John G. Wade Visiting Professorship

CSTAR, in partnership with the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), was awarded the John G. Wade Visiting Professorship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  This prestigious award provides support for us to bring a distinguished professor in simulation, Dr. Walter Eppich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor Pediatrics and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine to London to share his experiences with us. (See below for biography)

These sessions will be applicable to any faculty or staff who are involved in teaching others, whether they are currently leading simulation or teaching in the clinical environment.  We ask that people register for the workshops ahead of time so that we can manage the numbers.

Date: This event has been postponed due to Covid-19. We will look to re-book when restrictions are lifted. 

Schedule of events: 
 

Wed. May 13
7:00am -8:30am

Grand Rounds - Why does psychological safety matter Building supportive yet challenging learning environments in simulation

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the role of psychological safety in experiential education
  • Discuss approaches to establish supportive learning environment
  • Use specific strategies to maintain and regain psychological safety during healthcare debriefings

Link to poster: Grand Rounds  

Sumner Auditorium, Victoria Hospital
To be broadcast to University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital – please check back for room locations
Wed. May 13 
2:00pm -5:00pm

Promoting Team Inclusiveness through Team Reflection

Learning objectives:

  • Define team reflection and team inclusiveness

  • Integrate principles of team reflection into interprofessional simulations and debriefings 

To register or for more information contact:
Stephanie Ayres, ext, 32358 or Stephanie.ayres@lhsc.on.ca
Registration deadline is Friday May 1, 2020

Link to poster: Team Reflection

UWO Room HSA 022
Thurs. May 14
8:00am to 12:00pm

Dealing with Difficult Debriefing Situations

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss a framework for analyzing debriefing situations you find difficult
  • Describe helpful strategies for managing common difficult debriefing situations

To register or for more information contact:
Stephanie Ayres, ext, 32358 or Stephanie.ayres@lhsc.on.ca
Registration deadline is Friday May 1, 2020

Link to poster: Difficult Debrief

CSTAR Kirkley Meeting Room


If you have any questions or suggestions about Dr. Eppich’s visit please contact Stephanie Ayres at ext. 32358, or by email Stephanie.ayres@lhsc.on.ca.

Dr. Walter Eppich

Walter Eppich, MD, PhD is Associate Professor Pediatrics and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and he practices pediatric emergency medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (USA). Walter teaches extensively on basic and advanced simulation educator courses and has been invited to speak on topics related to simulation, feedback, and debriefing around the world. In addition to co-authoring over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, he co-founded and co-edits Debrief2Learn.org, an online, open access resource for simulation and health professions educators. 

Walter’s research uses qualitative methodologies to study team reflection, healthcare debriefing, and team adaptation. He studies how talk within teams influences learning and performance in both simulated and clinical workplace settings. He earned a PhD in Medical Education from Maastricht University with a thesis entitled “Learning through Talk: The Role of Discourse in Medical Education”. He collaborates with team and organizational psychologists to study team processes both in and outside of healthcare. In 2018, he traveled to Antarctica to perform ethnographic field observations and in-depth qualitative interviews to understand what enables Antarctic research teams to adapt to ever-changing conditions in extreme environments and ensure mission success. Healthcare is also characterized by extreme environments in instances of intense time-pressure and high patient acuity. This work contributes to his research program with the goal of delineating the contribution of workplace talk and team interactions to learning and performance.