AAN Seeking Individuals Interested in ALS Quality Measure Development Opportunity

August 5, 2011

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The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), an association of more than 24,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals, is taking the lead in developing a set of performance measures for ALS using the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI, www.physicianconsortium.org) national framework for measure development. The ALS measures may be used for accountability and/or quality improvement purposes. We would like to invite interested individuals from the American Academy of Neurology's Sections to self-nominate or nominate a colleague for the ALS Measure Development Work Group. This work group will work in close collaboration with broad stakeholder panels to develop clinically relevant quality measures for individuals with ALS.

Nominees will be required to submit a current CV (no more than 10 pages), a letter of interest highlighting demonstrated leadership ability, and relevant experience in quality improvement, guideline development, and quality measures. Nominees will also be required to complete a conflict of interest form.

Please submit the nominee's name, contact information, current CV (up to 10 pages) and completed conflict of interest (COI) form by Monday September 5, 2011. The COI must be faxed with a signature to the fax number below or mailed via USPS.

Work group members must be available to attend the in-person meeting in Chicago, IL on a date to be determined in November or December 2011, and participate on up to six conference calls over a period of about 12 months. Follow-up e-mail communications may occur throughout the process.

Please send your nominations to: Rebecca Swain-Eng, MS, via email at rswaineng@aan.com; if you have any questions contact Ms. Swain-Eng at (651) 695-2808.