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City Wide Quality and Safety Rounds: Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 @ 12-1PM

Topic: Bridging the divide between health professions education and quality improvement


Speaker: Dr Brian Wong, MD, FRCPC


Host Site: 525 University Avenue, Rm 630


Sites participating via OTN: St Michael’s - Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, The Allan Waters Auditorium; Sunnybrook: Bayview Campus - McLaughlin Auditorium, EG-61


OTN Webcast Link: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast/?id=64145714

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recently organized a 2-day conference called Building the Bridge to Quality in September 2016. Its goal was to determine how to establish ‘health professions education’ as a key driver of improved outcomes for patients and populations. This meeting brought together an international group of educational and health system leaders, educators, front-line clinicians, trainees and patients. Together, participants helped to generate a draft list of strategies that guide the integration of patient safety and quality improvement learning and practice. Participants attending these rounds will have an opportunity to learn about these recommendations, discuss their potential implications, and provide input and feedback to refine and improve upon them.

Brian Wong is the Associate Director for the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Associate Professor and the Director of Continuing Education and Quality Improvement in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Clinically, he works as a general internist in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Over the past 5 years, he has trained hundreds of interprofessional trainees and faculty through various educational activities at the local and national level.

He created an innovative ‘co-learning’ model of QI education, whereby faculty learn alongside residents to develop expertise in carrying out and teaching QI. More broadly, he chaired the Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Expert Working Group for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and generated a series of recommendations that led to the integration of patient safety and QI as core competencies in the updated CanMEDS 2015 framework.