Annual Quality Congress
2021 Schedule of Virtual Events
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Quality Congress will not be held in-person in 2021. Additional agenda details and registration will be forthcoming on this page.
All listed sessions are in Eastern Time.
Wednesday and Thursday, September 29-30
NICQ workshops (login for more)
Friday, October 1
iNICQ Improving Critical Transitions (login for more)
Tuesday, October 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Audits for Quality Improvement
Wednesday, October 13, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
NAPP Case of the Year
Thursday, October 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
AAP/VON Scholars Presentations
Tuesday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Jump Starting Quality – Foundations Workshop (limited enrollment)
Wednesday, October 20, 11:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Annual Quality Congress Plenary Event focused on clinical topics related to Improving Critical Transitions
Tuesday, October 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Jump Starting Quality – Advanced Workshop (limited enrollment)
Thursday, October 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
March of Dimes and VON – Improving Life Beyond the NICU
All events are included with registration. Please note limited space for Jump Starting Quality workshops. To attend NICQ and iNICQ Improving Critical Transitions events, the center must be enrolled in the relevant collaborative.
- Quality Circle Members (including centers enrolled in NICQ/iNICQ Improving Critical Transitions): No fee
- Groups enrolled in VON Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome programs: No fee
- Core Members: $100
- Non-Members of VON: $200
Registration will open in July.
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.
AAP/VON Scholar Awards
This award recognizes future leaders in quality improvement in partnership with the AAP Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine.
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
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.