2nd Annual Unified Quality Improvement Symposium
Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
East Carolina Heart Institute
Please join us for the second annual Unified Quality Improvement Symposium, co-hosted by the Brody School of Medicine REACH Initiative and the Vidant Health Quality Office. The symposium is a showcase of initiatives happening throughout East Carolina University's Health Sciences Campus and Vidant Health related to quality improvement, patient safety, population health, and interprofessional practice.
The goal of the symposium is to provide academic and community physicians, health professionals, health care teams, and residents/fellows and students the opportunity to present their work in systems improvement and practice redesign to an audience of peers and health system leaders.
Submissions will be accepted from all ECU Health Sciences Schools and Vidant Medical Center/ Vidant Health. Additional weight will be given to abstracts that highlight the work of interprofessional teams and those that exemplify how the quality improvement process can impact clinical care and systems based practice. Finally, those that involve students or residents as part of their improvement teams will be prioritized.
We are seeking abstract submissions in the areas of: Patient Safety, Quality Improvement & Practice Transformation, Population Health, Team-based Care
Abstracts should include the following information:
- Project Title
- Contributors, with affiliations
- Statement of the Rationale or Need for Change
- Methods or Description of Project Steps and Metrics (include AIM statement/change ideas; measures/PDSA cycles)
- Evaluation Plan: How will/did you know this change is an improvement?
- Results (even if preliminary in nature)
- Challenges and Lessons Learned
- Potential Impact
- 4000 Character Count Limit
Please submit your abstracts using the link below:
November 1st: Abstract submission deadline
December 1st: Notification of abstract acceptance
For more information, contact Jenna Garris at
email@example.com or 744-0439