On Monday, May 30, 2016, Toronto will welcome the first National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety – an exciting knowledge-sharing event on the growing interest in using simulation to improve patient safety and quality of care.
This groundbreaking initiative is a joint launch by SIM-one, IDEAS (Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors), Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), Accreditation Canada, Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC), Health Quality Ontario (HQO), and HealthCareCAN.
The purpose of the Forum is to:
- Demonstrate ways in which simulation reduces adverse events, costs and financial risks for hospitals;
- Promote evidence and examples supporting the use of simulation at the point of care delivery;
- Highlight current Canadian leaders and their knowledge and insights into establishing hospital-based simulation programs; and
- Motivate decision-makers to pursue the integration of simulation-based patient safety and quality improvement initiatives/education/programs at their organizations.
The event will be co-chaired by:
Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair in simulation and surgical safety; creator of the surgical black box
Dr. Adalsteinn (Steini) D. Brown, D.Phil
Director, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; co-chair of the IDEAS Quality Improvement (QI) Program.
Attendees should expect a dynamic program that includes an inspiring and informative lineup of presenters from Canadian leaders in simulation in hospitals, and plenty of social and networking opportunities.
Mark your calendars now:
WHAT: 2016 National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety
WHO: All hospital and care delivery organizational leaders, administrators, quality and safety leads, hospital-based simulationists and researchers are welcome.
WHEN: Monday, May 30, 2016
WHERE: Sheraton Gateway Hotel Toronto International Airport, Terminal 3 Toronto ON L5P 1C4