Annual Quality Congress

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Quality Congress will not be held in-person in 2021. We are working to create a virtual platform for learning and collaboration in lieu of the traditional in-person event.  Details will be forthcoming on this page.

In the meantime, we encourage you to participate in our ongoing webinar and discussion series, QI Grand Rounds.

Fellows and Early Career Neonatologists: Our important partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine will continue to recognize future leaders with the AAP/VON Scholar Awards, including presentations of their quality improvement projects.

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Improvement Science Virtual Expo

Join us to share your improvement with colleagues around the world and learn how leading VON centers are transforming newborn care for tomorrow by turning their data into action today.

In the ePoster Gallery, the online audience can view all posters and search by customized fields like category/author/center name, take notes, rate posters, select favorites, and share with colleagues.

See poster submission information (2020).

Visit the Improvement Science Virtual Expo

AAP/VON Scholar Awards

This award recognizes future leaders in quality improvement in partnership with the AAP Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine.

Applications for 2021 are now open and due by May 24, 2021.

Learn More and Apply

2019 Sessions

All VON members can log in and view 2019 sessions (and previous years) in the VON Improvement Library.

Download PDF of the 2019 meeting handout (agendas and maps)

Community-Centered and Free of Commercial Bias

All VON community members have something to learn and experiences to share. An environment free of commercial bias and product endorsements will better advance knowledge and lead to deeper relationships among community members who are dedicated to improving care for the infants and families we are privileged to serve. The Annual Quality Congress is free of commercial support and VON does not accept industry sponsorship, displays, or product advertising.

We encourage you to listen and learn from each other, share your ideas, and bring new knowledge back to your local teams and communities

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Who Attends

VON’s Annual Quality Congress represents the worldwide community of practice dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and value of care for newborn infants and their families. VON’s Annual Quality Congress faculty includes world leaders in neonatology, improvement science, and parent partners. Attend with your team and be inspired to innovate and accelerate improvement in your unit and beyond.

We encourage discussion and networking to learn about rapidly evolving science, technology, and evidence-based practices. Participants learn from peers and partner with families to transform data into actionable improvement.

Future Meeting Dates

September 29 – October 1, 2021 (Virtual Event)

September 8-11, 2022

September 7-10, 2023

September 5-8, 2024