Quality’s Main Event: The PQA Annual Meeting

PQA plays many roles in the healthcare industry as a measure developer, healthcare quality educator, researcher, and convener. The PQA Annual Meeting showcases all these roles by featuring plenary sessions and a multitude of breakout sessions,  attracting over 600 attendees, and highlighting over 50 speakers over the course of three days. The event offers topical, relevant and innovative educational programming, coupled with targeted networking opportunities with key influencers and decision makers from health plans, community pharmacy, life sciences and technology, government and academia. It is the best opportunity to learn, engage, network and ideate with fellow quality-minded professionals.

Save the Date: 2019 PQA Annual Meeting

May 15 - 17, 2019
Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

2019 Call for Poster Abstracts

PQA is now accepting abstract submissions for the 4th Annual Poster Presentation Session to be held during the 2019 PQA Annual Meeting. The poster session provides opportunities for authors to showcase their efforts to improve healthcare quality and for attendees to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the quality landscape. Select abstract authors will be invited to give a podium presentation at the annual meeting. Submissions must be made by January 16, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Details:

Reasons to Attend

  • Engage in thoughtful discussions on how to optimize health by advancing the quality of medication use
  • Network with key influencers from health plans, health systems, hospitals, government agencies, community pharmacy, life sciences, technology industries, and academia
  • Receive updates and latest developments in quality measures
  • Meet and collaborate with industry exhibitors
  • Learn from over 50 research and quality improvement project poster presentations

Who Attends

  • Researchers of:
    Utilization Management
    Health Economics
  • Chief:
    Executive Officers
    Medical Officers
    Pharmacy Officers
  • Fellows, Residents & Students
  • Directors of:
    Quality Management
    Quality Operations
    Quality Networks
    Medication Therapy Management
    Patient Safety & Pharmacy Operations
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Academicians
2019 Annual Meeting Info 2019 Session Proposals & Poster Abstracts 2019 Exhibitor & Sponsorship

2018 PQA Annual Meeting Highlights

A record breaking more than 600 attendees met in Baltimore, Maryland in mid-May for the 2018 PQA Annual Meeting. Check out the highlights!

pQA events

  • Keynote presentations from Seema Verma, CMS Administrator, and Robin Caruso, Chief Togetherness Officer with CareMore Health.
  • Over 30 education sessions promoting the use and impact of PQA measures and other healthcare quality topics.
  • 58 poster presentations showcasing innovative research and projects driving quality improvement.
  • More than 15 hours of expanded networking opportunities.
  • 10 Medicare Plans recognized for excellence in quality and achievements in quality improvement.
  • Inaugural presentation of the Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality Awards.
  • Launch of the Healthcare Quality Innovation Challenge.

2018 PQA Annual Meeting Presentations

PQA has top notch educational programming for attendees. Many sessions qualified for continuing education (CE). Access to all presentations is reserved for attendees with access to the PQA Member Library. Browse the diverse sessions, topics and programming for yourself.

  • Trends in Pharmacy Quality & Considerations for Improvement
  • Opportunities for Quality in Telepsychiatry
  • Implementation for Improvement: PQA's Specialty Core Measure Set
  • Update on PQA Measures in CMS' Quality Rating Programs | (CE)
  • Improving Quality Through State-Initiated Innovative Pharmacy Practice | (CE)
  • Measurement Strategies to Optimize Medication Management in Behavioral Health Care | (CE)
  • What's Hot in PQA's Measure Development, Testing and Research
  • MACRA, MIPS, and Measures - Oh My! Opportunities for Pharmacy in the Quality Payment Program | (CE)
  • Integrating Quality Measurement into the Accreditation Process
  • Capturing the Voice of the Patient: A "How to" Look at Engaging Patients in Quality | (CE)
  • Advancing Standardized Reporting of Pharmacy Services to Demonstrate Value | (CE)

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PQA thanks the 2018 PQA Annual Meeting Sponsors and Exhibitors for their generous support.