Programming - QCOR 2021 Scientific Sessions

QCOR 2021 Schedule-at-a-Glance


Time (all times are US CDT)
10:00 to 11:05 a.m.

Session 1: Welcome, QCOR Council, and Developing and Nurturing Effective Collaborative Science Teams

  • 10:00 – 10:05 a.m. Program Chair Welcome Remarks - Dr. Ho
  • 10:05 – 10:20 a.m. QCOR Council Business - Dr. Borden
  • 10:20 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Developing and Nurturing Effective Collaborative Science Teams - (Dr. Allen, Dr. Likosky, Dr. Thompson, and Dr. Khan)
11:00 to 11:20 a.m.
11:20 to 12:05 p.m.

Session 2: Mid- Career Session – Academic Promotion, Mentoring the Future, and Where to Go from Here Today

Moderators: Sandeep Das, MD, MPH and Puja Parikh, MD

  • Breakout 1: How to get invited onto editorial boards -
    Michael Ho, MD and Ann Marie Navar, MD, PhD
  • Breakout 2: Contract re-negotiations (i.e. salary, protected time): Pearls and Pitfalls -
    Jason Wasfy, MD, MPHIL and Erica Spatz, MD
  • Breakout 3: Path to Full Professor -
    Paul Heidenreich, MD and James de Lemos, MD
  • Breakout 4: How to be a strong mentor for early career professionals/fellows -
    Puja Parikh, MD and Selma Mohammed, MD
  • Breakout 5: Intersection of QI/HSR and forging a career plan if you're a clinician interested in improving outcomes and not a pure HSR -
    Sandeep Das, MD
12:05 to 12:20 p.m.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Session 3: From Vision to Action – How to ask for and get what you need to advance your research program


  • Adedapo Iluyomade, MD, MBA
  • Joseph Ebinger, MD, MS
  • Kori Zachrison, MD, MSc


  • Anne Libby, PhD will begin the conversation by framing the big picture and including key leadership development pearls to guide the early career researcher in identifying how to successfully execute a research vision.
  • R. Kannan Mutharasan, MD will describe his experience in building a quality improvement program from the ground up, with tips, tricks, and pearls from his path.
  • Sandeep Das, MD, MPH will bring additional perspective as the ‘askee’ – what does he want to hear when an idea or an ask is being pitched? Are there any red flags to avoid? What does he look for as markers of a promising strategy?