7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:35 Welcome
Dr. Teodor Grantcharov, Chair

Session I: Competency Based Curricula: National Initiatives for Development and Implementation

Moderators: Teodor Grantcharov, University of Toronto and Torben Schroeder, University of Copenhagen

8:35-9:20 National Updates on Surgical Training Curricula

1. Surgical Training in Australasia
Stephen Tobin, The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

2. From Competence by Time to Competence by Design
Ken Harris, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

3. Becoming a Surgeon in the 21st Century
Oscar Traynor, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

9:35-9:50 Competency Based Education: From Concept to Reality
Richard Reznick, Queen’s University
9:50-10:05 Do we have Valid and Reliable Systems for Formative and Summative Assessment?
Jonathan Beard, The Royal College of Surgeons of England
10:05-10:30 Panel Discussion
10:30-11:00 Break

Session II: Debate: Surgical Simulation 2015

Moderator: Stephen Tobin, The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

11:00-11:40 Simulation is the Only Solution to Safe Surgical Training and Assessment
Brian Dunkin, MITIE, Houston

The Unfulfilled Promise of Surgical Simulation
Craig McIlhenny, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

11:40-11:55 Audience Discussion
11:55-12:00 Vote

Session III: How to Ensure the Optimal Environment for Quality Training

Moderator: Oscar Traynor, The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

12:00-12:15 Ensuring Quality of the Educational Environment: Accreditation of Training Centers in Europe
Vassilios Papalois, Imperial College, London, UK
12:15-12:30 Ensuring Excellence – Developing Standards for Trainers
Craig McIlhenny, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
12:30-12:45 Panel Discussion
12:45-13:30 Lunch

Session IV: Short Papers

Moderators: Vasillios Papalois, Imperial College, London, UK and Lars Konge, University of Copenhagen

13:30-13:50 Report from the Delphi Study on Educational Challenges
Piriyah Sinclair, The Association of Surgeons in Training in the UK
13:50-14:45 4 – 10 minute presentations plus discussion
14:45-15:15 Break

Session V: Quality Education can Enhance Patient Safety

Moderator: Ken Harris, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

15:15-15:45 Keynote Lecture: Safety Culture & Safety Management Systems in a High-Risk Environment
Samuel Elfassy, Senior Director, Corporate Safety, Environment & Quality at Air Canada
15:45-16:00 Individualized Training Interventions to Reduce Errors and Adverse Events in the Operating Room
Teodor Grantcharov, University of Toronto
16:00-16:30 Keynote Lecture: Why Surgeons Need to Lead in Safety: Global Impact
Hartley Stern, The Canadian Medical Protective Association
16:30-17:00 Discussion