Submitted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
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, as well as expert insights for physicians on how to thrive despite the seemingly overwhelming demands of present-day practice.
The College is pleased to welcome Dr. John Pawlovich to present on how technology can provide physicians in rural communities with on-demand specialist support, reducing stress for health-care providers and ensuring patients receive the best possible care.
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.
For more information, visit the event page on the College website.
Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Register: Download, complete and submit the registration form