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Leading Healthcare Improvement - Spring 2019

Applications Closed - All applicants for the Spring 2019 course have been notified of application decisions.

The LHI course includes a series of required workshop sessions and a poster presentation; the scheduled dates are listed below. Additionally, the course is eligible for CME credit. More information is available on the course overview page.

This is an advanced-level training course that will be offered through the Institute one to two times per academic year, depending on demand.

BCM Blackboard

For accepted/enrolled course participants only. To access the BCM Blackboard platform for this course, click on the button below (best if accessed via Chrome) and enter your BCM ECA Credentials on the "BCM Users" log-in page when prompted. For assistance, please contact:

Required Workshop Sessions

In order to remain enrolled in the course, participants are required to attend all of the noted workshop sessions and participate in the required Poster Presentation.


  • Session 1: Tuesday, 03-05-2019 - Generate Urgency
  • Session 2: Tuesday, 03-26-2019 - Build Teams, Create and Communicate Vision
  • Session 3: Tuesday, 04-16-2019 - Solve Problems
  • Session 4: Tuesday, 05-07-2019 - Celebrate Victories
  • Session 5: Tuesday, 05-28-2019 - Maintain Change and Embed in Culture

Location: John P. McGovern Campus, Conference Room OS-186 (2450 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77021)

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Poster Presentation

2019 Annual VA Quality Scholars (VAQS) Summer Institute Conference (August 13 - 14, 2019)

Conference Overview

The annual VAQS Summer Institute Conference is hosted by faculty and staff of the VAQS Coordinating Center (directed by Aanand Naik, MD and Kyler Godwin, PhD), located at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, as well as affiliated with the Houston Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety (IQuESt). Each year, the Conference serves to provide VA Quality Scholars and other attendees an opportunity to meet face-to-face, collaborate and network with faculty and fellows from across the nation, as well as provide fellows an opportunity to further their knowledge in leading, measuring, and implementing change for the improved health of Veterans and the nation. [view and download conference flyer]

Poster Session

Each LHI course participant is asked to present a Poster, featuring their improvement project, at the Conference Poster Session, which also will include quality improvement and research presentations prepared by VA Quality Scholars. 

  • Date: Tuesday, August 13
  • Time: 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: The Forum (Foyer to Onstead Auditorium, BSRB S3.8012) | 6767 Bertner Avenue, Floor 3, Houston, TX 77030

NOTE: Poster abstract submission instructions/deadline, poster preparation guidelines, and Poster Session details/instructions have been provided directly to the course participants. 

Questions regarding should be directed to the email noted at the bottom of this page.

Invitation to Attend Conference

LHI course participants are also invited to attend the conference. There is no fee to attend; however, onsite registration is required. Please sign-in at the VAQS Registration Table, located in the foyer directly outside Onstead Auditorium (BSRB S3.8012). Registration is open on August 13 and 14 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Primary Location

The George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building (BSRB/Mitchell Building) | 6767 Bertner Avenue, Floor 3, Houston, TX 77030


TMC Garage 15 (The Commons Garage) | 6550 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030

  • Poster Session (quality improvement and research presentations)
  • August 13 @ 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM | Location: The Forum (Foyer to Onstead Auditorium, BSRB S3.8012)

  • Scholarly Writing Workshop (Speaker: David Stephens, MD)
  • August 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM | Location: GSBS Large Classroom, BSRB S3.8371

  • General Session - "Co-Production of Care" (Speaker: Paul Batalden, MD)
  • August 14 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Location: Onstead Auditorium, BSRB S3.8012

  • Reception (Sponsor: BCM Institute for Continuing Professional Development in QI and Patient Safety)
  • August 14 @ 5:00 PM | Location: The Forum (Foyer to Onstead Auditorium, BSRB S3.8012)

Inquiries regarding the conference should be directed to: (Please Copy:

Optional Activity

Baylor College of Medicine 6th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (April 25, 2019)

Invitation to Attend Conference

LHI course participants are not required to attend the Conference, but they are encouraged to do so. 

  • Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Onstead Auditorium, BSRB S3.8012 (6767 Bertner Avenue, Floor 3, Houston, TX 77030)

Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 21 (registration required; no fee to register) [For Registration Information]

Questions regarding the conference should be directed to: (Please Copy:

For questions, please contact: