07 Mar 2018 – 11:33
DOHA: Four renowned international speakers have been confirmed as plenary lecturers for this year’s sixth Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, which will take place from March 23 to 25 in Doha, Qatar. The theme for this year’s conference, which will feature the largest programme in the annual event’s six-year history, is ‘Building a Culture of Safety.’
Among numerous international and local speakers, the Forum will feature four internationally renowned plenary speakers:
Dr. Don Berwick is a pediatrician, President Emeritus, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and on the staff of many well-known US hospitals.
Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Maureen Bisognano has been a popular speaker at this conference in previous years and is President Emerita and Senior Fellow at IHI. She is a prominent authority on improving healthcare systems and regularly advises healthcare leaders around the world on practical ways of introducing real, effective, and sustainable systems change.
Dr. Tejal Gandhi was President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) from 2013 until 2017 when the Foundation merged with IHI. She is now IHI’s Chief Clinical and Safety Officer.
She is also President of the Lucian Leape Institute, a think tank founded by NPSF that now operates under the IHI patient safety focus area. Patty Skolnik is the Founder and President/CEO of ‘Citizens for Patient Safety’.
She is a patient safety expert and an advocate for shared decision-making, informed consent, and improving patient/provider relationships in healthcare.