Winter School

Winter School

Program and Faculty

Final Program



Keynote Speaker



Margaret Murphy
World Health Organization
Patients for Patient Safety Steering Committee member
Cork, Ireland

Presentation slides





Patient Involvement


Esther Green, BScN, MSc(T)
Director, Person Centred Perspective
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Winning Conditions for Patient and Family Engagement

 Headshot of Esther Green




Quality of Medical Data


 Peter E. Gabriel, MD, M.S.E.
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Advancing the safety and quality of radiation therapy through applied clinical informatics

Handout - Quality of Medical Data
Handout - Useful Terminologies





The Second Victim 


 Cheryl Connors, MS, RN, NEA-BC
Patient Safety Specialist
The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality 
Johns Hopkins Hospital 
Baltimore, Maryland

Tuesday 9am: Caring for the Caregiver

Tuesday 10am: RISE Implementation Workshop
Handout - Elevator Speech Activity

Thursday 9am: PR Training Workshop





High Reliability Organizations



Todd Pawlicki, PhD, DABR, FAAPM
Professor and Vice Chair for Medical Physics
Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences
University of California at San Diego

High Reliability Organizations

Rapporteur Talk




From Theory to Practice 


 Mona Udowicz MRT, BA, MA
Director of Quality, Safety and Patient Experience
CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services

Quality and Safety for Radiation Medicine



Patient Involvement

 Karine Vigneault, PhD
Patient Participation Approach Coordinator
McGill University Health Centre
Montreal, Quebec

Patient Participation in Quality Improvement

Patient Partnership Day Program
Patient Stories Workshop Handout
Patient/Family Partnership Workshop Handout
Patient and Family-Centered Care Organizational Self-Assessment Tool




Laurie Hendren, PhD
Full Professor and Canada Research Chair
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec

Example Patient Partnerships That Work


 Laurie Hendren headshot