Patient safety

Commonwealth Fund Symposium: Informal briefing and reception on the World Alliance for Patient Safety

2 November 2005

A special briefing session to 75 participants will open the Commonwealth Fund Symposium (2-4 November 2005 ) that will take place in Washington DC. Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair of the World Alliance for Patient Safety will present, in an informal setting, recent progress achieved by the Alliance. This year's Symposium brings together leading policy thinkers from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including the Health Ministers from each of the countries, the coordinating committee of the Fund's International Program in Health Policy and Practice, selected policy researchers, and senior government officials. The symposium will be further enriched this year with the experience and perspectives of senior health policy leaders from Germany and the Netherlands.