Course Description

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jason Frank

Dr. Jason R. Frank is a clinician-educator focusing on all aspects of health professions training. 

He is the Director, Specialty Education, Strategy and Standards in the Office of Specialty Education at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as Vice-Chair, Education and the Director of Educational Research & Development in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa. An associate professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, he has been cross-appointed to the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa and the Department of Graduate Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Born in rural northern Canada, Jason Frank obtained his MD from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and an FRCPC in Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto.  His Masters of Education is from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. 

He is known for his work on all aspects of medical education, particularly the CanMEDS Project since 1994, and competency-based medical education (CBME).  He is the founder and chair of the International CBME Collaborators consortium and co-chair of the Royal College’s flagship Competency By Design project. 

A finalist for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, he has been recognized for his contributions to medicine and teaching. He is the recipient of the 2013 Council Award Honouring Outstanding Physicians, from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and was made an honorary Fellow of the Australian Orthopedic Association in 2015 for his contributions to surgical education.

Course Outline

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

•    Identify the key features of innovation reports and journals that publish this genre
•    Write an effective introduction and innovation pitch
•    Synthetize the existing literature supporting the innovation
•    Identify and plan for an appropriate program evaluation approach
•    Organize and draft a compelling discussion for an innovation report
•    Apply editorial techniques to improve the clarity of an innovation report
•    Translate the story of an innovation into a public oral presentation


Led by: Chris Watling, Sayra Cristancho, Sarah Burm, Mark Goldszmidt

Who should attend? Health sciences and basic sciences researchers interested in learning effective dissemination strategies for their innovation reports including curricular, assessment or quality improvement initiatives. 

What You Will Learn



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