Lunch Time Seminar: Human Factors in Patient Safety (12:10-1pm, Jan 25)

Seminar Title: Human Factors in Patient Safety

Speaker: Anjum Chagpar, MHSc, Peng

As a founding member of the Healthcare Human Factors Group, Anjum was instrumental in designing the state of the art Usability and Simulation labs at the Center for Global eHealth Innovation, and growing the team to the largest of its kind in North America. Anjum has over ten years experience designing, building and evaluating medical devices and health information technology using user centered methods. In addition she has consulted on hospital process and environment redesigns and patient safety research.

Date: Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Time: 12:10 – 1pm
Location: Medical Sciences Building, Room 3163
Pizza and pop will be available for a small donation.

Please RSVP to with your full name and faculty to reserve your spot!


Work system and patient safety in ICUs
Speaker: Pascale Carayon, PhD

Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality , Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 4pm – 5:30pm
Centre for Patient Safety, Sickkids Site
525 University Ave – Room 630

Pascale Carayon is Procter & Gamble Bascom Professor in Total Quality in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Director of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She leads the *Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS)* at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ( She received her Engineer diploma from the Ecole Centrale de Paris, France, in 1984 and her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988. Her research examines systems engineering, human factors and ergonomics, sociotechnical engineering and occupational health and safety, and has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Department of Defense, various foundations and private industry. She is the North American editor for* Applied Ergonomics*, and a member of the editorial boards of the *Journal of Patient Safety*, *Behaviour and Information Technology*, and *Work and Stress*. She is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the International Ergonomics Association. Between 2006 and 2009 she was the Secretary General of the International Ergonomics Association. Dr. Carayon was a member of the Institute Of Medicine Committee on Resident Hours. She is a member of the National Research Council Board on Human-Systems Integration. She is the editor of the *Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety*.


Clinical Decision Making in Patient Safety – A Case of Neglect
Speaker: Pat Croskerry, MD, PhD, Professor in emergency medicine at Dalhousie University

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 4pm – 5:30pm
Centre for Patient Safety, Sickkids Site
525 University Ave – Room 630

Pat Croskerry is a professor in emergency medicine at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He holds a cross-appointment in the Faculty of Medical Education and in 2002 was appointed a senior clinical research scholar at Dalhousie. He has worked in the area of patient safety for the last 15 years.

His research is principally concerned with the impact of cognitive and affective error on clinical decision-making, specifically on diagnostic error. He has published over 50 articles and 24 book chapters in the area of patient safety and medical education reform. He has given over 300 presentations at local, national, and international levels. He is senior editor on a major text, *Patient Safety in Emergency  Medicine (2008). His most recent paper, “A Universal Model of Diagnostic Reasoning” was published in *Academic Medicine* in August 2009.

Eight years ago Croskerry implemented the first undergraduate course on medical error in Canada at Dalhousie University. In 2006, he received the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Ruedy Award for innovation in medical education. In the same year was appointed to the board of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.