Become Part of the Virtual Program by Submitting an Abstract

Building on the success of our virtual event last year, we are currently designing our program for the Lean Healthcare Academic Conference from Stanford 2021 and invite you to participate.

Each year, our call for abstracts has resulted in a diverse collection of improvement stories from across the globe.  Your stories demonstrate our progress in improving the work of our clinical and support teams and most importantly the care of our patients.

Though our conference was virtual in 2020, we learned much from your heartfelt stories and connected improvement work.  At that time the virtual world was thought to be temporary, but the way we now meet, communicate and work together will never return to the original state.  As vaccines progress an the pandemic lessens, we will continue to discover and shape the “hybrid” way of working.  In this year’s conference, our program will be designed to understand more about what a hybrid approach means for healthcare improvement.  Through invited speakers and your oral and poster presentations, we hope to learn more about:

  • Improving Together – Practical and Contemporary Case Studies
  • Social and Technical Stories of Improvement in a Hybrid World
  • Daily Management in a Hybrid World – Progress, Benefits and Challenges
  • Virtual Visual Practice and Gemba – Adapting for a Hybrid World

We invite you to submit your improvement story based on these themes. Stories are welcomed from all clinical settings and support areas, as this is a great way to uncover the breadth and depth of the lean improvement effort in the academic healthcare setting and build a stronger community of practice. Both oral and poster presentations will be included in the format, so please indicate your preference on your submission.

If you have a story to share please submit an abstract by June 2, 2021. 

All enquiries to Leanhealth@stanfordchildrens.org