What's it all about?

On January 22, the Specialist Services Committee, along with the Shared Care Committee and GP Services Committee (a partnership of Doctors of BC and the BC government) and the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council hosted over 210 participants including specialists, GPs and surgical team members, operational leaders, policy makers and surgical quality improvement experts, as well as patient representatives at a one-day summit...


The morning session included two keynote speakers who shared their expertise on different aspects of surgical improvement, a patient representative who shared his surgical experience, and the Co-Chairs of the Provincial Surgical Executive Committee...

Breakout Sessions

The breakout sessions were a wealth of knowledge, with groups gathering on everything from...


After lunch, Dr. Doug Cochrane reviewed information gathered from a pre-registration survey. Participants were asked what their top priorities were to address during the Summit. Top responses included...

What's Next?

The Surgical Summit enabled surgical team members and stakeholders to engage in a rich dialogue about the future of surgical improvement. The group of multi-disciplinary attendees voiced diverse and experienced perspectives on...

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The BC Summit on Surgical Improvement

January 22, 2018

Sheraton Vancouver Airport

Richmond, B.C.

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