The world-wide interest in building and managing resilience continues to accelerate. The Resilience Engineering Association was one of the first forums for sharing results on how resilience is built,
and sometimes lost, and for exploring new techniques to grow and sustain sources of resilience.
Producing and sustaining resilience requires coordination and synchronization across multiple roles, organizations, and levels, but fragmentation across organizational boundaries can hold back advances.
The 6th International Symposium on Resilience Engineering seeks to accelerate the progress to build resilience across all industrial sectors.
More info at www.rea-symposium.org
Starting in November, 2014 we will be based in the Hamilton area of southern Ontario. For any inquiries or questions please contact email@example.com
From May 1 to November 1 our office telephone and fax will not be operational. Updates abut the new location will be posted on the website.
A new review was added to our Articles section. It is Ryan Sidorchuk’s review of an article by Sonja Jerak-Zuiderent, titled “Modes of patient safety in healthcare”
An article by Rob Robson and Elaine Pelletier that describes the steps that led to the development of a process to identify those cases in which it would be appropriate not only to offer an apology of responsibility but also to initiate discussions around the questions of restitution and compensation. Articles
In our What’s new section, read Ryan Sidorchuk’s review of a BMJ article, “A systematic review of evidence on the links between patient experience and clinical safety and effectiveness”.
A series of provocative workshops in Australia with the participation of Sidney Dekker, Todd Conklin, John Adams, Corrie Pitzer and Rob Robson.
- June 27-28, 2013: Melbourne, Victoria
- July 3-4, 2013: Perth, Western Australia
- July 8-9, 2013: Brisbane, Queensland
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We are planning four new SPHERE workshops for 2013:
- February 28-March 1, 2013 —The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa;
- March 18-19, 2013 — York University, Toronto;
- May 23-24, 2013 — York University, Toronto;
- November 28-29, 2013 — York University, Toronto.
For information about any of these workshops, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be the seventh in a series of workshops and seminars that explores the application of this systemic nonlinear approach to analyzing events and assessing risks in complex adaptive system.
The workshop will take place at the Technical University of Munich, September 11-13, 2013 and has been expanded to three days to allow for the presentation of outcomes from a multi-year collaboration (DFS, Avinor, Skyguide, and Eurocontrol) on the use of FRAM.
The fifth in a series of international symposia exploring the concept of resilience engineering will take place in Soesterberg, Netherland, June 24-27, 2013.
Read the announcement.
Resilience Engineering in Healthcare “ideas to innovation” conference to be held in Washington DC on June 13-14, 2013 at the National Academies of Sciences, hosted by the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership and our Human Factors group at MedStar Health. It will be a workshop format, and the goal is to stimulate innovative ideas (ways to apply resilience engineering concepts to healthcare), and to stimulate collaborations between academia, industry, and government.
Email Terry Fairbanks’ assistant Erica.Savage@MedicalHFE.org to get on the mailing list.
HSSA is developing a new two-day intensive workshop on the application of HF to PS initiatives and processes. The first session will be presented early in 2013. Titled Practical Tools for Creating Patient Safety, the workshop is based on Sidney Dekker’s book Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach. (more…)
The second SPHERE workshop will take place at York University in Toronto, November 15-16, 2012.
For more information contact Rob Robson at email@example.com
The first International Symposium on Resilience in Health Care [see announcement] brought together more than 35 representatives from ten countries and four continents. The presentations were varied and are available for review on the website www.resilienthealthcare.net. Several of the key presentations will be brought together as a book, Resilience in Health Care, to be published in 2013 by Ashgate. Discussions are underway to plan a second symposium in 2013.
If you are interested in learning more about the activities of the Resilient Health Care Net please contact Rob Robson at rrobson
@hssa.ca or Erik Hollnagel at hollnagel.erik @gmail.com
The first symposium to explore resilience in healthcare systems will take place in Denmark on June 4-5, 2012. The meeting is sponsored by the Resilient Health Care Net, a grouping of more than 50 practitioners and academics from more than a dozen countries and four continents. For more information about the symposium please visit www.resilienthealthcare.net
On May 24-25, 2012, the first SPHERE Workshop took place at York University in Toronto, attended by a range of quality, safety and risk management representatives from Ontario. There was lively interaction and dialogue among the participants who represented diverse sectors including specialized ICUs, cardiac function clinics, community hospitals and a community access centre dealing with home care patients.
On May 7-10, 2012, Learning Lab co-sponsored by WorkSafe B.C. and the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health was attended by more than 60 representatives from a dozen different sectors of Canada, the U.S.A., the U.K., and Australia. The speakers included Erik Hollnagel and Richard Cook with special Skype visits by Sidney Dekker. True dialogue emerged and cross-fertilization between sectors and industries was evident.
For more information contact: Karen Cardiff (firstname.lastname@example.org)