Launch of IBBS Seminars for this Academic Year

We are launching our new series of IBBS Seminars for this Academic Year with a high profile speaker from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust – Professor Peter Brennan: Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital and Honorary Professor of Surgery and Head of the Academic Department of Surgery at the University of Portsmouth.

The First Seminar Speaker is from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

We are pleased to announce that the next IBBS lunchtime seminar will be held on Wednesday the 7th of November at 1pm in St. Michael’s Building 0.20, followed by refreshments in St. Michael’s foyer.

Professor Peter Brennan will be delivering a seminar titled “How can we minimise error at work by looking after ourselves – a human factors overview”. This talk will provide an overview of human and medical error, human factors, how mistakes happen, and those personal factors that contribute to error. These will include fatigue, nutrition, emotional stress, situational awareness, tunnel vision, hierarchal challenge, multitasking including noise, briefing and debriefing.

About Professor Peter Brennan

Professor Brennan has a great interest in human factors and has worked closely with British Airways training captains, National Air Traffic Services and other human factors experts. He has over 50 publications on human factors and minimising error at work. He speaks on human factors worldwide and his research has helped many surgical specialties and teams to reduce error and improve patient safety.

Professor Peter Brennan is consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon at QAH with an interest in head and neck oncology and reconstruction. He has a personal chair in surgery in recognition of his research and education profile, publishing over 520 papers to date as well as editing 5 major textbooks.  He is lead editor for the new Gray’s Surgical Anatomy textbook- a textbook written for surgeons by surgeons and sister to the legendary Gray’s Anatomy itself.

Please do come and join us in St.Michael’s Building 0.20 on Wednesday 7th November at 1pm for the seminar followed by refreshments in St. Michael’s Building Foyer.