2019 Annual Quality Congress
Plenary Session Agendas
Each session will open with a parent or family presenting their personal experience in the NICU to introduce the real-world implications of these issues and highlight the importance of improving in the service of all newborns and families.
Saturday, October 5
The Color of Health
Moderated by Jeffrey Horbar, MD
Minority Americans live in lower income neighborhoods, attend lower quality schools, and receive medical care at lower quality hospitals than white Americans. We will explore how these inequalities affect the health and well-being of the infants and families we serve and identify practical steps we as health professionals can take to address these inequalities.
The Color of Law
Inequality in NICU Quality
Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP
Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN
Using the NICU Wisely
Moderated by Erika Edwards, PhD, MPH
Which infants are being admitted to your NICU, how long are they staying, why are they there – and what can you do about it? Learn from colleagues and families on how to address these questions in your local context.
Using the NICU Wisely VON Data
Erika Edwards, PhD, MPH
AAP VON Survey on NICU Use
Mark Hudak, MD
Unexpected Newborn Complications
Elliott Main, MD
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Details coming soon.
Improvement Science Expo
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Each year, more than two-thirds of Annual Quality Congress participants actively share their quality improvement science, translational science, and original research. The Improvement Science Expo provides a venue for peer-to-peer learning to fuel innovation and inspire action.
Improvement posters from parents will be displayed in the main hall during Saturday morning. State perinatal collaboratives and health systems will display improvement posters in the main hall on Sunday morning.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Moderated by Jeffrey Meyers, MD
Explore a new framework for transitions that has the potential to improve the experience for every infant and family in your care, and learn from parent partners about real-world opportunities to improve care by improving critical transitions.
A Framework for Transitions
Jeffrey Meyers, MD
Critical Transition: Apnea
Eric Eichenwald, MD
Critical Transition: Handoffs
Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH
Uncertainty in the NICU
Moderated by Roger Soll, MD
So much of what constitutes “effective care” remains uncertain. Using Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) as an example, we will examine: what is BPD? How do we treat it? What are the consequences? Can quality improvement initiatives impact the incidence in our units? How do we move forward in the face of uncertainty?
The Case of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Roger Soll, MD
What is BPD?
Erik Jensen, MD, MSCE
Network Meta-analysis of Steroids for BPD
John Zupancic, MD, ScD
Neonatal Care around the World
Moderated by Danielle Ehret, MD, MPH
Make virtual visits to newborn units in Zimbabwe, Puerto Rico, and Denmark to learn how NICUs around the world provide care to high risk infants and their families.
Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD
Lourdes Garcia, MD
Lise Aunsholt, MD, PhD
Annual Quality Congress Adjourns