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.
7:45AM - 8:15AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15AM - 8:30AM Welcome and Introduction
8:30AM - 9:30AM Keynote Session: Tales of the expected and unexpected: explaining why patient safety is so hard.
• Mary Dixon-Woods BA, DipStat, MSc, DPhil, Professor of Medical Sociology and director of the SAPPHIRE group, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, UK, and Deputy EditorinChief of BMJ Quality and Safety
9:30AM - 10:30AM Hospital CEO Panel: Journey to High Reliability
• Michael Apkon MD, MBA, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Hospital for Sick Children
• Peter Pisters MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, University Health Network
10:30AM - 11:00AM Break and Poster Viewing
11:00AM - 12:30PM Breakout Sessions
101 Frontline ownership to engage and enable frontline staff in improvement efforts
• Michael Gardam MD, MSc, CM, CIC, FRCPC
102 Change management strategies: lessons from a urinary catheter initiative
• Carla Corpus RN, BScN, CIC, Barbara Catt RN, BScN, CIC, MEd Mahsa Sadegi, RN MSc QIPS, Diana Beckford RN, BScN, Jerome Leis MD, MSc, FRCPC
103 Turning wrong into right: An interactive session on patient safety incident analysis
• Amir Ginzburg MD, FRCPC
104 Achieving quality through informatics: Tips and pitfalls
• Trevor Jamieson MD, FRCPC, Sam Sabbah MD, MSc, FRCPC
105 Leveraging Interactive Learning for Practice and Patient Care Improvements: Insights from the PERFORM KT Initiative
• Lianne Jeffs PhD, MSc, BScN, RN
106 Local research in quality improvement and patient safety
• Presenters: Cecilia Santiago RN, MN, CNCC(C), Murray Krock RN, BScN, MS, Michelle Bhattish, MD, Ilana Halperin, MD MSc FRCPC, Chris Hayes, MD MSc MEd
12:30PM - 1:30PM Lunch and Poster Viewing
1:30PM - 2:15PM Plenary: Can we improve our ability to learn from patient safety incidents?
• Brian Wong MD, FRCPC, Staff Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine; Director, Continuing Education & Quality Improvement; Associate Director, Centre for Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (CQuIPS), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
2:15PM - 3:00PM Facilitated Poster Viewing
3:00PM - 4:00PM Hot Topics
• Kaveh Shojania MD, Director, U of T CQuIPS
• Trey Coffey MD, Associate Director, U of T CQuIPS
4:00PM - 4:15PM Wrap up and Poster Awards
C-QuIPS welcomedsubmissions for ongoing or completed quality improvement initiatives and research focusing on patient safety and quality improvement for our Sympposium on Thursday, October 8th, 2015. Abstracts selected by the Review Committee were displayed in a prominent location at the symposium and can be viewed at the following link.