What Was Presented at NCDR.17?

posters photoNCDR congratulates the 81 authors who contributed a record-breaking number of posters, including 25 that highlighted the successes from ACC's Patient Navigator Program.  The poster sessions generated energy and excitement as authors generously shared their experiences and solutions.  Developing a poster of this caliber is time-consuming, as it reflects the background work of a performance improvement project which requires leadership, group effort, commitment and perseverance. 

The poster awards went to:

1st place: “Data Transparency Informs Improvement Efforts in Cardiac Catheterization Lab STEMI Processes”; Jason Mathisen, MBA, MHA; Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, Tennessee.

2nd place: “Improvement in Quality Indicators Using NCDR Registries; First International Experience”; Pedro de Barros e Silva, MD; Hospital Totalcor, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

3rd place: “Facilitating an Inter-Rater Validation for CathPCI”; Christina Comito, RN, BSN; Indiana University Health Indianapolis, Indiana.

Peoples’ Choice: “The Right Meds for the Right Outcomes: A Quality Improvement Initiative on Improving Discharge Medication Compliance and Documentation Across Multiple Registries”; Rosha Nodine, BAAS; The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Plano, Texas.

Are you inspired?  Tell your story and submit an abstract!

The NCDR Annual Conference is all about unleashing the power of data.  What better way to illustrate this than by telling real-life success stories? 

Each year NCDR participants submit abstracts detailing stories of changes that they have implemented in their organizations – quality improvement projects, education approaches, innovative processes and research.  The selected posters are displayed and presented at the conference, providing authors with a forum to share their experiences and attendees the chance to make similar changes when they return. 

Start to consider which project(s) you should submit. Abstraction submission will open in early fall and will be due no later than January 8, 2018.  Check back to this site for more information.


If you have questions about posters or the abstract process, please email your questions to with the subject line titled “NCDR18 Posters”.