CATS DB Meetings

The Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons (CATS) is dedicated to promoting a national strategy of collaborative research to further the advancement of Thoracic Surgery.

CATS Database Vision: A national thoracic surgery database learning network, which performs local and national quality improvement (including best experience and evidence) and creates new knowledge, to standardize and improve care.

 


 

CATS DB 2021 - 4th Annual Meeting: Virtual

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Andrew Seely / Christian Finley / Tom Waddell / Lorenzo Ferri – Project Co-leads – CATS Database and Quality Improvement Program

Caitlin Anstee – Database/Software Manager – TSDMC T: 613-737-8899 x 73184 | canstee@toh.ca

Molly Gingrich – Research Assistant – TSDMC T: 613-737-8899 x 74020 | mgingrich@ohri.ca


CATS thanks the generous support of its partners for the CATS DB and QIP programs:

 

CATS DB 2020 - 3rd Annual Meeting: Virtual

Cancelled In-Person CATS National Database and Quality Improvement Program Spring Meeting  Unfortunately, due to recommendations against travel, we will be cancelling the in-person CATS Database and Quality Improvement Program Spring Meeting. Instead, we will have a virtual meeting. Our Friday April 17, 2020 meeting will now take place from 12 pm – 5 pm:

  • (12 pm – 2 pm) Steering Committee Meeting– All welcome
  • (3 pm – 5 pm) National Multicenter Positive Deviance Seminar
    • Pulmonary Resection and Length of Stay
    • Literature review – a fellow presents relevant literature
    • Ranking local positive deviance seminar consensus recommendations
    • Multicenter data review
    • Self-assessment
    • Collegial discussion
    • Consensus recommendations

Andrew Seely / Christian Finley / Tom Waddell / Lorenzo Ferri – Project Co-leads – CATS Database and Quality Improvement Program

Mohamed Abdi – Project Manager / Implementation Specialist – TSDMC

Caitlin Anstee – Database/Software Manager – TSDMC T: 613-737-8899 x 73184 | canstee@toh.ca

Molly Gingrich – Research Assistant – TSDMC T: 613-737-8899 x 74020 | mgingrich@ohri.ca


Thanks for virtually attending our 3rd Annual Meeting and National PD Seminar:

CATS DB 2019 - 2nd Annual Meeting: Kelowna, BC

Date: April 26 – 27, 2019 Meeting Location: Hotel Eldorado – 500 Cook Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 3G9

TSDMC Staff: Caitlin Anstee (canstee@toh.ca), Mohamed Abdi (moabdi@toh.ca), and Jennifer Artz, CATS Managing Director (cats@CanadianThoracicSurgeons.ca) will be attending to support the meeting, so reach out to them with your questions or concerns.

Meeting Schedule:

DateTimeTopicChairperson
April 26, 201907:30 – 08:00Breakfast in Lake Room
April 26, 201908:00 – 08:30Welcome and review of project scopeAndrew Seely
April 26, 201908:30 – 09:30Data definitionsThomas Waddell
April 26, 201909:30 – 10:00Data collection standards – processes, practice and technology Andrew Seely
April 26, 201910:00 – 12:00Review of local QI processesAndrew Seely
April 26, 201912:30 – 15:30 Lunch & Group Activity - Boat Tour
April 26, 201915:30 – 17:00Plan for inter-institutional QI processesAndrew Seely
April 26, 201917:00 – 18:00Data governance and sharingChristian Finley
April 26, 201919:00 Dinner in Eldorado Great Room
April 27, 201907:30 – 08:00Breakfast in Lake Room
April 27, 201908:00 – 09:30Clinical research and future trialsLorenzo Ferri & Jonathan Spicer
April 27, 201909:30 – 11:00Best Practice CommitteeNajib Safieddine
April 27, 201911:00 – 12:00Software and database management / Privacy Impact AssessmentCaitlin Anstee
April 27, 201912:00 – 13:00Lunch in Lake Room
April 27, 201913:00 – 15:30Group Activity - Guided Hiking Tour
April 27, 201915:30 – 16:30Summary of CIHR Project GrantAndrew Seely
April 27, 201916:30 – 17:00Project sustainabilityChristian Finley
April 27, 201918:00 -Dinner (Basil & Mint - 3799 Lakeshore Road)
CATS DB 2018 - Inaugural Meeting: Ottawa, ON
Date: May 7 – 8, 2018 Meeting Location: The Intensive Care Unit Conference Room (W2235) The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, 501 Smyth Road Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6