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The University of Texas System will host Shared Visions: Improving Systems to Improve Lives Conference and Recognition Event, April 21-22, 2016 at the Hill Country Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. This yearly event highlights both the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness (CS & E) and Systems Engineering initiatives bringing together doctors, clinicians and students from across the University of Texas healthcare system.

The conference will open with a keynote presentation from Laura Adams, President and CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute.  John Hensing, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Banner Health will give the Thursday lunch keynote presentation.  The Friday morning keynote address will be given by Clay Johnston, MD, PhD, Vice President Medical Affairs and Dean, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.

Registrants will have the opportunity to participate in an optional pre-conference interactive session offered the afternoon of Wednesday, April 20. Topics for these sessions include sustainability and systems engineering. 

Abstracts are being solicited from graduates of the CS & E class as well as abstracts for research and education related to process improvements and systems engineering.  All submitted abstracts will be considered for poster and/or oral presentation.  The deadline for submitting an abstract is Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Employees of the University of Texas System that submit a CS & E abstract qualify for conference awards.   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 Thursday evening, April 21, 2016.

Along with the keynotes speakers and CS & E projects, UT System Engineering grant recipients will be presenting the results of the their work during breakout sessions at the conference. 

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 the 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 Thursday evening.  

Conference Contact
For more information contact Susan Onion, Conference Planner,