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The Telfer Health Transformation Exchange (THTex) welcomed over 30 health professionals and academics on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 for a Communities of Practice in Action Workshop.

After brief introductions from Professor Wojtek Michalowski and Dr. Michael Fung-Kee-Fung, CoP Champions shared their experiences and spoke to the successes and gaps within their CoPs.

Over the course of the workshop, we heard from:

The Colorectal Cancer CoP – Dr. Robin Boushey, Colorectal oncology Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital

The Lung Cancer CoP – Dr. Donna Maziak, Thoracic oncology surgery, The Ottawa Hospital

The Urology CoP – Dr. Chris Morash, Urologic oncology Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital

The Melanoma CoP – Dr. Carolyn Nessim, Surgical Oncologist, The Ottawa Hospital

The Breast CoP – Dr. Angel Arnaout, Breast oncology Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital

The Medical Imaging CoP – Dr. Blair MacDonald, Medical Imaging, The Ottawa Hospital

These insightful presentations provided opportunities for clinicians, Telfer professors and THTex to collaborate and exchange ideas and expertise to further the success of the CoPs and support continued engagement and innovation.

Opportunities to leverage expertise from the business school were plentiful and we look forward to the next steps for the CoPs and how health professionals and academics can work together to pursue a common goal of improving and transforming healthcare delivery.

We thank everyone in attendance that helped to make this event a success.