Moderator: Thomas G. Weiser, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA
Co-Moderator: Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH, FACS, Boston, MA

It has been 10 years since the launch of the WHO (World Health Organization) Surgical Safety Checklist. The surgical community is working hard to introduce, implement, and measure the intervention across the globe. This session will discuss the current state of knowledge around checklist implementation, the successes and challenges in the process, and opportunities for impact in resource-constrained settings.

Presentations and Speakers

Checklists and the Culture of Safety 
Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH, FACS, Boston, MA

The Checklist as a Framework for Process Improvement: Success Stories
Tihitena N. Mammo, MD, FCS(ECSA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Challenges of Checklist Implementation: Lessons Learned
Adriana M. Serna Lozano, MD, Bogotá, Colombia

What Is the Next Frontier in Global Safe Surgery?
King David Terna Yawe, MD, FWACS, FICS, FISS, FIICA, MNIM, Lagos, Nigeria