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

7:45 a.m.
State of the Network
Jeffrey Horbar, MD

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.

8:00 a.m.
Our Experience
Parent TBA

8:10 a.m.
The Color of Law
Richard Rothstein

8:50 a.m.
Discussion

9:05 a.m.
Inequality in NICU Quality
Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP

9:25 a.m.
Practical Interventions
Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN

9:45 a.m.
Discussion

10:00 a.m.
Break

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.

10:30 a.m.
Our Experience
Parent TBA

10:40 a.m.
Using the NICU Wisely VON Data
Erika Edwards, PhD, MPH

10:50 a.m.
AAP VON Survey on NICU Use
Mark Hudak, MD

11:10 a.m.
Discussion

11:25 a.m.
Unexpected Newborn Complications
Elliott Main, MD

11:45 a.m.
Discussion

12:00 p.m.
Lunch Break

Breakout Sessions

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.

Please check back for abstract submission information.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Critical Transitions

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.

8:00 a.m.
Our Experience
Parent TBA

8:10 a.m.
A Framework for Transitions
Jeffrey Meyers, MD

8:25 a.m.
Critical Transition: Apnea
Eric Eichenwald, MD

8:45 a.m.
Discussion

9:00 a.m.
Critical Transition: Handoffs
Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH

9:20 a.m.
Discussion

9:35 a.m.
Break

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?

10:05 a.m.
Our Experience
Parent TBA

10:15 a.m.
The Case of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Roger Soll, MD

10:30 a.m.
What is BPD?
Erik Jensen, MD, MSCE

10:50 a.m.
Discussion

11:05 a.m.
Network Meta-analysis of Steroids for BPD
John Zupancic, MD, ScD

11:25 a.m.
Discussion

11:40 a.m.
Break

Breakout Sessions

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Details coming soon.

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.

2:15 p.m.
Keynote
Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD

2:35 p.m.
Zimbabwe
Marcia Mangiza

2:50 p.m.
Puerto Rico
Lourdes Garcia, MD

3:05 p.m.
Denmark
Lise Aunsholt, MD, PhD

3:20 p.m.
Discussion

3:30 p.m.
Annual Quality Congress Adjourns