Deadline Feb. 28 to submit abstracts for Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice, Improvement Science Summit

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 3, 2011) — Health care professionals, scientists, educators and administrators interested in presenting their research at the Summer Institute for Evidence-Based Practice and the Improvement Science Summit have until Feb. 28 to submit abstracts for consideration.

The annual summer institute, sponsored by the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE), part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, will be held June 30 – July 2 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

This is the 10th anniversary of the summer institute, which facilitates the sharing of information related to improving health care and patient safety through scientifically proven best practices.

Three preconference sessions will be held the day before the institute on June 29, and the Improvement Science Summit will be held June 28-29. The summit is the official conference of the Improvement Science Research Network (ISRN).

Philosophically aligned with the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, the goals of the ISRN are to accelerate improvement in patient care by conducting landmark interprofessional studies at multiple sites to enhance the translation of research findings into health care practice.

For more information about submitting abstracts for both conferences, and registering for the institute, preconferences and Improvement Science Summit, please visit the conference website,

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