7th Annual Unified Quality Improvement Symposium

8th Annual ECU Health Quality Improvement Symposium

January 31, 2024

Eastern AHEC and Virtual

Call for Abstracts and Save the Date


Join us for the 8th Annual ECU Health Quality Improvement Symposium, hosted by the Brody School of Medicine and ECU Health. The symposium is a showcase of initiatives happening throughout East Carolina University’sâ Health Sciences Campus and ECU Health related to quality improvement, patient safety, population health, and interprofessional practice. The program will offer both virtual and in-person attendance options.

The goal of the symposium is to provide academic and community physicians, health professionals, health care teams, students, residents and fellows the opportunity to present their work in systems improvement and practice redesign to an audience of peers and health system leaders.

Submissions will be accepted from all colleges and schools on ECU’s Health Sciences Campus, ECU Health entities, as well as external institutions and community practices. Accepted submissions will be selected for presentation as podium, quick-shot podium, poster, or works-in-progress poster. Additional weight will be given to abstracts that highlight the work of interprofessional teams and those that exemplify how the quality improvement process can impact clinical care and systems-based practice. Those that involve students or residents as part of their improvement teams will be prioritized.

Abstracts should include the following information:

  • Project Title
  • Author(s) with affiliation(s)
  • Introduction
  • Aim Statement
  • Methods
  • Results (even if preliminary in nature)
  • Discussion/Lessons Learned
  • Conclusion
  • 350 Word Count Limit

Please submit your abstracts using the link below:


Important Dates:

October 16th, 2023:  Abstract submission deadline

Late November 2023:  Notification of abstract acceptance


For more information contact Jess Day-Brinkley daybrinkleyje15@ecu.edu