Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

Risky Business Pre-Conference Healthcare Paediatric Day, 5 June 2019
Learning from paediatric centres of excellence around the globe

Senior frontline clinicians from many of the leading children’s hospitals around the world will share their experiences of their latestpatient safety, improvement and innovation initiatives including:

The role of live video recording at the bedside, relationship of teams and their managers, when to break SOPs.
Other topics include Artificial Intelligence, twin hospitals, predicting deterioration and social media, breaking the deadlock between healthcare professionals and their patients, managing a hospital during a major city droughts and teamwork at the limits with the Red Devils Parachute regiment.

Risky Business Pre Conference: 5 June 2019
DAY 1 - morning session

Prof David Wessel and Rebecca Cady

Vice President and COO – Children’s National Hospital Washington DC

The experience of six years of continuous real time video recording at the bedside.

Professor Peter Waters

Head of Orthopaedic Surgery – Children’s Hospital of Boston

Real Event Analysis and Learning using live audiovisual analysis during surgery to assess non technical performance

Dr Evan Fieldston

Medical Director for Clinical Operations – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Role of a daily physician operational leads in running a hospital safely and efficiently

Dr Karen Harrington

Director of Programme – CHU Sainte Justine - Montreal

Adapting to fewer and more junior trainees - changing the hierarchical pyramid

Dr Emma McCahon

Clinical Director of Operations – Sydney Children’s Hospital

Building a team to “think differently”

Dr David Cooper

Medical Director - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre

How to be a rule breaker in a system of rule followers?

Dr Harris Baden

Chief Critical Care - Seattle Children’s Hospital R

Physician & hospital management alignment – understanding the differing perspectives to achieve a meaningful partnership

Billy ‘The Whizz’ Monger

Young racing driver who lost both his legs in a horrific F4 racing accident at Donnington Park in 2017 aged 17 years. Now back racing and hoping to become a F1 driver


DAY 1 - afternoon session

Professor Peter Laussen

Chief critical care – SickKids – Toronto

Artificial Intelligence, trendy research or real value?

Mr Iain Hennessy

Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon and Clinical Director of Alder Hey Innovation Hub - Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Alder Hey - Building a living hospital

Dr Tex Kissoon

Chief Medical Officer – Vancouver Children’s Hospital

Social media and twitter – potential impact on our teams and how do we manage this to protect our staff

Dr Fiona Reynolds (MD BCH), Barrister, Melissa and Fred Platt (Parents of Sam), Prof David Wessels (VP & CMO CNH Washington)

Experienced Barrister, Clinicians and Patient Family talk about deadlock between families and healthcare professionals and how they see solutions to improve this through understanding each others perspectives. Also different global perspectives presented on this issue

Dr Mignon McCulloch

Director of Critical Care / Renal Services, Red Cross Children’s Hospital

Running a hospital in the middle of a major city water crisis.

Captain Joseph Palmer

Former Commander of Red Devils Free Fall Parachute Team

Plenary talk: Elite teams performing under extreme pressure

The conference will be held at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH