Always free and open to the public, Emerging Topics in Quality Improvement webinars focus on trending topics and in-depth methodologies in quality improvement. The UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety and Seattle Children's Hospital jointly run this webinar series. Webinars are held the second Tuesday of every month from 12-1pm PT. Though attendance is free, registration is required. 

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The February webinar is a special two-part series on 2/14/23 and 2/28/23. Save the dates, register for each, and attend both! 

Title: The Pursuit of Professionalism, Safety and High Reliability: Requires a Plan

Speaker: Gerald B. Hickson, MD

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 12pm-1pm PT

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Title: A Death at VUMC:  Pursuing Safer Systems and Professional Accountability

Speaker: Gerald B. Hickson, MD

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 12pm-1pm PT

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Watch Past Webinar Recordings: 

Title: Meet the 2021-2022 UW Quality Improvement Scholars 


Arvin Akhavan, MD, MPA

Elizabeth Parsons, MD, MSc

Katherine Heller, MD

Pingping Song, MD

Date: 12/13/22

Title: Defining and Achieving Diagnostic Excellence in Clinicians and Health Care Organizations

Speaker: Hardeep Singh, MD MPH

Date: 10/11/22

Title: Addressing Breast Cancer Screening Disparities Using Research Methods in an Academic Health System

Speaker: Leah Marcotte, MD

Date: 8/9/22

Title: Rethinking Teamwork Through the Lens of Relational Coordination

Speaker: Lauge Sokol-Hessner, MD, CPPS

Date: 6/14/22

Title: Safety and Equity: Inextricably Linked

Speaker: Tejal Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS

Date: 4/12/22

Title: A Decade of Open Notes: Lessons and Surprises

Speaker: Sigall K. Bell, MD

Date: 2/8/22

Title: Rethinking Improvement Targets in the Context of Massive Crises 

Speaker: Kaveh G. Shojania, MD 

Date: 12/14/21

Title: Health Equity and Quality Improvement: Data Driven Strategies and Ethical Considerations

Speakers: Jean L. Raphael, MD, MPH & K. Casey Lion, MD, MPH

Date: 10/12/21