Programming - QCOR 2021 Scientific Sessions

QCOR at Sessions 2021 Programming

Join us online virtually for QCOR at Scientific Sessions 2021 on November 15, 2021!

We'll have details on programming in this space soon. Below, see what happened at our QCOR Summer meeting in June!

QCOR Summer Meet Up 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?