Quality & Safety Mastermind Series


Mastermind Series events are held monthly from 3-5pm. The focused sessions are targeted toward academic quality improvement practitioners looking to expand their knowledge and share experiences with their QI peers. The first hour is an interactive scholarly lecture or debate with invited speakers or panelists. Themes centre around methodology, tools, research, leadership, and data. The second hour is focused on peer support and feedback for individual QI projects. Participants are invited to submit their project summary or manuscript in advance. An important developmental resource for the QI community of practice, this forum encourages constructive feedback, debate, and discussion.

For further information, please contact cquins@uwo.ca


Date Title Presenters Theme
December 7 TBD
November 2 Stepped Wedge Design in QI Charles Weijer, PhD, Professor, Depts of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatics, and Philosophy; Monica Taljaard, PhD, Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa QI Methodology
October 5 TBD
September 7 Bridging Health Equity and Quality Improvement Javeed Sukhera, Chief of Psychiatry, Hartford Hospital QI Leadership
July 6 Pre-operative Treatment of Anemia and Hyperglycemia QI Project Terry Zwiep, Asst Professor, Dept of Surgery QI Research
June 1 Discharge Summary QI Project

Louise Moist, Professor, Div. of Nephrology

Kaylee Tung, CQUINS QI Coordinator

QI Research
May 4 QI & Planetary Health Julie Strychowsky, Asst Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology QI Leadership
April 7 C-QUIER Hub Grant

Erin Spicer, Asst Professor, Div. of General Internal Medicine

Mark Goldszmidt, Professor, Dept. of Medicine

QI Research
March 2 Streamlining Operating Rooms for Efficiency Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, Professor, Dept. of Surgery QI Methodology
February 2 Embedding Equity in Quality Improvement Vincent Raikhel, MD, University of Washington QI Research
January 12 Falling through the Cracks: Greg’s Story (documentary screening) Discussion Facilitator: Teri Price, Greg’s Wings Foundation QI Leadership


Date Title Presenters Theme
December 1 Design Thinking in Quality Improvement Darren Meister, Associate Dean, Ivey School of Business QI Methodology
November 3 Aligning Quality Improvement Projects with Strategic Priorities Jodi Younger, VP Patient Care & Quality, SJHC
October 6 Creating a Compelling Knowledge Mobilization Plan Mariam Hayward, Director, Knowledge Exchange, Impact, and EDI-D QI Research
September 8 Radical Candor: How to Get What You Want by Saying What You Mean Krista Delmage & Alan Gob QI Leadership
July 7 LHSC Data Warehouse and Decision Support Services Jennifer McCallum, Decision Support Interim Director; Scott Draper, Decision Support Specialist; Rob Ellis, Data Architect QI Data
June 2 Virtual Care Neil Merritt, Assoc. Professor, Dept of Surgery & Stephanie Johnston, Manager, Operations - Virtual Care QI Research
May 5 Quality Improvement: Radical Common Sense Dr. Alan Gob, Clinical Lead, CQUINS QI Methodology
April 7 Building QI Capacity in your Division/Department Mayur Brahmania, Asst. Professor, Div. of Gastroenterology QI Leadership
March 3 Improving post-TAVI outcomes: Results and highlights from the Schulich-Ivey QI Consultancy Pantelis Diamantouros, Assoc. Professor, Div. of Cardiology QI Research
February 3 CQUINS Strategic Planning Jim Calvin, Chair/Chief, Dept. of Medicine, LHSC & Anne Becker, Consultant QI Leadership
January 6 Theory of Constraints Jim Calvin, Chair/Chief, Dept. of Medicine, LHSC QI Methodology


Date Title Presenters Theme

December 2

Writing for Publication in QI

Mark Goldszmidt, Professor, Div of General Internal Medicine, LHSC; Associate Director, CERI

QI Research

November 4

How has the Pandemic Changed Improvement? (pre-recorded)

Don Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, IHI

QI Leadership

October 7

Value-based Approach to Surgical Care

Patrick Colquhoun, Chair/Chief, Div. of Surgical Oncology, LHSC

QI Data

September 9

Strategic Planning Focus Group


QI Leadership

August 5

Toyota Production System in Action

Richard Stanley, TPS/Lean Consultant

QI Methodology

July 8

Reshaping Research Priorities to Match the Massive Crises we Face (pre-recorded)

Kaveh Shojania, Vice-Chair Quality & Innovation, University of Toronto

QI Leadership

June 3

Fundamentals of Conventional Statistics

Jim Calvin, Chair/Chief, Dept. of Medicine, LHSC

QI Data

May 6

Quality Improvement Project Update


QI Research

April 1 Continuous Improvement of Care (CIC)

Nadia Facca, Director of Quality and Performance, LHSC
Maurice Williams, Manager CIT, LHSC

QI Leadership
March 4 Understanding the Statistic of Statistical Process Control Steve Lee, Statistical Analyst, Western QI Data
February 4 Data Processing and Reporting Jimmy Liu, Director Clinical Operations Analytics, LHSC QI Data
January 7 *Turning an Academic Medical Centre into a Learning Health System

Leora Horwitz, Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine

QI Leadership


Date Title Presenters Theme
December 3 A Brief Introduction to Economic Evaluation Steve Lee, Statistical Analyst, Western QI Data
November 5 Diagnostic Tools for QI Alan Gob, Asst Professor, Hematology, Western & Clinical Lead, CQUINS

Erin Spicer, Assoc Professor, General Internal Medicine, Western
QI Tools
October 15 The influencer model: A simple framework to design behavioural change Alan Gob, Asst Professor, Hematology, Western & Clinical Lead, CQUINS QI Methodology
September 4 The ABCs of SPCs (Statistical Process Control) Alan Gob, Asst Professor, Hematology, Western & Clinical Lead, CQUINS QI Data
July 30 Peer Review of Member Projects & PDSA Methodology Alan Gob, Asst Professor, Hematology, Western & Clinical Lead, CQUINS QI Methodology
June 25 QI Apps Alan Gob, Asst Professor, Hematology, Western & Clinical Lead, CQUINS QI Tools
February 20 Study Design: Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology Susan Dimitry, Research Officer, Western

Demetri Pananos, Statistical Analyst, Western
QI Research
January 30 Ethics & Quality Improvement: To Submit or Not to Submit Charles Weijer, Canada Research Chair, Bioethics, Western

Robert Sibbald, Director Ethics, Patient Experience, and Health Equity, LHSC

Erica Basile, Director Research Ethics and Compliance, Western

Daniel Wyzynski, Research Ethic Coordinator, Western
QI Research