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Agenda

This year's National Forum will begin on Sunday, December 6, and continue through Wednesday, December 9. The complete program details will be available in September 2009.
 
Sunday, December 6, and Monday, December 7: The National Forum offers Learning Labs, Minicourses, and Forum Excursions, which are extended, highly interactive sessions. Learning Labs last for a half-day, while Minicourses and Excursions are full-day sessions.  
 
Tuesday, December 8, and Wednesday, December 9: The two-day General Conference features four keynote presentations, more than 100 workshops, half-day Synergy Sessions, a full resource Exhibition Hall, the National Forum Bookstore, quality improvement storyboards, and numerous opportunities for networking.

 Detailed Agenda

Sunday, December 6:  Learning Lab Day
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM          Registration
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM      National Forum Orientation
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM          Learning Labs
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM          International Attendee Meeting
 
Monday, December 7:  Minicourse Day
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM          National Forum Orientation,
                                     Continental Breakfast (Minicourse Attendees)
7:00 AM – 6:30 PM          Registration
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM          Minicourses (lunch provided) and Scientific Symposium
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM          Forum Excursions (enrollment deadline is November 23)
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM          Welcome Reception in Exhibition Hall
 
Tuesday, December 8:  General Conference Day One
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM          Registration, Continental Breakfast, National Forum Orientation
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM          Keynote:  Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
9:00 PM – 2:00 PM           Posterboard Reception in Exhibition Hall
9:45 AM – 2:30 PM          Synergy Sessions 
(takes place during workshop sessions A, B, C)
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM        Workshop Session A
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM       Workshop Session B (repeated from A)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM         Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM           Workshop Session C
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM           Keynote: Sekou Andrews
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM           Posterboard Reception in Exhibition Hall
 
Wednesday, December 9:  General Conference Day Two
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM           Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM           Special Interest Breakfasts
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM           Keynote: Marshall Ganz
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM         Workshop Session D
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM       Workshop   Session E (repeated from D)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM         Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM           Keynote: Uwe Reinhardt, PhD