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Advancing Safety for Patients in Residency Education

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 Nov 28-Dec 1, 2017, 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.

View the 2017 program at a glance.

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 closes on November 17, 2017.


Registration fee

  • Physicians and medical educators: $1,950
  • Residents: $1,500

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.

The Royal College oh Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Choosing Wisely Canada