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Quality and Patient Safety Leaders to Keynote Hospital Quality Institute Conference
Prominent California and national leaders fill faculty roster

The 2015 Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) Conference, scheduled for Nov. 11 – 13 in Sacramento, will feature nationally recognized experts and California leaders who are transforming health care practices to create safer and higher quality care.

This year’s keynotes include: Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Lucian Leape Institute; Gary Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System; Robert M. Wachter, MD, professor and associate chairman of the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age; Thornton Kirby, FACHE, president and CEO of the South Carolina Hospital Association; and Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH, president and founder of Health Begins, also a physician, public health innovator and author of The Upstream Doctors.

“The Hospital Quality Institute conference provides the platform to showcase the improvements in California, examine evidence-based quality and patient safety practices, and engage with thought leaders across our industry committed to  improve and innovate for safer and better care,” said Julianne Morath, HQI’s president/CEO.

In addition to the keynotes, attendees will choose from eight breakout sessions and two pre-conference sessions. View the full agenda.

Call for poster presentations
Do you have an innovative idea or program to share with your peers? HQI welcomes the opportunity to review your project for placement at the conference. The call for submissions period is open through Oct. 30. Many submissions have already been received, displaying an impressive breadth of achievement in California hospitals. Additional submissions are encouraged to showcase exemplars of excellence in quality, patient safety and patient experience. More information.

Register early to save on tuition, accommodations
Register by Sept. 30 to receive discounted tuition. Early registrants will also be entered into a raffle to win copies of three noteworthy new books by event keynotes. Be sure to reserve your room at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento by the Oct. 16 deadline — availability is limited, and rooms may sell out before the deadline.