Although the official 2016 ICRE program and speaker lineup won’t be announced until our online registration process opens next week, we couldn’t keep two of our headlining speakers a secret any longer!
We’re thrilled to announce that world renowned quality improvement experts Dr. Kaveh Shojania and Dr. Paul Batalden have joined the ICRE 2016 lineup as our opening and closing speakers (respectively).
Dr. Shojania is Director of the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto, and a general internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. A former Canada Research Chair (2005-2013), Dr. Shojania’s academic contributions have largely focused on the evaluation and implementation of evidence-based strategies for improving healthcare quality and patient safety, and he has published over 125 peer reviewed articles in scholarly journals. In 2004, Dr. Shojania received one of the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards from the U.S.-based Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the National Quality Forum for his work in patient safety that has had an impact at a national level. Since January 2011, he has also served as Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Quality and Safety; a leading international scientific publication focused on the quality and safety of health care and the science of improvement.
Dr. Batalden is professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine and the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, and guest professor of Quality Improvement and Leadership at Jönköping University in Sweden. Dr. Batalden has previously founded, created, or assisted in the development of a number of quality improvement initiatives, including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; the Veteran Affairs National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program; the Center for Leadership and Improvement at Dartmouth College; the SQUIRE publication guidelines for the improvement of healthcare service; the Improvement Science Fellowship Program of The Health Foundation in the UK; and the Vinnvård Improvement Science Fellowships in Sweden. He is a member of the Minnesota Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Batalden is currently interested in the multiple knowledge systems and disciplines that inform the improvement of the value of the contribution that healthcare services make to health, and the capabilities required for the co-production of good healthcare service.
Many more speaker announcements are still to come, so be sure to follow us on Twitter @RC_ICRE_CIFR for the latest news and updates about our official program and registration launch next week.
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