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Medication Reconciliation and the Prevention of Never Events

Register to attend Ontario Health's latest Quality and Patient Safety Rounds session to learn about the realities of patient safety incidents that result in serious harm or death (‘Never Events’), and how these can be prevented by using organizational checks and balances ( ‘Always Events’). Hear from your colleagues across different health settings about their journey to change the culture of patient safety with a focus on preventing medication errors and the successful work and change ideas happening in Ontario.

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about best-practices and innovations happening across Ontario and how they can be applied to prevent medication errors.

  • Discuss the realities of patient safety and Never Events across different practice settings and preventative measures using organizational checks and balances to standardize Always Events

  • Reflect on how successful work and change ideas happening across Ontario and Canada to prevent medication errors can be implemented within your own organization.


  • Dr. David Kaplan, Vice President, Quality, Ontario Health

  • Alice Watt, RPh, BScPhm, Senior Medication Safety Specialist, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP Canada)

  • Alice Jyu, Director of Nursing, Bendale Acres Long-Term Care Home, City of Toronto

  • Dr. Paula Rochon, MD, MPH, FRCPC, Senior Scientist, Women’s College Research Institute

  • Saira Lallani, Medication Safety Lead, Ontario College of Pharmacists

This one credit per hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits.

“Medication Reconciliation and the Prevention of Never Events” is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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