Keynote speaker Josh Linkner, five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, two-time New York Times best-selling author and venture capitalist will talk about leadership, growth and reinvention.

With the creation of the APSF, Ellison Pierce, Jr., M.D., set forth a challenging vision – “No patient shall be harmed by anesthesia.” A decade later in his Rovenstine Lecture, he celebrated the robust progress in patient safety while reminding us to remain steadfast in the elimination of harm. This 2018 Ellison C. Pierce Patient Safety Memorial Lecture will sharpen Dr. Pierce’s vision by looking at the relationship between zero defects and source inspection. The lecture will consider novel ways that all members of our community can work together to make Dr. Pierce’s vision a reality.

Complications following tracheal extubation are common, ranging from the self-limiting to the devastating. Any extubated patient may sometimes require a reintubation. Some extubations are higher risk because the patient...

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