Call for abstracts


The abstract submission site is now closed. It’s not to early to start preparing for next year’s conference! The site will re-open on January 1, 2018.

The mission of the HVPAA annual research and education conference is to identify and advance quality improvement initiatives that have safely eliminated unnecessary medical practice and innovative high value healthcare educational curricula. The symposium program can be viewed here.

Any academic medical center may submit an abstract to be considered for podium or poster presentation. Follow this link for detailed information about abstract submissions.

Abstract presentation instructions

  • laboratory/pathology
  • imaging
  • cardiac diagnostics
  • treatments (medications, transfusions)
  • procedures (interventional, endoscopic, surgical, operative supplies)
  • provider behavior modification
  • information technology
  • medical school and GMEC high value curricula (poster presentation only)*

Preference will be given to value improvement projects with resident, fellow or medical student collaborators and those that include results demonstrating improved patient care quality, confirmation of patient care safety and reduction in costs. Initiatives that have been previously presented or published may be submitted to be considered for poster presentation only. Attendance at the conferences is not required for poster presentations. The abstract review committee consists of our faculty representatives.

*DIOs, training program directors, curriculum directors and medical educators in all specialties are invited to submit high value educational curricula for consideration as poster presentations. The award winning curriculum will be selected by a panel of judges, which includes the Costs of Care directors and co-authors of Understanding Value Based Healthcare:

  • Vineet Arora, MD, Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery, Director of GME Clinical Learning Environment Innovation at University of Chicago Medicine​
  • Belinda Chen, MD, Director of Programs in Curriculum Development at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Christopher Moriates, MD, Assistant Dean for Healthcare Value at University of Texas, Austin
  • Steven Rose, MD, Dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education


pillars AWARDS
  • Best Residency Initiative: $500 and award certificate
  • Best Multi-specialty Initiative: $500 and award certification
  • Best High Value Care Curriculum: $500 and award certification
  • Diagnostic Tests: highest scoring abstracts
  • Treatments and Procedures: highest scoring abstracts
  • Provider Behavioral Modification and Informatics: highest scoring abstracts
  • Abstract submission site opens: January 1, 2017.
  • Deadline for abstract submissions: April 1, 2017 by midnight PST
  • Abstract notifications: June 1, 2017
  • National research conference: October 9, 2017