2018 HQI Conference Discount Deadline, Sept. 28 Fifth Annual HQI Conference held in Huntington Beach, CA
The 2018 Hospital
Quality Institute Conference, to take place Oct. 28-30, will
help hospital staff, health care providers, students and
residents achieve increasing levels of performance through a
culture of respect and professionalism. Attendees will learn
strategies and take home tools for achieving reliable care and
delivering value to each patient, each time and in each
community. Featuring interactive learning and networking
opportunities, the conference also offers half-off registration
to students, medical residents and patient family
advisors. In addition, groups of four can receive one
free registration by calling (916) 552-7600. Register
online by Sept. 28 at 9:00 p.m. PDT to receive the discounted
tuition. Tuition increases by $100 after the deadline.
Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa is the
conference’s host hotel. Reservations can be made
online or by calling (877) 313-6645. To receive the
discounted rate, reserve by Oct. 8 and mention the 2018 Hospital
Quality Institute Conference. The hotel’s discounted room rate is
$259 +$10 resort fee per night.
Conference faculty include:
Allison Massari, having journeyed to the
extremes of human endurance, will provide a voice for the power
of resolute kindness and perseverance, and tools for courage,
compassion, and resilience in the face of challenges.
Vivek Murthy, MD, physician, public health
advocate, entrepreneur and one of the youngest Surgeon Generals
in US history, will address social determinants of health and
the future of healthcare.
Jim Bagian, MD, PE, physician, engineer,
former NASA astronaut, and director of the Center for
Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety at the University of
Michigan, who will share how to apply human
factors engineering principles to make healthcare safer,
more effective, and efficient.
Yvonne Cagle, MD, family physician, retired
U.S. Air Force colonel, one of the first African-American women
selected for NASA’s astronaut program, and consulting professor
at Stanford University’s Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
and Department of Electrical Engineering, will serve on panel
with Dr. Bagian.
Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, who
leads the UCSF Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model group, will
share her work on racial, ethnic, and income differences in
manifestations of chronic disease and effective clinical,
public health, and policy interventions aimed at prevention.
Shelly Buck, DNP, MBA, RN, Vice President of
Patient Care and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nurse Executive
at WellSpan Health, who will discuss her recent experience
orchestrating cultural and patient care transformation at Bon
Secours Health System in Baltimore.
Arjun Srinivasan, MD, infectious disease
physician, captain in the US Public Health Service and
associate director for Healthcare-Associated Infection
Prevention Programs at the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, will share how to champion antibiotic stewardship.
Maurice Garcia, MD, MAS, program director of
Transgender Surgery and Health Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center, who will describe patient strategies to optimize
patient satisfaction, safety, and cultural competence of the
care environment by identifying common potential pitfalls
in the care environment for the LGBTQ community and
identify examples of resources available to providers.
Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, president and
chief operating officer of the Rady Children’s Institute for
Genomic Medicine, who will share how his team is implementing
pediatric genomic medicine on an unprecedented scale. Time
magazine ranked his rapid genome diagnosis one of the top 10
medical breakthroughs of 2012.
Donna Smith, MD, medical director at Virginia
Mason Medical Center, Hannah Snyder, MD, at UCSF and Zuckerberg
San Francisco General Hospital and Mark Vrahas, MD, orthopedics
chair at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, who will share
compassionate communication techniques, treatment support for
hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder and using
virtual reality as a tool to offer alternative interventions.