Department of Medicine & McMaster Program for Faculty Development presents
1st Annual McMaster FHS
Quality Improvement Symposium
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 - 8:00 am - 1:30 pm Eastern Time Zone
💻 This will be a Zoom Virtual Event
Register: Click here
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) is being increasingly recognized as an essential element of medical practice. The CanMEDS roles within the postgraduate educational frameworks of the Royal College and the College of Family Physicians now recognized QI competencies. Hospitals across the Hamilton region are actively deploying QI systems and interventions within their organizations. There are provincial tables for QI discussions. There is legislation in Ontario mandating hospitals to undertake QI projects (ECFAA/QIP)
Despite this, there no longer exist local conferences aimed at expanding QI knowledge or showcasing QI scholarship since the shuttering of Health Quality Ontario and the end of the Health Quality Transformation conference. As such, there is a unique space to be filled to meet these community needs within the Hamilton basin.
Overall Learning Objectives:
Acknowledge of the improvement domain of Equity as an underserved domain within QI and establishing an action plan to move forward
Expand knowledge around core principles of QI science (Is this project amenable to a QI approach? and Data visualization in QI)
Include knowledge from other improvement domains to augment QI as a broader clinical improvement science
8:00-8:30 Welcome & Introduction to the QI Symposium
Equity in Healthcare (Keynote)
Equity in Healthcare (Keynote)
Dr. Tara Kiran
Tara Kiran is the Fidani Chair in Improvement and Innovation and Vice-Chair Quality and Innovation at the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto. She practices family medicine at the St. Michael's Hospital Academic Family Health Team (SMHAFHT).
Objectives:By the end of this activity participants will be able to:
- Describe existing disparities in health care and outcomes in Canada
- Define the concept of health equity and appreciate why it needs to be addressed to achieve the Triple Aim
- Reflect on strategies to address equity in your improvement work
Please ensure that you choose one workshop per breakout session.
9:30-10:15 Breakout Sessions - Time 1
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Breakout Sessions - Time 2
Two Golden Rules (Keynote)
Two Golden Rules (Keynote)
Dr. Edward Etchells
Dr. Etchells is the Medical Director of Information Services, and a staff physician with the Division of General Internal Medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is a senior mentor at the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto.
- Learners will be able to cite the two golden rules of successful implementation and discuss four features of innovative change
12:30-1:30 Our Experience of COVID-19: Stories from the Front Lines
Amanda Weatherston started her career in healthcare at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) during the SARS pandemic as a screener and then as a nurse. Her passion for healthcare began at a young age, after a short experience at a children’s hospital. Amanda loves to travel and early in her career, she worked abroad as a nurse in Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. She eventually returned to SJHH, leading quality initiatives and then taking on her first manager role in Complex Care and Rehab. Amanda has managed Corporate Flow, Bed Allocation and the Nursing Resource Team, Screening, Satellite Health Facility and now the Congregate Settings and COVID Response Team. Amanda is also the Interim Director of Care Shalom Village, in Hamilton.
Dr. Serena Gundy
Dr. Alisa Lagrotteria
Dr. Lagrotteria is a second year resident within Internal Medicine at McMaster University.
Breakout Session Speakers
Dr. PJ Devereaux
Dr. Michael McGillion
Dr. Michael McGillion is an Associate Professor, a University Scholar and holds the Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael G. DeGroote Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing Research at McMaster University. He is also a Scientist at the Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario. His research program focuses on remote automated monitoring and virtual recovery support models for people recovering from cardiac, vascular and other forms of surgery. Dr. McGillion is Co-Chair of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Pan-Canadian Council on Mission: Priorities, Advice, Science and Strategy (CoMPASS).
Dr. Shawn Mondoux
Dr. Shawn Mondoux is a staff emergency physician and the Quality and Safety Lead in the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH). He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University and at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is currently an Affiliate Scientist at the St Joseph's Hospital Research Institute.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University
Quality Specialist/Continuous Quality Improvement Coach at Hamilton Health Sciences
Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak
Dr. Andrew Petrosoniak is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He has completed a Master of Science in medical education where he focused on the use of in situ simulation (practice in the actual workplace) in procedural skill acquisition.
Dr. Petrosoniak is the Co-Director of the Annual Critical Care Skills Course for the FRCP Emergency Medicine residents designed to enhance skill acquisition for rarely performed and high-stakes technical skills. He regularly lectures and instructs simulation sessions for the EM residency program.