Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NPSF Announces Scholarship Opportunities for Annual Congress

This is a wonderful opportunity for a patient or family member who would like to attend the NPSF Annual Congress this May in Washington, DC:

The National Patient Safety Foundation recognizes the importance of involving patients and their families as partners in our work to create safer healthcare environments. NPSF has developed a scholarship fund that will support the participation of patients and families at the 2009 Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress to be held May 20 – 22 in the Washington DC area. The scholarship award recipient will receive:

* Roundtrip airfare to Washington DC from anywhere in the United States, arranged by NPSF* Transportation to and from the airport, arranged by NPSF* Complimentary Congress registration* Complimentary registration for the pre-Congress program: Community Engagement from the Patient and Family Perspective* Complimentary hotel accommodations for the nights of May 19 through May 21 (up to 3 nights)* Meals provided as part of the Congress

Scholarship Guidelines and Application Process:

In order to support patients and families who are actively engaged in the patient safety movement, we request a 250-word essay that describes how you and your community will benefit by your attendance at the NPSF Congress.

We are seeking responses to the following questions:* How did you become involved in patient safety?* How long have you been involved with patient safety?* What do you hope to learn at the NPSF Congress and with whom will you share this knowledge?* How do you to plan to disseminate this information throughout your community?

We also request a brief letter of reference that addresses the following questions:* In what capacity do you know the applicant?* How has the applicant demonstrated a value in patient safety work?

Please include your name, address, telephone and email information in the application. Please email your application to:
Christy Norcross, CMP

The deadline for entries is March 23, 2009. For additional Congress information, please visit or call 617-391-9900.

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