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  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM US CT
    APA's 10th Annual Conference on Advancing Quality Improvement Science for Children's Health Care
    This conference focuses on providing training to child health researchers on the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions aimed at improving the health care services provided to children. Speakers and participants will focus on state-of-the-art methods to facilitate the conduct of rigorous QI research and implementation science. Selected abstracts will be presented in a virtual poster format at the conference. The author(s) of the top scoring abstracts will be invited to present during the virtual closing platform presentation session.

    Conference participants will engage in highly interactive breakout sessions led by leaders in the fields of pediatric Implementation Science and Quality Improvement research. Attendees will learn when and how to use specific methodologies for the design and analysis of intervention studies. They will also explore facilitators and barriers to implementing these methods.

    Keynote speakers: Dr. Jean Raphael, Director of the Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine; and Dr. Rinad Beidas, Founding Director of the Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE@LDI) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Ethics & Health Policy; and Medicine.

    Breakout Sessions include:
    Interactive Virtual Poster Sessions
    Anatomy of a Quality Measure
    QI Shark Tank: Works in Progress
    Publishing QI Research: SQUIRE 2.0 and Beyond
    Complexity Science in QI Research
    How to be a Critical Consumer of QI Research
    Interrupted Time Series Analysis

    Quality Improvement/Patient Safety