Wednesday, May 30

1:00 to 6:00pm Exhibit set up - Allstream Centre

Thursday, May 31

07:15 Registration & Continental Breakfast
Poster Set-up & Exhibits
08:00 Ballroom D
Congress Welcome
08:30 Plenary Session 1 – The Barbara Barnes Plenary

Introduction: Gabrielle Kane

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Weinger

“Human Factors, Patient Safety, and a Systems Approach to Continual Clinician Learning”

Human factor engineering and how this perspective can help the world of CPD/CME understand safety and learning

Discussant: George Mejicano – "The Delta Matters! Why Learning is no Longer Sufficient"

Goals: To provide a perspective on human factor engineering and how it can help the world of CPD/CME understand safety and learning

Following this plenary session, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe ways in which Human Factors can affect safety and quality of health care
  2. Describe examples of potential applications of this approach in the management of safety and health quality practices
  3. Describe potential applications of this perspective to CME/CPD

Theme: New Perspectives on Safety and Better Practice

Despite several initiatives from leaders in CME practice and push from regulators, the worlds of safety & quality and CME often remain separate. Human factor engineering takes a holistic view of these issues from the perspective of not only the individual, but also the team and the system. Our invited speaker will provide a stimulating and thoughtful human factor engineering view of health care systems and safety, and the discussant will examine improvement of performance and outcomes from the CME world. Between them, they will set the stage for the congress themes

10:00 Move to Concurrent Sessions
10:00 View Concurrent Session 1
11:00 Prefunction Halls C&D
Refreshment break
Posters & Exhibits
11:30 View Concurrent Session 2
12:30 Prefunction Halls C&D
Posters & Exhibits
13:30 Plenary Session 2
Ballroom D

Introduction: Jann Balmer

Keynote Speaker: Scott Reeves - The Evidence: What works in IPE, and what does not

Joan Sargeant – The role of IPE in lifelong learning

Madeline Schmitt - Does lifelong learning drive teamwork?

Following this plenary session, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe Interprofessional Education (IPE), INTERPROFESSIONAL competency, the current evidence regarding IPE'S role and effectiveness in continuing education and future challenges in IPE
  2. Discuss the essential components of IPE and how highly functioning teams integrate IPE concepts.
  3. Discuss the characteristics of self assessment and multisource feedback as core elements in performance improvement and professional development.
  4. Identify strategies for integrating continuing IPE into traditional CE.

Theme: Interprofessional Continuing Education: Exploring the Potential

The role of CE and lifelong learning are emerging topics in Interprofessional education and its relationship to improved clinician performance and healthcare delivery. Over the past several years, numerous national and international reports outline the foundation of interprofessional performance as critical to optimum and seamless patient centric care. The integration of IPE into continuing education for physicians, and all healthcare professionals plays a central role in this important transition

14:35 Move to Concurrent Sessions
14:40 View Concurrent Session 3
16:00 Prefunction Halls C&D
Refreshment Break
Posters & Exhibits
16:20 View Concurrent Session 4
17:20 Adjourn
17:20 - 19:00: Opening Ceremony and Reception - Prefunction Halls C&D

17:20 - 18:00: Hors d'oeuvre and refreshments

18:00 - 18:30: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ivan Silver
Co-Chair CME Congress 2012

Dimitri Anastakis
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto,
Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development

George Mejicano
Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Profession

David Pieper
Association for Health Medical Education

Celine Monette
Canadian Association of Continuing Health Education

Gabrielle Kane
The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education

18:30 – 19:00: Social networking and refreshments


Friday June 1

07:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
Poster Set-up & Exhibits
08:00 Ballroom D
Congress Update – Dave Davis
08:15 Plenary Session 3

Introduction, Moderator and Perspective: Deborah Sutherland - Simulation after Residency: Paradise Found? (or Does it Matter?)

Keynote Speaker: Amitai Ziv - The Effectiveness of Simulation as a Strategy for CME/CPD

Karim Qayumi – Integrating Simulation, Patient Safety and Inter-professional Education into CME/CPD

John Armstrong – Injecting Simulation-Based Inter-professional Team Training into CME/CPD: Is this the Future

Goal: The importance of medical simulation in undergraduate and graduate medical education, especially for skills acquisition and assessment is widely accepted. But how much has it been used in CME/CPD? What research-driven data do we have on its effectiveness? This session will take a critical look at this field from a global perspective, explore its remarkable range of activities and examine implications for its application to CME/CPD in specialty societies, team and inter-professional training.

Following this plenary session, the learner should be able to:

  1. Understand the effective use of simulation as a strategy for CME/CPD
  2. Understand models for integrating simulation, patient safety and inter-professional education into CME/CPD
09:45 Move to concurrent sessions
09:50 View Concurrent Session 5
10:50 Prefunction Halls C&D
Refreshment Break
Posters & Exhibits
11:20 View Concurrent Session 6
12:20 Prefunction Halls C&D
Posters & Exhibits
13:20 Plenary Session 4
Ballroom D

Moderator: Ivan Silver

Keynote Speaker: Jocelyn Lockyer - Pedagogy, Politics, and Practicality: Advancing curriculum design for today’s learners.

Discussants: Maureen Doyle-Scharff & David Pieper – Practical Implications

Goal: To provide an overview of research and theory about curriculum design used in CPD.

Following this plenary session, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe sentinel research and theory that underpins effective curricula design for CPD.
  2. Describe current challenges and solutions for evidence-informed curricula
  3. Describe two new ideas to increase your effectiveness.

Theme: Engagement of Learners

Designing learning activities is optimally done by considering the research and theory that impacts effective curriculum design. In this presentation, Dr Lockyer will examine the scholarship of CPD curriculum design: group learning, self assessment, feedback, the workplace and learning/teaching theories. She will review Kern’s traditional model of curriculum design including problem identification, setting goals and objectives, identifying learning strategies, implementation and evaluation prior to discussing the criticality of considering politics and practicality in curriculum design. Panelists and participants will be challenged to consider their own curricular design work in light of contemporary research, theory, and the reality of getting the job done with the people available to do the work and teach.

15:00 to 17:00 Facilitated Poster Session
Ballroom D

Session a la “Survivor” - out last, out wit, out present
Team USA vs Team Canada... Who will be the last person voted off the podium?

Facilitators: Tanya Horsley, Lois Colburn

  1. (P013) Understanding the scope of supervision and assessing the faculty development needs of supervising physicians of licensed IMGs – T. Olatunbosun, C. Wu, G. Grewal, B. Lynn, H. Karlinsky
  2. (P018) A snapshot of the educational components of the ABMS Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®) Programs in the United States: Results of a Survey – G. Mejicano, S. Wolfe, M. Pouwels, R. Hawkins
  3. (P021) Current practices and future trends in industry support of CME/CPD in the United States: Results from the 2010 and 2011 PACME Benchmarking Survey and Perspectives on Findings from CME Leaders – H. Schmidt, L. Colburn, C. Willis
  4. (P031) My Practice: A starting point for understanding performance and improvement – D. Price, R. Galbraith
  5. (P033) Social Network Structural and Semantic Analyses of Collaborative Knowledge Building in a Web-based CME Program – L. Lax, M. Scardamalia, A. Singh
  6. (P038) CHE Theory into Practice – A Case Based Vignettes Exchange – F. Kirby, C. Monette, K. Raymond
  7. (P047) Supporting the Implementation of Clinical Guidelines Through the Use of a Simulation Activity – F. St-Germain, A. Bell, M. Robert, S. Bedasse
  8. (P063) The development and assessment of neonatal Resuscitation Competencies in InterProfessional Education - B. Simmons, M. Deland, M. Hyndman, A. Jefferies, S. Wagner, S. Reeves, M. Esdaile
  9. (P064) Educating for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (EQUIPS): Interprofessional Teamwork for Clinical Safety and Effectiveness – J. Patterson, A. Parekh, M. Howard, L. Bresnahan
  10. (P067) Using a Baldrige Self-Assessment and Comparative Analysis to Benchmark World-Class Medical Device Education – B. Ballande, Z. Winicur, K. Cox, K. Singleton
  11. (P072) Defining CPD Needs and Measuring Impact: Medical Regulator Role – R. Reardon, B. McCauley, W. Yen, C. Nathanson
  12. (P075) Barriers of GPs’ behavior change following their participation in CME events after three years: qualitative study – M. Shirazi, SV Parikh, R. Gandomkar, S. Ponzer, C. Silén, M. Safarnavadeh
  13. (P077) TEACH: Application of Knowledge to Action Framework in Continuing Medical Education - P. Selby, M. Herie, R. Dragonetti, J. Lecce
  14. (P081) Enhancing Professional Development by Measuring Critical Reflection on Continuing Medical Education at Medical Grand Rounds – C. Wittich, J. Szostek, D. Reed, P. Mueller, J. Mandrekar, T. Beckman
  15. (P095) In situ simulation sessions in the operating room: an unexpected opportunity to identify system errors – E. Ng, E. McLeod, J. Tipping, S. Ratnapalan
  16. (P096) Using Simulations as Virtual Preceptorship – M. Kostic, S. Cardillo, Z. Agus, D. McCulloch, L. Young, D. Miller, P. Roberts
  17. (P103) Use and Adoption of Social Media by US Physicians to Share Medical Information – M. Abdolrasulnia, B. McGowan, M. Wasko, D. Freiherr, D. Susalka
15:00 View Concurrent Session 7
15:45 Prefunction Halls C&D
Refreshment Break
Posters & Exhibits
16:00 View Concurrent Session 8
17:00 Adjournment
18:00 CME Congress 2012 – Social Event
Dinner Boat Cruise (ticket required)

Saturday, June 2nd

07:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
Posters & Exhibits
08:00 Ballroom D
Congress Update – Curt Olson
08:15 Plenary Session 5

Introduction and Moderator: Bernard Marlow

Keynote Speaker: Dame Lesley Southgate
“Safe to Practice? Innovations in Assessment”. The introduction of revalidation/re-licensure for the UK medical profession”

Panel: Betsy Williams – The results are in: working with doctors in difficulty

Craig Campbell – Assessment for Learning in Practice – Options and Opportunities

Following this plenary session, the learner should be able to:

  1. Reflect further on the linkages between everyday clinical practice and the requirements of the regulator to provide evidence that the standard of practice is acceptable.
  2. Describe strategies that inform self-assessment and facilitate learning and continuous improvement of practice.
  3. Describe at least four factors that contribute to difficulties in the core competency areas of Interpersonal and Communication skills
  4. List at least four factors that contribute to difficulties in the core competency areas of Interpersonal and Communication skills

Theme: Safe to Practice? Innovations in Assessment

Determining the competence of health professionals is not only essential for the quality of health care and the safety of patients, but is fraught with difficulties. Our keynote speaker and panelists will describe their experiences in different aspects of this domain and suggest innovative approaches.

09:45 Move to concurrent sessions
09:50 View Concurrent Session 9
10:50 Prefunction Halls C&D
Refreshment Break
Posters & Exhibits
11:20 Plenary Session 6
Closing Plenary

Don Moore – The Closer moves in

We will close with thoughtful wrap up of the events and ideas generated by CME Congress 2012’s activities. Dr. Moore’s trademark incisive and unique perceptions will prompt us to reflect further, inquire deeper, and stimulate our curiosity about the world of CME/CPD.

12:20 Evaluation, Final Remarks and Adjournment