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The 4th Annual Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Wellness will take place on:

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Somerset Inn, Troy

All accepted presenters have been notified. 

Click here to view all accepted submissions.

About the Summit

The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety & Wellness is a statewide program that brings together medical care providers to focus on promotion of patient safety and enhancement of quality of patient care, along with caregiver wellness.  The Summit supports Section VI of the American Conference on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements. The requirements emphasize that all physicians share responsibility for promoting patient safety and enhancing quality of patient care. As a result, Graduate medical education training programs must prepare residents to provide clinical care with continuous focus on the safety, individual needs, and humanity of their patients. In addition, ACGME has recognized that the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of caregivers is critical in the development of competent, caring, and resilient physicians.

 Quality Improvement involves systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the well-being of targeted patient populations. To make improvements, organizations need to understand their own delivery system and key processes. The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety & Wellness is designed to focus on the initial steps of quality improvement by highlighting the importance of residents and fellows in the process of identifying areas of improvement. This Summit further aids health care systems by providing the tools to effectively study the targeted areas of improvement.  Wellness addresses the well-being of the healthcare delivery team:  from residents, fellows, attending physicians, physician assistants, nurses, aides, and graduate medical education program directors.  The goal is to help caregivers establish work-life balance so that they can be effective caregivers for their patients.

The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety & Wellness is a statewide collaboration between:

  • Michigan Area Health Education Center
  • Michigan Peer Review Organization
  • Michigan Association for Medical Education
  • Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine

In the fourth year of the Summit, the program has been expanded:  Quality Improvement/Patient Safety poster presentations by residents and fellows from across the state of Michigan continue to be a focus, with a new poster category to include projects on Caregiver Wellness.  In addition, a session with oral presentations for the top submitted abstracts will be held. Awards will be given to the top posters in the quality improvement/patient safety category for residents and for fellows, and the top poster in the wellness category will receive an award.  Oral presentations also will be recognized and will receive monetary awards. As in past years, the program includes a dynamic keynote speaker.   The afternoon session will be comprised of four concurrent courses:

  • Introductory QI Bootcamp
  • Advanced QI Bootcamp
  • QI Bootcamp for Program Coordinators
  • Wellness Bootcamp -new course for 2019!

The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety & Wellness includes:

  • Resident and Fellow Poster Presentations on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Wellness projects
  • Oral Presentations of top Resident and Fellow projects -new for 2019!
  • Keynote Address
  • Networking Luncheon; vendors on display who provide sponsorship for the Summit
  • Awards ceremony
  • “Wellness in the Works” session -new for 2019!
  • The afternoon includes four concurrent courses:
  • QI Bootcamp,
  • Advanced QI Bootcamp,
  • QI Bootcamp for Program Coordinators
  • Wellness Bootcamp

Continuing Medical Education Credit (CME)

CME will be provided.  The program is anticipated to provide a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is anticipated to offer 4.5 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credit, pending the approval of the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education.

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