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Agenda

This year's National Forum will begin on Monday, December 8, and continue through Thursday, December 11. The complete program details will be available in September 2008.
 
Monday, December 8, and Tuesday, December 9: The National Forum offers Learning Labs and Minicourses, which are extended, highly interactive sessions. Learning Labs last for a half-day, while Minicourses are full-day sessions.  
 
Wednesday, December 10, and Thursday, December 11: The two-day General Conference features four keynote presentations, more than 100 workshops, a full resource Exhibition Hall, the National Forum Bookstore, quality improvement storyboards, and numerous opportunities for networking.
 
Personal Improvement Clinics, Thursday, December 11, 9:30am - 12:30pm:
New this year! Bring your improvement project or scenario to the National Forum and IHI Improvement Advisors and other national quality improvement experts will critique the project with your team! These clinics will focus on project improvement methods and provide you with hands-on, personalized guidance you can apply at home. Please complete the following survey with your name, organization, email address, project aim, and topics of interest that you would like to discuss during the clinic.
 
The Improvement Clinics will be held in the Ryman Ballroom on Thursday, December 11 during D and E sessions (9:30am – 12:30pm). The first session is during the D session and is from 9:30am – 10:45am and the second session is during the E session and is from 11:15am – 12:30pm. Please note that depending on what time you attend the Improvement Clinic, you may not be able to also attend either a D or E session.  Depending on demand, your session may be limited to no more than 15-20 minutes.

 Detailed Agenda

 
Monday, December 8:  Learning Lab Day
7:00am – 6:00pm          Registration
8:30am – 12:00pm        International Attendee Meeting
11:00am – 12:00pm      National Forum Orientation
1:00pm – 4:30pm          Learning Labs
 
Tuesday, December 9:  Minicourse Day
7:00am – 8:00am          National Forum Orientation, 
                                    Continental Breakfast for Minicourse Attendees
7:00am – 6:30pm          Registration
8:30am – 4:00pm          Minicourses (lunch provided) and Scientific Symposium
3:30pm – 6:30pm          Welcome Reception in Exhibition Hall
 
Wednesday, December 10:  General Conference Day 1
7:00am – 8:00am          Registration, Continental Breakfast, Forum Orientation
8:00am – 9:00am          Keynote: Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
9:30am – 10:45am        Workshop Session A
10:45am – 11:30am      Transition
11:15am – 12:30pm      Workshop Session B (repeated from A)
12:30pm – 1:30pm        Lunch
1:30pm – 2:45pm          Workshop Session C
2:30pm – 3:15pm          Transition
3:15pm – 4:15pm          Keynote: Dr. Hippocrates Is Out: Please Leave a Message
4:30pm – 6:30pm          Posterboard Reception in Exhibition Hall
6:30pm - 8:30pm           IHI's 20th National Forum Anniversary Reception
 
Thursday, December 11:  General Conference Day 2
7:00am – 8:00am           Continental Breakfast
7:00am – 7:45am           Special Interest Breakfasts
8:00am – 9:00am           Keynote: John Kitzhaber, MD
9:30am – 10:45am         Workshop Session D
10:45am – 11:30am       Transition
11:15am – 12:30pm       Workshop Session E (repeated from D)
12:30pm – 1:30pm         Lunch
1:30pm – 2:30pm           Keynote:  Susan Dentzer