2018 APSF Trainee Quality Improvement (TQI) Recognition Program

March 27, 2018

The APSF Committee on Education and Training, under the direction of APSF leadership, announces the third annual and expanded APSF Trainee Quality Improvement Program. The 2018 program hosts tracts for resident physician anesthesiologists, student registered nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistant graduate students. APSF invites all US and Canadian anesthesia professions in training to demonstrate their program’s work in patient safety and QI initiatives. The top two projects in each tract will receive APSF recognition and financial rewards.

All submissions will consist of a video describing the QI project. 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 www.dropbox.com and create an account
  • Upload the video to the Dropbox account and share the file with the email address smarkan11@hotmail.com
  • Send a brief email notification of your completed submission to the APSF Trainee QI Committee at residentqi@apsf.org. The committee will promptly review your material and acknowledge receipt.

The project submission deadline for:
Resident physician anesthesiologists is August 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists is July 15, 2018 at 11:59pm
Anesthesiologist assistant graduate students is August 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

In fairness to all programs, incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted. Designated members of the APSF Committee on Education and Training will review all valid entries. Resident Physician and Anesthesiologist Assistant Graduate Students winners will be announced at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists winners will be announced at the 2018 Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress.

The first and second place entries in each tract will receive financial awards of $1,000 and $500, respectively. The winning entries will also be showcased on the APSF website.

Please email any inquiries to residentqi@apsf.org. A committee member will promptly respond.