The GI Quality Improvement (QI) conference is held quarterly and attended by gastroenterology and hepatology faculty, fellows, residents, students and staff. This conference focuses on enhancing patient outcomes by assessing avenues for improving quality of patient care and reducing adverse events. Cases from the last quarter are presented with evidence-based discussion and fellow participation. Special attention is paid to the development of an algorithmic and/or protocol-driven approach to minimize risk during endoscopic procedures. A brief presentation is done by one or more GI fellows pertinent to the cases discussed with supervision from the faculty member serving as the divisional quality improvement officer.
- Assess factors for improving quality and reducing adverse events in the practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy
- Review complex cases from the last quarter with emphasis on appropriateness of indication, procedure technique and subsequent management of adverse events
- Develop an algorithmic and/or protocol-driven approach to minimize risk during endoscopic procedures
- Review and present pertinent published literature on selected cases with faculty supervision