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Share your knowledge at the DNV GL 2018 Healthcare Symposium on October 2nd - 4th at the Denver, Renaissance Stapleton Hotel

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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 DNV GL 2018 Healthcare Symposium.

The changing dynamics of healthcare impose adjustment, adaptation, and exploration of ways to address the numerous challenges faced at all levels of the organization, as well for providers. The DNV GL 2018 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 discussins concerning the industry
Proposals for the DNV GL 2018 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

The following are subtopics to consider when tailoring a presentation.  This is not an exhaustive list but rather to spark ideas.

  • ISO 9001:2015 - Effectiveness and Transition
  • New or just learning more about the ISO 9001 quality management system...
    • Introduction of the ISO 9001 quality management system - where to start
    • Developing the quality management system despite limitation of resources
    • Innovative ways to improve the internal audit process
  • Early in the journey for developing the quality management system...
    • Approaching the transition of ISO 9001:2015 to make it more effective for the organization
    • Improve the review of contracts and vendors in the evaluation process
    • Examples and results of conducting risk assessments
    • Creative ways to engage leadership, staff and physicians in quality and performance improvement initiatives
  • Advanced quality management systems...
    • Taking the quality management system to a new level
    • How the organization has implemented more risked-based thinking
    • How to develop competencies of staff under the ISO quality management system
    • Impact of the quality management system on, Population Health, HCAHPS scores, Hospital Acquired Condition scores, Value-Based Purchasing
    • Connecting High Reliability with the quality management system
  • Accreditation Standards and Process
    • How accreditation impacts processes, processes impact accreditation; discussion of drivers and trends
    • Insight and transition for new and revised standards - compliance strategies, tools and examples
    • Top survey findings and what is getting the most attention
    • Conducting Risk Assessments
  • Specific Focus Areas
    • Physical Environment and Facilities - Developing facility leaders and staff beyond safety and maintenance
    • Mitigating infections through relationships between Facilities staff and the infection preventionist
    • Best practices in managing the process, competence and compliance with procedural and moderate sedation
    • Contingency planning for emergencies (disaster, hurricane, tornado)
    • Adapting the organization to ensure emergency preparedness - Experiences and lessons learned
    • Restraint Use and Reduction
    • Safety and Environment - Workplace violence
    • Innovative processes for medical equipment management
  • Other Topics of Interest
    • Trends for Healthcare - shaping our operations to adapt
    • Dynamics fo different providers - Micro-Hospitals, Specialty Hospitals, Unique organizations
    • Becoming a more sustainable organization
    • Organizational Culture, Patient Safety, Leadership, and Performance Improvement
    • Enhancing the patient experience
    • Employee Safety Culture
    • Leadership and Organizational Transformation
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Strategic Planning for the future of healthcare

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 online 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 two 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, 2018. 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 2018. Applications are due June 1, 2018.