Call for Presenters

Share your knowledge at the 2017 Healthcare Symposium on October 9th - 12th at the San Antonio, Marriott Rivercenter

DNV GL Healthcare invites interested healthcare professionals and other applicable parties to submit a proposal for review by the Conference Planning Committee to speak at the 2017 Healthcare Symposium.

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The changing dynamics of healthcare impose adjustment; adapting and exploring ways to address the numerous challenges faced at all levels of the organization, as well as different providers. The 2017 Healthcare Symposium will create an opportunity to draw connections from ideas, people, hospitals and systems. It provides a forum for attendees to:

  • Identify key and emerging issues facing healthcare professionals
  • Expand their knowledge and professional skills, including up to 20 Continuing Education Credits
  • Prepare for the challenges in the healthcare environment in North America
  • Engage in relevant discourse concerning the industry
Proposals for the 2017 Healthcare Symposium must include:
  • Focus on a problem or issue faced by healthcare professionals
  • Presenter must be knowledgeable in the technical aspects of the presentation
  • Introduction of a product or service offered by the presenter's organization is acceptable if done in an educational context, direct promotion is not permitted
  • Presenter may briefly include information about his/her organization, such as booth location on the exposition floor

Potential tracks and topics of interest:

  • Leadership, Accreditation, Quality and Performance Improvement (LAQP):
    • Transforming, or changing, the culture to improve patient and employee satisfaction
    • Developing a cohesive Healthcare System from a group of "individual" hospitals
    • Building stronger relationships from Board, Leadership, Medical Staff and Staff
    • Improving the success through collaborative relationships
    • Building a more sustainable organization
    • Creative ways to engage leadership, staff and physicians in quality and performance improvement initiatives
    • A cohesive approach with Operations, Quality, and Accreditation for financial success
    • Impact of the Quality System in improving patient safety, operational efficiency and good patient outcomes
    • More effective change management
    • Driving data and data driving you
    • Patient feedback as part of the improvement process
    • Connecting High Reliability with the Quality Management System
    • Creative ways to engage leadership, staff and physicians in quality and performance improvement initiatives
    • How consistent processes lead to consistent customer satisfaction
    • The impact of the Hospital Acquired Condition Score, financial implications and more
    • How accreditation impacts processes, processes impact accreditation; discussion of drivers and trends
    • The impact of accreditation on HCAHPS scores
  • Healthcare Delivery System and Operations (HDL):
    • How to be effective and profitable in a Value Based system
    • Integrating providers in the healthcare delivery system
    • Dynamics of different providers – Micro-Hospitals, Specialty Hospitals, Unique organizations
    • Trends for Healthcare - shaping our operations to adapt
    • The role and scope of training beyond developing competency
    • Becoming a more sustainable organization
  • Physical Environment and Facilities (PEF):
    • Developing facility leaders and staff beyond safety and maintenance
    • Mitigating infections through relationships between Facilities staff and the infection preventionists
    • The impact of the Hospital Acquired Condition Score; financial implications and more
    • The reality of emergency preparedness
    • Contingency planning for emergencies (disaster, hurricane, tornado)
    • Innovative processes for medical equipment management

Details & Policy:

All proposals should be submitted using the online Call for Presenters form. A complete proposal consists of:

Presentation Description:

The recommended length is 1 page; maximum is 3 pages. Describe your presentation and specify expected learning outcomes for attendees - take-aways from the presentation, such as success stories, lessons learned, case studies, tools, strategies, application of new technology, etc.

Brochure Description:

Provide a 50 word (max.) description of the presentation to be included in the conference brochure.

Learning Objectives:

Each presentation must have 3-4 learning objectives for CEU applications. General learning objective format:
  • Define ...
  • Engage in ...
  • Understand how to assess ...

Speaker Biography

Each speaker must submit a short (50 words or less) biography for CEU applications.

Multiple Submissions:

No more than two proposals (the first tow received) from one company/organization will be considered. Complete a separate application for each proposal.

Length of Presentation:

Presentations are typically 1 hour; but, please leave 15 to 20 minutes for questions from the audience.

Deadline for Full Presentations:

Speakers must submit their full presentation in PowerPoint format to the Symposium Coordinator by August 1, 2017. Honoria: Individual speakers (one or two speakers per session) receive a full complimentary conference registration. Group/panel presenters receive a reduced rate for the conference based on the number of speakers. Travel and lodging are the responsibility of the speaker.

Speaker proposals are evaluated objectively by the Conference Planning Committee with consideration of the following criteria:
  • Degree to which the proposed session meets the conference/program objectives, as contained in the Call for Presenters.
  • Presentation skills and experience of the speaker.
  • Desirability of the topic to the conference attendees.

Successful applicants comply with the provisions and guidelines of the Call for Presenters. The proposal should clearly articulate the specific qualifications and experience of each presenter to speak on the proposed topic(s) and would include: education (degree, institution, area of study), professional credentials (licenses, certifications, designations) that are recognized and/or accredited as well as documented experience that demonstrates expertise in the subject area of the proposal. There is no set list of credentials or degrees.

Proposals to present also must contain and convey sufficient detail to allow the selection committee to understand the learning objectives and how the proposed session will meet those objectives. Marketing material, promotional flyers, PowerPoint slides, photographs or similar material are not accepted. Selection is competitive; therefore, it is important to submit a compelling and complete proposal in accordance with the Call for Presenters.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed in July 2017. Applications are due June 1, 2017.

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