2021 Patient Safety & Quality Summit

Event Details

June 22-24, 2021  |  11 am - 1 pm Daily  |  Zoom Virtual Event
  • Register Before May 31: $50 Early Bird ($8.33 per credit hour)
  • Register After May 31: $75 Regular Rate ($12.50 per credit hour)
  • 6.0 Continuing Education Credits Pending for Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Compliance/Risk Managers

This three-day virtual event will explore how COVID-19, vaccinations, social determinants and wellness impact our health care system, patient care and our workforce. The event will include keynote, panels and breakout sessions that feature submissions from our second poster competition. Winners of the competition will be announced throughout the week. This summit will weave themes of social determinants of health, COVID-19, vaccines, bioethics and frontline wellness into all sessions and speakers. DCHA is pleased to provide educational and development opportunities, such as the PSQ Summit, at a low cost to DC member hospitals with an aim to cover expenses only.

Tuesday, June 22 
11 am - Noon  |  Poster Presentations

Noon - 1 pm  |  Panel  |  Social Determinants of Health: Moving from Thought to Action

This session will build upon last year’s panel by discussing the steps necessary to convert ideas into actions, addressing common barriers, and discussing innovative solutions to advancing social determinants of health services in the District. Hear from your colleagues how they are putting ideas in motion to address social determinants of health needs and deliver better health outcomes across the District by leveraging person-centered data and health information exchange systems.


  • Ruth Williams-Brinkley (moderator), Regional President, Mid-Atlantic States, Kaiser Permanente
  • Laura Mandel, Project Manager, Community Resource Information Exchange (CoRIE)
  • Rita Torkzadeh, Project Manager for the Community Resource Info Exchange (CoRIE) Project Contractor, DHCF
  • Melissa Baiyewu, Project Lead for the DC Health Matters Collaborative; Program Manager, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Children’s National Hospital

Wednesday, June 23
11 am - Noon  |  Poster Presentations

Noon - 1 pm  |  Keynote Speaker 

Dr. Christine Grady is Researching America's Ethical Response to COVID-19. Learn more.

Thursday, June 24
11 am - Noon  |  Poster Presentations

Noon - 1 pm  |  Panel  |  Frontline Wellness/Moral Injury


  • Farooq Mohyuddin, MD, FAPA, President, Washington Psychiatric Society; Director of Psychiatry Residency Training Program, St Elizabeths Hospital
  • Philip Candilis, MD, Immediate Past President, Washington Psychiatric Society; Interim Director of Medical Affairs, St Elizabeths Hospital
  • Lorenzo Norris, MD, Chapter President, Washington Psychiatric Society; Medical Director of Psychiatric & Behavioral Services, George Washington University Hospital

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