Thank You for Another Great Annual Conference!
We’d like to thank everyone who attended the Conference this July in Chicago as we celebrated the 10th year anniversary of the ACS NSQIP Conference. We are proud to report a record attendance of over 1,500 attendees, representing 676 medical institutions, and 15 countries. Saturday morning’s preconference sessions were also a tremendous success as 580 people partook in one of these enriching workshops.
Some of the nation’s top researchers, clinicians, and surgeons led lectures, panel discussions, and workshops on a range of topics aimed at reducing surgical complications, applying quality improvement techniques to surgical problems, and maximizing the efficiency and resource utilization in health care. The National Conference featured keynote speaker and best-selling author Marcus Engels, MS, whose message, the Other End of the Stethoscope, captured the struggle of his patient-experience who endured two years of rehabilitation and more than 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery. The presentation was inspiring and eye-opening, and in line with the theme of patient-centered care.
We enjoyed a variety of networking opportunities this year. On Saturday night, we celebrated the first day of the conference with a Welcome Reception on the Rooftop Terrace at Navy Pier. On Sunday evening attendees had the option to choose from one of three social outings: the Chicago Neighborhoods Progressive Dinner, an Evening at Buddy Guy’s Legends, or Second City Comedy with Chicago Pizza. The SCR Meet and Greet was a big hit where we the SCRs enjoyed photo booth opportunities, multiple raffle prizes, wine served from a gentleman on a bike, as well as other libations and hors d’oeuvres.
We appreciate the valuable feedback we’ve received from many of you in the continuing education evaluations and in the recent Survey Monkey questionnaire. Your comments are important to us and we look forward to exploring how we can incorporate your suggestions into future conferences.
Don’t forget to claim continuing medical education (CME) credits or certifiication for nurse educators (CNEs) for the 2015 NSQIP Conference. Please make note of the deadlines to claim credits, September 25, 2015 for CNE and December 18, 2015 for CME.
The majority of the PowerPoint presentations from this year’s conference are currently available to view here. 2015 Presentations
Thank you again for joining us.
The ACS NSQIP Conference Team