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Shared Visions

About the Conference

About the Conference

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The University of Texas System will host Shared Visions: Improving Systems to Improve Lives Conference and Recognition Event October 15 – 16, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. This year’s event will combine the annual Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Conference
(CS & E) with the Systems Engineering Conference bringing together doctors, clinicians and students from across the University of Texas healthcare system.

The conference will open with a keynote presentation from Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  Kerry Johnson, Founding Partner and Chief Innovation Officer from the Healthcare Improvement Association of America will give the Wednesday lunch keynote presentation.  The Thursday morning keynote address will be given by Heather Woodward-Hagg, PhD, VA Center for Applied Systems Engineering.

Registrants will have the opportunity to participate in an optional pre-conference interactive sessions offered the afternoon of Tuesday, October 14.  Topics for these sessions include Infection Control presented by Jason Bowling, MD, Jose Cadena, MD and Pranavi Sreeramonju, MD, The Role of Systems Engineering in Healthcare led by Victoria Jordan, PhD and Sampling Strategically presented by Diane Schaub, PhD.

Abstracts are being solicited from graduates of the CS & E class, as well as, abstracts for Systems Engineering, Research and Education.  All submitted abstracts will be considered for poster and/or oral presentation.  CS & E abstracts qualify for conference awards.  The deadline for submitting an abstract is Friday, August 29 at 5:00 p.m.  An awards dinner recognizing exceptional individuals and team improvement efforts with awards to top CS & E abstract submissions will take place during the conference on Wednesday evening, October 15, 2014.

Plan now to attend this exciting event and be part of developing ideas and concepts to promote the
UT System improvement agenda.

Registration Fees
Employee of institution within the University of Texas System – $100
Attendee from outside University of Texas System - $250
Abstract authors - identified primary and secondary authors - $100
Student in undergraduate or graduate medical education program at University of Texas System institution - $75                                        

Attendees will be responsible for paying their travel and hotel accommodations.

Registration includes continental breakfast both mornings, light lunch and awards dinner on Wednesday and a boxed lunch on Thursday.  

Conference Contact
For more information contact Susan Onion, Conference Planner, sonion@utsystem.edu

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