Vascular Quality Initiative plans first annual meeting at 2016 VAM near Washington DC


Vascular surgeons, clinicians, data managers and quality personnel will find helpful techniques and useful information on using data at the first-ever, day-long meeting of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) June 8, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Dubbed “VQI@VAM” since it will be held during the larger, 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) in the same location, the event will bring a day of programming aimed at helping attendees better understand the data registries and quality improvement skills that will help improve vascular care.

“The intent of VQI@VAM is to bring the physicians, quality officers and data managers together in a team environment where they can learn more about the use of VQI data to promote quality improvement, with practical tools that can be used in their own health system,” said Dr. Jack Cronenwett, VQI’s medical director.

Morning sessions will focus on information for data managers, including vascular anatomy, a review of data definitions, examples of case abstraction and how to produce and interpret reports. In the afternoon, sessions will feature topics such as case studies of successful vascular quality improvement projects and practical training on techniques.

During lunch, Dr. Englesbe, of the University of Michigan and associate director of the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative, will provide a keynote speech entitled, “From Registry Report to Bedside: Leveraging Your Quality Data.” This presentation will address challenges and opportunities in using registry data.

Registration is available through the Vascular Annual Meeting’s registration website. Registrants can sign up for both meetings or only VQI, for which there is a $100 fee. Select the box for “Postgraduate Courses, VQI Annual Meeting, and/or RPVI Exam Review Course.” You will see the rates on the next page. Select the “VQI Annual Meeting” box (ID-10) from the list of four options. You should see that the meeting fee of $100 has been added to your cart.

Register now by clicking here.


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