2019 HQI Annual Conference
October 14-15, 2019 in Sacramento, CA


Join your health care colleagues at the 2019 Hospital Quality Institute Conference, building on the themes of Respect, Reliability and Resilience.


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Join us for the 2019 Hospital Quality Institute Conference on October 14-15 in Sacramento to achieve ever increasing levels of performance through a culture of respect and professionalism. Learn strategies and take home tools for achieving reliable care and delivering value to each patient, each time, and in each community. The content, interactive learning and networking opportunities are not to be missed.

What will you learn?
General and breakout session topics include:

  • Exploring the new role of infection prevention
  • Addressing racial disparities in maternal outcomes
  • Reducing opioid overdoses and improving transitions to community-based treatment
  • Advancing health equity in integrated delivery systems
  • Shattering the wall of silence in patient harm with “CANDOR”
  • Using storytelling to strengthen engagement and a culture of caring
  • Understanding data variation to know if and when to initiate action
  • Shifting from theory to implementation in QI change management
  • Training to address implicit bias in health care and lessons learned
  • Using patient and family-centered rounds to improve engagement and reduce harm
  • Preventing delirium and post-intensive care syndrome with the A-F Bundle

Who should attend?
Health care leaders and professionals working to improve quality and patient safety, and anyone who wants to achieve the Quadruple Aim in health care.


Day 1 | October 14: Keynote Sessions

Location: A full day of keynote sessions will be held at the striking Golden 1 Center, located directly across from the host hotel, The Kimpton Sawyer, and steps away from Old Sacramento.

8:30 – 8:50 am | Welcome and Opening Performance
Carmela Coyle, President and CEO, California Hospital Association

Find your “why” in this special opening performance that will reinforce your passion for the pursuit of excellence in quality and patient safety.

8:50 – 9:50 am | Opening Keynote
Speaker to be announced.

10:20 am – 11:30 pm | Power Panel Discussion
Getting Ahead of Infectious Threats — Infection Prevention’s Changing Role

Moderator: Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Captain, US Public Health Service and Associate Director, Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Panelists: Loren Miller, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Faculty Member, Division of Adult Infectious Diseases, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Director, Infection Control Program, Harbor-UCLA; Rekha Murthy, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, Vice President for Medical Affairs, Acting Chief Medical Officer and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; and Philip Robinson, MD, FIDSA, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Our world is changing — rapidly. As soon as we suppress an infectious threat another, more powerful one emerges. Chasing the problem won’t help us make headway. Staying ahead of the threat will require new strategies that expand the role of infection prevention (IP) within and beyond the hospital’s walls. Listen as four prominent infection preventionists share their collective knowledge and approaches to antimicrobial stewardship, controlling emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, and leveraging IP processes to improve outcomes across the patient care continuum.

11:30 am – 12 pm | General Session

Building the Culture of Safety — Moving To Zero Preventable Deaths
David Mayer, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation and Executive Director, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety

Human factors, resilience science, transparency, person and family engagement, evidence-based practice — all key concepts in safe and effective health care. Not often do we have the opportunity to learn how to link these together to create a robust organizational safety program. Dr. Mayer has led such an effort at MedStar Health, harmonizing these innovative programs to jointly drive organizational change and build the culture of safety. As the new CEO of Patient Safety Movement Foundation, Dr. Mayer will discuss his vision for how we can work within and across organizations to achieve the goal of Zero Preventable Deaths.

12 – 1 pm | Hosted Luncheon and Exhibit Viewing

1 – 2 pm | General Session

Advancing Health Equity in an Integrated Health Care System
Madrone Styles, MSN, RN, System Vice President, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness, Office of Patient Experience, Sutter Health

Health care data often reveals a troubling trend — disparities in health outcomes across the different populations we serve. One health care system explored this health equity issue by examining 18 quality metrics by patient race and ethnicity. What began as a process of self-examination has evolved into a strategic organizational approach to safeguard equity in quality outcomes. Find out how they used metrics to capture and report on equity concerns, gained leadership buy-in, raised awareness among staff, and developed community partnerships to advance health equity.

2 – 2:50 pm | Awards Presentation

C. Duane Dauner Quality Award
Celebrate the winner and the finalists of the C. Duane Dauner Quality Award with special presentations showcasing their achievements and lessons learned.

3:30 – 4:50 pm| General Session

Reconnecting to Purpose: The Power of Stories
Jill Golde, MS, Partner, Language of Caring

Most of us entered the health care profession with the hope of making an important difference in people’s lives. In this session, Jill Golde will engage attendees in a powerful and inspirational process of story-sharing that will connect us with each other, inspire us and refresh our sense of purpose and contribution. She will also share concrete tools we can use to facilitate and advocate for the sharing of stories to advance our quality goals in our home organizations.

4:50 – 5 pm | Closing Instructions and Comments

5 – 6:30 pm | Reception with Exhibitors and Poster Showcase

Day 2 | October 15: Breakout Sessions

Location: Three breakout sessions will be held at the host hotel, The Kimpton Sawyer.

8 – 9 am | Breakout Sessions, Choose One

Moving Beyond Bias to Improve Maternal Care and Outcomes
Elliott Main, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University, and Director, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative; and Karen A. Scott, MPH, MD, FACOG (UCSF), Assistant Adjunct Professor, Family Health Care Nursing Department, University of California, San Francisco, and Project Director, California Birth Equity Collaborative, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative

While California has made strides in reducing overall maternal mortality, Black women persistently die of pregnancy-related causes three to four times more frequently than other racial groups. Why? Systemic racism may well be at the heart of this shocking statistic. In this session, Drs. Main and Scott will describe the efforts of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) to move beyond bias to improve maternal outcomes. They will discuss the value of patient-reported metrics on respect and dignity, describe the efforts to develop effective training programs, and discuss best practices for developing hospital-community partnership and trust.

Shattering the Wall of Silence: The Case for CANDOR
Timothy McDonald, MD, JD, Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Director, Center for Open and Honest Communication, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety 

Despite recent advances in patient safety, some patients still experience harm in the process of hospital care. What happens next is critical. Dr. McDonald will make the case for CANDOR, a process which focuses on honest, transparent and empathetic communication when something goes wrong with patient care. Breaking through the wall of silence can prevent further harm to patients, families and providers. Dr. McDonald will discuss how hospitals can achieve a paradigm shift from “delay, deny and defend” toward discovery, learning and improvement. He will demonstrate the power of connecting the heart with the head, leading to both emotional healing and financial benefits.

The Process to Achieve Effective, Lasting Change 
Glenn Billman, MD, Chief Quality Officer, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

So you want to make a change, or do something better? How do you get going? Dr. Billman returns for a deeper dive into the Model for Improvement, a systematic approach to accelerate change. Each step in the process will be covered including the importance of selecting the right team members, creating aims or goals that are effective, establishing measures and defining outcomes. A hands-on demo will show how to generate a run chart to identify trends or patterns, and you’ll learn about the importance of visual display and other tools to help make your case to leadership.

9:15 – 10:15 am Breakout Sessions | Choose One

Curbing the Opioid Epidemic with the California Bridge Program
Hannah Snyder, MD, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, and Principal Investigator, California Bridge Program; and Aimee Moulin, MD, MAS, Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry, University of California Davis, and Behavioral Health Director, Emergency Department, UC Davis Medical Center, and Principal Investigator, California Bridge Program

Last year, more people died from opioid overdoses than at the peak of the HIV epidemic. It’s a health crisis of epic proportions, but the California Bridge Program has a plan to turn this around by offering rapid access to buprenorphine in emergency departments and hospitals. 30 hospitals across California are using the program with encouraging results of reduced mortality and better follow-up treatment. In this session, attendees will learn how to reduce stigma associated with medication treatment, develop protocols for prescribing medication and establish rapid referrals to get patients into appropriate treatment fast. Learn about the effectiveness of utilizing peer navigators on the path to recovery.

Don’t Panic — Understanding Variations in Data
Scott Masten, PhD, Vice President, Measurement Science and Performance Analytics, Hospital Quality Institute

Your clinical quality data are showing some variability. Should you be concerned? Maybe. It helps to understand several principles of variation before rushing to judgment, and worse, unnecessary action. Variation is a natural occurrence in our world. Knowing when and how to respond to variation can mean the difference between effective time management and data analysis, or wasting time and valuable resources. This session will help you to identify real change vs. variation by chance, recognize underlying patterns, evaluate sample sizes and set control limits to establish a range of variance.

Everyone Has a Say — Improving Outcomes with Family-Centered Rounds
Jennifer Baird, PhD, RN, MPH, Nurse Scientist, Director, Institute for Nursing and Inter-Professional Research, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Glenn Rosenbluth, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Quality and Safety Programs, Office of Graduate Medical Education, and Associate Director, Pediatrics Residency Training Program, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco; and Michele Ashland, BA, Family Advisor, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

What began as an intervention to improve resident handoffs evolved into model program for patient and family engagement in pediatric care. The “I-PASS” program features structured communication in family-centered rounds that create consistency and shared understanding across the entire patient team. Nurses are more engaged and families feel empowered to play an active role in planning their child’s plan of care. Data supports the power of inclusion — hospitals participating in the trials saw a 38% reduction in harm errors after implementation. Join us to learn elements of the I-PASS program and take home tools and ideas to implement a more family-centered approach to rounding.

10:30 – 11:30 am | Breakout Sessions, Choose One

Addressing Implicit Bias in Health Care — Lessons Learned from Research and Practice
Speaker to be announced.

Improving Humanness of Care and ICU Outcomes with A-to-F Bundle
E. Wesley Ely, MD, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

The evidence is clear — the longer a patient stays in the ICU, the more likely they will suffer from delirium and other illnesses. But hospitals that utilize the progressive A-to-F Bundle have significantly different results. By using this ICU liberation tool, hospitals reduce length of stay, delirium, coma and death, all while maximizing human dignity and minimizing human suffering. In this informative session, Dr. Ely will discuss the public health problem of ICU-acquired dementia, and present evidence in support of using the A-to-F Bundle based on experiences with more than 15,000 patients. Attendees will also learn how to overcome cultural pushback when implementing the A-to-F Bundle.

Breakout Session to be announced

11:45 am – 12 pm | Special Gathering and Event Conclusion


General Sessions (Day 1)
Golden 1 Center
500 David J Stern Walk 
Sacramento, CA 95814

Host Hotel (Day 2 location of Breakout Sessions )
The Kimpton Sawyer
500 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Discount deadline is September 13
Make hotel reservations to receive the reduced rate of $219/night. Call The Kimpton Sawyer at (800) 368-2544 and mention the 2019 HQI Conference to receive the discounted rate. Don’t delay; limited rooms available.

The Citizen Hotel
926 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Our backup lodging is just a few blocks from the Golden 1 Center at The Citizen Hotel. Call (877) 781-8559 and mention the 2019 HQI Conference to receive the reduced rate of $179/night. The deadline for this discounted rate is September 13.


Confirmed presenters to date:
  Michele Ashland, BA– Michele Ashland’s daughter was just a month old when she learned that her newborn suffered from a life-threatening liver disease and would need a liver transplant. This unique experience led to her recruitment as part of the parent mentor program at Stanford. The parent mentors offer care-management strategies and sometimes emotional support, to parents of youngsters newly diagnosed with devastating medical conditions. The program now includes 15 paid parent mentors who are essential members of the health-care team.
Jennifer Baird, PhD, RN, MPH – Dr. Baird is a nurse scientist and director of the Institute for Nursing and Inter-professional Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her research focuses on the development of strategies to enhance family-centeredness in the care environment and to promote the safe transfer of patients from the hospital to home during discharge.
Glenn Billman, MD – Dr. Billman is chief quality officer at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. He is responsible for identifying and implementing initiatives aimed at improving patient care quality, leading continuous improvement programs throughout the organization, strengthening data and information capabilities of the organization and championing a data-driven environment.
  Wes Ely, MD – Dr. Ely is a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with subspecialty training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Ely’s research has focused on improving the care and outcomes of critically ill patients with ICU-acquired brain disease (manifested acutely as delirium and chronically as acquired dementia). He is the co-director of the Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS Center), which has amassed thousands of patients into cohort studies and randomized trials answering vital questions about ICU-acquired brain disease and other components of ICU survivorship. His team developed the primary tool (CAM-ICU, translated into 30+ languages) which is used to measure delirium in ICU-based trials and clinically at the bedside in ICUs worldwide. 
Jill Golde, MS – Jill Golde has been a partner and creative force in the Language of Caring since its inception. Currently, she is responsible for learning about market needs, championing the Language of Caring with prospective clients and also serving as presenter and coach. Ms. Golde brings to Language of Caring 20+ years of experience in organizational change, leadership development and training with private and public-sector organizations including hospitals, health systems and medical practices.

Elliott Main, MD – Dr. Main is the medical director of the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and has led multiple state and national quality improvement projects. Dr. Main is also the chair of the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Committee since its inception in 2006. For 14 years, he was the chair of the OB/GYN Department at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (which has 5,500 annual births with 103 OB/GYN physicians). He is currently clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University. Dr. Main has been actively involved or chaired multiple national committees on maternal quality measurement, including those sponsored by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Medical Association (AMA), The Joint Commission, Leapfrog and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In addition, he helps direct a number of national quality initiatives with ACOG, the CDC and Maternal Child Health Bureau (HRSA) including the multi-state AIM project. In 2013, Dr. Main received the ACOG Distinguished Service Award for his work in quality improvement. 

Scott Masten, PhD – Dr. Masten is vice president of Measurement Science and Performance Analytics at Hospital Quality Institute. He has two decades of practical research and development experience in injury epidemiology, most recently with a focus on hospital quality and safety. He lead the team that developed the quality data and reporting system for California hospitals at the Hospital Quality Institute.
David Mayer, MD – Dr. Mayer is the CEO of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and executive director of MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety.
  Tim McDonald, MD, JD – Dr. McDonald is director of the Center for Open and Honest Communication at MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety. Dr. McDonald is a pediatric anesthesiologist, and also holds a degree in law. He is an internationally recognized expert on patient safety, communication and the delivery of high quality patient care, who served as the lead architect for the CANDOR (Communication and Optimal Resolution) toolkit. Dr. McDonald is the president and founder of Transparent Health Consulting and has been involved in the implementation and spread of Communication and Resolution Programs (CRPs) for the past 12 years. He also serves on the executive committee and the advisory board of the Collaborative for Accountability and Improvement, a group affiliated with the University of Washington in Seattle and dedicated to the spread of CRPs.
  Loren Miller, MD, MPH – Dr. Miller is professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Miller also is a faculty member in the Division of Adult Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and serves as the director of the Infection Control Program at Harbor-UCLA. His primary research interests include clinical outcomes, epidemiology, and molecular epidemiology of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections and skin infections. He has been an investigator and principal investigator on many NIH, CDC, and AHQR grants related to treatment and prevention of MRSA and CA-MRSA, and performed investigations related to HIV infection, urinary tract infections, Hepatitis B and C, and other infectious diseases topics. Dr. Miller has authored many manuscripts relating to clinical and epidemiologic issues and is an author on over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.
  Aimee Moulin, MD, MAS, FACEP – Dr.  Moulin is an associate professor at UC Davis with dual appointments in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry. Dr. Moulin is the Behavioral Health Director for the Emergency Department at UC Davis. She completed a fellowship in Quality Safety and Comparative Effectiveness research through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality with a focus on acute care for patients with behavioral health disorders. She is a co-investigator with the California Bridge Project that provides a link for patients with opiate use disorder to recovery. Dr. Moulin is the immediate past president of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Rekha Murthy, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA – Dr.  Murthy is vice president for Medical Affairs, associate chief Medical Officer and professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and professor of Clinical Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Murthy’s clinical and research interests include the prevention of hospital-acquired infections, epidemiology of multi-drug resistant organisms, antimicrobial management and device-associated infections. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases.
Philip Robinson, MD, FIDSA – Dr. Robinson focuses his medical practice on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. He is a member of the medical staff at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, Hoag Hospital Irvine and Hoag Orthopedic Institute, where he also serves as medical director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology. 
  Glenn Rosenbluth, MD –  Dr. Rosenbluth is a pediatrician that specializes in caring for children with medical complexity. As director of Quality and Safety Programs for the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Rosenbluth has a particular interest in understanding how to engage residents and fellows in hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives. He has has been involved in several research projects studying the interface between medical education and patient safety, and had a leadership role in the I-PASS study, which demonstrated significant reductions in medical errors and preventable adverse events after implementation of a handoff communication bundle. 
Karen A. Scott, MPH, MD, FACOG (UCSF) is assistant adjunct professor, Family Health Care Nursing Department and project director, California Birth Equity Collaborative, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative.  Dr. Scott is a board certified “recovering” Obstetrician Gynecologist with more than 20 years of experience in caring for persons across the sexual and reproductive life course in high need, low resource communities. In Chicago, she founded and lead an urban community hospital-based initiative, Young Women’s Health Initiative (YWHI) and in 2013, she began working in public health to explore ways to integrate sexual and reproductive (S&R) justice theories into health education, communication, training and practice. 
Hannah Snyder, MD – Dr. Snyder practices primary care and addiction medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She is a principal investigator of the California Bridge Program, which supports acute care hospitals in offering low barrier buprenorphine starts and linkage to ongoing treatment.
Arjun Srinivasan, MD – Dr. Srinivasan is an infectious disease physician and captain in the US Public Health Service and is also associate director for Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention Programs at the CDC. Dr. Srinivasan is a champion of antibiotic stewardship.
Madrone Styles, MSN, RN – Ms. Styles is system vice president of Quality and Clinical Effectiveness in the Office of Patient Experience at Sutter Health. In this role, Ms. Styles provides strategic leadership for advancing the clinical quality strategy including; setting clinical improvement priorities, defining, measuring and reporting quality performance, identifying and adopting evidence-based clinical practices and leading clinical initiatives to improve quality and clinical outcomes across 20 acute care hospitals and five medical foundations.


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  • $550 register by 09/13/2019
  • $650 after 09/13/2019


  • $750 register by 09/13/2019
  • $850 after 09/13/2019

20% Discount for Poster Presenters, Students, Veterans and Patient Family Advisors (Contact HQI to receive the discount, phone 916-552-7600 or info@hqinstitute.org)

Group discount are available. Contact HQI at 916-552-7600 or at info@hqinstitute.org for details.

* Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies
** Non-members are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals.

Tuition includes continental breakfasts, lunches, education sessions, exhibit show and reception and continuing education. Onsite registrations and any unpaid registrations as of the date of the meeting will be charged an additional 10% fee.

A confirmation email will be sent to all registrants.

Cancellation Policy
A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation. Cancellations must be made in writing 30 days prior to the scheduled event and faxed to (916) 554-2299. No refunds will be given after these dates. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitution notification may be emailed to info@hqinstitute.org. In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, refunds will be issued to paid registrants within 30 days.

Photo/Video Release
HQI may photograph and video tape this event. If you prefer not to be photographed, please email HQI at info@hqinstitute.org.

Special Accommodations or Questions
If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, or have other questions, please call (916) 552-7600.

CME/CE Credits

Full attendance at the educational program is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education. Attendees must sign in at the event and include their license number, if required.

Continuing education will be offered (or application has been made) for nursing and quality CEs.


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Poster Presentations

HQI is inviting applications for poster presentations at the 2019 HQI Annual Conference. Successful posters will demonstrate improvements in quality, patient safety and/or patient experience. Share your accomplishments and how success was achieved. Submissions involving innovative approaches, engaging multiple stakeholders and/or providers across the continuum of care are encouraged. 

Posters featured in prior conferences are available for review as a reference. View 2017 posters and 2018 posters.

Approved Posters Receive 20% Discount on Tuition
In addition to your placing your innovative practice on display, accepted posters qualify the presenter for a 20% discount on conference registration.

Deadlines and Details

  • Deadline for submissions: Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Selected posters will be notified on Friday, August 30, 2019.
  • HQI will accept up to 24 posters.
  • Early submissions are encouraged.
  • Submit a high-resolution image (preferably .pdf) of your poster for our panel of judges. (Unreadable images may disqualify you from consideration.)

Criteria for Selection and Review Process

All submitted posters will undergo a structured review.

To be invited for a poster presentation, posters should: 

  • Be well organized, clearly presented and readable (avoid small print). 
  • Have clear aims and objectives that address clinical and/or operational improvement processes.
  • Demonstrate efforts to achieve and sustain improvements in patient safety/harm reduction, care quality and/or patient experience. These should be practical to implement and potentially replicable in other settings.
  • Include sound methodology for conducting and analyzing improvement projects and support findings with data.
  • Discuss lessons learned, barriers encountered, solutions applied, and any improvement models employed.
  • Highlight links to current research and innovation relevant to the approaches, methods and tools utilized.
  • Include presenter name, affiliation and acknowledgments. 

Accepted Posters

  • Accepted posters will be displayed in a designated area of the exhibit hall which will be open to attendees during all conference hours. In addition, posters may also be posted on HQI’s public website.
  • Each accepted poster must be represented by at least one individual who is physically present at the conference.
  • Poster presenters are asked to be stationed at their posters during some of the reception, meal and refreshment breaks to answer questions. 
  • One presenter per accepted poster is eligible to register for the conference at a 20% reduced conference rate.
  • Shipping, receiving, printing or assembling any poster materials before, during, or after the conference is the responsibility of the poster presenter. HQI conference staff is not able to assist with these tasks. 
  • Posters may be brought in person by the presenters or shipped to the hotel ahead of time. If shipping to the hotel, the posters must arrive no sooner than three days before the event and the package must show a visible label: Attention HQI 2019 Annual Conference.
  • All posters must be removed from display boards by 6:30 pm on the first day of the conference, Tuesday, October 14. Posters left on display boards after that time may be discarded.

Design and Display Requirements

  • Poster size should be 36” H by 48” W on material that is able to be pinned to a board (fabric is allowed).
  • A poster board will be provided to display each accepted poster. 
  • Creativity and innovation are encouraged.
  • Photographs, newsletters, and reports can be included with the display.
  • HQI is not able to support posters with multimedia formats.


Contact HQI at (916) 552-7600 or info@hqinstitute.org.

We look forward to your contribution to California’s preeminent quality and patient safety conference!

Submit a Poster!

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