Community Medical Foundation for Patient Safety

The Community of Competence™ and Foundation for Life

The Elizabeth A. Smith Patient Safety Colloquium

In 2010 with corporate sponsorship and in partnership with Texas Woman’s University, we launched the first colloquium on patient safety at the Texas Medical Center (TMC), Houston, TX, the world’s largest medical center. Named in honor of Elizabeth A. Smith, Ph.D., Founder of Community Medical Foundation for Patient Safety, this annual colloquium brings experts, healthcare leaders, students and patients in an academic setting designed for learning and sharing new ideas and knowledge.  Patient safety topics are chosen based on high originality, significance and impact as a change agent or innovation in healthcare quality and patient safety.

The Elizabeth A. Smith Patient Safety Colloquium draws wide interest from the TMC community with its four-part scholarly presentations on patient safety. Ms. Seema Mathur, former CNN health correspondent, served as the emcee at the inauguration of this program.

We are actively seeking funding support and sponsorship to expand this prestigious program beyond TMC and Houston to a wider national and international audience and interaction with global leaders, decision makers and policy makers of health care.