The Armstrong Institute sponsors and supports national conferences and symposia on topics in patient safety and quality. Join our e-mail list to receive notices of upcoming conferences and workshops.
Sept. 23-25: Forum on Emerging Topics in Patient Safety
This inaugural event aims to discover new ways of thinking about how to meet key patient safety challenges of the next five to 10 years, as well as to identify untapped opportunities for collaboration that can speed improvement. Planned in conjunction with the World Health Organization, it will convene thought leaders and experts from all sectors that influence health care. Participants may also sign up for post-forum workshops, beginning Sept. 26, of anywhere from one day to four days.
Sept. 26-27: Best Practices in Patient-Centered Care
This conference aims to identify and disseminate innovations and promising practices for delivering patient-centered care. Co-sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, it will feature presentations by hospitals selected for their high scores or remarkable recent improvements on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems Survey. The conference agenda includes several "best practices" sessions focusing on various areas of patient-centered care, including communication with patients, responsiveness to patient needs, pain management and preparation for hospital discharge.
Johns Hopkins Medical Campus
This affordable all-day event aims to introduce medical students, residents and fellows to the possibilities of integrating quality improvement and patient safety work into their clinical careers. Other clinicians and educators, such as residency program directors, will gain insights for how to incorporate safety and quality into training of physicians. Co-sponsored with the American College of Medical Quality.