2018 VQI@VAM: Another Successful Year!

Over 180 physicians, data managers and quality staff attended the third annual VQI@VAM in conjunction with the SVS Vascular Annual Meeting held in Boston, MA.

VQI@VAM sessions were held on Wednesday, June 20th and continued through noon Thursday, June 21st.    The VQI Annual Meeting highlighted quality improvement actives initiated based on usage of VQI registry data, provide detailed reviews of case abstraction scenarios for each of the 12 VQI registries and presentations on research findings from studies conducted by VQI members.

One of the highlights was the VQI@VAM Poster and Networking Reception. This event was held on Wednesday evening, and 18 posters were presented.  The winner of the Poster Competition was “Implementation of a Structured Protocol to Improve Rates of VQI Registry Vascular Patient Follow Up” from NY Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medicine, authored by Melissa R. Katzman, PA-C, Katherine E. Greger, PA-C, Ashley Graham, BS, Andrew J. Meltzer, MD, and Darren B. Schneider, MD.  To view the Posters and the Quality Abstracts, please go to the Members Only section of the VQI website: To access these QI projects, go to the Members Only area on the VQI website, https://www.vqi.org/national-data/vqi-annual-meeting-2018-june-20th-evening-poster-session/.

For the Final Agenda and Speakers’ List from the event, please click here.

Next year, the VQI Annual Meeting 2019 will be held in National Harbour, MD, on June 11th and 12th. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Please contact Jim Wadzinski at jwadzinski@svspso.org or Cheryl Jackson at cjackson@svspso.org for further details.

Here’s a selection of images from the event: