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Date: March 28-29, 2011

Location: Montreal, QC


  • Apply practical knowledge on making surgery safer by aligning different elements of surgical care such as the Checklist, VTE and SSI prevention.
  • Describe national and local requirements for surgical safety and apply them in practice.
  • Monitor and report improvement in surgical safety processes and outcomes through measurement.
  • Apply strategies to improve teamwork, communication and the culture of patient safety.
  • Synthesize advanced concepts regarding the importance, impact and effectiveness of the surgical safety checklist and use them to engage your team in implementation.
  • Access support networks developed through interactions with peers and experts.
  • Change personal behavior based on the understanding of the urgency and responsibility to improve surgical safety.

Below are links to the video presentations recorded at the Safe Surgical Care – Accepting No Less workshop.  To view the video and/or download the slides click on the appropriate link.  You will be asked to enter your contact information the first time you view a video.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session



Opening Remarks: Accepting No Less

  • Paula Beard, Canadian Patient Safety Institute (EN)
  • Micheline Ste-Marie, Montreal Children’s Hospital of McGill University Health Centre (FR)

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Keynote Address: Patient Safety – Compliance Versus Engagement


  • Aidan Halligan, Director of Education, University College London Hospitals; Chief of Safety, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (EN)

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To Prevent or Not Prevent: A Memoir of Major Bilateral P.E.


  • Mary Bromley, Patient (EN)


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Success Stories: When You Succeed, We Succeed


  • Bobby Paré, Surgical Suites Coordinator, Jewish General Hospital (FR)
  • Dr. Daniel Chartrand, McGill University (FR)

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Beyond Compliance: Grappling With Paradoxes and Silences in OR Team Communication

  • Lorelei Lingard, Director, Centre for Education Research & Innovation, Professor, Department of Medicine - Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario (EN)


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Implementation of the Surgical Safety Checklist in Canadian Hospitals


  • Virginia Flintoft, Project Manager, Central Measurement Team (EN)



Concurrent Sessions 

Session​ Presenter​
Promoting Safe Surgery through the Qmentum Accreditation Program
  • Gregory Kennedy (EN)
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Surgical Site Infections (SSI): Examining New Evidence
  • Dr. Claude Laflamme (FR)
  • Sandra Savery (FR)
  • Dr. Daniel Wong (EN)
  • Cindy MacFarlane (EN)
  • Dr. Daniel Chartrand (TBC/ FR)
Measuring the Impact of the Checklist: Using Your Data to Drive Improvement*
  • Virginia Flintoft (EN)
  • Clara Ballantine (EN)
  • Anna Pevreal (EN)
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Liability Trends in Surgical Safety

  • Arlene Kraft (EN)
  • Andre Lamarche (FR)
  • Donna Davis (EN)
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis: Checked!
  • Dr. Bill Geerts (EN)
  • Artemis Diamantouros (EN)
  • Dr. Jaques Guilbert (EN)
  • Chantal Leonard (EN)
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  • Susan Macknak (EN)
  • Dr. Stan Vuksic (EN)
  • Paula Beard (EN)
Medication Safety In The Operating Room
  • Julie Greenall (EN)
  • Dr. Alex Ho (EN)
  • Gaelle Abittan (EN)
How Do We Make Good Things Happen More Often? Positive Deviance Can Change The Way We Work
  • Dr. Michael Gardam (EN)
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