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Virtual sessions from the February 2021 Quality improvement scientific symposium

In lieu of an in-person symposium in 2020, the Health Quality & Safety Commission hosted a series of virtual one-hour webinars during February 2021.

Each session featured a keynote speaker, a rapid-fire presentation and an opportunity for Q&As.

Date Key note speaker Rapid-fire presentation topic and speaker Presentations (PDF / recorded links)
4 Feb

Ko wai i roto I te rūma?

Hector Matthews, executive director, Māori and Pacific health, Canterbury District Health Board (DHB)

Estimated dates of discharge and elective surgery

Andrew Jones, improvement programme manager, Auckland DHB

Link to presentations
11 Feb

A consumer journey

Linda Smith, consumer advisor, and Nicki Thorpe, family advisor, Canterbury DHB

Improving access to care and the journey for Māori and whānau with diabetes

Pauline Ansley, clinical manager, West Coast Primary Health Organisation

Link to presentation

(Note: The keynote presentation was not recorded due to the personal nature of the content by our consumer)

18 Feb

Should we still be arguing about equity?

Pat Snedden, board chair, Auckland DHB

Opioid-induced ventilatory impairment – post-op: snooze or lose

Karen O’Keefe, improvement advisor, Northland DHB

Link to presentations
25 Feb

Improving clinical care requires clinical leadership

Dr Martin Chadwick, chief allied health professions officer, Ministry of Health

Considering ethics in quality improvement

Emma Forbes, quality improvement advisor, Health Quality & Safety Commission

 Link to presentations