On April 4, 2016, Pat Croskerry M.D., PhD, FRCP (Edin), presented Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds. Dr. Croskerry spoke about critical thinking in decision-making, patient safety, and strategies to help with eliminating bias in medical diagnostic decision-making.
Dr. Croskerry is Professor in Emergency Medicine and in the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition to his medical training, he holds a doctorate in Experimental Psychology and Fellowship in Clinical Psychology. He has worked in the area of Patient Safety for the last 15 years and has given over 500 talks on the topic at local, national and international levels. He established the first Canadian Symposium on Patient Safety in 2001 in Halifax, which continued annually until 2010. In 2006 he received the Ruedy award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada for innovation in medical education, and in the same year was appointed to the Board of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.