Past Conferences

Overview

The Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) Interdisciplinary Conference is held annually, inspired by the latest topics in healthcare. The conference features keynote speakers, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, quality improvement and research projects, and networking opportunities.

History of QUIPS Conference
The University of Toronto Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School (UT IHI) first held the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) Conference in 2011. Now in its fifth year, QuIPS is an inter-disciplinary conference focused on quality improvement and patient safety held in the heart of downtown Toronto. Up to two hundred students and healthcare professionals from the greater Toronto area and beyond are expected to gather for this conference. Here they have the opportunity to contribute to discussions of healthcare improvement and to network with peers, collaborators and potential employers.

QuIPS will allow attendees to hear from some of healthcare’s most innovative and influential leaders. Furthermore, interactive workshops will provide attendees a glimpse into various quality improvement practices in healthcare.Those who participate will be empowered with tools to facilitate positive change in healthcare. They will be capable of influencing the lives of patients and society through effective administration, policy, research and practice.

Contact conference@www.utihiopenschool.ca to learn more or get involved in planning the next QuIPS Conference.


QUIPS 2016

2016 QUIPS Conference

The QuIPS Conference aims to provide students an enriching educational and professional development experience, outside of the classroom. It encourages lifelong learning and is a celebration of innovation and excellence in healthcare. Student-led research projects are showcased, promoted and rewarded, and allow students the opportunity to truly take ownership of their work. Most importantly, the conference promotes interdisciplinary collaboration. It develops in students the ability to view problems through multiple lenses in order to derive solutions that will positively impact the lives of patients and society as a whole. This is a critical skill for professional development. QuIPS aims to make positive contributions to the student experience, and thereby the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.


3rd Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) Interdisciplinary Student Conference

Learn more about QuIPS 2013 at http://conference.utihiopenschool.ca/

Save the date for the 3rd Annual Interprofessional Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) Conference. The theme of the conference is “Innovation in Healthcare Delivery”.

On May 3rd and 4th, 2013, students and professionals were involved in an amalgamation of interactive workshops, engaging keynotes and panel discussion, student presentations, and other activities focusing on innovations in healthcare delivery. Various experts in quality improvement and patient safety will be speaking during the conference to offer their insight on the different ways to improve quality of patient care.


2nd Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) Interdisciplinary Student Conference

The 2nd Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) conference took place on Saturday May 5, 2012. The theme of the conference was “Technology in Healthcare Improvement”.


1st Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QuIPS) Interdisciplinary Student Conference

The 1st Annual QuIPS conference