10th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference

Houston, TX US
April 23, 2024

Conference Information

In-Person Conference
Kleburg Auditorium
4:00 - 8:00 PM

Registration will close on April 22nd at 11:59PM

Onsite registration will be available

Needs Assessment 

Quality improvement and patient safety span all areas of medicine and healthcare. This is a public health and ethical issue given that medical errors can result in unnecessary deaths, injuries, and expenses. As medical knowledge and technology continue to advance at a rapid pace, it is important that all healthcare providers continue to improve their quality of care and maintain patient safety at the forefront of their practice. As a leader in quality and safety, Baylor College of Medicine is uniquely positioned to begin the regional dialogue regarding quality improvement and patient safety strategies for all learners. This year, the conference focuses on building capacity and community.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe mechanisms for building capacity and community
  • Recognize methods of effective communication for quality improvement projects.
  • Identify principles for career advancement in quality improvement.
  • Identify the initial steps to get involved in quality improvement or patient safety once a problem is identified.

Target Audience

Faculty, health professionals, trainees and students 

Educational Methods

Lecture  ▪  Small Group Breakout Session  ▪  Question and Answer ▪  Poster Session

Activity Evaluation

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 11:59PM

Abstract Submission Form: Click here

  • Abstract submission is open to faculty, nurses, other health professionals, trainees, and students.
  • All abstracts will be peer reviewed by faculty experts in quality improvement and patient safety. 
  • Submissions from faculty, nurse, trainee, and student authors of the most highly-rated abstracts will be selected for oral presentations during the conference.
  • The author of accepted abstracts not selected for oral presentations will be invited to present their findings during the poster session.

Contact QIPSconference@bcm.edu for additional abstract information.

Poster Presentation Participants

Eligible physicians and physician assistants can earn MOC Part 4 credit/points or NCCPA Category 1 PI-CME credit, respectively, as follows: 1) for authoring/co-authoring a qualified QI Poster (featuring an improvement project in which they participated) presented at the conference, or 2) for participating in the improvement project (non-poster authors) featured on a qualified QI Poster presented at the conference.

IMPORTANT: Interested physicians/physician assistants should review submission AND poster eligibility criteria (link below). Credit request must be submitted directly by the physician/PA seeking credit, immediately following the conclusion of the conference.

If approved, MOC Part 4 (Improvements in Medical Practice) credit/points are issued to physicians by participating Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Likewise, NCCPA Category 1 Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education (PI-CME) credit is issued to physician assistants by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Eligibility Criteria and Credit Request Instructions: https://baylorqips.org/maintenance-of-certification-bcm/moc4-getting-started/moc4-credit-opportunity-qi-poster/

For credit-related questions or assistance, please contact the BCM MOC Program: CCIT-mgmt@bcm.edu

Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/23/2024 - 4:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/23/2024 - 8:00pm CDT
Kleberg Auditorium
One Baylor Plaza
Michael E. DeBakey Center
Houston, TX 77030
United States

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

MOC Credit

Opportunity to earn ABA, ABIM, ABOHNS, ABPath, ABP, ABS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2 Credits.


Texas Children’s Hospital is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 


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