Ivenix Medical Director to Deliver the 2020 Ellison C. Pierce, Jr.
Memorial Safety Lecture at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020
Matthew B. Weinger, M.D., M.S., will present, “Is Safety Becoming the Poor Stepchild of Quality,”
at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists
BOSTON, October 2, 2020 – Ivenix, a medical technology company with the vision of eliminating infusion-related patient harm, today announced its medical director, Matthew B. Weinger, M.D., M.S., will deliver the 2020 Ellison C. Pierce Memorial Safety Lecture at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), on Saturday, Oct. 3.
Dr. Weinger’s presentation on “Is Safety Becoming the Poor Stepchild of Quality,” will explore how safety and quality have come into conflict and expand on the consequences of failing to invest properly in safety. The session will also include a discussion on the roles of anesthesiologists and how they can become better advocates for patient safety.
This annual honorary lecture was jointly established by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and ASA to recognize and sustain the memory of Ellison C. (Jeep) Pierce Jr., M.D., who was the founding president of APSF and a past president of ASA. Today, the specialty of anesthesiology, ASA and APSF are recognized as pioneers in advocating for patient safety.
Over his three decade-long career, Dr. Weinger has studied and advocated for patient safety with a commitment to bringing scientific discovery to the cause through innovation and education. As the medical director for Ivenix, Dr. Weinger plays an essential role in the company to advance patient outcomes, clinical quality and operational efficiency.
About Fresenius Kabi
Fresenius Kabi (www.fresenius-kabi.com/us) is a global healthcare company that specializes in medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion, and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Lake Zurich, Illinois. The company’s global headquarters is in Bad Homburg, Germany. To learn about U.S. career opportunities at Fresenius Kabi, visit us at www.fresenius-kabi.com/us/join-us and follow us on LinkedIn.
About American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research, and scientific society with more than 54,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves. For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount.