American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Meeting Schedule

All conference sessions and meals will be held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

Schedule is subject to change.

TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training

Friday, November 15

2:00–7:00 pm

Registration and Badge Pickup Open

Saturday, November 16

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration and Badge Pickup Open

7:30–8:30 am

Breakfast

(For morning session attendees)

8:30–11:30 am

TQIP Basics and TQIP Academy Sessions (optional)

BTS1: TQIP Basics for Trauma Registrars

For Trauma Registrars and Abstractors new to TQIP

This session will provide Trauma Registrars and Abstractors who are new to TQIP or have never attended a TQIP Conference with the tools they need to succeed in their roles. In addition, this session will introduce other key resources, such as the Data Dictionary, the data submission process, and data submission reports. The ACS TQIP Statistics Team will also explain why we do what we do. While the workshop is designed for new registrars participating in all TQIP program options, it is open to any conference attendee who would like to brush up their understanding of ACS TQIP.

BTS2: TQIP Basics for Trauma Program Managers/Directors

For Trauma Program Managers and Directors new to TQIP

This session will provide Trauma Program Managers and Directors who have never attended a TQIP Conference, or are new to TQIP, with the tools they need to succeed in their roles. In addition, this session will introduce key topics including Complication/ Event Reporting and Accuracy, Interpretation of Benchmark Reports, Implementation of TQIP Best Practice Guidelines, TQIP in Level III Centers, TQIP from a Site Reviewer’s Perspective, and How to Become Involved in TQIP. Sessions will be led by leading Trauma Program leaders from established TQIP trauma centers. While the workshop is designed for new Trauma Program Managers and Directors participating in all TQIP program options, it is open to any conference attendee who would like to brush up their understanding of ACS TQIP.

BTS3: TQIP Academy

For TMDs, TPMs, and other staff at centers who have received a TQIP Risk-Adjusted Benchmark Report

This session will feature presentations from TQIP centers who identified issues using their TQIP reports and implemented PI projects to address the problem. A TQIP collaborative also presents a PI initiative they undertook to improve care in their system.

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

11:45 am–12:45 pm

Collaborative Lunch Meetings

(By invitation only for the facilities participating in the following TQIP Collaboratives - HCA, LA County, Northern OH, New York, Region III, UCHealth)

1:00–2:30 pm

GS01: Opening Session

Please join us as Surgeon-in-Chief Joseph Minei and Trauma Program Director Jorie Klein from Parkland Memorial Hospital welcome us to Dallas. The welcome will be followed by a TQIP Update from Dr. Avery Nathens.

2:30–3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:00–4:00 pm

GS02: Keynote Address: Trauma Survivor—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Home From the OR

This year's Keynote and Trauma Survivor talk will be presented by Dr. Todd Maxson. Dr. Maxson will share his unique experience witnessing the functioning of the Arkansas Trauma System from both sides, as both a surgeon and later a patient.

4:15–5:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

BOS1A: Patient-Reported Outcome Measures—The Next 100 Years

This session will focus on patient-reported outcome measures, featuring talks on the approaches to both adult and pediatric patients, as well as integrating metrics across TQIP and trauma centers.

BOS1B: Optimizing Your Peer Review Conference

This session will cover how case review can be a foundational structure for performance improvement. Topics of note include how to select cases, how to improve processes through case review, and using case review as a tool to manage physician performance.

BOS1C: TQIP Collaboratives—What Have They Been Up to?

The sharing of best practices and lessons learned is a cornerstone of TQIP. This session will highlight activities, challenges, and innovation within current TQIP Collaboratives.

BOS1D: Diversity and Need Drives Creative Solutions to Challenges in Level III Trauma Centers

Level III trauma centers are diverse and are also a crucial part of the trauma system. This session will feature a follow-up study to the diversity survey that was conducted in 2018 and will also explore the unique ways Level IIIs can partner with Level Is and IIs in their trauma system.

BOS1E: Registry and Abstractors: New Fields and Changes

This session is for Trauma Registrars and Abstractors and will begin with a review of NTDS changes for the 2020 NTDS Data Dictionary and end with examples of how these changes should be reported to TQIP, so centers are prepared in advance for all of the upcoming changes. Although this session is designed for Trauma Registrars and Abstractors, all conference attendees are welcome to attend.

5:45–7:15 pm

Welcome Reception and Exhibits

Sunday, November 17

7:15–8:15 am

Collaborative Breakfast Meetings

(By invitation only for the facilities participating in the following TQIP Collaboratives—Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New York Pediatrics, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin)

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Registration and Badge Pickup Open

7:30 am–6:30 pm

Exhibits Open

7:30–8:30 am

Breakfast for All Attendees

8:30–10:00 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

BOS2A: Oral Abstract Session—Registrars and Abstractors

This session for Trauma Registrars and Abstractors is a great opportunity to see how others are using TQIP through participant abstract presentations.

BOS2B: Oral Abstract Session—Geriatrics & Performance Improvement

Quality improvement efforts in Geriatrics will be covered in this oral abstract session.

BOS2C: Oral Abstract Session—Trauma Systems/Collaboratives & Performance Improvement

Quality improvement efforts in Trauma Systems & Collaboratives will be presented in this oral abstract session.

BOS2D: Oral Abstract Session—Injury Prevention & Performance Improvement

Quality improvement efforts in Injury Prevention will be presented in this oral abstract session.

BOS2E: Oral Abstract Session—Hemorrhage Control & Performance Improvement

Quality improvement efforts Hemorrhage Control will be presented in this oral abstract session.

10:00–10:30 am

Break and Exhibits

10:30 am–12:00 noon

GS03: Feature Session: Live Trauma Simulation

During this feature session we will present a live trauma simulation on stage. This simulation will feature one trauma scenario followed by a debriefing led by Drs. Jim Johnson and Jeff Carter, and Chris Lyons, a retired US Airways check airman. During the debriefing, facilitators will also discuss the value of simulation in your trauma program and how it can improve healthcare CRM.

12:00 noon–1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

12:00 noon–1:00 pm

Collaborative Leadership Meeting Luncheon

(By invitation only)

1:15–2:45 pm

GS04: General Session: High-Reliability Concepts Applied to Trauma

This session will highlight the five points of a high reliability organization including preoccupation with failure, deference to expertise, sensitivity to operations, resistance to simplification, and resiliency; and discuss how they apply to the trauma system in particular.

3:00–4:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

BOS3A: Registrars and Abstractors—Hospital Events and Pre-Existing Condition Case Scenarios: Do they or Don't they?

This session for Trauma Registrars, Abstractors, and PI Clinicians will provide case scenario exercises for the audience to determine if new and challenging Hospital Events and Pre-Existing Conditions meet criteria to be reported to TQIP. While this session is designed for registrars, abstractors and PI clinicians it is open to any conference attendee who would like to attend.

BOS3B: Hospital-Based Injury Prevention

Hospital-based injury prevention programs and efforts will be presented in this session, including initiatives around violence, mental health, and falls. Other topics of note include a discussion of ACS activities related to injury prevention, as well as suicide and mental health screening at trauma centers.

BOS3C: Access and Evaluation-Improving Systems of Care

This session, focused on trauma systems, will cover topics including prehospital mortality, tools to adequately size and resource your trauma system, top 10 system PI indicators, and air medical utilization in systems.

BOS3D: What's New in Hemostatic Resuscitation: Whole Blood, TEG, and ROTEM

This session will focus on hemostatic resuscitation, including talks on the coagulopathy of trauma, TEG and ROTEM, whole blood, and anticoagulation management in trauma.

BOS3E: PI Deconstructed

This session provides an introduction to PI with the focus on what constitutes good PI, and what the VRC reviewers are looking for at your verification site visit.

4:30–6:30 pm

Poster Session

This will be a traditional poster session. Posters based on abstract submissions will be divided into topics and the authors will discuss their posters and take questions.

Monday, November 18

7:15–8:15 am

Surgeons Breakfast

The Surgeons' Breakfast is an opportunity for surgeons involved in TQIP to come together in an informal setting to ask any burning TQIP questions of Avery Nathens, Medical Director of ACS Trauma Quality Programs; Michael Chang, Chair of the TQIP Committee; John Hunt, Vice Chair of the TQIP Committee; and Eileen Bulger, Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma.

7:15–8:15 am

Level III Networking Breakfast

(By invitation only)

The Level III Networking Breakfast is an opportunity for attendees from Level III TQIP Centers to come together in a dedicated space and informal setting to network with other Level III TQIP participants. All Level III TQIP participants are encouraged to attend.

7:30–10:30 am

Registration, Badge Pickup, and Exhibits Open

8:30–10:00 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

BOS4A: Registry and Abstractors

Join us for the ultimate quiz game and a very special emcee! This session for registrars and abstractors features three contestants who compete to win the game. The audience participates in the fun as well by using the audience response feature of the TQIP Conference mobile application. Along with a twist of local flavor, we will cover a wide variety of topics including NTDS definitions, TQIP deliverables, and TQIP processes. This session will wrap-up with representatives from TQIP centers speaking about how they have incorporated the EMR in their registry, how the data are used at their center, and how they tackled their Data Quality Report . All conference attendees are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

BOS4B: Best Practices Guideline For Trauma Center Recognition of Family Violence: Child Abuse, Elderly Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence

We are pleased to announce this year's new Best Practices Guidelines for Trauma Center Recognition of Family Violence. This session will cover the topics of child abuse, elderly abuse, intimate partner violence, as well as implementation of these new best practices guidelines.

BOS4C: A VRC Medley

This session will provide program updates, and cover frequently misunderstood topics of verification.

BOS4D: Pediatric Trauma: Updates on Resuscitation and Critical Care

This session is geared primarily towards those participating in Pediatric TQIP and will focus on challenges facing the pediatric patient population. Although the focus is on pediatrics, all TQIP participants are welcome to attend.

BOS4E: Value-Based Care

ACS Executive Director David Hoyt will moderate this session focused on the concept of value-based care. Topics include an overview of ACS initiatives around value-based care, a discussion on how value-based care applies to trauma, and a presentation on TQIP and CMS reported data.

10:00–10:30 am

Break and Exhibits

10:30–11:30 am

GS05: General Session: REBOA: The Pros and Cons

This session will feature a lively debate around the pros and cons of REBOA.

11:30 am–12:00 noon

GS06: Closing Session: TQIP—The Year Ahead

Dr. Avery Nathens will wrap up the meeting by focusing on conference take-homes and the year ahead.

12:00 noon

Meeting Closes