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MQ 2014

the Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Quality, March 27-30, 2014


Advance Registration Deadline: February 27, 2014

March 26th to the 29th 2014 will mark a new beginning for us with a fully dedicated college conference at the Monaco Hotel in Old Town Alexandria Virginia, just across the Potomac from Washington DC. Come the afternoon of the 26th to attend the two half-day Quality Improvement workshop, and stay for the full conference beginning noon the 27th.

Our theme, Partnerships for Quality, will bring together members and guests to examine the strength of working together as we look at all facets of the safety/quality whole, with the help of outstanding speakers and innovative workshops. Attendees will have the option of touring MedStar’s simulation labs, with free time to enjoy all that the District of Columbia has to offer including cherry blossoms – if nature cooperates!


Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MBA is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Clinical Enterprise at Seton Family Healthcare, Austin, TX. Dr Varkey serves as the President-elect of the American College of Medical Quality, and is a member of their Board of Trustees. She is adjunct Professor of Medicine and adjunct Professor of Preventive Medicine at Mayo Clinic. She has previously served as the Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine (640 faculty) at Mayo Clinic Rochester, the Medical Director of Ask Mayo Clinic (national nurse triage line with 1.5 million covered lives), the Vice Chair for the Outpatient Practice Committee for Mayo Clinic Rochester, the Program Director for the Preventive Medicine Fellowship and Director of the Quality Improvement Curriculum at Mayo Medical School, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education. She is the Editor of two books: Medical Quality Management, and Preventive medicine and Public Health. She is a recipient of the 2010 ACGME Parker Palmer “Courage to teach” award, the 2009 American College of Medical Quality Service Award, the 2009 American College of Preventive Medicine Rising Star Award, the 2009 Minnesota Medical Association Physician leadership in quality award and the 2004 American Medical Association Foundation leadership award. Dr Varkey is a Deputy Section Editor of BMC Medical education and a member of the editorial board of the Am J of Med Quality.

Dr Varkey has a MBBS (MD equivalent) from the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, MPH (Masters of Public Health) from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA and MHPE (Masters of Health Professions Education) from University of Illinois, Chicago. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the Hospital of St Raphael, New Haven, CT and Preventive Medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Carlson School of Management, University of MN.

Seaton Heathcare Family Welcomes Dr. Varkey


ACMQ Announces 2014 Annual Award Recipients

March 24, 2013

The American College for Medical Quality will recognize three outstanding leaders in the healthcare industry. The Awards will be presented during the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Quality to take place at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria, VA on from March 27-30, 2014.

The 2014 recipients include the following individuals:

  • 2014 FOUNDERS’ AWARD: R. Heather Palmer, MBBCh, SM
  • 2014 INSTITUTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN QUALITY AWARD: American Association of Medical Colleges
  • 2014 PRESIDENT’S AWARD: Jerod Loeb, PhD

Click here for more information.

Submission Deadline Extended for ACMQ Quality Scholarship Program - 2014!

November 18, 2013

Do to the popular demand of this program, the Deadline to submit an application has been extended to 5pm EDT on Sunday, December 1, 2013! Click here for more information.

ACMQ Membership Renewal is now available online!

October 30, 2013

Current ACMQ Members are now welcome to renew online on the ACMQ website. Please click here to login and renew.

ACMQ is Launching the ONE for $100 Campaign Discount your MQ2014 Meeting Registration and Help the College Grow:

October 17, 2013

In order to encourage physicians to join the American College of Medical Quality, we are asking all members to identify a physician colleague to join.

In appreciation, ACMQ members will receive a $100 credit on their MQ2014 meeting registration for each new physician member who joins as a result of their efforts - meaning, if you successfully recruit three members, you'll receive a $300 discount on your MQ2014 Meeting Registration!

Simply ask your colleagues to include your name in the recruiter field before submitting their membership application. Additionally, please fill out and submit the following confirmation form (Click here to download the form). Thank you in advance for your participation.

September 3, 2013

ACMQ is excited to announce that abstract submission for the 2014 Annual Meeting, Medical Quality 2014 is now open! Click here to access the abstract submission module.

August 21, 2013

Join ACMQ and Paige Cooke, the External Relations Manager for Recognition Programs at The National Committee for Quality Assurance to discuss NCQA Patient Centered Recognition Programs: Expanding Quality Across the Medical Home Neighborhood on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:30am CDT. Click here to register now!