Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help clinicians and patients
engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

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Launching ARTIC Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading Webinar Series

The Joint Centres for Transformative Healthcare Innovation (Joint Centres) and Choosing Wisely Canada are creating a new stream of webinars in which participating Joint Centres’ sites will share their learning experiences from implementing ARTIC Choosing Wisely: An Idea Worth Spreading in both hospital and primary care based settings. The platform aims to nurture and sustain a community of practice, enabling broader spread and sustainability of the chosen Choosing Wisely priorities and initiatives at each of the centres. These webinars will provide a venue for multiple teams at different locations to exchange information, discuss their work, and learn from one another how to successfully embed the Choosing Wisely philosophy in clinical decision making. Hospital and primary care sites from across Ontario are encouraged to join.

The first hospital based webinar will be Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 4:00pm ET. The one-hour session will be dedicated to discuss Choosing Wisely implementation in the Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic at North York General Hospital. The first primary care based webinar details will be released in January. 

To join the webinars please email and details which stream of webinars (hospital or primary care) you would like to participate in.

Choosing Wisely Canada Annual National Meeting 2017

Choosing Wisely Canada is pleased to announce the upcoming Choosing Wisely Canada Annual National Meeting 2017, hosted by Choosing Wisely Alberta. This meeting will:

  • Foster exchange of ideas and connections among individuals and groups working on Choosing Wisely Canada
  • Highlight regional innovation and find mechanisms to amplify them across the country
  • Feature practical and implementable examples of patient and public engagement

Thanks to the engagement of the Choosing Wisely community the meeting is now full, but we encourage you to email Rosanna Saavedra ( if you wish to be added to the waitlist.

Welcome Choosing Wisely Newfoundland and Labrador (Choosing Wisely NL)

Choosing Wisely Canada is proud to announce the release of Choosing Wisely Newfoundland and Labrador, known as Choosing Wisely NL. Choosing Wisely NL officially launched on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 at a news conference at the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University. Organizations collaborating to initiate Choosing Wisely NL include: Translational and Personalized Medicine Initiative (TPMI), the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, the provincial government, regional health authorities, patients and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. To read about Choosing Wisely NL’s local healthcare priorities and more visit their website.

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