Space still available for event on quality improvement in health care

Lessons learned in the health-care system during COVID-19 will be at the centre of a student-led Brock event taking place this weekend.

Hosted both in person and virtually, the 2022 Exploring Healthcare Quality Improvement (EHQI) Conference takes place Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“The conference, themed “Building Back Better — Lesson Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic, has an amazing lineup of keynote and breakout session presenters,” Conference Co-ordinator Evelin Melekh says. “The EHQI conference planning team has created breakout sessions to target a variety of individuals ranging from undergraduate and graduate students to industry professionals who are interested in or have a passion for quality improvement.”

Hosted by Brock’s Interprofessional Education for Quality Improvement Program

(I-EQUIP) program, with support from the Brock University Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the event’s keynote speakers include Madelyn Law, Brock’s Associate Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor of Health Sciences, and Founder and Director of I-EQUIP; Ekta Khemani, an attending anesthesiologist, Assistant Professor in Anesthesia and the Clinical Fellowship Director for the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Fellowship Program in the Faculty of Anesthesia at the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine; Carol Fancott, Director, Patient Engagement and Partnerships at Healthcare Excellence Canada; and Adrienne Zarem, a patient partner at Healthcare Excellence Canada.

Topics for breakout sessions include an introduction to quality improvement, the importance of patient engagement, knowledge translation, engaging diverse populations in quality improvement and data driven decision-making. There will also be a session dedicated to storyboard presentations.

“This exciting event also has the chance to win some great prizes from Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Landmark Cinemas, Safari Niagara, Lakeview Wine Co., Niagara Parks, Ki Co., The Watering Can Flower Shop and Shoppers Drug Mart,” Melekh says.

For more information on the event program, speaker bios and how to register to participate via Microsoft Teams, visit the EHQI conference website.

The deadline to register for online attendance is Thursday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

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