HCEA 2023 Conference
Call for Abstracts
closed on April 10, 2023


HCEA is excited to announce the 2023 virtual conference “Making a Connection: Patient Education Improves Quality & Outcomes” being held ONLINE September 27 - 29, 2023. We encourage you to present at the 2023 conference to an audience of patient educators and professional peers. Come and share best practices in education, patient experience, and organizational metrics that improved patient outcomes. Highlight your work and advance your career!


Important Date:

Online Abstract Submission Deadline: April 10, 2023

Abstract Acceptance Notification: May 12, 2023


Conference Theme:

The central theme of the 2023 HCEA virtual conference focuses on how patient educators can demonstrate that effective and efficient patient /family education systems in an organization leads to improved quality of care and patient health outcomes.  The conference is organized around the following key pillars:

  • Program development and quality measurements for patient/family education program services.
    • Share your successes and the lessons learned as you designed and implemented quality improvement initiatives for your patient/family education programs at the organizational and/or programmatic levels.
  • Data collection processes used to capture data that the education provided to your patients/families has improved health outcomes.
    • Share how you determined what health outcomes data was important to capture and how you acquired that information.
    • Based on the data collected, share what strategies were used to improve both the quality of patient/family education in your organization and patient/family health outcomes.
  • Technology used to improve the quality of patient/family education and changes to the traditional way of learning resulting in positive health outcomes.
  • Strategies used to develop the staff competencies needed to improve the quality of patient /family education services and patient/family health outcomes.

For more information about the 2023 HCEA Conference or for questions concerning abstract submissions, contact Wayne Neal, MAT, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, Patient/Family Education Manager, Children’s National Hospital or 202-476-392.