2017 Program at a Glance

Sunday, October 8, 2017

12:00-5:00 pm     Registration

3:00-11:00 pm     Poster viewing

5:00-7:00 pm       Reception

Monday, October 9, 2017

6:30-7:45 am       Registration, breakfast and poster viewing

7:45-8:00 am       Welcome

8:00-8:30 am       Keynote Address

8:30-10:00 am      Imaging Tests and Cardiac Diagnostics

  • 8:30-9:00     High value expert, Richard Duszak, MD, FACR:
    • High Value Imaging: Perspectives from a Contrarian Radiologist
  • 9:00-9:15     Curtailing Emergency Department Utilization of Rib Series Examinations: Reflections on a Provider Behavior Modification Initiative
    • Kalen Riley, MD, IU Health, Indiana University
  • 9:15-9:30     Hi-value Care: The Impact of Education on Guideline-based Evaluation of Syncope at Greenwich Hospital
    • Steven Smith, MD, Greenwich Hospital Internal Medicine Residency
  • 9:30-9:45     Reducing Repeat Echocardiograms with an Electronic Medical Record Intervention
    • Kerrilynn Carney, MD, NYU Langone Health
  •  9:55-10:00   The Illusion of Safety: An Effective Approach To Resident Over-Utilization of Telemetry
    • Calvin Kagan, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital

10:00-10:15 am      Coffee Break

10:15-11:45 am      Laboratory Tests

  • 10:45-11:00    Better Utilization of Lab Testing to Reduce Medical Costs; A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce BMP and CBC Utilization Among Medical Residents at Mount Carmel West
    • Noah Hagan, DO, Mount Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • 11:00-11:15     The Effectiveness of an Awareness Intervention in Decreasing Unnecessary Lab Orders
    • Samuel Lindner, MD, Duke University Medical Center
  • 11:15-11:30     Eliminating the Use of Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) in Emergency Room and Hospitalized Patients
    • Zhouwen Tang, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 11:30-11:45     Inpatient Reference Lab Reduction Project
    • Nicole Adler, MD, NYU Langone Health

11:45am-12:45 pm   Lunch and poster viewing

12:45-3:15 pm         Procedures and Treatments

  • 12:45-1:15      High value expert, Vikas Saini, MD
    • Providing the Right Care: A Systematic Framework
  • 1:15-1:30        A Patient Centered Strategy to Minimize Intravenous Therapy
    • Alicia Cowley, MD, NYU Langone Health
  • 1:30-1:45        Stewardship Allergy Assessment Team Implements Inpatient Penicillin Skin Testing Evaluation Program
    • Renee Kleris, MD, Duke University Medical Center
  • 1:45-2:00        Optimizing utilization of vascular access catheters at a large safety net hospital
    • Nirja Mehta, BS, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 2:00-2:15      Implementation of Evidence-based Appropriateness Guidelines for Spine Pain Injection for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
    • Lubdha Shah, MD, University of Utah
  • 2:15-2:30       A Comprehensive Patient Blood Management Program Decreases Blood Utilization and Improves Outcomes in Orthopaedic Surgery Patients
    • Raj Amin, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 2:30-2:45       Guiding the Multidisciplinary Management of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Patients
    • Jessica Lovett, BS, NYU Langone Health
  • 2:45-3:00      Improving Quality while Decreasing Length of Stay and Cost per case for Bariatric Surgery Patients
    • Dawn Stepnowski DNP, APN-C, Cooper University Health Care
  • 3:00-3:15       Optimizing use of intravenous proton pump inhibitors in hospitalized patients
    • Arjun Gupta, MD, UT Southwestern Medical Center

3:15-3:30 pm        Coffee Break

3:30-4:00 pm        Distinguished Professor

4:00-6:00 pm        Physician Behavioral Modification and Informatics

  • 4:00-4:30     High value expert, Douglas Hough, PhD
    • Incentives and Physician Behavioral Modification
  • 4:30-4:45     Providing Care in Tandem: Supporting Psychiatric Patients with Complex Medical Co-morbidities
    • Lori Aavik, LMHNP and Frank Volpicelli, MD, NYU Langone Health
  • 4:45-5:00     Go with the flow! The utilization of a process flowchart in analyzing the discharge medication reconciliation process in a large academic medical center
    • Meera Subash, MD, University of California San Diego
  • 5:00-5:15      The Voice of Our Patients: Post discharge issues identified through a Call-Back Program
    • Patricia Ojeda, MD, Indiana University, Methodist Hospital
  • 5:15-5:30      30 Day Readmission Prevention Initiatives – A Single Orthopaedic University Hospital’s Experience
    • Barkha Gurbani, MD, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • 5:30-5:45      The Effect of a mEWS Alert System Quality Improvement Project on the Detection of Sepsis at an Academic Hospital
    • Emilie Ungricht, University of Utah Bioengineering Department
  • 5:45-6:00      Time Out! Lack of effect of a decision support tool on rates of antibiotic de-escalation
    • Greg Seymann, MD, University of California, San Diego

Complete list of podium and poster presentations can be viewed here.

Presentation details:

  • Abstract presentation instructions
  • Poster viewing begins Sunday, Oct 8th at 11 am.
  • Welcome reception with poster presenters Sunday, Oct 8th from 5-7 pm.
  • Speaker presentations are 20 minutes with 10 minute Q&A.
  • Podium abstract presentations are 8 minutes with 5 minutes Q&A.
  • Podium session includes unpublished projects only.
  • Educational curricula will be presented in poster form.