Pre-Conference Sessions

Supplement your time in Chicago with add-on pre-conference sessions.

Pre-conference session(s) will be offered in-person prior to the start of the main conference. Attendance is optional and only open to conference registrants. Please note that you may only register for one pre-conference session as they will be running concurrently.


TeamSTEPPS Master Training Course

Sunday, October 3, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.and Monday, October 4, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS) is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools designed to optimize team function, and ultimately patient outcomes. This Master Training Course is a 1.5-day in-person course, led by an interprofessional faculty team from Tulane, with an orientation to train-the-trainer utilizing games, scenarios and activities. This approach allows participants to experience and learn the TeamSTEPPS fundamental content, and provides established resources and the skills to create training strategies, events and learning experiences. By the end of this course, all participants will be highly knowledgeable regarding TeamSTEPPS and the application of the tools and strategies they can use to improve patient safety and the delivery of safe and efficient care within their unit, division or department. This course is taught by, and produces, Master Trainers.

Learn more about TeamSTEPPS and the course by visiting AHA Team Training’s Getting Started with TeamSTEPPS.

Who Should Attend

Whether you are clinical or non-clinical, anyone who works in the health care field and is interested in improving teamwork and communication should attend. However, this course is best suited for those with little to no previous TeamSTEPPS exposure who will be actively working on training and implementation in their organization.


The registration fee is currently $500 per person (increases to $550 after August 6). This fee includes course materials, meals, continuing education credits and a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer certificate. This fee is in addition to the fee charged for conference attendance. For teams of three or more, we offer a discounted team rate of $100 off each person’s course fee. To receive the team discount, please email before registering.