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Submit a nomination for the Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award

Deadline to submit is September 1, 2020

This award from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) recognizes a person, group, or organization who has made an important contribution to the reduction of diagnostic error.
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Sepsis Alliance Summit

September 16 and 17, 2020

Learn about an array of sepsis-related topics at this virtual event for health care providers, managers, policymakers, and industry leaders. Continuing nursing education credits will be available, as will post-event access to resources, ideas, and innovations to improve sepsis care within their respective organizations.
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September 21, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Massachusetts Alliance for Communication and Resolution following Medical Injury (MACRMI) has postponed its 8th Annual Communication, Apology, and Resolution (CARe) forum until Monday, September 21, 2020. There will be an additional half hour following the virtual event for questions and implementation consultations. The program is free and offers both CME and Nursing credits to qualified attendees.
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Ongoing series

AHRQ SOPS Pilot for Outpatient Diagnostic Safety

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality seeks medical practices to test a pilot instrument related to diagnostic safety for its Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS) Medical Office Survey in September and October. To learn more, send an email to with "Pilot test" in the subject line.

20-minute National Nursing Home Huddle

Weekdays at 12:00 p.m.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is hosting a daily 20-minute huddle to provide real-time, pragmatic solutions that can be implemented in nursing homes today to solve many of the key problems brought about or exacerbated by COVID-19.
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Caring for Caregiver special series

Every other Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The bi-weekly series from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement will feature topics related to the prevention, prediction, and mitigation of poor mental health and well-being among caregivers.
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Compassion in Action Conference

Tuesdays and Fridays

This year's conference from The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare consists of virtual presentations, conversations and workshops with global health care leaders. Sessions focus on advancing cultures of compassion, communication, interprofessional teamwork and interpersonal skills. Participants can sign up any time to have access to the library of recorded as well as upcoming live sessions.
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