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

Invited Speaker Rounds: Tuesday, Jan 28th, 2014 @ 9-10AM

Speaker: Andrea Bishop
Title: Building the Connection for Patient Safety
Description: Greater engagement of patients in their care may contribute to safer healthcare, but it is unclear what factors facilitate such engagement and how such factors differ between patient involvement in factual and challenging patient safety practices. This research used the Health Belief Model (HBM) as a framework to understand how patient and provider perceptions of benefits, threats, cues to action, and self-efficacy play a role in the likelihood of patients becoming involved in patient safety practices.

Invited Speaker Rounds: Tuesday, Jan 14th, 2014 @ 8-9AM

Speaker: Tobias Everett
Title: Do Pediatric Operating Room Critical Event Checklists Improve Patient Safety?
Description: Adult operating room critical event checklists improve performance in adult operating room crisis simulations. What has yet to be demonstrated is that the same applies in the pediatric operating room or, more importantly, whether this is translated to improved real-life practice with a tangible impact on patient safety.

RIP Rounds: Friday, November 8th, 2013 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Amy Chen
Title: Variations in CT utilization in the Emergency Department: overuse or underuse of resources
Amy completed her medical school at the University of Toronto and is currently a third year resident in the Diagnostic Radiology program. She has strong interest in quality improvement, especially in issues related to appropriate use of medical imaging tests. Her talk focuses on the results of a study that examined the variation in the utilization rate of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) among Emergency physicians at an academic tertiary care center. The work has been previously presented at Emergency Department Grand Rounds and will be presented at Radiology Society of North America in Chicago this December.

Invited Speaker Rounds: Friday, September 13th, 2013 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Trevor Jamieson
Title: Informatics: New Discipline, New Career, New Challenges
Trevor is a practicing general internist at St Michael's Hospital, who is also entering the final stages of a Masters in Clinical Informatics through the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. His reflections on how to craft a career/niche (something that has been anything but straightforward) have led to reflections on challenges in pursuing clinical informatics as a career for those interested in quality improvement, but also important issues related to development and evaluation of informatics applications/interventions.

Invited Speaker Rounds: Friday, August 16th, 2013 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Amatai Ziv, Israel Center for Medical Simulation
Title: Simulation and Patient Safety: A Meet the Professor with Amitai Ziv
Professor Amitai Ziv, a pediatrician and an ex-Air Force pilot, is helping transform the way medical and other community service professionals (from healthcare professionals and social workers to secondary educators) are trained and evaluated, in order to enhance the social and professional skill sets of these professions.