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Contact Information

Sylvain Boet, MD, PhD
613-737-8187
sboet@toh.on.ca

Sylvain Boet

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Member of the Centre for Implementation Research

Research Interests

Knowledge translation and implementation science
Medical education
Simulation
Metaresearch

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Students' opportunities: I welcome very motivated and dedicated students as well as Masters and PhD students to contact me at sboet@toh.ca for long-term (more than 1 year) research collaboration with my team. For details, see here: http://www.ohri.ca/profile/sylvainboet/research-activities

Currently available 1- year and 2-year funded Masters' positions:

- Position 1 for the project "Perioperative medicine and anesthesiology interventions that change patients’ outcomes: a systematic review of multicenter RCTs" For more details, see here: https://goo.gl/YelIFZ

- Position 2 for the project "Knowledge translation interventions in perioperative medicine and anesthesiology: a systematic review of multicenter RCTs" For more details, see here: https://goo.gl/c1Pybz

- Position 3 for the project "Enhancing surgical care and outcomes through education and knowledge translation (Phase 1): Advancing intraoperative teamwork assessment with the Operating Room Black Box" For more details, see here: http://goo.gl/NXThWe

Brief Biography

Sylvain is cross-appointed between the anesthesia department and the department of innovation in medical innovation, and is the Founding Director of the Fellowship in Medical Education and Knowledge Translation in Perioperative Medicine and Anesthesiology. Sylvain also works as a staff anesthesiologist at The Ottawa Hospital and is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. He completed his training in anesthesiology and intensive care in France in 2005, has extensive experience in pre-hospital emergency medicine, and holds a PhD of Education. Prior to joining the Ottawa team, Sylvain completed a simulation and medical education fellowship at the University of Toronto. For several years, his research investigates strategies and tools, such as debriefing or cognitive aids, to improve skill retention in healthcare. He is currently using these findings to bring education science to bedside using knowledge translation strategies to optimize patients’ outcome.

Selected Publications

1. Book: Boet S, Savoldelli G, Granry JC: “Simulation en Santé: de la Théorie à la Pratique”.
First co-Editor. This book is the first one about simulation in healthcare in French language. More than 50 francophone experts in simulation around the world have authored a total of 41 chapters. The book includes an English foreword by Dr. David Gaba, Standford, USA, and a French foreword by Dr. Brian Hodges, Toronto, Canada. The book has been launched in September 2013. http://www.springer.com/medicine/book/978-2-8178-0468-2

2. Bould MD, Hladkowicz ES, Pigford AE, Ufholz L, Postonogova T, Shin E, Boet S. References that anyone can edit: the increasing frequency of Wikipedia citations in the peer-reviewed health science literature. British Medical Journal. 2014 Mar 6;348:g1585.

3. Boet S, Bould MD, Sharma B, Revees S, Naik VN, Triby E, Grantcharov T. Within-Team Debriefing versus Instructor-Debriefing for Simulation-based Education: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of Surgery, 2013 Jul;258(1):53-8

4. Boet S, Bould MD, Fung L, Qosa H, Perrier L, Tavares W, Reeves S, Tricco. Transfer of learning and patient outcome in simulated crisis resource management: A systematic review. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 2014 Jun;61(6):571-82.

5. Boet S, Borges, BCR, Naik VN, Siu LW, Bould MD, Riem N, Joo HS. Cricothyroidotomy skills are retained for minimum of one year after a single simulation training session. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2011 Oct;107(4):533-9.

Research and clinical approaches


Behaviour; Clinical trials; Knowledge translation and implementation research; Psychology; Qualitative methods; Quality Improvement; Surgery; Systematic reviews; Translational research