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Surgical Improvement in British Columbia: The need for a multifaceted strategy

Learning objectives:

  • To review the development of the clinical improvement strategy for surgery in BC
  • To demonstrate the importance of rigorous measurement and focused initiatives in underpinning improvement for patient populations
  • To describe the impact of changes in surgical quality on resource utilization

When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (EST)

Moderated by: Lee Fairclough, BSc, MRT, MHSc, Vice President, Quality Improvement, Health Quality Ontario

Speaker: Dr Doug Cochrane
A practicing neurosurgeon in the Division of Neurosurgery at SickKids, Dr. Cochrane is also Professor Emeritus, Division of Neurosurgery at the University of British Columbia. He has held positions as Assistant Professor of Neurosciences with the University of Calgary and as a staff neurosurgeon at British Columbia Children’s Hospital and Sunnyhill Health Centre for Children. Dr. Cochrane is the Chair of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, and Provincial Patient Safety & Quality Officer for British Columbia.

Attend via Ontario Telemedicine Network:
Event ID: 64852964
To participate by videoconference, contact your local OTN representative. If you do not know your local Telemedicine Coordinator, contact Scheduling Services at 1-866-454-6861. If you are an OTN Telemedicine Coordinator, you can register for this event via Ncompass.

Attend in Person at The Ottawa Hospital
General Campus, Auditorium, 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON
Civic Campus, Amphitheatre, Ground Floor, 1053 Carling Av., Ottawa, ON
Riverside Campus, Amphitheatre, 1967 Riverside Dr., Ottawa, ON


Canadian College of Health Leaders

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow) to 0.5 Category II credits for each Quality Rounds Ontario towards their maintenance of certification requirement.

This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits.

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