Quality Improvement Scientific Symposium 2018

  • Event start: 5 Oct 2018 8:30am
  • Event end: 5 Oct 0018 4:30pm
  • Location: Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington

The Commission is hosting its 4th annual scientific symposium featuring keynote speakers, peer-reviewed papers, interactive sessions and learning and networking opportunities.

This event is for experienced health care practitioners and focuses on the science of health care improvement, by highlighting improvement methodology and research.

The theme is Quality connections: ready, set, grow, focuses on making connections through new knowledge and relationships to learn and grow the science of improvement in New Zealand health care.

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Confirmed keynote speaker

paul picPaul Plsek (plea-sick), chair of innovation, Virginia Mason Medical Center; innovator-in-residence, MedStar Institute for Innovation; senior visiting fellow, Ko Awatea; consultant, author and developer of DirectedCreativity™

Paul is an internationally recognised expert on creativity, innovation, transformational leadership, and the management of change in complex systems. His work can be best described as 'helping organisations think better'. He has 30-years’ experience and an extensive list of health and social care clients in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, US and Canada. For example, in the UK, Paul has two decades of experience developing and leading improvement and leadership development programmes.

Paul is the author or co-author of dozens of journal articles and eight books. His latest book, Accelerating Health Care Transformation with Lean and Innovation: The Virginia Mason Experience, was awarded the Shingo Prize for research in operational excellence. 

Participants will:

  • share what has been learned from applying scientific methods to health and health care improvement
  • learn about current improvement concepts, advanced skills and techniques
  • network with colleagues interested in using scientific methods to improve health and health care
  • discuss challenges in applying and disseminating scientific approaches to health and health care improvement
  • create a common understanding of how to apply and disseminate scientific methods to improve health and health care.

Download the event flyer here.

Final programme now available

Download the symposium's final programme here.

Register now!

The cost to attend is $90 + GST per person.

Register here.

Call for abstracts

Call for abstracts have now closed.


FooterDates to note:

  • 20 June 2018: Save the date and call for abstracts open
  • 8 August 2018: Abstract submissions close
  • 30 July - 16 August 2018: Submission review period
  • 17 August 2018: Notify applicants of results
  • 14 September 2018: Deadline for presenter registration 

Further information

For all queries, contact events@hqsc.govt.nz.

Last updated 01/10/2018