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If you watch the recording of these events, you can enter each activity under Section 2: Podcast, Audio, Video for 0.5 credits per activity. If you engage in additional learning stimulated by watching these recordings, you can document the time spent on that learning under Section 2: Personal Learning Project (PLP) for 2 credits per hour.


Creating an Essential Patient Care Environment: Leadership to ensure a foundation and accountable patient partnership in healthcare

On May 18, 2021, the Royal College hosted a Research Forum event chaired by Ms. Julie Drury, Provincial and National Patient Partner Leader. The forum featured a panel of patient partner experts: Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; Dr. Audrey L’Espérance, PhD, Strategic Advisor and Research Associate, Centre of Excellence on Partnership with Patients and the Public; Dr. W. Ward Flemons, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Dr. Tanya Horsley, Associate Director, Research, Royal College.

Session Objectives:

  1. Summarize empiric evidence regarding the impacts of patient engagement on patient experience, patient safety and related outcome(s);
  2. Define levels of engagement that can occur at the organization system level, policy & research, and education, and why it is important to engage patients across the system, domains, and at all levels;
  3. Describe what ‘authentic’ patient engagement looks like and the summarize the implications on patient care at the point of care;
  4. Articulate the importance of educating and empowering patients regarding their health and reciprocal benefit of patients educating their Physicians.

Creating an Essential Patient Care Environment (PDF)

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Royal College Forum: Unravelling Bill C-7 and Its Impact to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada

This event explores a challenging and sensitive topic: unravelling Bill C-7 and its impact to MAiD in Canada. The Royal College recognizes that we're here to provide a platform to discuss the issues and policies that affect specialists in Canada. The views of the speakers do not necessarily represent the views of the Royal College. They represent one set of viewpoints on the many facets of the discussion around MAiD and Bill C-7 and are certainly not the only viewpoints represented in this complex issue.

Our intention for this webinar was to host a conversation on how Bill C-7 will differ from its predecessor, C-14, where it is in the legislative review process, and the projected changes for physicians who will assess patients requesting MAiD. Importantly, the intent of the forum was not to debate the proposed changes, but rather to educate our Fellows as to the current status of the changes.

Unravelling Bill C-7 and Its Impact to MAiD in Canada (PDF)

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Royal College Research Forum: Using Competence By Design assessment data to improve CBME: Starting a national conversation

On January 19, 2021, the Royal College hosted a Research Forum event with presenter, Dr. Brent Thoma, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Clinician Educator, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and speakers, Dr Susan Moffatt-Bruce, CEO, Royal College, Dr. Jason Frank, Director, Specialty Education, Strategy and Standards Royal College and Dr. Tanya Horsley, Associate Director, Research, Royal College.

Systematic collection and use of CBME data holds immense potential to improve medical education. To date, we have not realized the full potential and prospective utilization. Join us as we begin a national discussion and explore how we can use sophisticated data visualization and simple analytical techniques to transform competency-based assessment data to support enhancement of resident learning, support of faculty development, and improvement of our training programs.

Using CBD assessment data to improve CBME: Starting a national conversation (PDF)

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Panel discussion: The Intersection of Medicine and AI

How we can prepare the physicians of today — and tomorrow — for the massive technological changes coming to their practice?

On June 9, 2020, the Royal College hosted a virtual panel discussion hosted by Richard Reznick, MD, FRCSC, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University and Chair of the Royal College’s Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Digital Technologies. The forum featured a panel of distinguished AI experts: Dr. Brian D. Hodges, University of Toronto; Dr. Daniel Hashimoto, Massachusetts General Hospital; Dr. Alison Paprica, University of Toronto; Dr. Jonathan Kanevsky, Imagia Cybernetic; and Dr. Tanya Horsley, Associate Director of Research at the Royal College.

The Intersection of Medicine and AI - slide deck (PDF)

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