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Innovations in Quality Improvement Award


The AAD is offering an award to recognize dermatologists who are leaders in innovative quality improvement (QI) efforts in dermatology. The purpose of the award is to encourage the adoption of meaningful QI practices in dermatology in order to improve patient care. The recipient will receive a $1,000 prize, free registration, and one night’s hotel stay for the Annual Meeting. The recipient will be presented with a commemorative plaque and an opportunity for a short lecture at the QI Symposium at AAD's Annual Meeting.

Innovations in Quality Improvement Award

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  • Timeline
  • Eligibility
  • Award review criteria
  • July 22, 2020: Application Opens

    September 9, 2020: Application Deadline

    December 2020: Awardees selected

    March 2021: Awardees present project at AAD Annual Meeting

    The following are the application criteria:

    Any active United States-based member who has successfully completed QI projects may submit findings from a single project or body of work to the Academy for consideration for the award. Applications require the following information:

    1. Area of focus for QI/Problem statement

    2. QI tools/methods used

    3. Measure of progress or outcomes

    4. Project team

    5. Lessons learned

    All candidates will receive a score of 0-5 in each of the following categories:

    • Strength of project design

    • Significance of problem

    • Impact on quality or safety

    • Novel or innovative approaches, tools, or technologies

    • Overall assessment

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