Call to State Collaborative Leaders

Please join the leading state perinatal and neonatal QI collaborative leaders for enhanced state collaborative events at this year’s Annual Quality Congress, October 26 – 30 in Chicago. The 2017 Annual Quality Congress provides focused learning tracks to support meeting your unique educational needs.  Learning opportunities for state collaborative leaders include sessions on a broad selection of timely subjects, including antibiotic stewardship, infection prevention, neonatal abstinence syndrome and other topics relevant to your statewide improvement efforts.  See the brochure to learn more.

Share Your Improvement Stories!

We know that many of you are working hard on statewide improvements such as fostering successful human milk and extended breastfeeding initiatives. We encourage you to consider sharing your progress on this work or other state improvement efforts and innovations at the VON Annual Quality Congress. We are actively seeking outstanding state abstracts to be selected for podium briefs for this session, “Learning from Innovative Statewide Quality Improvement Projects” Breakout Session, Sunday, October 29 and for presentation/display during the following events:

  • Learning Fair Poster Session, Saturday, October 28
  • “Hall of States” Poster Exhibit, Sunday, October 29

Guidelines for State Posters

The general abstract guidelines, based upon SQUIRE 2.0 publication guidelines, will be instructive in creating your abstract and poster, or you can share an abstract or an existing poster that you may have used at other state perinatal collaborative events. Additionally, you can elect to create a new poster focused on your newborn specific improvement work. The most important element is to share!  Abstract deadline for states submission is August 1, 2017. Review our Call for Abstracts for more details and guidelines.

New in 2017!

The first annual Newborn Antibiotic Stewardship National Summit, offered in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is slated for Friday, October 27th. We encourage you to partner with your state perinatal quality improvement collaborative and state health departments to promote the rapid cycle adoption of critical new guidelines for antibiotic usage.  See the thought provoking, detailed agenda for more information.

Connect with your colleagues, recruit new statewide partners and expand your important improvement work by attending this year’s Annual Quality Congress.

The general abstract guidelines, based upon SQUIRE 2.0 publication guidelines, will be instructive in creating your abstract and poster, or you can share an abstract or an existing poster that you may have used at other state perinatal collaborative events.