Joan Jickling, MN
Director of Quality and Patient Relations
Halton Healthcare Services

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Joan is the Director for Quality and Patient Relations and Interim Director of the Cancer Clinic at Halton Healthcare Services. In her role Joan providesstrategic leadership in the areas of Quality Monitoring and Improvement, Risk Management, Patient Safety and Patient Experience. Joan is a Registered Nurse, and has worked for over 20 years in a variety of clinical and administrative roles.

Joan has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Nursing from the University of Toronto. Continuing education has focused in the areas of cancer care, clinical informatics, interprofessional education and quality improvement.

Dean Lising PT BSc BScPT MHSc (Health Admin)
Collaborative Practice, Strategy Lead, IPE Curriculum
The Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto
Lecturer (Status-Only), Department of Physical Therapy,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

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Dean Lising is the Team-Based Practice and Education Lead at the Centre for IPE, University of Toronto (UT).

Dean leads professional and faculty development programs locally and internationally and is the co-creator and Director of the BOOST! (Building Optimal Outcomes from Successful Teamwork) program, advancing collaborative practice for teams and providers.

He is actively faculty for Ontario’s Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) Foundation programs, PT Practice within the Canadian Health Care Context Course and previously taught in the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Certificate Course.

He also supports the UT IHI Student Chapter as a Faculty Advisor and Co-Curricular Record Validator. In previous leadership and management roles, Dean has led projects in professional practice, education, redevelopment and quality improvement in team rounding, falls prevention, electronic documentation, home first discharge and safe mobility.

As Co-Chair of Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) working groups, he has supported the advancement of interprofessional competency framework, team and organizational tools across TAHSN hospitals. He has co-authored published research in international quality and safety literature, exploring quality improvement and team dynamics with a previous secondment as a Research Officer for the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, UT.

Dean continues to work as a clinical physiotherapist with almost 20 years’ experience in surgery, medicine, critical care, emergency and ambulatory clinic settings.

Tania Principi MD FRCPC MSc
Director of Strategic Operations
Director of Quality Improvement
Academic Clinician, The Hospital for Sick Children
Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

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Dr. Principi is the Director for Strategic Operations as well as the Director of Quality Improvement for the Pediatric Emergency Department at SickKids Hospital. Tania is a pediatric emergency physician with over 10 years of clinical experience. Her current areas of focus include improving patient access and flow, Choosing Wisely, QI mentorship and ensuring more patient centered metrics. Tania received her MD and Pediatrics training at the University of Western Ontario and pursued her subspecialty training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at SickKids Hospital. She has received additional training through a masters in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University and a Quality Scholars fellowship through the Veterans Association.

Lynne Sinclair MA (Ad Ed) BSc(PT)
Educational Consultant
Innovative Program and External Development Lead, The Centre for Interprofessional Education
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

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Lynne Sinclair is a Physical Therapist, Educational Consultant and the Innovative Program and External Development Lead at the Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto (UT). She holds an Assistant Professor appointment with the Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at UT and has 25 years of experience on the Faculty of Medicine. Since 2015, Lynne has been appointed as the first Interprofessional Education Scholar-in-Residence at The School of Community and Health Studies at Centennial College.

Lynne has been invited faculty for UT’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Master of Science (Quality Improvement & Patient Safety) and for Ontario’s Improving and Driving Excellence Across Sectors (IDEAS) Foundation and Advanced programs. Lynne has published with Ross Baker and contributed to the book Beyond the Checklist: What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety. In 2017, Lynne was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia. In 2018, Lynne joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC).

Lynne is widely invited as a keynote speaker for conferences, educational events and courses. She has taught across Canada, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Denmark. She has been a principle investigator or investigator on numerous education initiatives and research projects totaling over $5 million.

Lynne has received numerous awards including: 2008 UT Faculty of Medicine – Helen P. Batty Award in Faculty Development for Teaching Excellence; June 2013 Honourary Bachelor Degree in Applied Studies by Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning; and a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University.

Tamara Wallington MD FRCPC
Central West LHIN Clinical Quality Lead
Vice President Clinical, Central West LHIN

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Dr. Tamara Wallington is currently a staff physician at William Osler Health System in the Department of Medicine. She is also the Corporate Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety at Osler which is a large multi-sited community hospital. She has led and executed several corporate wide quality initiatives including the implementation of an integrated diagnostic and management process for Sepsis, the development of an integrated and inter-collaborative evidenced based cardiovascular clinic for high risk patients, and a standardized process for the development and evaluation of clinical decision tools including order sets, clinical protocols, pathways, and medical directives.

Prior to working at William Osler Health System, she was an Associate Medical Officer of Health for Toronto Public Health directing the largest TB program in the country and managed the largest TB outbreak in Canada in 2004. In 2003, as a medical consultant to Public Health, she led the SARS outbreak investigation team at North York General Hospital. This involved collaboration with Health Canada as well as the CDC epidemic intelligence team in the investigation into the origin and propagation of SARS at NYGH.

Dr. Wallington attended medical school at McMaster University and graduated in 1997. She trained in both General Internal Medicine and Public Health and Preventive Medicine at both McMaster University and University of Toronto. She is a graduate of the Intermountain Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Research program, and attended through a scholarship from Intermountain Health, Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010.