BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

BC Summit on Surgical Improvement

Thank you for your interest in the Summit! The event is full.
We are currently accepting participants to the wait list.

Please email Kimberly at kmckinley@bcpsqc.ca to be added to the wait list.

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).

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians.  This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by UBC CPD. You may claim a maximum of 6.25 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 6.25 Mainpro+ credits. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

In order to book your reservation at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport, book your hotel room here or follow the steps below:

  1. Call 604-273-7878 Or Toll free 1-800-663-0299  Monday- Friday between 8 am and 5 pm
  3. Provide the group booking code “DA18AB
  4. Speak with the reservation agent to finalize your reservation

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