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

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.

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.