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Abstract submission information

Any medical center may submit a value-based quality improvement, research or educational program abstract to be considered for oral podium or paper poster presentation at the Architecture of High Value Health Care National Conference. The abstract submission site opened February 1, 2021 and submission deadline is May 10 at 11:59 PM PST.

Preference will be given to value improvement initiatives demonstrating improved patient care effectiveness and quality, confirmation of patient care safety, and reduction in costs of care for patients. Additionally, we encourage projects that include student or trainee collaborators. Educators are invited to submit medical school, GMEC and CE/CME curricula that have been implemented and ideally evaluated for efficacy. Published data and previously presented projects will be considered for poster presentation only.  The abstract review committee consists of HVPAA faculty representatives. 

Abstract submission categories

  • Improving appropriateness of diagnostics, treatments, procedures
  • Clinical care pathways/reducing unwarranted practice variability
  • Reducing avoidable ED use and admissions for ambulatory sensitive conditions
  • Improving care transitions, including hospital discharge
  • Preventive medicine or evidence-based screening
  • Provider behavior modification
  • Information technology innovations that increase clinical effectiveness
  • Opioid stewardship
  • Effective cost transparency for patients
  • *Reducing out of pocket costs for patients
  • *Improving equitable delivery of care
  • 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 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.
  1. 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.
  2. Add your information and co-authors’ information.
  3. Indicate if your presentation has been previously presented or published.
  4. (Optional) Upload Supplemental Files (table, figure, graph, PDF, word doc, etc)
  5. 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. 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
  • Costs of Care Affordability Award
IMPORTANT DATES
  • February 1, 2021 – Abstract submissions site opens
  • May 10, 2021 – Deadline for abstract submissions at 11:59 PM PST
  • July 1, 2021 – Abstract notifications sent
  • October 7-10, 2021 – National conference (virtual event)