Dear Improvers - 

We are thrilled you will be joining us at the ImproveCareNow Fall 2019 Community Conference in Chicago on September 19-21, 2019, where we will share and develop new and innovative approaches to improve care, further research, and build community. You can review the draft agenda here. As always, we will share the final agenda and breakout selections once CME/CNE credit is finalized.

To support clinicians in making the case for local funding to participate in the Community Conference, we have created a conference justification template letter. Please consider customizing the template, should you need to request funding from senior leaders at your care center.

What Do We Want To Accomplish?

As with past ImproveCareNow Community Conferences, we have planned something for everyone, regardless of your role, current level of quality improvement knowledge, or the current focus of your research or improvement efforts. Our Community Conference objectives are for attendees to have:

  • Participated in their new Learning Labs and have assessed how to integrate the associated interventions into their care center workflows.
  • Acquired new examples and ideas on how to partner with parents and patients in meaningful ways to grow their local improvement community.
  • Planned to test new changes at their center in alignment with 90-day goals and Learning Labs.
  • Demonstrated enhanced ImproveCareNow quality improvement, research, and community engagement skills.

Next Steps:

As you prepare for the Fall 2019 Community Conference, please do the following:

  • Register and make your room reservations.
  • Review and complete your pre-work. For this conference, pre-work will be determined and communicated by each Learning Lab. Please look for communication from your Learning Lab QIC.
  • Bookmark this page on the ICN website. As in previous conferences, we will be largely paperless. You will be able to access the conference agenda, presentations, and handouts on the ICN Website. You can access this link on your phone and tablet.

An Important Note About Attendance:

We will adjourn on Saturday, September 21 at 12PM Central Time. We recognize and appreciate that you are sharing your time with us and ending the conference at noon should allow you to return home earlier in the day. Therefore, we strongly urge you to schedule your flight home to allow you to stay until the very end. We are planning an engaging program that requires team participation until noon. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@improvecarenow.org if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback as you prepare for the Community Conference. We are looking forward to seeing you in September and to learning, teaching, and collaborating with you!

Best regards,

The ImproveCareNow Community Conference Team

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