QuIPS Conference 2018


The annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) Conference is open to all students and will focus on skill development and interactive programming around health care system innovation. This is also an opportunity for students to showcase their improvement initiatives throughout the year.

On June 8th and 9th, 2018 UTIHI will be hosting the 2018 Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (QuIPS 2018), our 8th annual interactive conference for students, healthcare providers, and system leaders. 

IHI is proud to support the work of our Open School Chapters. The University of Toronto hosts one of our longest standing Chapters, and is an important example of students’ instrumental role in advancing the fields of quality and safety in health care. Alongside faculty and local QI champions, this interprofessional Chapter has promoted the integration of quality and safety education in the curriculum, and created meaningful opportunities for peers to practice and apply these skills in the field. We look forward to their annual conference, as an opportunity to showcase and celebrate these efforts, and grow their impressive learning community.”

Derek Feeley, President and CEO, IHI


Friday, June 8th

6:30 - 7:00 PM Registration

7:00 - 8:00 PM President Welcome + Keynote Speaker (Dr. Chris O'Connor)

8:00 - 9:30 PM Networking Social + Refreshments


Saturday, June 9th

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration + Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 AM President Welcome

9:15 - 10:15 AM Opening Keynote (Julia Novik & CJ Bawa)

10:15 - 11:15 AM Oral Presentations

11:15 - 11:45 AM Break + Light Refreshments

11:45 - 1:15 PM Workshops (see below)

1:15 - 2:15 PM Lunch + Poster Presentations

2:15 - 3:45 PM Workshops (see below)

3:45 - 4:45 PM Closing Keynote (Dr. Iris Gorfinkel)

4:45 - 5:10 PM President Concluding Remarks


Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

St. Michael's Hospital
209 Victoria Street (Victoria St. Entrance)
Toronto, ON M5B 1T8



    Virtual Interactive Cases (VIC): Patient Assessments
    Speaker: Dr. Gordon Tait

    Automating Quality Improvement In Primary Care: How The OCEAN Platform Is Making Waves
    Speaker: Jeff Kavanagh
    *Computer will be required*

    Innovating The Patient And Physician Journey Through Entrepreneurship
    Speaker: Rob Iaboni

    Panel: Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Healthcare
    Speakers: Dr. Yaariv Khaykin, Julie Waras Brogren, and Patrick Clifford


    Inventing The Future Of Healthcare At The Intersection Of Technology & Entrepreneurship
    Speaker: Fazila Seker

    Innovating Responsibly: OpenLab
    Speaker: Tai Huynh

    Emergency Preparedness Simulations
    Speaker: Andrew Moull