2018 Abstract Submission Information

The abstract submission site is open!

The HVPAA welcomes the submission of abstracts for its annual meeting, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on September 21-23, 2018. The mission of the HVPAA annual conference is to broadly advance quality improvement initiatives that have safely improved health care value, investigate safety outcomes to ensure that practice refinement does not compromise diagnostic or therapeutic efficacy, and determine the most effective methodologies to improve the value of care providers deliver.

Any medical center may submit a value-based quality improvement, research or educational curriculum abstract to be considered for oral podium or paper poster presentation. Submission deadline is April 1, 2018 at midnight PST. Published data and previously presented projects will be considered for poster presentation only (not for podium presentation). Educators may submit medical school, GMEC and CE/CME curricula that have been implemented. Poster presentations of any kind do not require attendance at the conference.

Preference will be given to value improvement initiatives demonstrating improved patient care quality, confirmation of patient care safety, and reduction in costs of care for patients. Additionally, we encourage projects that include student or trainee collaborators. The abstract review committee consists of HVPAA faculty representatives.

Abstract submission categories:

  • ​Improving appropriateness of diagnostic or screening services (consultations, labs, imaging exams, cardiac telemetry, EEG, echocardiography, etc)
  • Improving appropriateness of treatment/interventional services (medications, transfusions, endoscopy, interventional radiology, surgery, etc)
  • Clinical care pathways or reducing unwarranted practice variability
  • Optimization of patient care setting
  • Improving discharge transitions
  • Preventative medicine
  • Evidence-based screening
  • Provider behavior modification (comparative effectiveness of interventions)
  • Information technology innovations
  • High value care educational curricula (medical school, GME, CE, CME)

Quality improvement or research abstract submission formatting guidelines:

  1. Select a preferred format for presentation (oral or poster). Please note that the final decision regarding presentation format rests with the Abstract Review Committee.
  2. Enter the Title of the abstract.
  3. Enter the Body of the abstract, separated into the following 4 sections:
    • Background
    • Objective 
    • Methods  
    • Results 
    • Conclusions
    • Clinical Implications ~ How did this initiative improve the quality and safety of patient care and/or the patient experience.
  4. Please limit your abstract to <500 words. You may edit your abstract in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word, and copy/cut and paste into the online submission box.
  5. Add your information and co-authors’ information.
  6. Indicate if your presentation has been previously presented or published.
  7. (Optional) Upload Supplemental Files (table, figure, graph, PDF, word doc, etc)
  8. Please note that if your abstract is accepted, the content cannot be modified other than to add or remove authors.

High Value Educational Curricula abstract submission formatting guidelines:

  • DIOs, Program Directors, curriculum directors and medical educators are invited to submit high value educational curricula.
  • For these abstracts, please use the following format:
    • Background
    • Objective ~ include target audience for educational curricula
    • Methods ~ description of educational curricula program
    • Results ~ evidence of program efficacy and if available, assessment of environmental change
    • Conclusions
    • Clinical Implications ~ how will this educational program advance participants’ practice with respect to improving the value of care they deliver
  • Add your information and co-authors’ information.
  • Please limit your abstract to <500 words. You may edit your abstract in a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word, and copy/cut and paste into the online submission box.
  • Indicate if your presentation has been previously presented or published.
  • (Optional) Upload Supplemental Files (table, figure, graph, PDF, word doc, etc)
  • Please note that if your abstract is accepted, the content cannot be modified other than to add or remove authors.

General information 

  • Poster presentations do not require in-person conference attendance.
  • Poster size may not exceed 45 inches x 45 inches.
  • More information about preparation of podium and poster presentations will accompany acceptance notices.

Abstract Awards

  • Best Residency or Fellowship Initiative
  • Best Multispecialty Initiative
  • High Value Care Curriculum Educational Excellence Award
  • Highest scoring abstract(s) in each submission category

 IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 1, 2018 – Abstract submissions site opens
  • April 1, 2018 – Deadline for abstract submissions at midnight PST
  • June 15, 2018 – Abstract notifications sent
  • September 21-23, 2018 – National conference