Fall 2018 Community Conference:

Beginning May 28th, 2020, the ICN Exchange will begin the process of finalizing operations and shutting down. We will not be accepting new registrants or new pins from that date forward. The site will be available for downloading material until June 3rd, 2020, at which time the site will go off-line in preparation for archiving and storage. While not ready to share widely, a new collaborative platform is currently being piloted with select ICN groups. More details to come! It has been a great pleasure serving the ICN community for all these years and the ICN Exchange team wishes you all the best in your transition to new endeavors.



Dear Improvers,

We are thrilled you will be joining us at the ImproveCareNow Fall 2018 Community Conference in Chicago, IL on September 13-15, 2018, where we will share and develop new and innovative approaches to improving care, furthering research, and building community. You may access the agenda here.

What Do We Want To Accomplish?

As with past ImproveCareNow Community Conferences, we have planned something for everyone, regardless of your role, current level of quality improvement knowledge, or the current focus of your research or improvement efforts. We are eager to support you as we work together to:

  • Acquire new examples and ideas on how to partner with parents and patients in meaningful ways to grow your local improvement community.
  • Plan to test new changes at your center in alignment with 90-day goals.
  • Demonstrate enhanced ImproveCareNow quality improvement, research, and community engagement skills.
  • Determine clinical processes and approaches that will reduce unintended variation in care and /or improve clinical outcomes

As you prepare for the Fall 2018 Community Conference, please do the following:

  • Bookmark this page on the ICN Exchange. As in previous conferences, we will be largely paperless.  You will be able to access the conference agenda, breakout descriptions, presentations and handouts on the ICN Exchange. Please bring your laptop or tablet to the conference.
  • Read the Breakout Descriptions document here. Please refer to this as you plan which sessions will be of most value for you and your colleagues to attend.

An Important Note About Attendance:

We will adjourn on Saturday, September 15 at 12:00pm Central Time (COMBINE study participants have an ancillary meeting that ends at 2:00pm CT). We recognize and appreciate that you are sharing your time with us and therefore are ending at a time that would allow you to return home earlier in the day. Therefore, we strongly urge you to schedule your flight home to allow you to stay until the very end. We are planning an engaging program that requires team participation until noon.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@improvecarenow.org if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback as you prepare for the Community Conference. We are looking forward to seeing you in September and to learning, teaching, and collaborating with you!

Best regards,

The ImproveCareNow Community Conference Team

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