Newsletter of the American College of Medical Quality

        December 2014   

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In This Issue
ACMQ Holiday Hours
Quality Links
Spread the Word about ACMQ
Renew your ACMQ Membership
5th Annual National Workshop on Quality for Medical Education
Upcoming Quality Events and Resources
Support the AJMQ

Happy Holidays!


On behalf of the ACMQ Board of Trustees and staff, we wish you a happy holiday season and hope that 2015 will be a year of good health and success for you.  


Please note our holiday office schedule changes:


Dec. 24th- Closed at 3pm

Dec. 25th- Closed

Dec. 26th- Closed

Dec. 31st-Closed at 3pm
Jan.1st- Closed

Jan. 2nd- Closed


We look forward to seeing you in Alexandria, VA, March 26-28 for Medical Quality 2015: Together, We Will!    

Quality Links
Dear ,

We are happy to announce that the 2015 Scientific Program Committee has developed a comprehensive, dynamic and interactive program designed to provide healthcare professionals like you, interested in quality, with an effective, efficient and high value educational event.


Our agenda promises three exciting days of thought provoking speakers and sessions from the best and brightest in our field. Highlights include: two optional pre-conference workshops, one on the fundamentals of quality improvement, and the other on advanced techniques; an opening session on the Politics of Quality; expanded oral presentation sessions drawn from accepted abstracts and a gala dinner Friday night to support the Quality Scholars Program.


Throughout the conference, our expert faculty will share their experience and insight on the latest advances in Medical Quality, allowing you to implement the most current initiatives when you return home.


We will again gather at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, Virginia, just across the Potomac from our Nation's Capital. The 2014 conference was a big success at this venue, and we look forward to a repeat in 2015.


Join us, Register today



Henry JoHenry Johnson Jr.hnson, Jr., MD, MPH                             

Chair, MQ 2015 Scientific Program

Vice President and Medical Director, MidasPlus, Inc.,  

A Xerox Company




Paul Paul NagyNagy, PhD

Co-Chair, MQ 2015 Scientific Program Committee           

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University


Greg Wise, MD

Editor, Focus 

VPMA and CMO, Kettering Medical Center System

Dayton, OH 


Perhaps the two most significant news items this recent quarter have been the Ebola epidemic reaching the United States and the fall election victories for the Republican party.   Although the two are not related, there may be similarities in context.


The Ebola 'crisis' was the consuming topic of the news with fear-mongering and hyperbole dominating the media in its continuing attempt to capture market share and ratings. As physicians, we were well aware of how unlikely a true epidemic would develop in the United States. Despite pleas for reason and restraint by Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at NIH, the public was far too consumed by the irrational fear of wide-scale infection while public officials often overreacted in attempts to impose overly restrictive quarantines and other measures that would actually discourage healthcare workers from assisting in fighting the epidemic in Africa.  


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Spread the Word about ACMQ!   

s an active member of ACMQ, you know the valuable features the College offers to its members. We hope you will help us spread the word and encourage your colleagues to join! In appreciation for your help, we have developed the following incentives for bringing in new members:
  1. ACMQ members will receive a $100 credit on their MQ 2015 meeting registration for each new member* who joins as a result of their efforts. For example, if you successfully recruit three members, you will receive a $300 discount on your MQ 2015 meeting registration.
  2. The ACMQ member who brings in the most new members* will be invited to participate in an executive level strategy meeting with 2015 Founders' Award recipient, Peter Pronovost, from Johns Hopkins University. The meeting will take place following Dr. Pronovost's keynote address at MQ 2015**. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to serve on ACMQ's Membership Committee. This is your chance to help shape the college.

To participate simply ask your colleagues to put your name in the "recruiter field" if they join online, or they can use this ACMQ membership brochure.   


*Recruited individuals must qualify for full ACMQ Membership or Affiliate Membership.

**Recipient must be an active member of ACMQ, must attend MQ 2015 and must be available at the time scheduled for the meeting. 

It is Time to Renew Your ACMQ Membership!   

Deadline to renew and avoid cancellation:  
January 31, 2015

ACMQ's 2014 membership year ends on December 31! Renewal notices have gone out by mail and email. Please contact us if you did not receive a renewal notice. Don't risk losing any of your member benefits and renew today!

Planning to attend MQ 2015, ACMQ's Annual Meeting? 


Renew when you register and save $100 on your 2015 membership dues*! Click here to register for MQ 2015: Together, We Will

*Discount not available for student, resident or affiliate members 

A Successful Gathering of Future Leaders in Quality and Safety in Philadelphia


Temple University 

Diana Huang, Medical Student


This past Saturday, December 6, about 50 students, residents, and faculty interested in quality were joined by over 15 outstanding experts in Medical Quality in Philadelphia for ACMQ's 5th National Workshop on Quality for Medical Education, Future Leaders in Quality and Safety. This annual conference serves as the College's Mid-Year Conference, and is targeted primarily towards students and residents. However, even those who have been in the field for many years were able to learn something new at this year's event. 


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Upcoming Quality Events and Resources         

Support the AJMQ!      




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