ABMS Brings Together Boards Community And Health Care Leaders To Focus On Improving Patient Care, Quality Standards At Annual Conference
CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) will convene more than 500 professionals from across the health care spectrum at ABMS Conference 2018 on Sept. 24-26 at the Aria Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas. Attendees will explore the challenges and opportunities facing professional self-regulation, the fields of assessment and training, quality and practice improvement, and today's rapidly changing health care environment during the course of the Conference.
ABMS Conference 2018 Achieving Improvement Through Assessment and Learning. Together will offer health care professionals and leaders from ABMS Member Boards, hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, specialty societies, and continuing medical education and professional development communities the opportunity to learn about and accelerate the implementation of best practices in assessment and medical education, health policy, and improvement in patient care through Board Certification.
"This year's Conference focuses on the role of assessment and learning in improving the care and treatment of the patients, families, and communities that we serve," stated ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer Richard E. Hawkins, MD. "The program theme accentuates how individuals who specialize in assessment, learning, and quality improvement are all connected and how collectively, as a Board Community, work with each other, our diplomates, and the greater health care community. ABMS Conference 2018 is an important forum that brings together leaders from all aspects of health care to share best practices and new ideas that will inform the work of their organizations and the work of the Boards."
This year's program will feature more than 60 engaging sessions - including four plenary sessions hosted by recognized national and international leaders - on a variety of topics such as professionalism and professional standing, innovations in physician assessment and evaluation, continuing professional development, health policy and research, organizational operations, marketing, quality improvement (QI), and patient safety and engagement.
Featured plenary speakers include:
Selected session topics include:
ABMS Conference 2018 will also feature exhibits of new products and services as well as a poster session of late-breaking research and evidence-based practices on topics ranging from Physician Well-Being Initiatives to Assessment and Evaluation Methodologies.
As members of the ABMS Visiting Scholars Program present the results of their research projects in a dedicated breakout session, members of the new class of 2018-2019 will be announced. The Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique one-year, part-time professional development and scholarship opportunity for early career physicians, junior faculty, fellows, residents, and individuals holding advanced degrees in public health, health services research, and other relevant disciplines.
Additionally, the first-ever ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™ (Portfolio Program) Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement Award will be announced at ABMS Conference 2018. The award was established to recognize the exemplary efforts and activities of Portfolio Program Sponsors that are working to improve patient care quality, safety, outcomes, and experiences.
"The close collaboration between ABMS and its Member Boards in planning this year's Conference was a wonderful experience and enabled us to create a wide variety of programming that will allow attendees to learn from experts in areas that impact their roles and organizations," said Kristin Gudenkauf, Chair of the ABMS Conference 2018 Planning Committee. "We appreciate the efforts by all those involved in contributing to an informative and meaningful event."
*If you cannot attend, but would like post-conference information or to contact any of our presenters, please contact ABMS.
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SOURCE American Board of Medical Specialties