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IHQI sponsors or co-sponsors several events each year, including Speaker Series, the Improvement Scholars Symposium in October, and the Clinician Leadership in Quality and Safety Symposium in March. Other current events are listed on the IHQI calendar.

Creating a Culture for Safety and ImprovementMarch 14, 2024
Emily Kertcher, PhD, OTR/L
CLQS Symposium 2024February 27, 2024Students and Mentors:
Reaves Houston, MPH and David Lynch, BMBS
Julia Kessel and Jennifer Woody, FNP
Bryan Obika and Greg Balfanz, MD
Natalie Browne, MPH and Charmaine Lewis, MD
Lisa Michelson, M. Phys., MA, Clare Mock, MD, CPPS,
and Casey Olm-Shipman, MD, MS
Anika Agarwal and Clare West, MD
Apoorva Gupta, Ana Bermudez, MD,
and Karina Whelan, MD
Mitchell Williams and Moe Lim, MD
Heather Swain and Will Stoudemire, MD
Sul Gi (Sarah) Kim and Trevor Hackman, MD, FACS
Dylane Davis and Hung-Jui (Ray) Tan, MD, MSHPM
Improvement Scholars
and Fellows Symposium 2023
October 17, 20232023 Improvement Scholars:
Katelin Zahn, MD
Erin Huprich, MSN, WHNP
Alex Ahern, MD, MPH
Wade Harrison, MD, MPH
Christina Kahl, MD, PhD
Ganesh Kamath, MD, MBA
Angela Smith, MD, MS
Rebecca Bottom, MD
Michael Kane, MD
James Knowles, MD, JD

2023 Improvement Fellows:
Jordan Broman-Fulks, MD
Antonio Rodriguez, MD
CLQS Symposium 2023March 2, 2023Students and Mentors:
Brittany Cureton and Elizabeth Coviello, DO/Johanna Quist-Nelson, MD
Ayham Abdel and Samuel Blacker, MD
Cameron Ulmer, RN, BSN and Laura Hanson, MD, MPH
Lucas Nielsen and Charul Haugan, MD
Ryan Lupo and Trista Reid, MD, MPH, FACS
Thiri Lin, PhD and Brandon Waters, MD
Liz Ciociola and David Fleischman, MD, FACS
John Hipp and David Flynn, MD, MBA
Sania Rahim, MS and Tracy Manuck, MD, MS
Andrew Scott and Joseph Grover, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Melina Smith and Andrew De la Paz, MD
Nina Didner and Moe Lim, MD
Improvement Scholars
and Fellows Symposium 2022
September 20, 20222022 Improvement Scholars:
Sara Abu Nasser, DO
Elisabeth Dellon, MD, MPH
Katie Davenport, MD
Monika Nanda, MBBS, MPH
Jaydeep Lamba, MD, PhD
Hillary Spangler, MD
Johanna Quist Nelson, MD
Kate Dickson, MD, MPH
Donald Rosenstein, MD
Claire West, MD

2022 Improvement Fellows:
Madeline McCrary, MD
Honey Jones, DNP, ACNP BC
Heath Patel, MD
Improving the Quality of Caring: Registries, QI, and Palliative CareMay 25, 2022Steve Pantilat, MD
CLQS Symposium 2022
March 2, 2022Students and Mentors:
Victoria Herdman and Trista Reid, MD, MPH, FACS
Brandon Friedman and Charul Haugan, MD
Gabrielle Grant, BSN, RN and
Nancy Havill, PhD, RN, CNM
Christine Hamilton and Zach Willis, MD, MPH
Lucas Frickey and Joseph Grover, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Emily Fink and Casey Olm-Shipman, MD, MS
Alyson Helms, BSN, RN and Kelly Revels, MSN, RN, NPD-BN
Paige Della-Penna and Karina Whelan, MD
Elizabeth Finnessy, BSN, RN and Kate Menard, MD, MPH
Gabrielle Nortey, MS and Angela Smith, MD, MS
Rachel Swier and Shifali Arora, MD
Misha Sims and Rebecca Bottom, MD
Andi Fritz and Greg Balfanz, MD
IHI Forum 2021

December 5 - 8, 2021Key Note Speakers:
Heather McGhee
Brandon Stanton
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy
Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS
Kedar Mate, MD
Donald Berwick, MD
IHQI Improvement Scholars Symposium 2021September 21, 2021
2021 Improvement Scholars:
Renae Boerneke, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Mildred Kwan, MD PhD
Amy Durr, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Subhashini Sellers, MD MSCR
Stephanie Schwartz, MD
Tracie Walker, MD
Lauren Raff, MD FACS
Evan Raff, MD
Clare Mock, MD CPPS
Asher Schranz, MD, MPH
Elizabeth (Babette) Stern, MD
Benjamin Mervak, MD, CIIP
CLQS Symposium - 2021March 3, 2021
2021 Improvement Scholars:
Renae Boerneke, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Mildred Kwan, MD PhD
Amy Durr, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Subhashini Sellers, MD MSCR
Stephanie Schwartz, MD
Tracie Walker, MD
Lauren Raff, MD FACS
Evan Raff, MD
Clare Mock, MD CPPS
Asher Schranz, MD, MPH
Elizabeth (Babette) Stern, MD
Benjamin Mervak, MD, CIIP
IHQI Improvement Scholars Symposium 2020September 15, 2020
Michael Phillips, MD
Katherine Aragon, MD
Karen Halpert, MD
Joanna Grudziak, MD, MPH
Trista Reid, MD, MPH
Hanna Sanoff, MD, MPH
Anna Griffith, MD
Michael Craig, MD, MPH, SFHM
Sarah Ro, MD
Shannon Aymes, MD, MPH
CLQS Symposium 2020March 5, 2020
Gill Adynski
Aidan Berry
Robert Corty
Molly Crenshaw
Josh Ellis
Becky Hoover
Clark Howell
Erin Isenberg
Mengyun Lu
Cindy Pi
Krishan Sivaraj
Sarah Slightom
Using Good Catches to Improve Quality and SafetyFebruary 11, 2020
12 noon-1pm
Stephenie Fenton-Wilhelm, JD
Bhisham Chera, MD
UNC Livestream of IHI National Forum 2019December 10-11, 2019Information provided at registration
Improvement Scholars Symposium 2019September 19, 2019
Amir Barzin, DO, MS
Jennifer Wills, RD, LDN
Meredith Gilliam, MD, MPH
Stephanie Lumpkin, MD
Nicole Chaumont, MD
Christine McKenzie, MD
Lacey Straube, MD
Erin Orth, MD
Dameion Rutherford, RN, CFRN, NREMT-P
Francis Castiller, MD
Will Stoudemire, MD
Zach Willis, MD, MPH
Future Quality Directions from CMSSeptember 11, 2019
12 noon-1pm
Michelle Schreiber, MD
Sustaining and Spreading ImprovementJune 26, 2019
12 noon-1pm
Laura Hanson, MD
Christine Hedges, PhD, RN
Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD
Heart Health Now: Implementing Risk Stratification, Data Tools, and QI Coaching Across NCMay 22, 2019
12 noon-1pm
Samuel Cykert, MD
PLQS Student Symposium - 2019March 21, 2019
Samantha Robin, BS
Max Nagle, MPH
Jamie Jarmul, PhD
Tainayah Thomas, MPH
Karina Javalkar, BS
Nicole Damari, MSc
ImproveCareNow: Integrating Clinical Care, Improvement and ResearchFebruary 14, 2019
12 noon-1:30pm
Ajay Gulati, MD
Michael Kappelman, MD
IHI National Forum Livestream Broadcast - 2018December 11-12, 2018Information provided at registration
Joy in MedicineSeptember 27, 2018
12 noon-1pm
Christine A. Sinsky, MD
VP, Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association
Chair, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation
General Internist, Dubuque, Iowa
Improvement Scholars Symposium - 2018September 20, 2018
Maureen Dale, MD
Jamie Chang, MD, MS
Carlton Moore, MD, MS
Amy Shaheen, MD, MSc
Katie Westreich, MD
Emily Vander Schaaf, MD, MPH
Tyler McKinnish, MD
Charul Haugan, MD
Partnership in Quality & CareJune 21, 2018
Patience Leino
UNC Family Advisor
ABP Senior Administrator of MOC & Quality
PLQS Student Symposium - 2018March 15, 2018
National Forum Livestream Broadcast - 2017
December 12-13, 2017Information provided at registration
Relational Leadership WorkshopOctober 11, 2017
Andrew Morris-Singer, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University
President and Founder, Primary Care Progress
Narrative Leadership WorkshopOctober 11, 2017
Andrew Morris-Singer, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University
President and Founder, Primary Care Progress

Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, General Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology
UNC School of Medicine
Improvement Scholars Symposium - 2017May 11, 2017
Dan Jonas, MD, MPH
Daryhl Johnson II, MD, MPH, FACS
Takahiro Soda, MD, PhD
Jennifer Richards, MD, MBA
Christine Hedges, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD
Jennifer Goralski, MD
PLQS Student Symposium - 2017April 25, 2017
Simulation in QIOctober 12, 2016
Benny Joyner, MD, MPH, Vice-Chair, Hospital Inpatient Services
Al Bonifacio, RN, BSN, MHA, CEN, Trauma Program Manager
Tom Ivester, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Maternal Child Health
Tina Willis, MD, Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Gene Hobbs, CHSE, Director of Simulation
Cardiovascular Health ImprovementJune 28, 2016
Samuel Cykert, MD
Professor, Director of Health and Clinical Informatics, UNC
Associate Director for Medical Education, NC AHEC Program
Improvement Scholars Symposium - 2016May 24, 2016
Laura Hanson, MD, MPH
Greg Balfanz, MD
Dan Reuland, MD, MPH
Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH
Joanna Grudziak, MD
Tom Ivester, MD, MPH
Kori Flower, MD, MS, MPH
Casey Olm-Shipman, MD
Safety, Quality, Value programApril 20, 2016
Jeffrey Anderson, MD, MPH, MBA
Chief Quality Officer, Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
Care and Payment Models to Drive Healthcare ImprovementJanuary 21, 2016
Darren DeWalt, MD, MPH
Director, Learning and Diffusion Group
Chief, General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, UNC
Quality of Healthcare TransparencyNovember 10, 2015
Peter Lindenauer, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Quality of Care Research
Medical Director, Clinical and Quality Informatics, Tufts University
Making it CLERSeptember 21, 2015
Vineet Arora, MD MAPP
Associate Professor
Assistant Dean for Scholarship & Discovery
Director, GME Clinical Learning Environment Innovation
University of Chicago
Improvement Scholars Symposium - 2015May 5, 2015
Kathy Bradford, MD
Tom Bice, MD
Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN
Rob Isaak, DO
Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD
H.J. Kim, MD
Shana Ratner, MD
Bhisham Chera, MD
Lean Transformation at CaldwellJune 22, 2015
Heather Foss, MHS
Corporate Director of Quality & Performance
Caldwell UNC Health Care
Quality Improvement Through Collaborative NetworksApril 30, 2015
Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UNC
Comparing Lean & IHI's Approach to Quality ImprovementFebruary 9, 2015
Richard Scoville, PhD
Advisor, IHI; Advisor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Assistant Professor, UNC
Spreading Change & Scaling Up: UNC Care TransitionsNovember 13, 2014
Pierre Barker, MD
Senior Vice President, IHI
Improving Colorectal Cancer ScreeningSeptember 22, 2014
Jennifer Elston Lafata, PhD
Professor, VCU