Welcome to ImproveCareNow's Spring 2019 Community Conference! Click on the sections below to access Pre-Work, the Agenda, Presentations, Handouts, and more! 

Dear Improvers,

We are thrilled you will be joining us at the ImproveCareNow Fall 2018 Community Conference in Chicago, IL on September 13-15, 2018, where we will share and develop new and innovative approaches to improving care, furthering research, and building community. You may access the agenda here.

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. We are eager to support you as we work together to:

  • Acquire new examples and ideas on how to partner with parents and patients in meaningful ways to grow your local improvement community.
  • Plan to test new changes at your center in alignment with 90-day goals.
  • Demonstrate enhanced ImproveCareNow quality improvement, research, and community engagement skills.
  • Determine clinical processes and approaches that will reduce unintended variation in care and /or improve clinical outcomes

As you prepare for the Fall 2018 Community Conference, please do the following:

  • Bookmark this page on the ICN Exchange. As in previous conferences, we will be largely paperless.  You will be able to access the conference agenda, breakout descriptions, presentations and handouts on the ICN Exchange. Please bring your laptop or tablet to the conference.
  • Read the Breakout Descriptions document here. Please refer to this as you plan which sessions will be of most value for you and your colleagues to attend.

An Important Note About Attendance:

We will adjourn on Saturday, September 15 at 12:00pm Central Time (COMBINE study participants have an ancillary meeting that ends at 2:00pm CT). We recognize and appreciate that you are sharing your time with us and therefore are ending at a time that would 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 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

Team Preparation Checklists

The following checklists outline required pre-work activities that will help participants prepare for the Spring 2019 Community Conference.  If you have any difficulty accessing the materials, please contact


 Pre-Work Activities:
 All teams that have attended a previous Community Conference
checked-checkbox2.png Each ImproveCareNow center team should complete the Community Conference Pre-Work Survey by DATE. The results will be shared with the community as part of a session on process reliability, as well as during team and learning lab meetings. It will also inform efforts to support and spread reliable use of pre-visit planning, population management, and other chronic care processes throughout the community.


 Pre-Work Activities:
 All teams & individuals attending QI Bootcamp on Friday, March 29
checked-checkbox2.png Each team/individual participant should bring a copy of their latest team charter with them to the Bootcamp.
checked-checkbox2.png The ImproveCareNow Bootcamp is a hands-on session. If possible participants should bring a laptop in order to access ImproveCareNow data systems and get in person coaching and assistance.


Our Spring 2019 Community Conference hashtag - #ICNCC19S - was created via Symplur and the Healthcare Hashtag Project, which is aimed at connecting the dots in healthcare social media. By including #ICNCC19S in posts and tweets from and about the Community Conference we can document and share learning and ideas, make connections with our colleagues and community, and spread awareness of ImproveCareNow and IBD.

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