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: Thursday, November 8th, 2012 @ 12-2PM

Speaker: Brian Wong, MD, Associate scientist, Evaluative Sciences – Veterans and Community Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Title: Limitations of Trigger Tools in Tracking Event Rates and Stimulating Improvements
Description: Trigger tools are a widely recommended means for assessing rates of harm, identifying areas for improvement, and tracking progress over time. This session will present the results of an enhanced trigger tool in which, instead of retrospective chart review, triggers were identified in quasi-real time, with additional details about the clinical events gathered from staff and case summaries discussed by in weekly meetings of a multidisciplinary research team.

Rounds: Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 @ 4-5PM

Speaker: Matt Scanlon, MD, Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Title: Understanding Work in the Context of Patient Safety

Rounds: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 @4-5:30PM

Speaker: Pat Croskerry, MD, PhD
Title: Clinical Decision Making in Patient Safety - A Case of Neglect

Pat Croskerry is a professor in emergency medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He holds a cross-appointment in the Faculty of Medical Education and in 2002 was appointed a senior clinical research scholar at Dalhousie. He has worked in the area of patient safety for the last 15 years.

Rounds: Thursday, February 3rd, 2010 @ 4-5:30PM

Speaker: Pascale Carayon, PhD
Title: Work system and patient safety in ICUs
Pascale Carayon is Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She leads the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Rounds: Thursday, October 28th, 2010 @ 12-1PM

Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Salas
Title: How do you turn a team of experts into an expert team
Specific Learning Objectives:
     What are the required team-based competencies
     What effective teams do
     How team training and simulation-based training helps