The 2021 Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Symposium (QIPSS) will be done digitally.

Event Information

Monday, May 17, 2021

Abstract presenters will be presenting on May 17 from 3:30pm-5:00pm.


Now accepting submissions via webform at https://stanfordmedicine.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2c84CP5hjA2yR5I

Deadline Sunday 5/2 11:59PM

Judges & Planning Committee

The judges and planning committee dedicated their time and effort into organizing our third successful symposium.

View Recordings

Click on the Zoom links below to view opening remarks and 5 presentation session

Zoom Links

Posted here after event  


QIPSS Schedule

2021 QIPSS will start off with a opening remarks (visit zoom link below), followed by 5 presentation groups.  Presentation schedule is below and audience can visit their desired presentation group by clicking on the link below.  

Read all abstracts - coming soon

Time Schedule

coming soon  

posted here after event

Planning Committee

RSC Steering Committee

  • Alpa Vyas, VP
  • Amy Lu, MD
  • Barbara Mayer, RN
  • Christopher Calkins, MD
  • Christopher Sharp, MD
  • Cliff Schmiesing, MD
  • Carl Gold, M.D.
  • Christine Henley, RN
  • David Crichton, CPHQ
  • David Larson, M.D.
  • David Magnus, PhD.
  • Eric Hadhazy, MS
  • Hirut Truneh, M.D.
  • Jessie Kittle, MD
  • Justin Slade, MD
  • Karen Frush, BSN, MD, CPPS
  • Katherine Werbaneth, MD
  • Katie Kvam, M.D.
  • Lance Downing, M.D.
  • Larry Katznelson, M.D.
  • Lauren Destino, M.D.
  • Lisa Shieh, M.D., PhD
  • Nanette Trias
  • Nilushka Melnick, MPH
  • Patty Duhon, RN
  • Paul Maggio, MD
  • Paul Mohabir, MD
  • Rosie Flores
  • Ryan Ribeira, MD
  • Sam Shen, M.D.
  • Sharon Hampton, RN
  • Stephanie Harman, MD
  • Steven Chinn, DPM, MS, MBA, FACHE, CJCP, CPHQ
  • Tom Caruso, MD
  • Tricia Britt, RN
  • Winnie Teutenberg, MD

RSC Executive Committee

  •  Swati Yanamadala, MD (outgoing co-chair)
  • Haley Manella, MD (outgoing co-chair)
  • Erna Forgo, MD (incoming co-chair)
  • Joshua Jaramillo, MD (incoming co-chair)
  • Lisa Shieh, MD, PhD, FHM (Program Director)
  • Luisa Fernandez - Program Coordinator

Graduate Medical Education Office

  • Larry Katznelson, M.D.  Associate Dean for GME
  • Ann Dohn, MA, Director, GME
  • Thang “Trey” Huynh-Ngo— GME Program Manager
  • Matt O'Neill - GME Technicial Coordinator