Past Patient Safety and Quality Conferences


Diagnosis Transformed: Innovations & Practice Adaptations to Address Disparities and Care Equity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 2, 2021

The Diagnostic Excellence Summit is an annual one-day internal Johns Hopkins conference devoted to key topics linked to improving the quality, accuracy and timeliness of medical diagnosis. This virtual conference discussed disparities and equity issues facing patients during the COVID-19 pandemic;  innovations in care models, research and clinical interventions; and examineing existing gaps in knowledge of and best practices for addressing the impact of disparities on diagnosis.

Armstrong Institute Diagnostic Excellence Summit

April 29, 2020

The 2020 summit focused on diagnosing SARS-CoV-2, COVID disease, and non-COVID diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Diagnostic Excellence Summit 2019

March 7, 2019
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
?Baltimore, MD

The 2019 summit theme was “Improving Diagnostic Performance Through Innovative Educational Strategies.”

Patient Safety Summit 2019

March 8, 2019
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
?Baltimore, MD

Hundreds of health care professionals learned about patient safety, research, safety culture and preventing and identifying harm.

Diagnostic Excellence Summit 2018

April 10, 2018
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Johns Hopkins Pain Symposium

September 25, 2017
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

This symposium focused on current trends in pain management and opioid stewardship, recent regulatory changes, and opportunities to optimize rational opioid use.

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9th Annual VTE Symposium

March 31, 2017

The symposium included panel discussions, short talks showcasing VTE-related research studies across Johns Hopkins Medicine, and other presentations.

High Reliability Health Care Summit

February 22–24, 2016

This inaugural summit, presented together with global professional services firm EY, shared how high-reliability practices can help health care organizations to consistently deliver safe, predictable and effective care.

Forum on Emerging Topics in Patient Safety

September 23–25, 2013

This forum brought together researchers, practitioners, private industry, and other stakeholders to explore approaches for accelerating improvement in patient safety and quality.

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.

National Workshop on Quality for Medical Education

November 9, 2013

The Armstrong Institute and the American College of Medical Quality held an all-day event that introduced the possibilities of integrating quality improvement and patient safety work into their clinical careers. 

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