The Quality Forum, an annual event that focuses on improving the quality of health care, returns to Vancouver on February 18-20, 2015. Last year’s event hosted 700 participants and sold out, so register today to ensure your spot.
The Forum’s main programming takes place February 19 & 20, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver and will include three plenary presentations, 56 sessions, over 150 speakers and a debate.
Sessions that may be of interest include:
- Does Pharmacist-Led Medication Review Improve Health Outcomes - Evaluation of a Quality Improvement Project
- Electronic Prescribing in BC: The Past, the Present, and the Future from a PharmaNet Perspective
- Evaluation of Clinicians' Acceptance Pattern and Perception of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions at a Major Canadian Teaching Hospital
- Implementation of a Fully Automated EHR and Closed Loop Medication System - Lessons Learned
- Initiating an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at British Columbia Children's Hospital
- The BC Provincial Renal Agency's Glomerulonephritis Formulary
- To Drug or Not to Drug? Dementia, Behaviours and Dilemmas
- What the Other Folks are Doing: Polypharmacy Risk Reduction
Visit www.QualityForum.ca to register and view speaker information, agendas and session descriptions.
February 18, 2015 features two full-day sessions as well as an evening event:
Health Talks – a Pecha Kucha event
Health Talks is back! This evening event will feature eight speakers answering the question: What are your hopes for health care? They will follow the PechaKucha 20×20 format, which uses 20 slides that are each displayed for 20 seconds before automatically advancing. Check out the speakers at www.QualityForum.ca.
Cross Canadian Collaboration in Surgery: NSQIP as a Catalyst
Canadian teams and organizations that participate in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program are coming to share their work. Topics will also include how frontline teams are driving the work, with an emphasis on new learnings.
School for Health Care Radicals
Big change only happens in health and care because of heretics and radicals: passionate people who are willing to take responsibility and work with others to make change happen. This one-day interactive workshop aims to provide people with powerful ideas, tools and connections to survive and thrive as a change agent. It helps people to put together their own toolkit of powerful approaches for leading and supporting change, connect with and learn from other health and care radicals, build the confidence, knowledge and skills to operate as an effective change agent – to "rock the boat, but stay in it," and make a difference to patient and staff experience and outcomes of care.