MPOG / ASPIRE Retreat 2017

Regisration is open!

We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual MPOG/ASPIRE Retreat

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017
Location: Reve Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Registration Fees: Breakfast and lunch are included in registration
     $100: Any Michigan Hospital (Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan Subsidized)
     $200: Non-Michigan Hospital CME Included 
     $150: Non-Michigan Hospital CME Not Included

Intended Audience: Clinicians, quality improvement staff, researchers and technical staff

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast and check in

8:00  – 8:15

Introductions and State of MPOG
Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA
University of Michigan

8:15  – 9:05

Patient Engagement in Research 
Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD 
Harvard Medical School

9:05 - 9:20

MPOG Development Update
Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA
University of Michigan

9:20  – 10:10

Performance Measurement
Ashish Jha, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

10:10 – 10:25


10:25 – 11:20

“Best of MPOG” Research and Quality Improvement Abstracts
Speakers TBD

11:20 – 12:05

Pragmatic Trials Using MPOG
Michael Avidan, MBBCh

12:05 – 13:15

Networking Lunch

13:15 - 13:30

Exploring New Data Directions
Michelle Housey, MPH
University of Michigan 

13:30 - 13:45

EOS Update and Feedback 
Kai Kuck, PhD, ME
University of Utah 

13:45 - 14:00

Leif Saager, MD, MMM
University of Michigan 

14:00 - 14:15

Penalized Regression
Nathan Pace, MD, MSTAT
University of Utah

14:15 - 14:45

From Aspiration to Action - Amplifing the Impact of MPOG QI
Nirav Shah, MD
University of Michigan

14:45 - 15:00  Q & A and Closing Remarks
Nirav Shah, MD

Learnng Objectives

·         Understand MPOG / ASPIRE updates and 2018 plans for research and quality improvement
·         Understand how to better understand patient related outcomes and the impact on anesthesiology
·         Understand and implement partnership between anesthesia providers and payers to improve quality of patient care delivered
·         Understand statistical methodology
·         Understand how an MPOG research proposal is implemented
·         Understand quality measure performance of other participating sites
·         Understand and implement quality improvement programs
·         Implement a performance improvement program to improve patient care
·         Understand challenges in measuring provider performance
·         Understand data integration to practice transformation

As always, our annual retreat is both a networking and learning opportunity. We have a fantastic group of thought provoking lectures and educational sessions for both our research and quality improvement audiences.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with and learn from your fellow anesthesiology colleagues and members of MPOG/ASPIRE, and we hope that you will be able to join us.

If you have any questions, please contact Tory Lacca.


Introductions and State of MPOG
Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA
University of Michigan