Half-Day Workshops: Half Day Workshops are 3.5 hour, single-topic "how to" learning sessions that allow participants to fully engage in discussions and Q&A with world-renowned experts.
- Sunday Half-Day Workshops: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
- Monday Half-Day Workshops: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM or 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM
- Monday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Scientific Symposium: For professionals who are applying scientific methods to the study of quality improvement, the day features keynote speakers, rapid-fire presentations of peer-reviewed papers, interactive learning sessions, and networking. This is an all-day event that takes place at the Gaylord Palms on Monday, December 10.
Sessions: These are 75-minute learning sessions that take place during the National Forum General Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday. Attendees have the option to choose one session for each Session A, B, C, D, and E time slot.
Keynotes: These hour-long presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday of the General Conference feature visionary leaders presenting in a didactic style about lessons learned in health care and beyond. All keynotes take place in the Palms Ballroom. There will be a number of overflow rooms where you can view a live feed of each of the keynotes.
Spotlight Sessions: The National Forum's top five most popular Sessions are selected as Spotlight Sessions featuring speakers on the Keynote Stage in the Palms Ballroom. In October, the National Forum Planning Team will select the five workshops with the highest enrollment to be featured during the A, B, C, D, E time slots.
Storyboards: More than 400 posterboards displaying quality improvement stories and successes are displayed in the Forum Hall in the Cypress Ballroom throughout the conference. Individuals will be on-hand to answer questions about their storyboards during the popular Storyboard Reception on Tuesday evening from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Storyboards submissions will be accepted starting in June 2018 and close September 28, 11:59 PM ET.
Storyboard Walkaround Sessions: These sessions take place during the workshop times of the General Conference. Each walkaround will feature four storyboards on a particular subject. A moderator and the storyboard authors will lead you through the session, allowing for a more intimate experience.
Special Interest Breakfasts: These informal breakfast conversations take place on Wednesday morning, December 12, and allow attendees to network with colleagues and discuss a variety of improvement topics over breakfast. Participation is free, and the breakfasts are led by an expert facilitator.
Receptions: A great opportunity to network, reception are free of charge to attend. Our most popular receptions include:
International Attendee Meeting: Sunday, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception: Monday, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Forum Hall
National Forum Celebration: Tuesday, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM at the Pool Pavilion (weather permitting)
Storyboard Reception: Tuesday, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Forum Hall
Vendor Information Sessions: Held in the Vendor Classroom outside the Exhibit Hall, these 30-minute sessions are an opportunity to learn more about a specific product presented by an exhibiting company. These sessions are free to attend.
National Forum Orientation: If you are new to the National Forum, we suggest that you attend one of these orientation sessions to help you navigate through the program and devise a personal learning plan. Participation in the National Forum Orientation is free. Information on these will be sent to you after you register for the National Forum.
How can I claim Continuing Education credits?
There will be Evaluation Surveys available one week after the conference with instructions posted on the Continuing Education page and emailed to attendees. This post-event survey allows you to obtain your continuing education credits (CEUs) and download your printable certificate.
Complete the Evaluation Survey for every session you attended by January 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET.
* Please note that this is a cutoff set by the Boards who accredit IHI’s programs. You will not be able to claim your certificate if your Evaluation Survey has not been completed by the deadline. If you require assistance, please reach out to Customer Experience at (617) 301-4800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for your healthcare team.