Rounds are held usually every other month on a Thursday at noon.  Note there is no set date in order to be flexible to accomodate speakers' schedules.  If you would like to be notified of upcoming rounds or if you would like to present your work at upcoming Research or Work in Progress Rounds, please send your email to Lisha Lo at

RIP Rounds: Wednesday, Nov 19th, 2014 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Carol Fancott
Title: "Letting stories breathe": Using patient stories for organizational learning and improvement
Description: Carol’s thesis study: ‘Letting stories breathe’: Using patient stories for organizational learning and improvement aims to learn from those healthcare organizations that have had success in using patient stories to learn and improve their care and service delivery. This study has been guided by three main research questions:

IHPME/C-QuIPS Joint Rounds: Thursday, Sept 25th, 2014 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Sacha Bhatia
Title: Outcomes in patients with heart failure treated in hospitals with varying admission rates
Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia is the Director of the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital. WIHV is a newly launched innovation laboratory that develops and tests new ideas, new programs and new policy approaches in the world of ambulatory care, and then helps to scale them up across Ontario and beyond

RIP Rounds: Friday, May 23rd, 2014 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Kelly Thomson
Title: Losing the Battle and Winning the War: Contingent compliance and resistance to divergent
Dr. Kelly Thompson uses social constructivist frameworks and qualitative methods to analyse organizing processes in a variety of domains. She is engaged in research examining how professionals, patients and their families organize health care and how adverse events are reported. She will be presenting work she is conducting, in collaboration with C-QuIPS faculty, on the nine-site implementation of the I-PASS Handoff Bundle.

IHPME/C-QuIPS Joint Rounds: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 @ 3-4PM

Speaker: Aidan Halligan
Title: System wide quality improvement and initiatives patient safety - Reflections from the UK
Professor Aidan Halligan was the first NHS Director of Clinical Governance and Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Aidan Halligan was appointed professor of Fetal-Maternal Medicine at the University of Leicester and Head of Obstetric Services at Leicester Royal Infirmary in 1997.

RIP Rounds: Friday, Apr 4th, 2014 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Christine Soong
Title: Reducing inappropriate urinary catheter use among general medical inpatients
Description: Responsible resource utilization is a growing area of interest among clinicians engaged in quality improvement. Highly publicized campaigns such as Choosing Wisely in Canada and the US are encouraging physicians to reduce unnecessary testing and/or procedures that may lead to harm.