2013 VPS User Meeting

Available Presentations

Presenter Title
Richard Cordova Welcome to CHLA Download PDF
Dr. Jeff Edwards Chronic Conditions and PICUS Download PDF
Dr. David Epstein Healthcare Disparities Download PDF
Dr. Michael Forbes Maximizing the Use of VPS’s Data Download PDF
Dr. Anoopindar Ghuman The Association of Gender with Sepsis Mortality Download PDF
Dr. Punkaj Gupta Outcomes Research Using VPS Database Download PDF
Dr. Sheila Hanson Neuro Critical Care Module Download PDF
HQI Partners HQI Partners Download PDF
Dr. Howard Jeffries VPS's Cardiac Module Download PDF
Laurie Karamessinis Respiratory Failure in Children with Status Asthmaticus Download PDF
Dr. Barry Markovitz VPS and Research Overview Download PDF
Dr. Christopher Newth California Children’s Services - Developing California Benchmark Reports Download PDF
Kimberley Pearson What Story is Your Data Telling You Download PDF
Brian Reisner Welcome to Hollywood Download PDF
Dr. Frederick Rivara & Dr Katy Flynn-O'Brien VPS's Support of Trauma Work Download PDF
Dr. Matt Scanlon & Christine Gall Improving PICU Quality - National Quality Forum Download PDF
Dr. Hector Wong The Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model Download PDF

Hotel Accomodations

LOEWS Hollywood Hotel
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, California, CA 90028

Reserve your hotel room or call: 1 855-563-9749

The star of Hollywood & Highland Center, Loews Hollywood Hotel features all the conveniences, comforts and services you have come to expect from Loews Hotels. From the commanding location with stunning views to expansive guestrooms and cosmopolitan cuisine, business and leisure travelers alike will find everything they need for an entertaining stay in Hollywood.

User Meeting Program


Time Topic Speaker / Leader
Wednesday, Nov 20
5:00p - 6:30p Early Registration / Check-In  
5:30p - 6:45p Reception All attendees are welcome
Thursday, November 21
7:00a Registration Check-In / Breakfast  
8:00a Welcome & Opening Remarks Brian Reisner, Dr. Randall Wetzel, Rich Cordova
8:20a The State of VPS
Updates in the VPS ApplicationmyReports, Research Studies, ICD-10, VPS's Progress in Cardiac
Dr. Randall Wetzel, Christine Gall, Dr. Barry Markovitz, Dr. Matthew Scanlon, Dr. Howard Jeffries
10:00a Morning Break / Poster Exhibit
10:25a VPS's Quality and Outcomes Research:
Chronic Conditions and PICUS, Pre vs the Post-RRT Period, Ohio Triage Project, Volumes Outcomes Research, VPS's Support of Trauma Work
Dr. Jeff Edwards, Dr. Mary Hartman, Dr. Randall Wetzel, Christine Gall, Dr. Barry Markovitz, Dr. Frederick Rivara, Dr Katy Flynn-O'Brien
12:25p Lunch  / Poster Exhibit
2:00p Group A: Data Collection Users

Group B: Data Use / Leadership / PICU Advisory Group

Group C: Cardiac Advisory Group

Nancy Brundage & Paul Vee

Dr. Randall Wetzel & Christine Gall

Dr. Howard Jeffries


Group 1: Advisory Groups

Group 2: Trauma & Neuro Critical Care

Group 3: EHRs to VPS

Dr. Randall Wetzel

Dr. Rivara, Dr. Hartman & Dr. Hanson

Paul Vee

3:35p Afternoon Break
3:55p Recap of Group Breakouts Dr. Randall Wetzel
4:35p Using VPS for Research: The Pediatric Sepsis Biomarker Risk Model, Outcomes Research Using VPS Data, Maximizing the Use of VPS's Data, Acute Lung Injury Dr. Hector Wong, Dr. Punkaj Gupta, Dr. Michael Forbes, Dr. Robinder Khemani
6:00p Reception - "Club Lounge" (19th Floor) All attendees are welcome
7:00p Dinner - "The Vantage Room" (5th Level) For an additional prepaid fee
Friday, November 22
7:15a Registration Check-In / Breakfast  
8:00a Other Impacts and Roles of VPS:
Introducing PICSIM, California Children's Services (CCS), National Quality Forum (NQF), Impact of Gender on Sepsis Mortality
Dr. Howard Jeffries, Dr. Christopher Newth, Dr. Randall Wetzel, Dr. Matthew Scanlon, Christine Gall, Dr. Anoopindar Ghuman
9:30a Short Presentations:
Bed Sores, OR Patient Comparisons, What Story Your Data is Telling You?, Healthcare Disparities, Respiratory Failure in Childrens with Status Asthmaticus
David Schmidt, Dr. Nikhil Chanani, Kimberley Pearson, Dr. David Epstein, Laurie Karamessinis
10:45a Morning Break  
11:05a The Future of VPS Dr. Randall Wetzel, Dr. Tom Rice
12:00p Closing Remarks / Conference Adjourns Dr. Tom Rice
12:15p OPTIONAL Tour of CHLA's ICUs  

Scheduled Presenters

Name Affliliation
Nancy Brundage, RN, BSN Quality Analyst II VPS
Nikhil Chanani, MD Cardiac Intensivist, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Richard Cordova, FACHE VPS Board Member
President & CEO Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Jeffrey D. Edwards, MD

Pediatric Critical Care, New York - Presbyterian Hospital

David Epstein, MD Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Michael Forbes, MD, FAAP Director, Clinical Research & Outcomes Analysis Akron Children's Hospital
Christine Gall, DrPHc, MS, RN Director of Quality & Client Relations, VPS
Anoopindar Ghuman, MD Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Punkaj Gupta, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Arkansas Children's Hospital

Sheila Hanson, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Mary Hartman, MD, MPH Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis
Howard Jeffries, MD Clinical Advisor, VPS Medical Director Seattle Children’s Hospital
Laurie Karamessinis CRT, RPFT, CCRC Data Coordinator PICU, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Robinder Khemani, MD, MsCI Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Barry Markovitz, MD

Director, Critical Care Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics & Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Christopher J.L. Newth, MD, FRCPC

Professor of Pediatrics, USC, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Kimberly Pearson, RN, MPH VPS Clinical Data Coordinator, Amplatz Children's Hospital-Fairview
Brian Reisner, MBA

Executive Director, VPS

Tom Rice, MD CMO, VPS & VPS Board Member Medical Director, Critical Care Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Frederick Rivara, MD, MPH Division Chief, General Pediatrics, University of Washington
Matthew Scanlon, MD Associate Medical Director, PICU Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
David Schmidt, RN, MSN, CNS, CPNP Clinical Manager PICU, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Paul Vee, MBA

Project Manager, VPS

Randall Wetzel, MD CEO, VPS & VPS Board Member Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Mark Wietecha

Chair, VPS Board of Directors President & CEO, Children’s Hospital Association

Hector Wong, MD Director, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

User Meeting Registration

Preregistration (now through August 30, 2013) $225.00
Registration (September 1–November 15) $275.00
Registration at the Door (November 20/21) $320.00
Optional Networking Dinner (Thursday, Nov 21) $60.00

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