2017 National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety

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Attention patient safety and quality improvement enthusiasts!

On June 8th, 2017, Edmonton will welcome the second National Forum on Simulation for Quality & Safety – an exciting knowledge-sharing event on the growing interest in using simulation to improve patient safety and quality of care. This groundbreaking initiative launched last year, sold out and received rave reviews. This year's follow-up is a joint launch by SIM-one, the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare, and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI).

It is targeted to healthcare quality and safety improvement leads who wish to learn more about the roles simulation can play to enhance this work.

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The Forum will:

  • Demonstrate ways in which simulation reduces adverse events, costs and financial risks for hospitals;
  • Promote evidence and examples supporting the use of simulation at the point of care delivery;
  • Highlight current Canadian leaders and their knowledge and insights into establishing hospital-based simulation programs; and
  • Motivate decision-makers to pursue the integration of simulation-based patient safety and quality improvement initiatives/education/programs at their organizations.

Attendees should expect a dynamic program of social and networking opportunities, practical workshops, and an inspiring and informative lineup of presenters from Canadian leaders in simulation in hospitals.

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Agenda & Presenters

The full program and presenters are still being finalized. But here's what you can expect:

Keynote speakers joining us from the aviation industry - Ian Carter and Victoria Brosowsky from WestJet. See below for details.

Rapid-fire panel + networking. This format was very well received last year. Hear from 10 innovators in 60 minutes, each using simulation in a unique way to advance safety adn quality. This is followed by an hour-long networking session so delegates can follow-up with the presenters whose work is most of interest.

Perspecitves panel. New this year, we will host a panel of simulation, safety and quality leaders, asking them to respond to questions about the value of simulation, increasing its accessibility, interprofessional engagement, cultural safety, and driving organizational culture change.

Workshops. Also new this year, we will have a number of small group workshops to allow for deeper dives into key topics on the use of simulation to advance care quality and patient safety.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to welcome this year's plenary speakers, Ian Carter and Victoria Brosowsky from WestJet! In this presentation, cabin crew training leaders from WestJet will share their strategies for immersive team training, team engagement, change management, increasing psychological relevance to learners, and associated quality and safety outcomes they have achieved.

Ian Carter joined Westjet in December 2014 as Department Leader, Inflight Cabin Crew Training. Ian’s arrival at WestJet is a return to the aviation industry. He began his aviation career as a front line Flight Attendant way back when.

Ian spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles, all of which supported Training, Recruiting and Talent Organization. His passion has always been people development and finding ways to approach training differently, with out of the box thinking. Approaching this with a genuine intention of caring has always been a core value for Ian. “When we create a meaningful learning experience we set our employees up for success, build confidence and develop potential.”

Victoria Brosowsky joined WestJet in 2007 as a front line flight attendant with a passion for Learning and Development. She has spent the last 6 years as a learning professional with the Inflight training team in the capacity of Instructor, Instructional Designer and most recently, a member of the Department Leadership team.

Victoria’s approach to the design and delivery of learning ensures that each scenario the learner encounters is as realistic as possible within the training environment. Even in a heavily regulated industry, she encourages her instructors to “live in the grey” as every situation will be different.


The Forum will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, at "The Heart" at Robbins Health Learning Centre, MacEwan University. This event is generously hosted by The Clinical Simulation Centre, Faculty of Nursing, MacEwan University.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel: We have arranged a room block at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton for $149/night + taxes. To take advantage of this, use booking code ED170607SIM and book by May 24th. Direct reservations must be made prior to 05-24-2017. After this date, the Hotel cannot guarantee the group rate, but will continue to accept reservations on a space available basis at the current available rates. Reservations can be made by the following methods:
Via Telephone: 1-866-378-8866
Via Email: res_edmonton@suttonplace.com

WestJet: Enjoy 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus fares for travel between Edmonton, Alberta and anywhere WestJet flies in North America on www.westjet.com. Book by June 15, 2017. Travel from June 1-15, 2017. Use coupon/web code N0UXSQZ. When booking with a travel agent, please use the coupon/web code plus promo code YYC03

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For more information, please contact:

Nicole Fung