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Roy is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University, and a staff physician at Kingston General Hospital. He pursued the majority of his education in Israel, and transferred to the University of Toronto for a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, as well as achieving a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology. Roy has been given awards from the Program in Innovations in Patient Safety and Knowledge Translation, University of Toronto, as well as the Patient Safety Award by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Team Leadership Award by Kingston General Hospital.

Vision for patient safety in Canada:

Patient safety is fundamental and inherent to all aspects of healthcare services. Some expressions of that include the following: 

  1. The patient safety perspective is a standing agenda item in any conversation;
  2. All stakeholders are actively engaged in activities to improve patient safety; and
  3. Clinical practice improvement activities are ubiquitous.

Vision for patient safety education in Canada: 

  1. Robust patient safety curricula are incorporated into all streams of education programs in healthcare.
  2. Patient safety content is delivered at all levels, from certificate courses through graduate degrees and continuing professional development programs.
  3. Whenever applicable, the patient safety perspective is integrated into curriculum topics.