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Pre-Forum Deep Dive Sessions

Note: This information is for Quality Forum 2013; subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter to receive announcements regarding Quality Forum 2014.

Three full day, deep dive sessions will take place on Wednesday, February 27 – the day before the Forum begins. We encourage you to register for one of the sessions as they will be sure to provide an in-depth examination of timely health care topics.

Registering for a pre-Forum deep dive session? Come to Health Talks as well! Our popular evening event on Wednesday, February 27, returns and features eight engaging speakers using the Pecha Kucha presentation format to tell us their hopes for health care. Learn more.

Academic Health Education: Building Quality Care from the Ground Up

Join us for a day of dialogue and learning to explore opportunities for integration of quality concepts in post-secondary institutions undertaking health care provider education.

We will discuss and learn strategies to:

  • enhance linkages between the health care system and the academic setting to strengthen health students’ and faculty literacy in quality and safety
  • complement strategies around curriculum renewal to include quality and safety
  • contribute to the development of a well-qualified future workforce to meet patient and population health needs.


  • Provide an overview of how and why incorporation of quality and safety into academic settings is critical in the development of students in health care;
  • Showcase examples of where quality and safety education has been embedded into health curriculum;
  • Share where we are starting from in health professional education in relation to quality and safety provincially and nationally;
  • Discuss the role of academia in health system transformation; and
  • Develop base knowledge around quality and safety through specific applications to clinical student development.
  • Provide opportunities for the development of a community interested in working on this issue

Who Should Attend?

This session is aimed at those working within the academic setting and within the health care delivery system who are interested in learning more about quality improvement and patient safety, and who are interested in joining the dialogue around how we can identify new approaches to incorporating quality and safety into existing health-related curricula. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Faculty and educators from health care-related programs;
  • Academic leadership including Deans and Associate Deans from both undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • Individuals involved in curriculum planning;
  • Educators from within health authorities and other health care service delivery programs;
  • Academic research institutes; and
  • Students.

An agenda will be posted shortly! We hope you will join us for what promises to be a day full of lively discussion, new learning and discussions around opportunities for building quality care – from the ground up.

Patient and Family Centered Care: From Concept to Practice

This session will focus on Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) and its application in health settings across the continuum of care. The deep-dive workshop will highlight current work and successes from BC and provide opportunities for networking and discussion, supplemented by skill-building components.  Join us for this interactive pre-Forum event exploring how we turn a system of care centered on the patient from an idea to reality.

Featured speaker:

Pamela Greenhouse
Executive Director
PFCC Innovation Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


Quality Academy Graduate Workshop

This session will bring together past cohorts of the Quality Academy professional development program for a day of learning, sharing and networking. This workshop is by invitation only; current and past Quality Academy participants and faculty are encouraged to attend.