2013: Ivy Oandasan, MD, CCFP, MHSc, FCFP

Lynn T. Kozlowski and Ivy Oandasan

The 3rd Annual Glen E. Gresham lecturer was Ivy Oandasan, MD, CCFP, MHSc,  FCFP, Associate Professor and Clinician Investigator, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Associate Director, College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Topic: Being on the Cutting Edge – Advancing Interprofessional Education for Quality Care

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 2006, 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 10 U of T health care discipline programs beginning in the fall of 2009. In October 200,7 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, Oandasan has been testing collaborative practice models within her own and other Family Health Teams in Toronto. As the associate director of 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 and preparing primary care practitioners for the future needs of the populations served.