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IHI Quick Course: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 | 8:00AM–5:00PM

University of Toronto's Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre
85 Chestnut Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1R1
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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.

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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.


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.

Christina Southey Christina Southey, MS, is an Improvement Advisor with IHI and faculty member in the ISIA program. Previously she has held roles as lead for Quality Improvement with ImpactBC where she worked on multiple projects in the primary and community care realm. Prior to joining ImpactBC, she was involved with improvement work in Saskatchewan where she contributed to the design and implementation of breakthrough series collaboratives on chronic disease care, as well as the implementation of province-wide surveying and reporting on patients’ experience. For the past three years at she has been the provincial collaborative coach in the Child and Youth Mental Heath and Substance Use Collaborative in British Columbia. Christina has also applied her quality improvement expertise in multiple small and large group education session in Saskatchewan, BC and Alberta. Christina holds a Masters Degree in Community Health and Epidemiology and lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario Canada.