August 31, 2020By Lance Baily

ISQua Preps for #WorldPatientSafetyDay with 2 Day Virtual Conference Sept. 1&2

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is kicking off September before World Patient Safety Day on September 17th with two days of virtual conference materials September 1st and 2nd, dubbed the ISQua Patient Safety Virtual Conference. Covering regional,  national, and international patient safety topics, this collection of expert presentations is extremely affordable and should not be missed! As a media partner with, we are honored to share more about the resources and activities of this important organization.

They have combined our expertise in running virtual events, along with their expansive network of the top minds in the field of healthcare quality and safety, to deliver this unique virtual experience.The theme of this virtual conference is Patient Safety. They have assembled the leading speakers in the field including Hardeep Singh, Stephen Muething, Johanna Westbrook and John Ovretveit to name but a few — with more listed below!

The non-profit organization is requesting a minimum registration fee of €25 however we encourage you to pay whatever you think the conference is worth. The cost of your virtual conference registration is redeemable against registration for the Florence conference in 2021.

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 What can we expect? The virtual conference is scheduled to last for 2 hours each day. It will consist of three different sessions: a plenary-style talk, 4 Pecha Kucha style presentations and a networking session.

When is it? ISQua leadership has set up two for each side of the world, you wont have to get up in the middle of the night to attend!

    • September 1st, 15:00 – 17:00 UTC+1
    • September 2nd, 09:00 – 11:00 UTC+1

Sessions Include:

  • Strengthening Commitment for Improvement Together: Canada Designs a New Policy Framework for Patient Safety
  • Able to Improve? The Hard Part is the SOFFT Skills Supporting Staff during the COVID19 Pandemic
  • We Are Now Ready to Translate the Science of Diagnostic Error into Action
  • Improving Safety Faster and Better Together: The Children’s Hospitals Story from the US and Canada
  • An audit study to improve the quality of prescriptions from a tertiary care private hospital of Eastern India
  • Measuring What Matters – Development of an Experience of Care Assessment Tool in Malawi
  • Identifying factors which impact health staff speaking up about unprofessional behaviours
  • Reducing medication errors in paediatric inpatients: Is technology the answer?
  • Limiting excess mortality during the pandemic: the evolving response of primary and community healthcare in Stockholm and winter preparations

Visit the ISQua Patient Safety Virtual Conference Page Here!

ISQua CEO Dr. Peter Lachman’s Recorded Webinar Presentation on “Imagining the Future of Healthcare and Patient Safety”

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It is over two decades since the ground breaking “To Err Is Human” research report was published but progress in addressing adverse events has only been variable at best. Obviously the initial question to that fact becomes “What do we need to do to keep patients and providers safe in healthcare?” Many have theorized about the action we need to accomplish to prevent harm, but the core problem remains one of design and more importantly, implementation.

Nietzsche reminds us that “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” But what then is the “why” behind the patient safety movement? Why don’t we accept our inability to deliver the right care every time? Most fundamentally of all, why do we need to change?

In this highly praised presentation, Dr. Peter Lachman, CEO of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) imagines how examining the future awakens us to the importance of what we, as actors in specific roles, do not yet know.Dr. Peter Lachman will go through the fifteen actions that he believes will help the imagined future of healthcare, become ever so much closer to our present experience.

Watch Dr. Lachman’s full recorded presentation here!

World Patient Safety Day September 17th

Recognizing patient safety as a global health priority, all 194 WHO Member States at the 72nd World Health Assembly, in May 2019, endorsed the establishment of World Patient Safety Day (Resolution WHA72.6), to be marked annually on the 17th of September. The objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and spur global solidarity and action to promote patient safety. The COVID-19 pandemic has unveiled the huge challenges and risks health workers are facing globally including health care associated infections, violence, stigma, psychological and emotional disturbances, illness and even death. Furthermore, working in stressful environments makes health workers more prone to errors which can lead to patient harm. Therefore, the World Patient Safety Day 2020 Theme is: Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety. Learn more about ISQua’s World Patient Safety Day activities today!

More About ISQua

ISQua was established in 1985 with a vision to promote quality and safety in health care through international co-operation and collaboration. ISQua is dedicated to making this vision a reality. While much has been achieved in the last 30 years of their operation, there is still more to be done. Adapting and continuing ISQua’s vision for the future will always require new visionaries to carry things forward. “ISQua is an international acorn. With our members behind it, you never know how much growth that acorn may one day achieve” shares Jack Best, ISQua Past President.

ISQua is a member-based, not-for-profit community and organization dedicated to promoting quality improvement in health care. Their extensive network of health care professionals spans over 70 countries and 6 continents. ISQua’s members are continually working towards quality improvement in health care around the world.

Learn More About ISQua on Their Website!

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