Call for abstracts


The abstract submission site is now closed. It’s not too early to start preparing for next year’s conference! The abstract submission site will opens 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.

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. The 2017 symposium program can be viewed here.

Abstract presentation instructions

  • Improving diagnostic efficiency
    • laboratory/pathology
    • imaging
    • cardiac diagnostics
  • Reducing unnecessary therapeutics
    • treatments (medications, transfusions)
    • procedures (interventional, endoscopic, surgical, operative supplies)
  • Consultations
    • reducing unnecessary consultations
    • engaging appropriate consultants to expedite care
  • Quality driven pathways to reduce practice variabilities
    • surgical pathways
    • medical pathways
  • Discharge transitions
  • Optimization of patient care setting
    • outpatient clinics to expedite discharge
    • specialty acute care clinics to avert emergency department visits
    • specialized inpatient units
  • Preventative medicine
  • Provider behavior modification
  • Information technology
    • appropriateness guidance
    • EMR algorithms to expedite diagnosis
    • outpatient monitors for real-time assessment and feedback
  • Medical school and GME high value curricula

Preference will be given to value improvement projects 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.

pillars AWARDS
  • Best Residency Initiative 
  • Best Multi-specialty Initiative 
  • Best High Value Care GME or Medical School Curriculum 
  • Diagnostic Tests: highest scoring abstract
  • Treatments and Procedures: highest scoring abstract
  • Pathways: highest scoring abstract
  • Discharge Transitions: highest scoring abstract
  • Optimizing Patient Care Setting: highest scoring abstract
  • Provider Behavioral Modification and Informatics: highest scoring abstract
  • Abstract submission site opens: January 1, 2018.
  • Deadline for abstract submissions: April 1, 2018 by midnight PST
  • Abstract notifications: June 15, 2018
  • National research and education conference: September 22-24, 2018