Upcoming Events

2013 Glen E. Gresham Lecture

Being on the Cutting Edge - Advancing Interprofessional Education for Quality Care

Friday, Apr. 5, 2013 at 2 p.m.

190 Kapoor Hall

Department of Rehabilitation Science

Ivy Oandasan, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FCFP, Associate Professor & Clinician Investigator, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Associate Director, College of Family Physicians of Canada;
Member of the National Advisory Committee, US Center for Interprofessional Education

Biographical Sketch
Ivy Oandasan is an Associate Professor and Research Scholar with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She has conducted a number of research projects related to the development of Interprofessional Education curricula and Interprofessional Care practices. In January of 2006, Dr. Oandasan was named the inaugural Director of the Office of Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto (U of T). She held this leadership position for three years successfully fulfilling her mandate to develop the organizational structures and strategies to implement a mandatory IPE curriculum for the ten U of T health care discipline programs beginning in the Fall of 2009. In October 2007 she was named the provincial co-lead for the Ministry of Health's Health Force Ontario Interprofessional Care Project - advancing a Blueprint for Action for Interprofessional Care. An active family physician who passionately tries to put emerging theory into action, Dr. Oandasan has been testing collaborative practice models within her own and other Family Health Teams in Toronto. As the Associate Director, Academic Family Medicine at the College of Family Physicians of Canada she is leading the implementation of the Triple C Competency Based Curriculum that calls for change, preparing primary care practitioners for the future needs of the populations served.

Note: Lecture from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. followed by a brief reception