IHF World Hospital Congress keynote speakers announced


The keynote speakers of the 42nd World Hospital Congress have been announced. The World Hospital Congress, IHF’s cornerstone event, is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of national and international hospital and healthcare organizations and key industry drivers to share knowledge, expertise and best practices in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services.

This year’s World Hospital Congress, hosted by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, will be held on 10-12 October in Brisbane, Australia with the theme How can healthcare evolve to meet 21st century demands?

Globally health systems are in transition. Impacts of new technology, changing demographics and disease profiles, funding pressures, new models of care and more are driving transformation. A number of distinguished keynote speakers will share insights on how healthcare organizations can harness the benefits and overcome the obstacles of transitioning health systems:

  1. Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite, Foundation Director, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University (Australia)
  2. Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust (UK)
  3. Prof Claire Jackson, Director, UQ-MRI Centre for Health System Reform and Integration, University of Queensland (Australia)
  4. Dr Daphne Khoo, Deputy Director Medical Services (Healthcare Performance Group), Ministry of Health Singapore
  5. Dr Karen Knight, General Manager Advocacy and Engagement / QLD, NSW & NT Client Services, Vision Australia
  6. Nagwa Metwally, Patients for Patient Safety (Egypt)
  7. Chris Pointon, Co-founder, #hellomynameis (UK)
  8. Prof Elizabeth Teisberg, Executive Director, Value Institute for Health and Care, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  9. Melissa Thomason, Patient Advisor, American Board of Family Medicine (USA)
  10. Harold F. Wolf III, President & CEO, HIMSS (USA)

To find out more about these speakers, click here.

Aside from the keynote sessions, there will also be plenary panel discussions, concurrent sessions, poster presentations, exhibition, the IHF Awards Ceremony and networking events. To view the latest program, click here.

For more information about the Congress visit: www.hospitalcongress2018.com

International Hospital Federation (IHF)
Established in 1929, the IHF is an international not for profit, non-governmental membership organization. Its members are worldwide hospitals and healthcare organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of healthcare. IHF provides them with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and strategic experience as well as opportunities for international collaborations with different actors in the health sector. IHF recognizes the essential role of hospitals and health care organizations in providing health care, supporting health services and offering education. Its role is to help international hospitals work towards improving the level of the services they deliver to the population with the primary goal of improving the health of society. www.ihf-fih.org