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Health Care Improvement Leadership Development in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement annually hosts an invitational week-long summer symposium based on the underlying theme of continual improvement in health care.

Summer Symposiums

"Rethinking the professional preoccupation with autonomy... learning the interpersonal and communication practices that can make health care more reliable... given the importance of using careful discretion, adhering to good discipline, and balancing inquiry and action wisely in the complex adaptive systems of daily care-giving."
July 17-21, 2006, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

"Changing care FOR the patient WITH the patient... given the importance of disruption, attraction, civility, and professional joy."
July 16-20, 2005, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

"Moving Information on behalf of good patient care... given time, technology, diversity and the pressures for separating ourselves from the information we are moving."
July 19-23, 2004, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

"Improving the quality, value, safety of health care and health professional formation: What's necessary when for the development of practical wisdom?"
July 14-18, 2003, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

"Intellectual Underpinnings for the Improvement of Patient Care: The Health Professional Educator's Contribution to Safer Patient Care"
July 15-19, 2002, Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

"When Health Professional Learning is Linked to the Microsystems of Health Care... Where patients and professionals meet and interact"
July 9-13, 2001, Dowd's Country Inn

July 17-21, 2000, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire
      Days 1-3: Build a theory of what it means to be a health professional;
      Days 4 and 5 will be 1) based on theory and insight developed during days 1-3 and 2) explore the assessment, evaluation and accreditation of learning programs and methods for teaching health professionals

July 19-23, 1999, Dowd's Country Inn

      Monday: Dreyfus model of professional development and the 8 domains of knowledge about the continual improvement of health care
      Tuesday: Kegan model of levels of thinking and the 8 domains
      Wednesday: Currently organized levels of educational practice and the 8 domains
      Thursday: The reflective teacher and the developing health professional
      Friday: Evaluating and accrediting the learning and the development of knowledge needed to improves health care

"When Learning About the Improvement of Health Care Becomes the Background for Learning About How to Deliver Health Care"
July 20-24, 1998, Dowd's Country Inn

      Monday: Stories from the Front
      Tuesday: Study of the clinical care of patients
      Wednesday: Improvement knowledge and skill learning as background
      Thursday: Relative "foreground" and "background" learning
      Friday: Synthesis and next steps

"Building the Knowledge for the Leadership of Improvement of Healthcare"
July 20-25, 1997, Dowd's Country Inn, Lyme, New Hampshire

      Monday: Organization-centric
      Tuesday: Issue-centric
      Wednesday: Professional-centric
      Thursday: Personal-centric
      Friday: Integration

"Building the Knowledge for the Leadership of Improvement of Healthcare"
July 21-26, 1996, Kedron Valley Inn, South Woodstock, Vermont

Theme: Clinical Improvement

First official "Summer Camp"
July 10-14, 1995, Woodstock Inn and Resort, Woodstock, Vermont

Aim of the symposium:
      Create a learning environment where participants can advance our understanding of the substance and implications of "knowledge for improvement."
      Examine the theoretical, methodological, and practice linkages between health profession disciplines (subject matter knowledge) and quality improvement knowledge.
      Develop frameworks, research agendas, curriculum innovations and other tools for integrating, disciplinary and subject knowledge with quality improvement knowledge.

First Meeting (not entitled Summer Symposium)