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Theatre Arts: The CMPA surgical safety course
November 1st to 3rd, 2022 | Ottawa

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Theatre Arts: The CMPA surgical safety course. This intensive course has been designed to empower physicians and their perioperative teams to improve their OR environment and foster safe surgical care.

Here is some of the educational and logistical information you will need over the course of the three days.

Course Material and Pre-Course Reading

Your experience at Theatre Arts will be enhanced if you have completed the pre-readings before arriving in Ottawa. Journal club materials are selected on the basis of content to foster discussion around unifying themes, rather than value for critical appraisal.

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Course Agenda

Tuesday, November 1st
Wednesday, November 2nd
Thursday, November 3rd

Day 1 – Tuesday, November 1st

  • 07:00 Registration
  • 08:00 Welcome & Introductions
  • 09:00 Collective Competence
  • 10:15 Break
  • 10:30 Complex Systems and Wicked Problems
  • 11:30 Journal Club #1: What does it mean to be a social animal?
  • 12:15 Lunch
  • 13:00 Group activity: 24 items
  • 13:15 ”Discovery”: Facilitated team discussions
  • 14:15 Break
  • 14:30 “Discovery”: Facilitated team discussions (cont’d)
  • 15:30 “Dream”: Aim statements
  • 16:30 Close
  • 17:00 Networking Reception

Logistical Information

The CMPA will be providing participants with a list of all participants’ names, institutions, and email addresses at the beginning of the course. Certain participants may have opted out of being included on this list.

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The CMPA will host an offsite networking reception at the Rabbit Hole (208 Sparks Street) on Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 at 17:00 to 19:00. We would love if you could join us for a chance to chat with the facilitators and your fellow participants in a fun, casual space.

  • Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
  • 2 drink tickets will be provided per person.

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Participants are responsible for booking and covering the cost of their travel and accommodations. The CMPA has reserved a block of rooms at the Marriott (100 Kent Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7) in Ottawa at a preferred rate of $ 169 per night. The group rate is on room availability within the block.

This rate is valid for the nights of October 30th, 2022 to November 4th, 2022. Should you require room reservations for days leading up to or after Theatre Arts, please contact the hotel directly to make separate arrangements.

If booking by telephone, please use group reservation ID “Canadian Medical Protective Association”.

The Marriott
100 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5R7

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The CMPA will be taking photographs and video recordings during the course that may be used for marketing, promotional, educational, or other purposes. If you do not wish to have your image recorded, please email us at [email protected] before October 28th, 2022.

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CMPA Contacts

Logistical questions
Please email [email protected] and someone will respond to your request as soon as possible.

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Dr. Liisa Honey
Physician Advisor
[email protected]

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Dr. Rob Johnston
Physician Advisor
[email protected]

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Dr. Richard Mimeault
Physician Advisor
[email protected]