In light of the COVID pandemic emergency:
The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Summit scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 is cancelled.


The abstract submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 8th to provide additional time for those residents and fellows whose clinical workloads have increased due to the pandemic.

FACULTY POSTERS will be posted on the website http://www.michiganqisummit.org/ providing an opportunity to share work with professionals in quality improvement and patient safety throughout the state of Michigan and beyond.

Residents and fellows will be informed of acceptance of their project for the poster competition by the end of April. A voice-over PowerPoint presentation of the poster (maximum 6 minutes) will need to be uploaded for judges to review. Further instructions for uploading PowerPoint presentations will be provided upon acceptance of your project.

See below for abstract submission link.

Call for Abstracts is open!

Please submit your abstract by clicking the link above!

Faculty members are encouraged to submit abstracts: click here to begin 

About the Summit

The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety is a statewide program that brings together medical care providers to focus on promotion of patient safety and enhancement of quality of patient care.  The theme for this year’s Summit focuses on “Inter-professionalism in Quality Improvement” as a recognition that many of the best improvements in quality of patient care are those that involve inter-professional medical care teams.

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.

 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 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.

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

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

In the fifth 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. SEMCME Core faculty also are invited to present posters of their work in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.  A session with slide presentations for the top submitted abstracts by residents and fellows will be held. Awards will be given to the top posters in the quality improvement/patient safety category for residents and for fellows, and slide presentations also will be recognized and will receive monetary awards. As in past years, the program includes dynamic keynote speakers.

The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety includes:

  • Resident and Fellow Poster Presentations on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety
  • SEMCME Core Faculty poster presentations on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety-New for 2020!
  • Slide Presentations of top Resident and Fellow projects
  • Keynote Address
  • Networking Luncheon
  • Vendors on display who provide sponsorship for the Summit
  • Awards ceremony

Continuing Medical Education Credit (CME), Hotel Accommodations, and Location information:

Please go to the event details page for more information on CME, Hotel, and other information about the venue.