Event Details


The 4th Annual Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Somerset Inn, Troy, Michigan.

Registration is available here.

Please download the full schedule here.

The schedule of events below contains the agenda for the day. Please click the links to access course descriptions, objectives,  and speaker biographies. 

Schedule of Events

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration, Sign-In, Poster Check-In
7:30 - 8:00 am Judges Orientation

Morning Sessions

8:00 – 10:00am Poster Presentation Competition with Judges and Other Guests
10:00 – 10:15 am Morning Break – POSTERS MUST BE REMOVED AT THIS TIME

Please Visit Vendor Displays

10:15 – 11:00 am Oral Presentation Competition
11:00 – 12:00pm

Keynote Presentation

The Science of Burnout and Well-Being in Healthcare:

How “Other People Matter”

Dr. Kathryn Adair, Assistant Director of Research, Duke Patient Safety Center, Duke University School of Medicine

12:00 – 12:15pm Awards Ceremony
12:15 – 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch, Networking

Vendor Displays

1:00 – 1:30 pm Session #1 – “Wellness In the Works” 

Moderator Barbara Wolf, MD, MHA McLaren Health Care, 

Discussion of Wellness projects that are currently under development or in progress at SEMCME member institutions

1:00 – 1:30 pm Session #2 – Payer-Provider Partnerships for Quality of Care

Marc Cohen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Value Partnerships program

Discussion of collaborative quality initiatives (CQIs) and potential opportunities for
future QI projects


Afternoon Program - Concurrent Sessions

1:30 – 5:00 pm Course #1 - Quality Improvement Bootcamp  

 The What, Why, and How of Performance Improvement

Lakshmi Swaminathan, MD, GME Director of Patient Safety and Quality, Beaumont Health


1:30 – 5:00 pm

Course #2 - Quality Improvement Bootcamp – Advanced Course

Robert Flora, MD, MBA, MPH, Chief Academic Officer and Designated Institutional Official, McLaren Health Care

1:30 – 5:00 pm Course #3 - Quality Improvement for Program Coordinators:

The Dance of Life – Finding Your Own Work/Life Balance

Dawne Vowler, Andrea Ernst, Lisa Miller,  Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Michigan Health System

Coaching Program Coordinators to Work with Residents and Fellows

Radhika Kakarela, MD, MS  McLaren Health

American Medical Association Graduate Medical Education

Competency Program Modules

Kathy Hinton, American Medical Association

1:30 – 5:00 pm Course #4 - Wellness Bootcamp:

Wellness and One Story of Impairment

Vita McCabe, MD,  St. Joseph Hospital Ann Arbor

The Connection Between Empathy and Self-Reflection

Anne Dohrenwend, PhD, St. Joseph Hospital Ann Arbor


Lisa MacLean, MD, Henry Ford Medical Group

Please complete evaluations – Thank you!



The McLaren Health Care is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society Committee on CME Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  



The McLaren Health Care designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 MSMS PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



The McLaren Health Care is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.


The McLaren Health Care designates this program for a maximum of 5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


Hotel Accommodations

Summit attendees may make reservations with the Somerset Inn at a discounted rate for both Tuesday, May 28th and Wednesday, May 29th.  Individuals can make reservations for hotel accommodations directly with the Somerset Inn by calling (248) 643-7800 and ask for the rooms associated with the Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education.

Discounted group rates are for either a Tower Room at $129.00 or an Executive Room at $149.00.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.  Cancellations must be received prior to 6pm on the night of arrival for a full refund.

For more information on the Somerset Inn please visit their website at www.somersetinn.com.  The Somerset Inn is conveniently located off I-75 on Big Beaver Road in the center of Troy's business and financial district.  The Somerset Collection, www.thesomersetcollection.com, is adjacent to the hotel and features Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy's, and Tiffany along with many other distinctive stores and magnificent restaurants.

Event Information

The 2019 Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Wellness will be held at the Somerset Inn.

The Somerset Inn is conveniently located at

2601 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

The facility can be accessed from I-75 at the Big Beaver exit.