2021 Annual Quality Congress

Jump Starting Quality Workshops

October 19 and October 26

2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern

This event is presented in collaboration with Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) and the AAP Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (SoNPM).

Enrollment for both Jump Starting Quality tracks are at capacity. Please join us next year.

Foundations Workshop

2:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern) October 19, 2021

Hear from expert QI faculty on the basics of QI project development, interact with our faculty in small group breakout sessions, and ask your questions of our faculty during the Ask the Experts panel.

This workshop is ideal for fellows who are planning their capstone project and early career neonatologists who are interested in integrating robust quality improvement methods at their center. Other professionals such as nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others, many of whom are comprising newly formed interdisciplinary quality improvement teams, are also encouraged to attend and will enrich the learning environment and dialogue.


  • Introduction
  • How to Design a QI Project
  • Small Group Breakout
  • Large Group Discussion
  • Leading QI and Motivating a Team
  • Ask the Experts
  • Closing


Colby Day, Jeff Meyers, Rebecca Vartanian, Asaph Rolnitsky, Danielle Ehret, Jeff Gould, Timmy Ho, Wendy Timpson, Elizabeth Shierholz, Munish Gupta, Heather Kaplan, Mike Posencheg, Wannasiri (Awe) Lapcharoensap, John Lester, Jan Schriefer, Justin Britanik, Amy Atwater, Sharyn Gibbins

Advanced Workshop

2:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern) October 26, 2021

Hear from expert QI faculty on QI data analysis, run charts, and control charts. This will feature both didactic sessions and interactive portions with ample opportunity for questions of our expert faculty.

This advanced track builds upon the foundational skills to dive deeper into understanding variation, measurement, and data. Participants will practice building and using run charts and statistical process control charts. This track is ideal for participants who have prior QI training.


  • Introduction
  • Understanding Measurement and Variation
  • Run Charts – Theory and Use
  • Control Charts – Theory and Use
  • Making Charts (large group)
  • Making Charts (small groups)
  • Control Charts – Advance Concepts
  • Making Better Charts! Group Exercises
  • Ask the Experts panel
  • Closing


Colby Day, Munish Gupta, Heather Kaplan, Mike Posencheg, Alan Picarillo, Jeff Meyers, Asaph Rolnitsky