The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia’s annual Education Day delivers an impressive line-up of quality assurance experts. This all-day event will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building) within easy access to public transit. The fundamental question and overarching theme for this year’s Education Day is: A health-care system purpose built for all patients—Elusive pipe dream or emerging reality?
Presented by respected peers, the College’s Education Day is an opportunity to meet with colleagues, participate in interactive workshops and conversations, and heed the findings of some of Canada’s most remarkable medical minds. Lectures and workshops will interest general practitioners and specialists with a keen interest in quality assurance and quality improvement.
Morning plenary: A healthier system and safer patients—What is happening, what remains to be done, and how individual physicians can contribute, will be led by Drs Douglas Cochrane and Ross Berringer.
Afternoon plenary: The public perspective—What patients need physicians to know about improving their health care will be facilitated by health economist Mr Steven Lewis.
Afternoon workshops topics:
More than a filing system—Harnessing the power of the EMR to inform practice improvements in primary care (Bill Clifford, MD, chief medical information officer, Northern Health).
Using data to prevent complications—Implementing the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) to improve the quality of surgical care in BC hospitals, (Peter Doris, MD, surgical lead, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program).
Health through wellness—The First Nations Health Authority and a vision for transforming the health of First Nations and Aboriginal communities, (Mr Joe Gallagher, CEO, First Nations Health Authority and Evan Adams, MD, deputy provincial health officer, Ministry of Health).A RELEASE – September 17, 2014
The Physician Practice Enhancement Program (PPEP)—Can a cop also be a coach? will be presented by College representatives (W. Robbert Vroom, MD, senior deputy registrar; Nadya Castro, MHA, director, Quality Assurance and Practice Assessments; Cicely Bryce, MD, consultant, Quality Assurance and Practice Assessments; and Eva Knell, MD, consultant, Quality Assurance and Practice Assessments).
Admission: $78.75 (physicians); $26.25 (residents and medical students).
Accreditation: The event is eligible for up to 5.75 Mainpro-M1 credits and up to 5.75 Section 1 credits.
For further information and to register visit: https://www.cpsbc.ca/for-physicians/professionaldevelopment/education-day-agm-2014