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Keynote Address

John Nance

“Why Hospitals Should Fly”

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
10:15 am – 10:55 am
Hall B-1

Possessing an extensive background of law, safety, aviation and broadcasting, John Nance will share with attendees why hospitals struggle in taking appropriate measures to enhance patient safety. More important, John will discuss safety principles imbedded into the culture of the aviation industry and suggest how they can be easily hardwired into the DNA of American healthcare. A patient and aviation safety broadcast analyst for ABC World News and Good Morning America, Captain Nance speaks to the infusion of Crew Resource Management into healthcare; a revolutionary approach towards communication, teamwork and leadership to improve safety. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn Why Hospital Should Fly. Sit back and enjoy the flight!


John J. Nance, a native Texan who grew up in Dallas, holds a Bachelor's Degree from SMU and a Juris Doctor from SMU School of Law, and is a licensed attorney. Named Distinguished Alumni of SMU for 2002, he is also a decorated Air Force pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield and a Lt. Colonel in the USAF Reserve, well known for his involvement in Air Force human factors flight safety education, and one of the civilian pioneers of Crew Resource Management (CRM). John has piloted a wide variety of jet aircraft, including most of Boeing's line and the Air Force C-141, and has logged over 13,000 hours of flight time in his commercial airline and Air Force careers. He flies his own aircraft, was a veteran Boeing 737 Captain for Alaska Airlines, and is an internationally recognized air safety analyst and advocate, best known to North American television audiences as Aviation Analyst for ABC World News and Aviation Editor for Good Morning America.

John has logged countless appearances on national shows such as Larry King Live, PBS Hour with Jim Lehrer, Oprah, NPR, Nova, the Today Show, and many others. His editorials have been published in newspapers nationwide, including the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has long been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who Among Emerging Leaders in America.

He is also the nationally known author of 19 major books, five non-fiction, plus 13 fiction bestsellers.

John J. Nance is a pioneering and well-known advocate of using the lessons from the recent revolution in aviation safety to equally revolutionize the patient safety performance of hospitals, doctors, nurses, and all of healthcare.

John is a founding board member and is on the executive committee of the National Patient Safety Foundation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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