Island Quality Showcase

Event Details


The Island Quality Showcase is booked for April 25th at the Nanaimo Conference Centre.  It is both accredited and compensated(6.5 h sessionally) – Register now!

  • Sessionals are provided for attendance at the event.  Sessionals are being covered through the PQI program (not FE/MSA funds)
  • CME is also available for the event (details below).  As this is a leadership development event, the FE funding guidelines allow for sessionals and CME concurrently.
  • If you want an opportunity to mingle with colleagues doing QI, see your peers work on display, learn more about QI or see how partnerships between the Health Authority and the SSC Iniatives (PQI and FE) have resulted in greater engagement and sustainability….this event is for you!

Join your Island colleagues to learn about their QI work:

8:00 am  – 8:45 amContinental Breakfast & Registration
8:50 am – 9:40 amWelcome, Opening Remarks, Indigenous Welcome

Adele Harrison, Victoria Schmid

9:40 am – 10:00 amTransition
10:00 am – 12:00 pmBreakout Session I

§  Introduction to QI: Part A – Adele Harrison

§  Un-Conference: Generating Improvement by Working Together – Angela Wignall

§  Rapid Fire: Innovation

o   Marcia Hein, Eric Shafonsky: MyHealth Patient Portal

o   Kristine Votova, Tenny King, Ruth Cameron: The Manning Cognitive Health Initiative: An Innovative Assessment Approach and Service Redesign in Dementia Care 

o   Sean Spina: Secure Messaging and Clinical Communication Solution (SMaCCS) in acute and community practice settings

o   Mike Flesher: Preparing for disasters – Education and the BC Mobile Medical Unit

o   Dawn Waterhouse: Island Health’s Innovation Lab presents Code Hack 2019


12:00 pm – 12:45 pmLunch Buffet
12:00 pm – 1:30 pmColloquium

§  Storyboard Display and People’s vote

§  Here to Help:

o   Table displays from QI supports

o   Share your project ideas with others

1:30 pm – 2:45 pmBreakout Session II

§  Introduction to QI: Part B – Adele Harrison

§  Panel Discussion: Partnering with Patients – Ryan Sidorchuk, Catherine Marrie, Deborah Harver, Chad Dickie, Christine Mackinnon

§  Rapid Fire: Partnerships

o   Darin Abbey and Rosanne Beuthin: Medical Assistance in Dying [MAID] – A community simulation

o   Lisa Jackson: Relationships Matter – Collaborating to Improve Cancer Care for Vancouver Island Patients (Island Health and BC Cancer – Victoria)

o   Dan Boston: Standardizing Treatment of Early Psychosis Utilizing Protocols – STEP UP.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pmTransition
3:00 pm – 3:45 pmPlenary Speaker – Andrew Wray, Executive Director, Learning, Analytics & Strategic Initiatives, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council


3:45 pm – 4:00 pmStoryboard Awards & Closing Remarks – Adele Harrison, Victoria Schmid

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Accreditation/Certification statement

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 has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 5.75 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 5.75  Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

CFPC Session ID#: 189742 – 001