The 13th International Conference on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams

Chicago, IL US
May 11, 2017 to May 12, 2017
This is the largest international conference on Rapid Response Systems (RRS) and Medical Emergency Teams (MET) and will combine a thought-provoking and challenging Scientific Program, delivered by inspirational global and local speakers with a lively social program showcasing the best of the wonderful City of Chicago.
In 2017 the Conference will explore the recognition and response to clinical deterioration in a number of settings including the emergency department, obstetric medicine, pediatric patients, mental health and general ward patients. We will have three streams presenting the state of the art aspects of nursing care and team training, and strategies to improve processes of care. The program will be aimed at doctors, nurses, patients and hospital administrators working in quality improvement. We invite our partners in industry to join us for this broad-ranging discussion of how we deal with these vital issues with the wide variety of delegates that will attend the Conference.
We sincerely hope you can join us as partners in this exciting convention and look forward to working with you.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians and other allied health professionals in the specialties of critical care, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency and internal medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Implement components of a high quality rapid response system in real world practice;
  • Recognize signs of clinical deterioration and justify standard treatments for these signs;
  • Design an evaluation framework for their rapid response system;
  • Evaluate their rapid response system using structural, process, and outcome measures.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Nicole Twu
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 834-4489
Available credit: 
  • 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.25 Participation
Event starts: 
05/11/2017 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/12/2017 - 6:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
The venue for this conference will be the Hyatt Regency Chicago. All rooms reserved in the group block include free, in-room Internet.

Single/Double rate: $209/night + tax
Make your room reservations as soon as possible. With multiple groups meeting at the hotel, rooms are expected to sell out. This rate will only be available until Friday, April 21, 2017 or until the block sells out, whichever occurs first.
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  Dana Edelson, MD, MS
  Executive Medical Director for Inpatient Quality & Safety
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Conference Chair
  Michael Howell, MD, MPH
  Chief Quality Officer
  University of Chicago Medicine
  Consensus Conference Lead

  Matthew Churpek, MD, MPH, PhD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  University of Chicago Medicine
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Chicago and the International Society for Rapid Response Systems. The University of Chicago is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.


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