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Choosing Wisely: Putting it into Practice with Dr Wendy Levinson

Date:  18 December 2017

Presenter:  Wendy Levinson, MD, OC, Chair, Choosing Wisely Canada, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Track 4:
 Education and Research

What our Participants say...

"On a scale of 1 - 10, 1 being the lowest, I would say a 9. This is my first time hearing about choosing wisely and I think it makes a whole lot of sense as it would be beneficial to improving quality in the facilities I oversee. I most enjoyed the simplicity of the webinar, it made the presentation very simple to understand even if one wasn't a healthcare professional. Well done Wendy, I would really love to know how I can champion the Choosing Wisely campaign in Nigeria West Africa.”

Jennifer Emelue
Quality Improvement Officer, Nigeria


"This will help address the problem of overuse or prescribing unnecessary diagnostics and treatments in my area of practice. I found the learning strategies most beneficial and these will help address the problem of overuse and prescribing unnecessary diagnostics and treatments. Also, I am interested in the possibility of collaboration with ISQua to promote this Choosing Wisely campaign in my country.”

Dr. Joan Niña Lunaria
Physician, Philippines

About the Webinar

For this session participants can expect to leave with a keen understanding of the problem of overuse in health care, as opposed to underuse, as well as be introduced to evidence based interventions Canadian health care institutions are using to reduce inappropriate use of finite resources. Ensuring patients are being provided with the highest quality of care and not exposing them to the potential harm of over testing and treating. 

Learning Objectives

1. To update on the Choosing Wisely campaign in Canada and internationally 
2. To share strategies to implement Choosing Wisely in medical education and practice 
3. To present the evidence of the impact 

Intended Audience

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other health care providers, academics, administration, governments. 

About the Presenter

Dr. Wendy Levinson, Professor of Medicine and Past Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is a national and international expert in the field of physician-patient communication, studying topics including the disclosure of medical errors to patients and informed decision making. She is presently the Chair of Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. She also Chairs and is coordinating the international collaborative of the Choosing Wisely campaigns in over 20 countries worldwide. In 2015, Dr. Levinson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her work.