Trainee Quality Improvement (TQI) Program Award

2020 APSF Trainee Quality Improvement (TQI) Recognition Program

The APSF Committee on Education and Training, under the direction of APSF leadership, announces the fifth annual Trainee Quality Improvement (TQI) Recognition Program. The 2020 program again hosts tracts for student registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistant graduate students. New this year, the APSF and ASA are collaborating on a separate Quality Improvement Abstract Award program. APSF invites all US and Canadian anesthesia professions in training to demonstrate their program’s work in patient safety and QI initiatives.

Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologist Assistant Graduate Students

All submissions will consist of a video describing the QI project and requisite accompanying information. All video abstracts submissions will be created on a mobile device (example, iPhone or iPad).

Supplemental Information. APSF will accept up to two completed submissions from each US and Canadian training program in each specialty tract. Valid submissions shall contain a video abstract created on a mobile device of the submitting individual’s choice. A maximum time limit of 4 minutes per abstract is allowed, thereby allowing 3 minutes for abstract presentation and 1 minute for discussion. The video must be in MP4 or WMV. Maximum file size allowed is 250 MB.

The submission process –

  • Create a video showcasing your patient safety and quality improvement innovation
  • Go online to dropbox.com and create an account
  • Upload the video to the Dropbox account and share the file with the email address [email protected]
  • Send a brief email notification of your completed submission to the APSF TQI Committee at [email protected]. The committee will promptly review your material and acknowledge receipt.

Project submission deadline: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologist Assistant Graduate Students is August 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm CDT

The top three projects in each track will receive APSF recognition and financial rewards of $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively. Winners will be notified in late September and announced on the APSF, AANA, and AAAA websites.

Anesthesia Residents

The APSF and ASA are collaborating to provide a resident-physician forum to share experiences

and teach others how they handled a difficult situation. Presenters will receive feedback regarding how others might have proceeded under the same circumstances. All learning tracks will be represented so there is a case for every medical specialty.

The submission process –

Information on how to submit QI abstracts to the ASA Annual Meeting can be found at ASA MCC/QI Submission Guidelines.

Project submission deadline (extended): June 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET

The top three projects will receive both ASA and APSF recognition. Additionally, APSF will provide financial rewards of $1,000, $500, and $250, respectively. Abstracts invited to be presented at a virtual session will be notified in late September and announced on the APSF and ASA websites.

In fairness to all programs, incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted. Please email any inquiries to [email protected]. A committee member will promptly respond.