SCOAP Statewide Meetings/Retreats

2014 SCOAP Statewide Meeting Networking

SCOAP 2015 Annual Statewide Meeting

Plan to join us and your colleagues for the Eighth Annual SCOAP Meeting!  

We expect to have the date and location available in early fall for the conference to be held late next Spring. Please check back for further details.

If you have any questions please contact AskSCOAP@qualityhealth.org.

2014 Annual Statewide Meeting

SCOAP 2014 Annual Retreat

Thank you for participating in the Seventh Annual SCOAP Statewide Meeting on Wednesday, June 4th, at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center! We hope the day-long event exceeded your expectations and provided you with an opportunity to interact with SCOAP members as we continue to work to improve the care of the surgical patient.

Please take a moment to complete our online evaluation so that we may endeavor to better serve your needs for next year’s conference. (Do note: For those wishing to obtain CNE credit for this event, you must fill out an evaluation, including your name, contact information, and license number; CME participants may contact SCOAP directly for their certificate.)

Email AskSCOAP@qualityhealth.org with any questions.

2013 Annual Statewide Meeting

SCOAP 2013 Annual Retreat

Thank you for joining us and your colleagues for the exciting, inspiring and informative Sixth Annual SCOAP Statewide Retreat on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Campbell’s Resort in beautiful Lake Chelan.

In addition to the “Year in Review” with focus on accomplishments and milestones, the agenda included presentations to illustrate how we can improve the quality of surgical care – including a discussion regarding evidence based medicine and best practices, as well as how SCOAP and CERTAIN partner together to build a learning healthcare system.

The luncheon session will took place with Mr. Oliver Luck speaking to the group about football and healthcare.

We continued with current hot topics in research and development and followed up with breakout sessions for Vascular, Spine, and the Colorectal groups to discuss how to drive best practice.  Also included was a workgroup for data abstractors/QI staff to learn how to ‘deep dive’ into their data.

We wrapped up the day with Patrick Mendenhall, co-author of “Beyond the Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety.”

If you have any questions please contact Alice Marshall at 206-682-2811×10

2012 Annual Statewide Meeting

SCOAP 2012 Annual Retreat

The Foundation for Health Care Quality and SCOAP’s Advisory Board would like to thank the 110+ SCOAP surgeons, data abstractors, quality improvement professionals and SCOAP staff members who joined us from hospitals and clinics across Washington State at this year’s exciting, inspiring and informative Fifth Annual SCOAP Statewide Retreat on May 14th at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

In addition to the “Year in Review” with focus on accomplishments and milestones, the agenda included presentations to keep us ahead of the curve-on the cutting edge of QI in care of the surgical patient – including an introduction to the “Strong for Surgery” initiative with a focus on perioperative nutritional support, an update on Medicare, and a look to future trends and directions. A combined luncheon session with the other FHCQ programs took place with Governor Christine Gregoire and members of the Bree Collaborative to hear them speak about the future of health care quality in Washington State. Breakout sessions included a session on how to drive best practice, as well as a workgroup for data abstractors/QI staff.

Selected Sessions

    Forthcoming…

2011 Annual Statewide Meeting

SCOAP 2011 Annual Retreat

The Foundation for Health Care Quality and SCOAP’s Advisory Board would like to thank the 85+ SCOAP surgeons, data abstractors, quality improvement professionals, and SCOAP staff members who joined us from over 54 hospitals or clinics across Washington state and the world at this year’s exciting, inspiring and informative Fourth Annual SCOAP Statewide Retreat on June 17th at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan.

In addition to the “Year in Review” with focus on accomplishments, trends, and new metrics and directions, the agenda included presentations to keep us ahead of the curve-on the cutting edge of QI in care of the surgical patient – including the new standard of care for perioperative nutritional support by Juan Ochoa, MD, a nationally-recognized expert on the topic.

Selected Sessions

2010 Annual Statewide Meeting

SCOAP’s Advisory Board would like to thank the 130+ SCOAP surgeons, data abstractors, quality improvement professionals, and SCOAP staff members who joined us from over 42 hospitals across Washington state at this year’s retreat, held on May 4, 2010 at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

Keynote Speaker:

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH is a staff member of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the New Yorker magazine. In 2006, he received the MacArthur Award for his research and writing. His book Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes On An Imperfect Science was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002 and is published in more than a hundred countries. He was editor of The Best American Science Writing 2006. His book Better: A Surgeon’s Notes On Performance is a New York Times bestseller and one of Amazon.com’s ten best books of 2007. His newest book, The Checklist Manifesto, is one of Amazon’s best books of the month: December 2009.

He spoke about “Checklist 2.0,” congratulating Washington hospitals on reaching 100% implementation of surgical checklists, and discussing what the next steps should be in using these tools for improving health care delivery in the operating room.

Click here to view an agenda of the full day’s schedule (PDF), which featured topics including surgical checklists, emerging evidence, annual data reports, workshops on albumin and glucose monitoring and treatment, and more….

Selected Sessions

2010 Keynote Speaker Atul Gawande, MD, MPH

Keynote Speaker Atul Gawande, MD, MPH addresses the General Session at our 2010 Retreat at the Seattle Airport Hilton & Conference Center.

2009 Annual Statewide Meeting

SCOAP’s Advisory Board would like to thank the 53 SCOAP surgeons, data abstractors, quality improvement professionals, and SCOAP staff members who joined us from over 22 hospitals across Washington state at this year’s retreat, in conjunction with the Washington State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons annual meeting, at Campbell’s Resort in Lake Chelan.

Governor Christine Gregoire welcomed participants to the meeting. Keeping SCOAP vital was a core theme of the day, and discussion with the SCOAP community revolved around new metrics, new reporting formats, and expanded SCOAP focus. SCOAP Medical Director Dave Flum reviewed the activities of the past year, which included adding 21 new hospitals to the SCOAP roster, launching the SCOAP Surgical Checklist Initiative, offering surgeons a way to fulfill their MOC Part 4 requirements, and beginning work on several new modules (for more information on SCOAP’s activities during the past year, click here).

Click here to download an agenda of the full day’s schedule! (click to download PDF)

Keynote/Plenary Session Speakers

John B. Leslie, MD, MBA, Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, examined the issues of post-operative nausea and vomiting.

Sean D. Sullivan, RPh, PhD, Professor in the Schools of Pharmacy and Public Health/Community Medicine, the Director of the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy Program (PORPP), and an adjunct professor in the Allergy Section of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington gave the keynote address and outlined the business case for SCOAP and how SCOAP can show return on investment to hospitals.

Donna M. Daniel, PhD, Corporate Director for quality measurement and improvement at Atlantic Health’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities, spoke to attendees about “The Model for Improvement

Selected Sessions

Colleagues from the following three hospitals shared how SCOAP has improved Quality of Care at their hospitals:

Surgeons break-out session

Nadar Massarweh, MD addresses the Surgeons break-out session at the 2009 Annual Retreat in Lake Chelan.

Participant Quotes

“Every single lecture or discussion was a tremendous education activity.”

“The passion of the speakers is contagious!”

“[I like the] open feeling towards differing opinions. The overall inspired feeling I come away with about how quality measures can have an amazingly far reaching impact.”

“I always like the networking. I especially liked the data work and reporting.”

“I’m new to the SCOAP abstracting so everything was useful to get familiar. Speakers did an excellent job giving interesting information for MDs & abstractors/QI staff.”

“Good content, information and speakers.”