March 8, 2021
7:00 PM Eastern time

Engaging Patients to Improve Diagnosis

Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP

Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Stony Brook University, NY and the Founder and President Emeritus of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine.

Dr. Graber is a national leader in the field of patient safety who helped originate Patient Safety Awareness Week in 2002, an event now recognized internationally.  In 2014 he received the John M Eisenberg Award, the nation’s top honor in patient safety and quality.

He is a pioneer in efforts to address diagnostic errors in medicine.  In 2008 he originated the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference series, in 2011 he founded the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, and in 2014 he launched a new journal, DIAGNOSIS, devoted to improving the quality and safety of diagnosis, and reducing diagnostic error.


People for Patient Safety are members of the health care workforce (current or retired), patient advocates, people who care for others as caregivers, and all community members who have experience with the health care system who want to help empower patients and their families to navigate the healthcare system for safe, quality care.

We welcome guest speakers and participation from people to share experiences and knowledge about safe medical treatment.  PPS is not about your health, it's about your health care which is the journey to better health outcomes.

Registration is required. as programs are offered through Zoom. Questions can be addressed to  PeopleforPatientSafety@gmail.com

PPS History

PPS was founded in 2014 as a way for health care professionals, caregivers, and community members to share helpful information about patient safety.  Participants learn from each other what has worked for others and ways to become more knowledgeable about safe care and best practices.

PPS is not about your health and there is no medical advice offered.  PPS is about health care which is the journey to the best health outcomes, often missed in caring for patients.



If you have any ideas for speakers, would like to be a speaker, or are interested in joining this vibrant, active planning committee, please contact one of the team members.

Cathy Bond - Founder
Atlanta, GA

Ilene Corina, BCPA, President
Pulse Center for Patient Safety Education & Advocacy
Long Island, NY

David Fielding, MPH, BCPA CEO
Engage Caring Solutions
Long Island, NY

       Kathy Pendleton, Founder             Get the Care You Deserve,  LLC Orlando, FL

Disclaimer: The information which is shared during Pulse meetings and programs does not constitute professional advice and should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any illness either physical, mental or emotional.  Continue here