QCOR Scientific Sessions

2016 QCOR - Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 

When and Where

Conference Dates: 
Feb 28-March 1, 2016

Phoenix, AZ
Hyatt Regency

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Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

Council on Clinical Cardiology

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QCOR 2016 Program Planner
QCOR 2016 Program at a Glance (PDF)

Why Attend?

Quality in Practice. That is the underlying theme of the 2016 conference. At a time of unprecedented change in the healthcare environment, the goal of the conference is to share insights form thought leaders, provide practical tools for researchers and practitioners, and support the next generation of quality of care and outcomes scientists. Novel research methods for quantifying outcomes, new findings from clinical trials and observational studies and translational research will also be featured. This meeting has a special focus on the development of new investigators with several opportunities to showcase their research. 

Join us February 28 – March 1, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Hyatt Regency for QCOR 2016!

Program Information

Target Audience

This conference is for clinicians, researchers, medical students and trainees, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, healthcare and managed care professionals, policymakers and other healthcare professionals interested in quality of care and outcomes research in cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the potential for focused quality improvement efforts to reduce variation, spread innovation, and significantly improve the quality of care in the cardiovascular arena, including identifying the key ingredients that must be a part of all such efforts, particularly in the area of readmissions.
  • Discuss the status of the ACA, including the causes and implications of legislative changes, legal decisions, implementation delays, and real-world experience, and identify opportunities and best practices to overcome challenges.
  • Discuss pathways toward greater healthcare innovation  and adoption of new care paradigms among healthcare professionals and their impact on outcomes research and quality of care.
  • Discuss current trends in global health outcomes research and the need to ensure similar standards for scientific rigor as such programs expand beyond the US and Europe.

Key Dates

QCOR Key Dates
Aug. 5, 2015Abstract Submission Opens
Oct. 14, 2015Registration Opens
Oct. 30, 2015Abstract & Award Submission Deadline
Dec. 16, 2015Become a Member and Save Up to $300 of Early Registration Deadline
Dec. 29, 2015Early Registration Closes
 Dec. 30, 2015Advance Registration Opens
Jan. 13, 2016Become a Member and Save Up to $300 of Advance Registration Deadline
Jan. 26, 2016Advance Registration Closes
Jan. 27, 2016Standard Registration Opens
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2016Conference Dates

Tools for Presenters

Reminder! All abstract presenters must register for the conference in order to present their research.

Please access the links below for information regarding your presentation or session:

E-mail: scientificconferences@heart.org
Phone: (888) 242-2453 or (214) 570-5935

Exhibit Information and Application (PDF)
Julie Davis  |  (214) 706-1943  


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Statements and Guidelines

Statements and Guidelines

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