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Building the Bridge to Quality 2016

Join the movement around quality improvement in residency education: Register today for Building the Bridge to Quality.

More than 15 years after the release of the seminal Institute of Medicine report on medical errors, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, numerous multi-national studies suggest that a systemic quality and safety chasm still persists in clinical environments around the world.

Similarly, it is argued that models of health professions training have not managed to evolve rapidly or sufficiently enough to bridge the gap.

With health care demands continuing to shift and evolve in the 21st century, it is becoming increasingly important for medical education and practice to place a particular focus on incorporating quality improvement (QI) and patient safety (PS) within educational curricula and clinical environments, in order to ultimately, improve patient outcomes.
That’s why an urgent call is being issued to all residents, academics, educators and medical professionals to attend the Building the Bridge to Quality conference, September 28-29, 2016 in Niagara Falls, Canada.

During this special two-day event, held just prior to the 2016 International Resident Leadership Summit, participants will listen in on dynamic panels and plenaries – including an inspiring headlining address from quality improvement (QI) pioneer Dr. Linda Headrick – and discuss practical strategies within breakout groups, facilitated by a number of international leaders in QI and PS, including:

  • Karyn Baum, MD, MSEd
  • Eric Holmboe, MD, FACP, FRCP
  • Fiona Moss, CBE, MD, FRCP
  • Greg Ogrinc, MD, MS
  • Kaveh G. Shojania, MD, FRCPC
  • Eric Warm, MD, FACP
  • Brian Wong, MD, FRCPC
  • Emma Vaux, MD, PhD

As future medical education leaders and health practitioners, residents have an important role to play in the future of health professions education, and their valuable perspectives and experiences within clinical environments will help contribute to the ultimate goal of Building the Bridge to Quality: An actionable list of recommendations that participants can take back with them to guide the transformation of QI and PS within their own institutions. Join influential thought leaders, learners, frontline clinicians and policy makers from around the world in Niagara Falls this autumn, and be a part of the movement around quality improvement!

Want to learn more? Click here for the 1-page Building the Bridge to Quality info sheet.

Visit the ICRE website to register for this dynamic quality improvement event

author: Melissa Nilan