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Patient Safety and Quality Conferences

The Armstrong Institute sponsors and supports national conferences and symposia on topics in patient safety and quality.
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Dr. Mark Crowther

Seventh Annual Venous Thromboembolism Symposium

March 13, 2015
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hurd Hall, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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This year’s symposium will feature a keynote by Mark Crowther, Leo Pharma Chair in Thomboembolism Research at McMaster University in Canada. Crowther’s research endeavors examine the optimal methods to prevent and treat both arterial and venous thrombosis.

His talk will be followed by a series of short talks showcasing VTE-related research studies across Johns Hopkins Medicine. It will conclude with a panel discussion. 

This event is open to the Johns Hopkins community, as well as researchers, providers and patients from outside of Johns Hopkins.

The symposium will be also be live-streamed online, with archived versions available later. Watch live stream on March 13.

Videos from past VTE Symposia are also available

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Learn more about blood clot prevention.

Past Conferences

Forum on Emerging Topics in Patient Safety

September 23 - 25, 2013

This forum convened brought together researchers, practitioners, private industry, and other stakeholders to explore approaches for accelerating improvement in patient safety and quality. Held in conjunction with the World Health Organization, the event focused on three critical challenges in the effort to eliminate preventable harm: designing safer systems of care delivery, more rapidly spreading successful interventions, and advancing the science of performance measurement.

Visit the event website.

Best Practices in Patient-Centered Care

September 26 - 27, 2013

This conference was an opportunity for hospitals across the United States to learn about and disseminate innovations and promising practices for delivering patient-centered care. Supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the program featured keynotes by national experts, as well as presentations by hospitals selected for their high scores or remarkable recent improvements on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems Survey.

Abstracts and slides from podium and poster presentations are publicly available on the conference website, for those seeking ideas for how to improve the patient experience.

Visit the event website.

National Workshop on Quality for Medical Education

November 9, 2013

For the second year in a row, the Armstrong Institute and the American College of Medical Quality held an all-day event that introduced 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.

Visit the event website.