“Measuring Success: Quality Assurance in Medical Device Reprocessing”
SEPTEMBER 10 – 12, 2017
International Plaza Hotel + Conference Centre Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J3
The MDRAO Conference, held every two years, will take place on September 10-12, 2017. It offers 3 days of inspiration, education and skills development for MDR Professionals. The 2015 conference was a great success and we’re eagerly looking forward to the 2017 conference.
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Advances in Science and Medical Devices
Loved by audiences across Canada for making complex scientific issues understandable, meaningful, and fun, Bob McDonald is in high demand. A fixture in broadcasting for more than 30 years, he is currently the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks–the award-winning science program that is heard by 500,000 people each week–and is the author of numerous bestselling books.
In addition to hosting Quirks & Quarks, McDonald is a regular reporter for CBC TV’s The National and host of the children’s series Head’s Up. As a writer, he has authored four bestselling science books, and contributed to numerous textbooks, magazines, and newspapers (including The Globe and Mail). His latest book is Canadian Space Walkers: Hadfield, MacLean and Williams Remember the Ultimate High Adventure.
McDonald has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of science within Canada. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Queens Jubilee Medal. He has been awarded the “Michael Smith Award” from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the “Sir Sanford Fleming Medal” from the Royal Canadian Institute, and the “McNeil Medal” from The Royal Society of Canada. He also won a 2008 Gemini Award for “Best Host in a Pre-School, Children’s or Youth Program or Series.”
He holds eight honorary doctorates from Canadian universities.
Paul Le Sage
Just Culture and Quality Improvement in a High Reliability MDR Department
Drawing on his distinguished career as a lead flight paramedic, assistant fire chief, and director of Oregon’s second-largest emergency 911 and dispatch center, Paul went on to author a book on crew resource management, start his own publishing company and join Oregon Health and Science University as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. In 2011, Paul and Scott became friends after speaking on the same agenda at an emergency medical services conference in Denver, Colorado. At SG Collaborative Solutions™, Paul continues on his life-long journey of serving organizations and communities while setting the “gold standard” of collaboration for his colleagues.
Paul’s work includes conducting complex event investigations, helping organizations integrate Just Culture principles into their internal justice systems, evaluating learning systems in high reliability industries, and teaching leaders, managers, supervisors, clinicians, and other front-line operators how to best instill Just Culture into daily operational practices. His work as Founder and CEO of Critical Decision Partners, LLC included conducting post-incident analyses using a “Just Culture” approach. Paul examined and evaluated operational systems, tasks, behavioral choices, learning systems, value conflicts, policies, and other factors that drive error chains within Emergency Medical Services, Fire-Rescue, Healthcare, and Emergency Dispatch organizations. His work helped the organizations develop strategies to mitigate future risk, appropriately support the involved front-line operators, and provide a road map for measurable and improved outcomes. His work also provided consulting, teaching, and implementation strategies for public and private entities interested in High Reliability Learning Systems, Just Culture integration, Team Communication Strategies, and Peer Review/QI. In addition, Paul is a nationally known speaker and educator on the topics of High Reliability Practices, Just Culture Integration at the Operational, Executive, and Supervisor levels, Crew Resource Management, Quality Improvement, and Incident Analysis. He co-wrote the Jones & Bartlett book, “Crew Resource Management, Principles and Practices”, and is currently conducting research in situational awareness, team culture, and feedback systems within Healthcare, Fire-Rescue, and EMS.