Open for registration: 2019 Education Day and AGM

Non nocere: useful ideas and initiatives in the cause of patient safety

Register now for Education Day, held again this year at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, September 20, 2019.

The 1999 publication of To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System prompted the advent of “patient safety” as a scholarly and practical discipline and movement. Two decades on, many physicians describe a mixed experience: a whirlwind of changes with patient safety as the stated goal, but also a weary sense that, at the level of patient-physician relationships, it often doesn’t seem as productive as it could be.

This year’s Education Day will focus on ideas, initiatives and practical tools that are effectively addressing a shared commitment to avoid harm at the bedside. The day will feature the perspective of a well-informed patient navigating the system and expert insights for physicians on how to thrive despite the seemingly overwhelming demands of present-day practice.

Join colleagues for plenary sessions, case studies and interactive workshops to explore these and other compelling topics on how physicians can contribute to ensuring safety in the course of their daily work with patients.

Plenary sessions
The College is pleased to introduce Dr. Bryan Sexton, PhD, associate professor and director for the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality. Dr. Sexton will speak on the importance of building up the resilience of health-care workers in order to deliver safe and high-quality care, and introduce easy and practical yet effective ways for busy practitioners to refill their depleted emotional, cognitive, and physical reserves and bounce back from burnout.

The College also welcomes Ms. Judith John, patient advocate, to share her journey through the health-care system as both a communications professional in the health sector and as a patient. Ms. John will offer her unique perspective on patient-centered care—what’s working, what can improve, and what physicians can do to facilitate better patient experiences and outcomes.

Learn more
Workshop topics and presenters can be found on the event page.
View the complete program here.

Save the date
Friday, September 20, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Register now
Download the registration form here.