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Integrating Quality Initiative


Integrating Quality (IQ) mission is to lead and support AAMC members in achieving safe, high-quality, high-value health care that is driven by continuous quality improvement implemented throughout inter-professional education and clinical practice. An annual event, the Integrating Quality Conference, brings the academic medicine community together while other opportunities exist to learn, engage, and foster care delivery and educational transformation. Learn more about IQ.

Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Conference

Each year the AAMC hosts the Integrating Quality Conference – the professional development event for clinical and educational leaders, faculty, educators, trainees, and students from across the health professions in academic medicine who are advancing health care quality, patient safety, and high-value care innovations.

Save the Date

12th Annual Integrating Quality Conference
June 4-5, 2020
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City, Missouri

Important Dates:

  • Call for Abstracts: Mid-November to Late December 2019
  • Abstract Acceptance Notices: February 2020
  • Registration Opens: Book Hotel & Travel: March to May 2020

Past Conferences:

2019 Integrating Quality Conference: Getting on Track to Achieve Health Equity
2018 Integrating Quality Conference: A Decade of Progress Bridging Health Care Quality and Education
2017 Integrating Quality Meeting: Achieving the Quadruple Aim

Learn More
If you have questions or would like to suggest topics or speakers for the future, please contact the AAMC Integrating Quality Team, or 202-828-0611.

About Integrating Quality


To lead and support AAMC members in achieving safe, high-quality, high-value health care that is driven by continuous quality improvement and implemented throughout inter-professional education and clinical practice.


Academic health systems will lead the nation in quality and safety education, research and clinical performance, to improve the health of all.

IQ MODEL: Integrating Quality Across AMCs

Developed in 2008 with input from the IQ Steering Committee, the IQ Model depicts some of the key factors that contribute to coordinated approaches to quality across academic medical centers, including organizational commitment to quality and safety, team-based training and care, education across the continuum, assessment and data analysis, and ongoing QI activities.

AAMC Quality Resources

Resources for improving clinical quality and integrating education and training into these efforts:

  • Academic Medicine: Quality & Safety Collection of Papers

  • iCollaborative: IQ Meeting Collection

  • IQLink Newsletter

  • MedEdPORTAL: Quality & Patient Safety Teaching Resources

      Steering Committee

      2018-2019 AAMC IQ Steering Committee Members

      Jennifer Myers, MD
      Professor of Clinical Medicine
      Director, Quality and Safety Education, Department of Medicine
      Director, Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety
      Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

      Vice Chair:
      Brian M. Wong, MD, FRCPC
      Associate Professor of Medicine
      Associate Director, Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS)
      Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

      Vineet Arora, MD
      Associate Chief Medical Officer for Learning Environment
      University of Chicago

      Jo Ann Brooks, PhD, RN, FCCP, FAAN
      System Vice President, Safety & Quality
      Indiana University Health

      Thomas Ciesielski, MD
      Assistant Professor of Medicine
      APD for Curriculum Development
      Director of the Medicine Preliminary and Neurology Track
      GME Director of Patient Safety Education and the CLER Program, Dept. of Medicine
      Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital

      Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN
      Associate Professor
      Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
      Case Western Reserve University

      Robert Dressler, MD, MBA
      Quality and Safety Officer
      Academic and Medical Affairs
      Christiana Care Health System

      Christopher Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM
      Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
      Associate Medical Director for Quality and Safety
      University of Washington Medical Center

      David W. Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP
      Senior Vice President, ABMS Research and Education Foundation
      Executive Director, ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program
      Professor, Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
      American Board of Medical Specialties

      Niraj Sehgal, MD, MPH
      Vice President & Chief Quality Officer
      Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
      UCSF Health

      Darlene Tad-y, MD
      Associate Professor of Medicine
      Associate Vice Chair of Quality, Dept. of Medicine
      Director for GME Quality and Safety Programs
      University of Colorado, School of Medicine

      Michael D. Williams, MD, FACS
      Director of The UVA Center for Health Policy
      Associate Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Integration
      Associate Professor of Surgery
      University of Virginia Medical Center

      Student/ Trainee Members:
      Margaret L. Compton, MD
      AAMC Organization of Resident Representatives (ORR) Liaison to the Committee
      Surgical Pathology Fellow
      Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
      Vanderbilt University Medical Center

      Aydin Zahedivash
      AAMC Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) Liaison to the Committee
      Medical Student
      University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School