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CS&E Educational Program News & Information

Winter 2013

Session 20 at MD Anderson Underway

Around 20 teams with more than 100 participants began Session 20 of the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Course on Jan. 10.  

The course has trained 932 clinicians in quality methods that can be used to improve the safety and efficiency of care delivered at MD Anderson.  The course curriculum calls for eight class days over a six-month period with requirement to conduct a project to graduate.

TMA Call for Quality Posters

The TMA Council on Health Care Quality and TMF Health  Quality Institute announce the second annual TexMed Quality Poster Session.

Deadline to submit an application (doc) is March 14. The poster session will be May 3 at the Fort Worth Convention Center. See poster guidelines (doc) for additional instructions.

All TMA member physicians and their practices are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity to share patient-care quality improvement successes and best practices for quality patient care.

  • Winners will receive special recognition at TexMed 2014.
  • Texas Medicine magazine will list all selected submissions.
  • Selected submitters who exhibit will receive a $100 travel voucher.

Attendees may earn 1 AMA PRA Category I Credit TM with ethics.

For more information see conference flyer (pdf) or email

Second UT Engineering Meeting Held

November’s University of Texas Systems Engineering in Healthcare Conference Achieving Transformational Change in Healthcare drew more than 212 attendees to MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The meeting held Nov. 7-8 was the second UT conference on systems engineering in health care.  The date of the next meeting will be announced in the Spring.

Dr. Stephen Swensen of the Mayo Clinic speaks at UT System Systems Engineering Conference.

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