BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

BC Summit on Surgical Improvement


Registration Now Open!
January 22, 2018 | Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

The Joint Clinical Committees and the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council invite you to participate in the upcoming BSummit on Surgical Improvement: Advancing Surgical Optimization and Enhanced Recovery.

Within the context of BC’s surgical services strategy, the purpose of this summit is to bring together patient representatives, physicians and surgical team members, operational leaders, policy makers and QI experts involved with elective surgical care to collaborate on an action plan for:

  • Surgical Optimization- Integrate and coordinate care across providers to enhance the surgical patients experience and outcomes.
  • Enhanced Recovery- Build on success and positive patient outcomes experienced by surgical teams that have adopted Enhanced recovery care pathways.

The summit will feature keynote speakers Dr Liane Feldman from McGill University and Dr Gregg Nelson from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, who will address bridging the gap between evidence & practice and the need for surgical optimization to start well before the surgery date.  Breakout sessions and workshops will provide multiple opportunities for participants to learn about existing tools, discuss best practices and explore plans for the next steps in surgical pathways.

The full-day summit includes opportunities to coordinate care across providers by expanding surgical pathways to include surgical optimization for patients in BC and launching action plans on the spread of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS).

Register using the form below:

  • Choose up to three

For more information, contact: Kimberly McKinley, Quality Leader, Surgery. 604.668.8254 | kmckinley@bcpsqc.ca