CHSPR’s 30th anniversary health policy conference
March 8-9, 2018
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
CHSPR Seminar | Investigating Adverse Drug Events to Improve Patient Safety and Identify Strategies for Health System Improvement
Maeve Wickham, PhD Student
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Room 201, 2206 East Mall
School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia
Adverse drug events, unintended and harmful events associated with medications, have become a leading cause of preventable adverse events in medicine, increasing morbidity, mortality and health services use. In this seminar, Maeve will first present previous research findings from the Action ADE research team (http://actionade.org), then present her proposed doctoral research projects.
After graduating from the University of Alberta (MSc. Epidemiology) in 2012, Maeve began working in the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, focusing on projects aimed to improve patient safety through enhanced detection, treatment, and reporting of adverse drug events. Maeve began her PhD at SPPH in September 2016, and her research, co-supervised by Drs. Corinne Hohl and Kim McGrail, is supported by a CIHR Doctoral Award.