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S033 - Rewards and Awards: How to make QI Pay Off

Saturday, February 17; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss how measurement of patient experience impacts quality of care
  • Summarize how residents can impact quality improvement efforts
  • Identify the pros and cons of utilizing teledermatology in quality improvement


Resident-initiated quality improvement projects impact the quality of care in dermatology practice long after graduation. Practice improvement activities underway by the 2017 “AAD Excellence in Patient Care” award winners will be presented. TED-style talks by faculty will explore real world examples of QI successes and failures, the impact of patient experience on quality of care, and how teledermatology can be utilized to improve care delivery. This activity has been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) for up to 30 MOC Component 2 Self-Assessment points. For more information about MOC, please visit the ABD website at www.abderm.org.


  • Armstrong, April W., MD, MPH: AbbVie – C(H), SP(H); Boehringer Ingelheim – Data Safety Monitoring Board(H); Bristol-Myers Squibb – C(H); Celgene – I(Grants/Research Funding); Demira – I(Grants/Research Funding); Eli Lilly and Company – I(Grants/Research Funding), SP(H); Genzyme Corporation – C(H); GlaxoSmithKline – C(H); Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc – SP(H); Janssen-Ortho Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Leo Pharma Inc – C(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Menlo Therapeutics – C(H); Modernizing Medicine – C(H); Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – A(H), I(Grants/Research Funding); Ortho Dermatologics – C(H); Pfizer Inc. – C(H); Regeneron – I(NC); Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – SP(H); Sanofi – I(NC), SP(H); Science 37, Inc. – C(H); UCB – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Brodell, Robert T., MD: Galderma Laboratories, L.P. – I(H); GlaxoSmithKline – I(Grants/Research Funding); Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Chren, Mary-Margaret, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Eliason, Mark, MD: Myriad Genetic Laboratories – SH(ST);
  • Gorouhi, Farzam, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Hoyt, Brian Spencer, MD: VisualDx – A(H);
  • Kvedar, Joseph C., MD: b.well – A(SO); Claritas Mind Sciences – A(SO); CVS/Caremark – C(Fees); LuminDx – A(Fees); MD Revolution – A(SO); Medtronics – A(Fees); Puretech – A(Fees); Qualcomm Life – A(Fees); WaveEdge Capital – A(Fees);
  • Marsch, Amanda Fleming, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Pei, Susan, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Porter, Martina J, MD: AbbVie – C(Fees); National Psoriasis Foundation – SP(H);
  • Reeder, Margo, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Samimi, Sara, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Sheu Song, Johanna, MD, MS: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Strowd, Lindsay Chaney, MD: Actelion – SP(H); Galderma USA – C(H); Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Regeneron – A(H);
  • Wang, Sheila Chi-Hua, MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Wong, Emily B., MD: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
Saturday, February 17
1:00 PM
Dr. Brodell / QA/QI Moment: Putting residents at the center of a University Quality Program
1:10 PM
Dr. Kvedar / Teledermatology and quality:  friend or foe
1:20 PM
Dr. Chren / Patient experience as a measure of quality of care
1:30 PM
Dr. Eliason / QI applied in the clinical setting
1:40 PM
Dr. Reeder / Lessons I’ve Learned as a Quality Improvement Director
1:50 PM
Dr. Armstrong / April Armstrong
2:00 PM
All faculty / Q&A
2:15 PM
/ AAD Excellence in Patient Care Award Winners
3:15 PM
Dr. Wong / Making sense of quality measures and practice improvement activities
3:30 PM
Dr. Samimi and Dr. Strowd / The state of QI education in dermatology
3:45 PM
Dr. Marsch, Dr. Wong, and Dr. Samimi / Q&A
Event Details
  • Date
    Saturday, February 17
  • Time
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location
    Room 6B
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Amanda Fleming Marsch, MD, FAAD
  • April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, FAAD
  • Brian Spencer Hoyt, MD
  • Emily B. Wong, MD, FAAD
  • Farzam Gorouhi, MD, FAAD
  • Johanna Sheu Song, MD, MS
  • Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, FAAD - Handout
  • Lindsay Chaney Strowd, MD, FAAD
  • Margo Reeder, MD, FAAD
  • Mark Eliason, MD, FAAD
  • Martina J Porter, MD, FAAD
  • Mary-Margaret Chren, MD, FAAD
  • Robert T. Brodell, MD, FAAD - Handout 1, Handout 2
  • Sara Samimi, MD, FAAD
  • Sheila Chi-Hua Wang, MD
  • Susan Pei, MD