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Workshops, Conferences and e-Learning

The Armstrong Institute offers a variety of educational opportunities to the Johns Hopkins Medicine community. The goal is to create organizational capacity—trained health care professionals with supportive infrastructure—so that Hopkins has the critical mass to lead and sustain safety and quality efforts.


The institute conducts workshops on topics ranging from how to eliminate waste and inefficiency to basic patient safety principles. While many of these programs are free to members of the Johns Hopkins Medicine community, potential participants typically must request a seat or complete an application in order to participate.

If you would like to attend one of these programs, please send an email to indicating the specific workshop that interests you. The institute’s Learning and Development team will respond to your request.

Get details on workshops.


The institute sponsors and supports conferences over the course of the year. In some cases, Johns Hopkins University employees may be able to cover registration fees for these conferences by applying their tuition remission benefit. Employees of the Johns Hopkins Health System may be able to pay through an internal order budget number.

View recent and upcoming conferences.


Online resources are available to all members of the Hopkins Medicine community at any time through MyLearning, Johns Hopkins University’s learning management system.

Among these free offerings is an Online Patient Safety Certificate, an interactive program that immerses health care professionals in core concepts needed to become a patient safety champions. Participants learn about patient safety culture, patient-centered care, safe design principles, interdisciplinary teamwork and communication, and sustaining change. They are also introduced to tools and strategies for identifying and mitigating hazards.

This certificate program is accredited for 18.5 Continuing Medical Education credits. If you wish to apply for CME credits, there is an additional cost of $36.75.

More online modules, which have been developed by experts across Hopkins Medicine, including the Armstrong Institute, include but are not limited to:

  • The Science of Safety
  • Glucose Management in the Hospital
  • Hand Hygiene Observer Training
  • Handoffs
  • Hospital Culture Surveys: A Guide for Facilitators
  • Pain Assessment and Management
  • Patient-Centered Care in the Hospital
  • Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections
  • Safe Insertion Strategies for Central Line and Arterial Line Catheters
  • Surgical Site Infection Prevention
  • Venous Thromboembolism Prevention

Archived video of past Grand Rounds presentations are also available for viewing online. 


Contact our Learning and Development team at or 410-637-7170.

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