Upcoming Quality & Safety Educational Opportunities

Following are two exciting, upcoming educational opportunities focused on quality and safety that we would like to share with our ETY readers. Please feel free to share the information with colleagues!

This year, the Committee of Interns and Residents has partnered with the Healthcare Transformation Project of Cornell University to present a series of conferences in the New York metropolitan area providing education around physician leadership in quality improvement and patient safety. The first conference, entitled What is your QI IQ? Resident Physicians as Quality Improvement Leaders, will be held on April 13 in Manhattan. The one day leadership conference focused on residents and medical students has been organized and led by residents, including many from last year’s Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camp.

The conference will feature:

  • Interactive didactic sessions led by Dr. James Pelegano, Program Director for the Jefferson School’s Master’s Program for Healthcare Quality and Safety, and an innovator in the field of Patient Safety and Quality.
  • Small-group breakout sessions that will allow participants to practice and refine the methods they have learned.
  • A panel discussion with resident physicians who are currently leading QI projects in their hospitals.
  • A hands-on workshop on the formulation and writing of QI/Patient Safety project proposals.
  • Where: Executive Conference Centers 1601 Broadway, New York, NY
  • When: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:45 am – 4:00 pm (breakfast at 9AM, lunch provided)

The second exciting educational event coming up in June is the fifth annual AAMC Integrating Quality Meeting once again held in Chicago. This year’s meeting, Improving Value and Educating for Quality, is a highly interactive, interprofessional program that brings together healthcare leaders, faculty, educators, trainees and students from teaching hospitals, medical schools, health professions schools, and other healthcare organizations to share strategies for enhancing the culture of quality in clinical care and health professions education.

The program will feature:

  • A number of plenary sessions, interactive workshops, and posters on topics related to aligning organizational goals and strategies around quality and value
  • QI and patient safety education across the continuum
  • Team-based and interprofessional approaches to quality improvement
  • A plenary session by Peter Pronovost, M.D., Ph.D., FCCM, senior vice president for patient safety and quality and director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • A plenary session by Gary Kaplan, MD, Chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System
  • Where: Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel Rosemont, IL
  • When: June 6-7, 2013