Resident Symposium

 

Safe medical care — It’s your move!

A full-day, interactive, face-to-face educational event targeted to residents in the early years of their training (PGY1 and PGY2), focusing on patient safety and medical-legal risk reduction. The standardized curriculum is based on CMPA medical-legal risk data and the CanMEDS 2015 and CanMEDS-FM competencies. The workshop content was co-created with volunteers from Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC). CMPA physician advisors and legal counsel, who have specialized content expertise, will facilitate all plenaries and workshops.

Watch the video to see how the CMPA is rethinking safe medical care and responding to the needs of Canadian postgraduate trainees.

 

Value for residents

  • Gain practical tips to provide safe medical care
  • Identify ways to reduce medical-legal risk
  • Learn how the CMPA supports its members, including residents

Value for faculty

  • Help residents achieve patient safety-related CanMEDS competencies
  • Access tools and resources that support faculty in teaching medical-legal topics
  • Learn more about the Faculty development workshops

Agenda

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and breakfast
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Plenary 1 – How residents get into trouble
Learning objective:

  • List 3 patient safety issues identified from the CMPA’s files involving residents
8:50 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Workshop 1 – Informed consent
Learning objective:

  • Outline the standards for informed consent
  • Practise conducting a consent discussion
  • Document your consent discussions effectively
9:50 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Health break
10:05 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Workshop 2 – Documentation
Learning objective:

  • Describe key principles of effective documentation
  • Identify at least 1 area for improvement in your medical record-keeping
11:05 a.m. – 12 noon

Workshop 3 – Disclosure of harm
Learning objective:

  • Describe the elements of the disclosure of a harmful patient safety incident
  • Participate in a simulated disclosure discussion
12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Buffet lunch (included)
1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.

Workshop 4 – Teamwork and delegation
Learning objective:

  • Outline one’s responsibilities in safe delegation and supervision
  • Practise strategies for critical communication
  • Describe how you would foster a ‘speaking up’ culture in your practice
1:55 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Health break
2:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Plenary 2 – Medical-legal Q&A
Overcoming roadblocks: What to do if you get into trouble

Learning objective:

  • Describe how the CMPA supports members faced with a medical-legal complaint
  • Get answers to your medical-legal questions
 

Scheduled events

All events take place from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Dates and venues are subject to change.

  • Date
  • University
  • City
  • Venue
  • Language
  • February 11, 2020
  • McGill University
  • Montréal, QC
  • Palais des congrès de Montréal
  • English
  • February 12, 2020
  • McGill University
  • Montréal, QC
  • Palais des congrès de Montréal
  • English
  • February 25, 2020
  • McMaster University
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
  • English
  • February 26, 2020
  • McMaster University
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
  • English
  • March 13, 2020
  • Memorial University
  • St. John's, NL
  • St. John’s Convention Centre
  • English
  • May 12, 2020
  • Queen’s University
  • Kingston, ON
  • St. Lawrence College
  • English
  • May 29, 2020
  • Western University
  • London, ON
  • RBC Place London
  • English
 

Additional resources

Access a list of additional resources for the topics presented at the Resident Symposium.

Contact

For more information, send an email to education@cmpa.org

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