Educational Symposium: Fostering Change in the Anesthesia Residency Program

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We invite all faculty and residents to participate in the Educational Symposium: Fostering Change in the Anesthesia Residency Program to be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021. This event will focus on identifying barriers and bring forth solutions. The symposium will be a valuable opportunity to voice your opinion on important changes to the educational environment and the anesthesia residency program. 

To participate in the symposium, please register here: EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

Our department strives to provide an outstanding anesthesia residency training program. The current program has many strengths, including talented residents and committed faculty and ask for your help to please complete the survey below by March 1, 2021. The results will help build the framework and develop a working plan to address the standards that require attention and support other accreditation response-related activities. 

  • RESIDENTS  - please complete the survey HERE

  • FACULTY - please complete the survey HERE

 

This symposium will be co-chaired by:

  • Dr. Joseph Fiorellino (Faculty)
  • Dr. Eric You-Ten (Faculty)
  • Dr. Vincent Chan (Faculty) 
  • Dr. Jesse May (PGY4)
  • Dr. Kathleen Vannelli (PGY1)

EVENT DETAILS

  • Date: March 6, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Platform: ZOOM

You can download the complete program HERE

 

TIME (EST) TOPIC SPEAKER
8:00 - 8:05 Welcome Remarks Dr. Beverley Orser - Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
8:05 - 8:15 Introduction &
Acknowledgment of Traditional Lands
Drs. Jesse May and Kathleen Vannelli - Anesthesia Residents
8:15 - 9:00

Keynote Speaker & Discussion

Title: Recovery and Renewal

Dr. Susan Shaw - Chief Medical Officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority
9:00 - 9:05 Instructions for Working Groups Drs. Eric You-Ten and Joseph Fiorellino - Symposium Planning Committee
9:05 -10:15

Breakout session for Working Groups

see the Topics and Workshops section below
10:15 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 12:10 Presentation of recommendations from
Working Groups #1 and #2
Resident Moderator: Dr. Erika Abner
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Liam Mitchell
12:10 - 12:30 LUNCH
12:30 - 2:10 Presentation of recommendations from
Working Groups #3 and #4
Resident Moderator: Dr. Erika Abner
Faculty Moderator: Mr. Liam Mitchell
2:10 - 2:20 BREAK  
2:20 - 3:00 Summary of Proposed Working Plan

Dr. Beverley Orser - Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Dr. Ahtsham Niazi - Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Dr. Salvatore Spadafora -Senior Advisor to the Dean, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Drs. Jesse May and Kathleen Vannelli - Resident Representatives

3:00 - 3:10 Closing Remarks Dr. Patricia Houston - Vice Dean, Medical Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

 

If you would like to help promote the event, please download the poster, click here to download.

 

TOPICS & WORKSHOPS

Proposed questions for discussion

WORKING GROUPS

  1. Improvement in Intraoperative Teaching
  2. Completion of Assessments and Regular Feedback
  3. Single Coverage with Graded Supervision
  4. Civility in the Learning Environment

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Dr. Susan Shaw, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Susan Shaw is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Saskatchewan. She balances a rewarding career in critical care medicine with clinical and system leadership at the local and provincial level in Saskatchewan. She has been a successful department head, a physician leader with the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative, and co-lead of the former Saskatoon Health Region's Safer Every Day Breakthrough Initiative. Prior to joining the Saskatchewan Health Authority as the organization’s first Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shaw worked with the Saskatchewan Medical Association as Director of Physician Advocacy and Leadership.

Dr. Shaw is currently board chair for the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council and is looked to as a leader in patient-centred care, physician leadership, continuous improvement, and large-scale change. 

PARTICIPATING KEY LEADERS

  • Dr. Erika Abner, Assistant Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine and Faculty Lead, Ethics and Professionalism University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
     
  • Mr. Liam Mitchell, Senior Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto