The 2016 Vascular Quality Initiative’s inaugural annual meeting proved so popular that the one-day session has been expanded by a half-day, and a networking reception and poster abstract session added.
VQI@VAM kicks off at noon Tuesday, May 30, and continues all day Wednesday, May 31. Day Two coincides with opening day of the Vascular Annual Meeting.
“Participants were very positive about all the content we offered last year,” said Dr. Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, VQI’s new medical director. It was also a very full day. With attendees interested in learning more, expanding the meeting became essential.
“Data managers wanted two additions: more detailed information about the registries and content specific to data managers that would cover all the registries, plus more time to network, to have time to share information and best practices with people from other institutions.”
The additional half day is specifically dedicated to data managers. Concurrent sessions will permit the managers to attend sessions on the registries most interesting to them, diving deeply into the data. Popular topics, such as the registries for Endovascular AAA Repair and Peripheral Vascular Intervention, will be repeated so attendees have more than one opportunity to review that information.
Adding the posters and networking reception at the end of the first day adds another dimension to the meeting. The posters will cover quality improvement or improvement in the processes of using the registries, such as how best to enter data to create reports or how to use that data for quality improvement projects. With posters presented during the reception, all participants can converse with others on best practices and how to solve problems, said Dr. Eldrup-Jorensen.
The reception and poster session will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
VQI@ VAM continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. At 12 p.m., Dr. Eldrup-Jorgensen, VQI’s will present the Keynote Address, “National Quality Initiatives and Critical Priorities for the VQI.”
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