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Advancing Safety for Patients in Residency Education

ASPIRE workshop in the Spring of 2016, a high impact, 4-day comprehensive program to develop patient safety and quality improvement educators.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, along with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, are pleased to announce that they will be offering an ASPIRE workshop from May 10-13, 2016, in Ottawa, Ontario. ASPIRE is a high impact, 4-day comprehensive program to develop patient safety and quality improvement educators. A recent partnership with Choosing Wisely Canada will enable the addition of crucial resource stewardship content into the ASPIRE program.

Program now available!

ASPIRE educational sessions are delivered by well-respected quality and patient safety health care professionals and educators from across Canada, and focus on:

  1. Incorporating patient safety, quality improvement and resource stewardship content into residency training and faculty development;

  2. Developing skills to lead educational change and integrate patient safety, quality improvement and resource stewardship training in your residency program; and

  3. Creating an educational plan for patient safety, quality improvement and resource stewardship that can be implemented in your program or organization.

Registration now closed.


Registration fee

  • Physicians and medical educators: $1,750
  • Residents: $1,350

Workshop location:

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
774 Echo Drive, Ottawa ON K1S 5N8



The ASPIRE program is a national faculty development certificate program dedicated to advancing the teaching and education of patient safety, quality improvement and resource stewardship competencies that have recently been integrated into the updated CanMEDS 2015 framework. Medical educators and residents with a keen interest in teaching patient safety and quality improvement would benefit from ASPIRE.


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Canadian Patient Safety Institute Choosing Wisely Canada