QCOR Scientific Sessions

QCOR 2015 - Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 

When and Where

Conference Dates: 
April 29 -May 1, 2015

Baltimore, MD
Hilton Baltimore
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Abstract Submission
2015 Abstract Submission  
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Abstract Submission Guidelines (PDF)
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Related Councils

Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

Council on Clinical Cardiology

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

Stroke Council

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What's New?

See the Schedule at a Glance (PDF)
  • Quality of Care Workshop Wednesday Afternoon! Sponsored by the CV Nursing Council
  • 3 Exciting Plenary Sessions!
  • "Best of" poster session (submit an abstract here)

Why Attend?

Quality in Practice. That is the underlying theme of the 2015 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 April 29 - May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Hilton Baltimore for QCOR 2015!

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
Oct 1, 2014Abstract Submission Opens
Dec 22, 2014Registration Opens
Feb 4, 2015Abstract & Award Submission Deadline
Feb 28, 2015Become a Member and Save Up to $300 of Early Registration Deadline
Mar 11, 2015Early Registration Closes
 Mar 12, 2015Advance Registration Opens
Mar 25, 2015Become a Member and Save Up to $300 of Advance Registration Deadline
April 8, 2015Advance Registration Closes
April 9, 2015Standard Registration Opens
April 29 - May 1, 2015Conference 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  |  julie.davis@heart.org

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Statements and Guidelines

Statements and Guidelines

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association issues scientific statements and clinical guidelines on various cardiovascular disease and stroke topics. 

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