• Conference/Meeting
  • March 17-22, 2019

2019 Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference

Call for proposals is open | Submit online

Proposal submission deadline: September 28
All proposal authors will be notified in November 2018.

Next March, children’s hospital quality and safety leaders will gather to inspire new possibilities in children’s health care. Submit a proposal for the 2019 Quality and Safety in Children’s Health Conference to showcase your hospital’s quality and safety improvement work. Your experience could change how other children's hospitals approach their most difficult problems.

Before submitting your online proposal, please review the call for proposals resources.

This conference will focus on:

Managing the Health Care of Children and Providers
How is your organization...

  • Impacting better care from delivery system design with families and patients?
  • Using data and technology to improve access and care?
  • Building and sustaining a culture to advance quality and safety?
  • Assessing and addressing provider and staff safety, wellness and resiliency?

Evolving Patient and Family Partnerships
How is your organization…

  • Including parents and patients as meaningful care partners for quality outcomes?
  • Incorporating family advice at every level of service?
  • Improving the patient experience?
  • Reducing the burden of mental and behavioral health on patients and families?
  • Helping families navigate the health care system?
  • Addressing population health including social determinants of health and behavioral health?
  • Keeping kids out of the hospital by promoting health and healthy communities?

Advancing Clinical Effectiveness
How is your organization…

  • Reducing care variability, disparities and unnecessary care?
  • Approaching clinical interventions to ensure optimal outcomes?
  • Improving and measuring health outcomes? 
  • Transforming care teams? 
  • Identifying and implementing care bundles and measuring practice compliance?
  • Ensuring and measuring health equity?
  • Fostering effectiveness and efficiency?

Improving Care Across the Continuum
How is your organization…

  • Providing care coordination across the continuum of care?
  • Building partnerships to better manage the care of children?
  • Improving access and timeliness of care?
  • Ensuring safe, high-quality care at all levels including inpatient, transition, out-patient and at home?
  • Transforming the inpatient and outpatient experience?
  • Driving value through delivery system innovation?
  • Educating staff and partners on quality and quality improvement?

Conference audiences
Reach pediatric quality and patient safety-focused professionals including:

  • Quality and Safety leaders, administrators and clinicians
  • CMOs and medical and physician leaders including department chairs and directors
  • CNOs and nursing leaders including unit directors and managers
  • Patient care professionals including quality of care and patient safety leaders
  • VP operations and patient care leaders
  • Clinical group leaders including cardiac, infection prevention, operating room, pharmacy and respiratory

Who can submit a proposal?
Proposal authors from member hospitals may invite consultants, vendors or nonmembers to co-present. Member institutions are not limited to the number of proposals they may submit. Nonmembers may attend the Quality and Safety Conference. Nonmembers contact Carrie Hoover, (202) 753-5369 about proposal submissions.