Save the Date May 30th: 2016 National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety!
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
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.