Improving Together for All – Patients, Families and Healthcare Workers

Lean Healthcare Academic Conference At Stanford 2022


Dates:  Tuesday October 11 and Wednesday October 12


After two years virtually, we are convening this year’s conference on the Stanford Campus where we will be able to meet, learn, share, and network face to face.

Through our formal and informal conversations, we plan to broaden and deepen our understanding of improvement within the academic healthcare setting.

The Lean Healthcare Academic Conference at Stanford is differentiated from other lean healthcare events largely due to its academic aim of high participant contribution. We remain committed to delivering a program that represents 50% contribution from our community through presentations and poster format. Drawing on the examples and stories from speakers, participant posters and structured dialogue we aim to expand and deepen our knowledge of both the technical and social aspects of improvement.

We have a lot to catch up on at our 7th Annual LHAC. Work practices have altered dramatically over the past two years and as we re-calibrate from the pandemic phase, adjusted ways of working are needed to improve the care, service delivery and outcomes for our patients and their families.  The healthcare workforce has been hit hard by the effects of COVID and we need to leverage our lean management system to connect, understand and work together with our teams to rebuild an improved healthcare community.

Our program relies on your submissions. We seek abstracts from both experienced and new improvers. Stories of improvement from leaders, clinicians, and support services are encouraged. We aspire to capture the depth and breadth of improvement across the academic healthcare setting so together we can build a stronger and more impactful community of practice.

Our conference will continue as a partnership between Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Health Care and the Stanford University School of Medicine and the ongoing strong support from Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement.

So be sure to save the dates now and begin your reflection on the past year, considering what stories of improvement could be shared at this event.  Presentations and posters will be selected through our call for abstracts, and we welcome contributions from clinicians, support teams, leaders, students, and improvers from all academic healthcare organizations across the world.

If you have an improvement story to share, please submit an abstract by June 7, 2022.

With warm regards


Lean Healthcare Academic Conference Organizing Committee


Call for Abstracts Open
March 30
Registrations Open
April 29
Preliminary Program
May 11
Close of Call for Abstracts
June 7
Notification of Abstracts
July 11
Confirm Abstract Acceptance
July 22
Final Program
July 29
Registrations Close
October 5
Lean Healthcare Academic Conference
October 11-12, 2022