Announcements and Meetings


ISQIC Fall 2018 Benchmarking Reports

ISQIC Fall 2018 benchmarking reports were recently released in October 2018. These reports used the NSQIP Collaborative SAR dated January 2017 through December 2017 and process measures data pulled in September 2018  to display your hospital’s outcomes in comparison to other participating hospitals in Illinois. The reports were delayed from the usual September release because they include a number of new models which have been added to a separate slide deck containing the caterpillar plots.

ISQIC Video Coaching Project: Laparoscopic Colectomy

The ISQIC Video Coaching Project: Laparoscopic Colectomy is progressing. Learn more about the project here.

Pilot Grants

ISQIC Pilot Grants are available for all hospitals to apply on a rolling basis. Applications can be found on the ISQIC documents tab.

ISQIC Toolkits

Surgical Site Infection Toolkit is available on

ISQIC Opioid Reduction Resources

In order to share and more broadly circulate our opioid reduction resources, they can now be accessed without logging into On the Opioid Reduction Initiatives page you will find access to webinars and additional resources that can easily be shared with others at your hospital.


To propose topics that are of interest to your hospital, questions, success stories, or challenges related to implementing opioid stewardship initiatives at your hospital, please contact Brianna D'Orazio at

Opioid Webinars

All past opioid stewardship webinars are posted here. The recordings can also be found on by going to 'ISQIC Documents' and selecting 'Opioid Reduction Initiatives.'


Starting in April, the Coordinating Center will send newsletters quarterly rather than monthly. We will continue to keep you up-to-date when there are important announcements. 

Upcoming Events and Meetings

National Summit on Acute Pain Management: How Clinicians are Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Washington, D.C.

ISQIC is excited to announce the “National Summit on Acute Pain Management: How Clinicians are Addressing the Opioid Crisis.” Join us on October 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. for a day-long summit where we will bring clinicians, policy leaders, and funding organizations together to start a dialogue on how surgeons can leverage surgical collaboratives to initiate and sustain meaningful change in opioid prescribing, and how policymakers and funding agencies can support these efforts.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Various Northwestern Medicine hospital locations

Learn more about the event here.

ISQIC 6th Annual Meeting

Friday, January 24, 2020

NIU Naperville Conference Center, Naperville, IL

Learn more here.

Second Annual Illinois Surgical Conference (ISC) 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Union League Club, Chicago, IL

ISQIC has again partnered with the Chicago Surgical Society, the Metro Chicago and Illinois Chapters of the American College of Surgeons, and the Illinois Surgical Society to provide an exciting combined meeting. More details to come.

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