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         Applications for the 2020 cohort are now open

Blended online programs for working professionals

Interdisciplinary students & faculty

Practical & theoretical HQ education

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Program Highlights

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Program News


Health Quality Programs Castle Conference (Registration Opening Soon)

A one-week conference in Herstmonceux, U.K. that will provide a comparative analysis of issues and advances in healthcare quality, risk and safety in various countries and health care systems. Critical analysis of varying structural and procedural factors affecting healthcare outcomes will be the focus of the course. Located in the 'Queen's University Castle', this conference will take place from June 14-19, 2020 and is open to all current students, alumni and the HQ Community. If you're interested and would like to sign up to receive more information and be notified when registration opens, click here.

Health Quality Research Committee Book/Journal Club

When:  November 20th , 2019  | ​Noon-1pm EST
Location: Attend in person (Room 108, Cataraqui Building, 92 Barrie St. Kingston, ON) 
Remotely connect from Mac, Linux, iOS or Android via the following link:  
​​​​​Dialing in: +1 647 558 0588 (Canada) Meeting ID: 258 963 682
Journal Article: Smaggus, Andrew. (2019). Safety-I, safety-II and burnout: How complexity science can help clinician wellness. BMJ Quality & Safety, 28(8), 667-671. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2018-00914 
Please RSVP to: if you plan to attend in person. The journal article is accessible via the Queen's library here: 
If you do not have access to an academic institution's database, pdf copies of the article can also be distributed via the HQ Programs email above.

Health Quality Knowledge Exchange 

Are you interested in learning from other HQ students & experts in the field of health quality? HQ’s new webinar series will give you the opportunity to learn, share and engage with our community on a variety of topics! Our second HQ Knowledge Exchange is Thursday November 28, 2019, at noon via ZOOM (
Our guests in November include Dr. Samantha Buttemer, Resident, Queen's University Department of Family Medicine and Dr. Hugh Guan, Resident, Queen's University Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Buttermer will be discussing vaccination and improving community access to vacicnation in partnership with local EMS and midwiferery services. Dr. Guan will be presenting on using oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an effective strategy in Kingston and the surrounding areas. 
We hope you join us!

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Need more information or not sure if the program is a good fit? Get in touch with us.