Call for abstracts


Abstract submission site for the 2019 conference is now open!

Abstract Submission Site

 Abstract Submission Details

National Conference Information

The High Value Practice Academic Alliance and American Hospital Association welcome the submission of abstracts for the 3rd annual Architecture of High Value Health Care national meeting, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland on November 15-17, 2019. The mission of the annual conference is to broadly advance quality improvement initiatives that have safely improved health care value, investigate safety outcomes to ensure that practice refinement does not compromise diagnostic or therapeutic efficacy, and determine the most effective methodologies to improve the value of care providers deliver.

Any medical center may submit a value-based quality improvement, research or educational curriculum abstract to be considered for oral podium or paper poster presentation. Preference will be given to value improvement initiatives demonstrating improved patient care quality, confirmation of patient care safety, and reduction in costs of care for patients. Additionally, we encourage projects that include student or trainee collaborators.

Abstract submission categories:

  • ​Improving appropriateness of diagnostic or screening services (consultations, labs, imaging exams, cardiac telemetry, EEG, echocardiography, etc)
  • Improving appropriateness of treatment/interventional services (medications, transfusions, endoscopy, interventional radiology, surgery, etc)
  • Clinical care pathways to improve quality while reducing length of stay
  • Reducing unwarranted practice variability
  • Optimization of patient care setting to reduce avoidable ED visits and hospitalization
  • Improving the discharge process and other care transitions
  • Preventive medicine to reduce disease
  • Evidence-based screening for early disease detection and cure
  • Effective cost transparency for patients
  • Provider behavior modification (comparative effectiveness of interventions)
  • Information technology innovations
  • High value care educational curricula (medical school, GME, CE, CME)

Our 2018 meeting showcased innovative work from >50 academic institutions, and we hope for even broader participation from medical centers across the country in 2019.


  • Best Residency Initiative
  • Best Multi-specialty Initiative
  • Best High Value Care GME or Medical School Curricula
  • Highest scoring abstract(s) in each submission category
  • *NEW* Costs of Care Affordability Award

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission site opens: January 1, 2019.
  • Deadline for abstract submissions: April 30, 2019 at 11:59 PST
  • Abstract notifications: June 15, 2019
  • National conference: November 15-19, 2019