Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Report on AHRQ Conference Spending, Fiscal Year 2015

Summary of AHRQ’s conference spending for fiscal year 2015.

Office of Extramural Research Education and Priority Populations (OEREP)

21st Annual National Research Service Award (NRSA) Trainees Research Conference

Dates: 6/13/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides an array of intramural and extramural predoctoral and postdoctoral educational and career development grants and opportunities in health services research.  This conference supports the agencies mission of the development of health services research in emerging of excellence and works with Federal and academic partners.

Total Estimated Cost: $102,100

Total Attendees: 275

Total Feds on Travel: 3
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0

Office of the Director (OD)

2015 AHRQ Research Conference

Dates: 10/4-6/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Crystal City Gateway Marriott, Crystal City, VA
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: The purpose of the meeting directly supported AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work with HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.  The Agency partnered with two entities—AcademyHealth as well as the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to share AHRQ-related knowledge, resources and research outcomes to the health services research community that attended the event.  It was also an opportunity to highlight our partnership and work with PCORI as well as tap into AcademyHealth’s extensive network to feature the important contributions AHRQ makes to improving health care.  

Total Estimated Cost: $274,743
Total Attendees: 1,800

Total Feds on Travel: 0
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 0

Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQUIPS)

Diagnostic Error in Medicine Annual Conference Grant

Dates: 10/27-29/2015
Venue, City, State or Country: Emory University, Atlanta, GA
How the Conference Advanced the Mission of the Agency: This request is for funding of the third and final of three annual conferences to be held as part of the large conference grant "Diagnostic Error in Medicine," the AHRQ funding mechanism is the program announcement PAR09-257. This large conference grant project is in response to the AHRQ funding mechanism PAR09-257 and supports the AHRQ/CQUIPS program to reduce medical error and improve patient safety.

Total Estimated Cost: $100,000
Total Attendees: 200
Total Feds on Travel: 0
Total Non-Feds on Travel: 12

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