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Abstracts submissions now open for MQ 2017

ACMQ is now accepting abstracts for Medical Quality 2017, Achieving Safe, Effective, Cost-Efficient Patient-Centered Care Through Innovation and Change. The submission deadline is December 1, 2016. Click here for the Abstracts Submission website.

Subject categories for submission are:

  • Descriptive innovation: Description of a new model or innovation to improve quality or safety.
  • Report or case study: Similar to a case report in clinical medicine, this can be a report of a demonstration, perhaps use of a national database to improve care, increase safety, etc. Example: Use of NSQIP data to decrease ventilator days and pneumonia in the ICU.
  • Descriptive analytic study: Analysis of a population of interest using statistical methods to uncover variations in care, quality, or safety. Example: Health outcome disparities and utilization among U.S. children with abdominal pain at major emergency departments.
  • Comparative Study: A study with or without intervention that compares two (or more) groups. Example: Improved prenatal and postpartum visit compliance and breastfeeding rates in pregnancy texting program participants.


All posters selected for presentation at the meeting will be entered into competition for Best Poster and Best Trainee Poster awards.

Session planning

There are two 60-minute concurrent oral paper sessions currently scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, April 1. These sessions will include presentations derived from the top-ranked abstracts following review. If you are not selected for an oral presentation, you will still be eligible for a poster presentation.

The top 5 abstracts NOT selected for oral presentation submitted by students, residents or fellows will be selected for a formal poster walk/discussion session on Friday April 1, in addition to the usual poster display.

Poster authors must attend the scheduled poster session in person. ACMQ does not permit posters to be displayed without authors being in attendance at the meeting. Click here for detailed instructions on submitting an abstract.

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