Quality Talks 2017 Speaker Announcement: Dr. Nneka Sederstrom
February 24, 2017, Washington, DC
Quality Talks 2017 is proud to announce:
Ethics is Quality, Quality is Ethics: Improving Care at the End of Life.
Dr. Nneka Mokwunye Sederstrom believes that improving end-of-life care not only softens difficult decisions for patients and their families, it improves quality for the entire health care system.
Dr. Sederstrom has made clinical ethics her life’s work. She earned recognition as director of MedStar’s Center of Ethics at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She is the first African American woman to hold the role of Ethics Director for any hospital nationwide. Last year, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota charged her with building an ethics department to help parents navigate difficult life—and death—decisions.
In addition to her hospital duties, Dr. Sederstrom is a member of several professional societies. She also holds leadership positions in the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. She is also a member of the Neurocritical Care Society, the North American Burn Society and the National Medical Association.
We look forward to hearing Dr. Sederstrom speak at Quality Talks 2017 on October 16 in Washington, DC.
Quality Talks is a series of stirring, succinct talks by current and emerging health care leaders with ideas about how we can collaboratively improve American health care. In addition to the dynamic and thought-provoking speakers, the event features interactive dialogue among all attendees about advancing the health care system and improving patient care. Last year was sold out and we recommend that everyone register early this year.