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Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum 2017 - Oct 23, 2017

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QIPSF 2017 brought together C-QuIPS members, IDEAS alumni and members of the broader Quality Improvement and Patient Safety community who are actively leading or supporting QI and patient safety practice and academic work.

This year, we were thrilled to have invited Dr. Bryan Sexton, (Director, Duke University Health System Patient Safety Center) as our keynote speaker at the Forum – he spoke about resilience in healthcare.  The day closed with a presentation by Dr. Kaveh Shojania, C-QuIPS Director, and Dr. Tara Kiran, Family Physician and Quality Improvement Director at St. Michaels Hospital.

Click here to download the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum Program Brochure.

Click here to download the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum Program Agenda.

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum 2016 - Oct 20, 2016

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This event brought together C-QuIPS members, IDEAS alumni and members of the broader Quality Improvement and Patient Safety community who are actively leading or supporting QI and patient safety practice and academic work. This interactive event was aimed at advancing the quality improvement (QI) and patient safety agenda across the province by providing an engaged QI and patient safety community with opportunities for networking and professional development.

Held the day before Health Quality Ontario’s annual events Health Quality Transformation Presents: Quality Matters 2016, the Forum provided opportunities for networking and skills development, discussed the latest QI and patient safety research evidence and celebrated recent QI project successes.

We were also thrilled to have Helen Bevan (Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Improving Quality) as our keynote speaker at the Forum – she spoke about methods for spread and sustainability for change.

The day featured dynamic and interactive workshops led by experts in clinician and patient engagement, resource stewardship, using data for QI and audit and feedback. As well, the day featured a “hot topics” session on the key safety issues presented in the literature this year.

The day closed with a presentation by C-QuIPS Associate Director and Medical Officer for Patient Safety at SickKids, Dr. Maitreya (Trey) Coffey illustrating the key learnings from SickKids' first two years of Caring Safely, their transformative safety journey.

Click here to download the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum Program Brochure.

Click here to download the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Forum Program Agenda.

Click here to view the Poster Abstracts selected for the Open Competition for the QIPS Forum 2016.

7th Annual Symposium (Oct 8, 2015)

The Centre held its seventh annual symposium at the Fairmont Royal York on October 8th, 2015. The keynote, Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor of Medical Sociology and director of the SAPPHIRE group, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, UK, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality and Safety explored challenges in both studying and improving patient safety including why some well-intentioned efforts to model other industries have foundered and why quality improvement efforts have the potential both to help and to hinder safety. Mary alongside Prof. Adalsteinn Brown, Director of IHPME moderated the CEO Panel discussion by Dr. Michael Apkon, CEO of SickKids and Dr. Peter Pisters, CEO of University Health Network sharing their hospitals' venture into a renewed approach to patient safety, focusing on safety culture and methods of High Reliability Organizations. Locally, we learned how to improve our ability to learn from patient safety incidents by Dr. Brian Wong, Director of Continuing Education and Quality Improvemen at UofT Department of Medicine and Associate Director of the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, University of Toronto.

6th Annual Symposium (Oct 9, 2014)

The Centre held its sixth annual symposium at the Fairmont Royal York on October 9th, 2014. The keynote, Dr. Christopher Landrigan, Research and Fellowship Director, Inpatient Pediatrics Service, Boston Children's Hospital Inpatient Program delivered a timely presentation on provider fatigue and handoff miscommunication problems in patient safety and health professional education. Locally, we also had Dr. David Urbach, Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute review his findings from a widely read paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this year, "Introduction of surgical safety checklists in Ontario, Canada" (Mar 13, 2014) and Dr. Dante Morra, Chief of Medical Staff, Trillium Health Partners; Associate Director, Center for Inter-professional Education give an inside look at mechanics of a large scale radiology review & disclosure. We had over 200 particpants who attended our breakout sessions and poster viewings by various local, national and international speakers/presenters.

5th Annual Symposium (Oct 10, 2013)

On October 10th, 2013, the Centre held its fifth annual symposium at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. The symposium commenced with an enlightening talk by our keynote speaker, Charles Vincent, PhD, Director of the Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ) and the Clinical Safety Research Unit, Imperial College London. Locally, we also had Dr. Irfan Dhalla, MD, FRCPC, Staff Physician and Medical Director, Quality and Research St. Michael's Hospital deliver a talk on "Efforts to reduce hospital readmission: what can we learn from the Virtual Ward experience".