around the world."
Dr Kevin Fong, University College London Hospital

our conference is aimed at

Nurses
The complexity of healthcare demands exceptional skills in Leadership and Teamwork. It also requires that we can react to incredibly challenging situations at a moment’s notice. Our conference speakers have extraordinary stories to tell which address many of these issues.

Doctors
This is a patient safety conference with a big difference. Exceptional speakers, from a wide array of high risk environments, share their stories of endeavour, safety, risk, human factors, systems and quality improvement.

OTHER PROFESSIONALS
Our motivational and world renown speakers tell their own stories of overcoming seemingly impossible odds. The lessons we can all draw from their experiences will help us manage risk and make our work environments safer, more efficient and happier places.

London 2019 talks

Here's the latest talks from our London 2019 Conference.

Yvonne Coghill

Diversity in our workforces – how do we practically make this happen

Amy Pope

Building coalitions and systems to proactively deal with crises

Dame Inga Beale

Leadership and Trust

Lord Adonis

Brexit – what now?

Tom Williams

The story of Bloodgate - from a player’s perspective

Dr Robin Warshafsky

Personal tragedy intersects with patient safety - what happens to the horse when the cart is put before it

Assistant Commissioner Andy Roe

Lessons from Grenfell – when is it appropriate to break “SOPs”

Dr Anu Mitra

Looking after the team after major incidents, Grenfell Fire

Captain Steve Allright

Taking the fear out of flying

Nicole Stott

Teamwork in remote settings of the International Space Station and Aquarius Undersea Research Base

Professor Mark Wilson

Using technology to train and maximise bystander response in emergencies

Dr Richard Smith

Lessons for pre-hospital triage and “when to break protocol” during a major disaster

Dr Claire Park

“In the line of fire” – applying lessons from combat situations to similar civilian crises

Professor Alex Sia

What can be achieved by a whole hospital system change in cognitive behavior and safety culture

Chris Connell

Challenging Complexity

Dr Mike Christian

Adapting to a fluid and fast-moving situation during a major disaster

Professor Silvia Schievano and Mr Owase Jeelan

"Ultimate team work: translational research innovation using virtual reality and 3D printing to facilitate multiple surgical teams in 23 hour operation to separate conjoined twins "

Steve Richards

State of the Nation and its Leaders!

Dr Michael Stein

Emerging Disruptive Therapies for Cancer

Dr Clare Gerada

Why are doctors so unhappy and Supporting Doctors in crises

Mary Anne Hilliard and David Wessel

How a re-invigorated safety programme can save dollars

Professor Jo Delahunty QC

Lessons to be learnt from large scale disasters like Hillsborough to intimate tragedies such as the death of an abused baby

latest news

We have been really honoured to have so many influential speakers attending all our conferences. We are now aiming to write blogs each week to assist website viewers to link our talks to current events both inside healthcare and more generally
In memory of Dr. Brian Kavanagh
12
Jul

In memory of Dr. Brian Kavanagh

It is with sadness that we share the news that Dr. Brian Kavanagh passed away on June 15, 2019. Brian had been unwell over recent months and his passing is a monumental loss to the Hospital for Sick Children, the University of Toronto and the field of critical care worldwide. 

A Real Impact on Society
19
Jun

A Real Impact on Society

Risky Business’s purpose is having a real impact on society. Each visit to the conference shows just how much we still have to learn...

Risky Business 2019 - A Student’s Perspective
13
Jun

Risky Business 2019 - A Student’s Perspective

As a medical student, an aspiring Anaesthetist and Pre-Hospitalist and a Human Factors enthusiast, when I was offered the chance to attend Risky Business 2019, I jumped at the opportunity.

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Masterclass

24 September 2019
Kings Place, London

South Africa 2019

23rd - 24th Oct 2019. Venue to be confirmed

Toronto 2020

5-6 November 2020
Sheraton Centre, Toronto