Media advisory - Community forum on patient safety

    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Media representatives are invited to attend a
community forum on patient safety and learning from adverse health care
events. Adverse events may occur as a result of lack of communication, limited
collaboration and teamwork as well as misdiagnosis. Three expert panelists,
who have dedicated themselves to patient safety issues and advocacy, will
discuss ways health care practitioners and patients can work together to
minimize adverse events, resulting in greater patient safety and care. The
community forum is hosted by the Board of Governors of The Michener Institute
for Applied Health Sciences.

    What:   Community forum on patient safety: Learning from adverse events

    When:   Tuesday, June 24, 2008
            7:15 a.m. - Breakfast/registration
            7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Presentation

    Where:  The Michener Institute auditorium
            222 St. Patrick Street (University and Dundas)

    Who:    G. Ross Baker, PhD
            Dr. Bob Byrick
            Virginia Flintoft, RN
            Moderated by: Dr. Peter Lin, radio health columnist, CBC's Metro

    The forum is free to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis. To
reserve a seat, register online at

    About The Michener Institute

    The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is Canada's only
post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to applied health science
education. Since 1958, Michener has educated applied health professionals who
serve a vital role in the country's health care sector in such fields as
medical laboratory science, medical radiation sciences, respiratory therapy,
chiropody, diagnostic cytology, genetics technology, ultrasound and magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI). In 2008 the Michener Institute is commemorating its
50th anniversary by celebrating educational excellence and inspiring health
care transformation.
    Interprofessionalism, patient-centred learning and simulation-enhanced
education are essentials of the Michener academic experience for over 5,000
full-time, part-time and continuing education students. The Michener Institute
is publicly funded by the Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Health
and Long term Care and further enriched through partnerships with
universities, private sector companies and leading health care organizations.
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For further information:

For further information: For media registration and interviews: Iliana
Arapis, (416) 596-3120,, Senior Director, Communications
and PR or Katie Schrank, Communications Associate, (416) 596-3101 ext. 3482,

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