Vermont Oxford Network 2013 Annual Meeting and Quality Congress: Learning Fair and NICU Tube Fest
Call for Poster & Video Presentations
The Learning Fair is one of the most popular events of the Annual Meeting and Quality Congress, and reflects the collective work of this vibrant community of practice. Teams from around the world are actively engaged in sharing their improvement stories and data via posters. We have expanded the time to explore the Learning Fair by including events on both Saturday October 5, and an additional optional faculty-led Guided Poster Walk on Sunday, October 6, 2013.
Who Should Submit a Poster?
• Every NICU team or individual engaged in improving the quality, safety, efficiency and value of newborn care
• NICQ 8 and iNICQ teams
• State or regional quality improvement organizations
• Neonatal Fellows
Submissions will be evaluated for their quality and relevance to the conference program. Select posters may be highlighted in a Guided Poster Walk on Sunday, October 6th. Fellows Corner of the Learning Fair will highlight Fellow-driven quality improvement work. Outstanding poster submissions may be invited to share their improvement data in a short Podium Brief during plenary sessions. For the Podium Briefs, we are particularly interested in improvement projects that focus on the following plenary themes or challenges:
• Neurologic outcomes or newborn brain care
• Innovative models of NICU care
• Care-by-parent or couplet care models/projects
• Oxygen saturation targeting, compliance and/or impact on downstream outcomes
• Standardization and MUSIQ
• Care for infants and families affected by NAS
Complete guidelines for posters are located on the following pages. A completed copy of your center’s Submission Authorization is required. (Note: Not required for NICQ 8 center participants.) DEADLINE: An abstract summarizing the poster submission is due by August 12, 2013. Abstracts submitted after that date will not be accepted.
Details here: http://www.vtoxford.org/meetings/AMQC/2013CallforPosters.pdf
Vermont Oxford Network 2013 Annual Meeting and Quality Congress: Learning Fair and NICU Tube Fest
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