Jennifer Myers and Christine Soong

Jennifer Myers and Christine Soong

Hot topics: Updates in quality improvement and patient safety

Date and time

Tuesday June 18, 2024  (12-1 p.m. ET)

Session Description: 

In this session, two associate editors from BMJ Quality and Safety will review selected and impactful papers in QIPS from the past year. Participants will be introduced to current trends and hot topics in the field to inform their own QIPS research and local healthcare improvement efforts.

Speaker biographies: 

Dr. Jennifer S. Myers is Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. This center serves as the nexus of education in quality and safety at Penn and has houses several educational programs and career pathways for residents, fellows, and faculty with career interests in this field, including a Masters Program in Healthcare Quality & Safety.

Dr. Myers is past chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Integrating Quality Steering Committee, faculty for the AAMC’s Teach for Quality initiative, and past co-chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners Patient Safety Test Development Committee. She is the founding and ongoing director of the Quality & Safety Educators Academy, the first national faculty development program in this field which is now in its eleventh year and has trained more than 500 faculty across the United States.

Dr. Myers is an Associate Editor for BMJ Quality & Safety and has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles in the area of healthcare quality and safety and medical education. She received her medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA and completed her internal medicine training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Christine Soong is an associate professor with appointments in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Department of Family and Community, the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. She is the inaugural Division Head of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Sinai Health as well as at the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Dr. Soong completed her medical degree at Western University, family medicine residency at the University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at IHPME. She is the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at Sinai Health and the Hospital Designation Program Lead at Choosing Wisely Canada. Dr. Soong is an Associate Editor at BMJ Quality and Safety, a faculty in the Master’s Concentration in Quality and Patient Safety at IHPME and Core Member of CQuIPS. Her research and academic interests include quality improvement, high-value care, novel models of inpatient care, and transitions of care.

Jennifer Myers
Christine Soong


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