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Visiting scholar: Dr. Sandrijn M. van Schaik, MD PhD

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Van Schaik,

Professor of Pediatrics Baum Family Presidential Chair for Experiential Learning Education Director, UCSF Kanbar Center for Simulation and Clinical Skills, University of California San Francisco

Interprofessional Simulation to Optimize Teamwork: A Story of Fools, Feedback, Fallacies and Fantasies

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Join us in person Surgical Skills Lab, Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre, Lower level Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute (209 Victoria St., Toronto)


Interprofessional simulation-based team training is touted as an effective educational strategy to optimize teamwork and collaboration in healthcare. Yet, the evidence to support the effectiveness of such training remains limited, and the ongoing high incidence of medical error rooted in inadequate communication and collaboration suggests current approaches fall short. Exploration of interprofessional feedback and debriefing after simulation through the lens of the social identity framework provides us with insights into the challenges of interprofessional team training, and ideas for a path forward.

The talk will:

1) Describe the evidence-base of interprofessional simulation-based team training to optimize teamwork in healthcare

2) Identify challenges to interprofessional feedback and debriefing and understand these in the context of the social identity framework

3) Formulate potential strategies to reframe feedback and debriefing to promote interprofessional dialogue

No RSVP needed, first-come, first-served seating for 40 people


Join us online via Zoom: (it works on Mac, Win, iOS, Android): 

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