Nov 17, 2010

Student Events at the 22nd Annual IHI National Forum

The 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare is only a few weeks away! The IHI Open School team wants to make sure that you get the most out of your Forum experience that you possibly can. Read on to learn about the great student-focused events that will be taking place.

3rd Annual IHI Open School Chapter Congress

December 6, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Chapter Congress provides Chapters with an opportunity to come together, share their successes and challenges, and generate ideas for the new year. Chapter members will be able to meet other leaders in the community, share best practices, and build new skill sets. At this free, pre-conference event, Kate Hilton and Matt Lewis of Leading Change at Harvard University will lead us through the Story of Us and Now, and will review public narratives. Please review the IHI Open School Public Narrative Guide. This will be a great opportunity to meet and interact with IHI Open School Chapters!

Student, Faculty, & IHI Faculty Reception
December 6, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Faculty and Student reception will provide an opportunity for students and IHI National Forum faculty to network. Meet other students and faculty members and have a chance to make lasting connections.

Graduate Medical Education Interest Group Meeting
December 7, 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
The IHI Open School is receiving overwhelming interest from the GME community. How can we use the IHI Open School courses to teach residents about improvement? How can we structure an improvement project during a one month rotation? Meet us in the Student Lounge (Tampa) to meet others in this group.

NEW! Student Dine Arounds
December 7, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Are you interested in creating a QI elective or course on your campus, strategic planning for your IHI Open School Chapter, or QI in the context of health reform? Discuss these topics over dinner with people who have similar interests. Sign up at the Forum and IHI will make a reservation for your group at a local restaurant.

IHI Open School Breakfast Session
December 8, 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Join the IHI Open School special interest breakfast session to hear from the Regional Chapter Leaders. In this interactive session, the Regional Chapter Leaders will lead a discussion about Chapter sustainability. Learn about successful Chapter fundraising, developing a Chapter constitution, Chapter leadership succession, and other sustainability issues that Chapters face.

Student Lounge

The Student Lounge is a place for students to meet during the Forum. Go to the student lounge (Tampa room) during breaks and lunch to meet up with other students and for the latest information.

NEW! Student Teams
For the first time, students have an opportunity to join student teams at the Forum. Student teams are interprofessional groups of 4-6 students with similar areas of interest who will meet up throughout the Forum. Check back for a blog post about the student teams in a few days!

Follow & Tweet with us at the Forum

Make the student and faculty presence known by tweeting with us at the Forum. Use the #IHI hashtag.

If you have any questions, please email the IHI Open School team.