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IHI Quick Course: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Monday, March 19, 2018 | 8:00AM5:00PM

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
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Please note: Participants are responsible for their own meals. Coffee, tea, water and light snacks will be served throughout the day. Restaurant recommendations within walking distance of the course will be provided on enrollment.

More of what to expect on the day

The  IHI Quick Course Back to Basics: Building Essential QI Skills is a one-day workshop that will provide a jump start for those who are new to quality improvement, and a refresher for those who are feeling stalled in their improvement efforts. Built around the Model for Improvement, this course will demonstrate how to link the three questions related to aim, measurement, and change concepts to the sequence for success.

This seminar carries a maximum of  6.5 continuing education credits for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses.


Jafet Arrieta Jafet Arrieta, MD, MMS, Project Director and Improvement Advisor for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She supports the development and implementation of quality improvement projects across Latin America and the United States, teaches quality improvement methods and provides coaching and support to leaders, managers and team members throughout the implementation of their projects. Jafet has extensive of experience in operational, oversight, management and leadership roles within the areas of public health, quality improvement and health systems strengthening across different low-, middle-, and high-resource settings. Jafet has previously served as Improvement Advisor for the Latin American Consortium for Innovation, Quality and Safety in Healthcare (CLICSS). She is a third-year student in the Harvard Chan School of Public Health Doctor of Public Health program, and holds a medical degree from Tecnologico de Monterrey School of Medicine, and a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery degree from Harvard Medical School.

Michael Posencheg Michael A. Posencheg, MD, Neonatologist and Medical Director, Intensive Care Nursery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, has interests in the areas of quality improvement and patient safety. He completed the Improvement Advisor (IA) and Graduate IA program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. His team has made significant improvements in reducing unplanned extubations in ventilated infants, redesigning delivery room care and improving admission temperatures for infants with a birth weight <1250g, and reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in the Intensive Care Nursery. Dr. Posencheg created a curriculum utilizing simulation technology to improve the teaching of neonatal resuscitation to pediatric residents. The results of this project and the delivery room redesign were published in Pediatrics. Dr. Posencheg is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.