May 10, 2023
Healthcare professionals dedicated to raising the bar on the quality of surgical care and patient safety are invited to attend the 2023 ACS Quality and Safety Conference (QSC), July 10–13, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. Registration is now open at facs.org/qsc2023.
This year’s conference theme, The Patient Voice, will be featured prominently as surgeons, nurses, quality improvement (QI) professionals, and other healthcare providers share their knowledge and experiences to help improve care of the surgical patient.
Sessions at this year’s conference will feature content from the 18 ACS Quality Programs, including:
A new track this year, Emergency General Surgery (EGS), will focus on content from the EGS Verification Program, and the Quality Improvement Principles track will present the new ACS Quality Framework and toolkit.
Plenary sessions will include:
In addition, “The Power of Quality” campaign will be explored in two sessions.
Back by popular demand, the QI Basics Preconference Workshop, will be held as a two-part series on the afternoon of Sunday, July 9, and the morning of Monday, July 10.
In addition, a new QI Basics Residents Preconference Workshop will be held. This workshop will run parallel to the QI Basics Preconference Workshop and will be a condensed version of the original QI Basics Workshop, focusing on elements of QI that are most important to surgical residents. All workshop participants will be given access to the online QI Basics course.
The ACS QSC continues to be a robust venue for abstract and poster presentations. This year, the conference will feature expanded abstract submission categories, including Health Equity and Access and Health Informatics for Quality. Selected abstracts will be shared during 20 quickshot-style sessions
The meeting also offers an opportunity to meet face-to-face with ACS staff, learn directly about the ACS Quality Programs, and sign up for consultations with staff members from the statistics and clinical support teams. Information tables from Member Services, Advocacy, and Patient Education also will be available.
Some special events include:
Attendees will be able to claim educational credits for up to 90 days after the conference concludes.
Visit facs.org/quality-programs/quality-safety-conference for additional details.