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Wednesday, 4th November | Theme: Learnings from the COVID-19 crisis

Opening Ceremony

10:00–10:10 CET

Speakers: Eric de Roodenbeke, CEO, International Hospital Federation; Dr Risto Miettunen, President, International Hospital Federation

PLENARY SESSION: People at the forefront in fighting COVID-19

10:10–11:10 CET

Chair: Eric de Roodenbeke, Chief Executive Officer, International Hospital Federation

Speakers: Jim Campbell, Director, Health Workforce, World Health Organization; Annette Kennedy, President, International Council of Nurses; Dr. Otmar Kloiber, Secretary General, World Medical Association; Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary, Public Services International

Presentation of Jim Campbell

Presentation of Annette Kennedy

Presentation of Dr. Otmar Kloiber

Enhancing digital response to face COVID-19

11:25–12:25 CET

Chair: Prof. Kristian Kidholm, Professor, Head of Research, Odense University Hospital, Denmark

Speakers: Dr. Teresa Anderson, Chief Executive, Sydney Local Health District, Australia; Prof. Henrique Martins, University Professor and Independent Consultant, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal; Hal Wolf, President & CEO, HIMSS

Presentation of Hal Wolf

Presentation of Henrique Martins

Agility and innovation to drive response to COVID-19

11:25–12:25 CET

Chair: Ronald Lavater, Incoming Chief Executive Officer, International Hospital Federation

Speakers: Dr, Xènia Acebes, Medical Affairs Director, Servei Català de la Salut, Spain; Dr. Charles Al Odeh, Chief Medical Officer, UHG Brasil, Brazil; Dr. Andrea Capponi, Chief Medical Officer, University Hospital of Novara, Italy; Prof. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, India; Dr. Muna Tahlak, Consultant Obs/Gyn & Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Health Authority – Latifa Women and Children Hospital, UAE

Presentation of Dr. Andrea Capponi

Presentation of Prof. Anupam Sibal

Effective collaboration to respond to COVID-19

11:25–12:25 CET

Chair: Dr. Khai Meng Choy, Chief Manager (Service Transformation), Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Speakers: Dr Khalifa Alshaqsi, Hospital Director, Nizwa Hospital, Oman; Dr. Juan Carlos Contel, Member, Chronic Care Program and Integrated Health and Social Care Plan, Department of Health, Spain; Dr. Ekaterine Kavtaradze, COO, Evex Hospitals, Georgia; Dr. Wui-Chiang Lee, Director, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan

Presentation of Dr Khalifa Alshaqsi

Presentation of Dr. Juan Carlos Contel

Presentation of Dr. Ekaterine Kavtaradze

Presentation of Dr. Wui-Chiang Lee

PLENARY SESSION: How leadership makes a difference in times of crisis

15:00–16:00 CET

Chair: Daniel Mortimer, Interim Chief Executive, NHS Confederation, UK

Speakers: Dr. Melinda L Estes, President & CEO, Saint Luke’s Health System, USA; Shagufta Hassan, Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan; Prof. Helmut Kern, Former CEO, Hospital Brothers of St. John of God Vienna, Austria; Dr Theresa Li, Cluster Chief Executive, Hong Kong West Cluster, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Presentation of Dr. Melinda L Estes

Presentation of Shagufta Hassan

Presentation of Prof. Helmut Kern

Patient safety recommendations for COVID-19 in a time of crisis

16:15–17:15 CET

Chair: Dr. John Brennan, General Practitioner and Quality Improvement Faculty, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Ireland

Speakers: Dr. Micaela La Regina, Medical Doctor, Azienda Sociosanitaria Ligure 5, Italy; Dr. Peter Lachman, CEO, International Society for Quality in Health Care; Dr. Joel Roos, Vice President of International Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Joint Commission International

Presentation of Dr. Micaela La Regina and Dr. Peter Lachman

Presentation of Dr. Joel Roos

Maintaining essential health services during COVID-19

16:15–17:15 CET

Chair and Speaker: Dr. Edward Kelley, Director, Integrated Health Services Department, World Health Organization

Speakers: Sophie Beaupère, CEO, Unicancer, France; Dr. Jaume Benavent, General Manager, Consorci d’Atenció Primària de Salut Barcelona Esquerra (CAPSBE), Spain; Prof. Mesquita Evandro, President Accreditation Hospital, Brazilian Association Private Hospital

Presentation of Dr. Edward Kelley

Presentation of Sophie Beaupère

Presentation of Dr. Jaume Benavent

Women in Healthcare: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

16:15–17:15 CET

Chair: Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, President and CEO, American College of Healthcare Executives, USA

Speakers: Majeda Al-Ruzzieh, Chief Nursing Officer, King Hussien Cancer Center, Jordan; Samantha Allen, CEO, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK; Dr. Eveline Hitti, Chairperson, Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Thursday, 5th November

Theme: Looking forward and transforming health services after the COVID-19 crisis

PLENARY SESSION: Mobilizing adequate funding for health services

10:00–11:00 CET

Chair: Bruno Meessen, Health Financing Expert, World Health Organization

Speakers: Dr. Fawzi AlHammouri, Chairman, Private Hospital Association, Jordan; Dr. Jaime A. Almora, President, Philippine Hospital Association; Ivan Planas Miret, Director of Finance, Servei Català de la Salut (CatSalut), Spain; Saskia Maria Wegner, Policy Adviser, German Hospital Federation

Presentation of Bruno Meessen

How hospitals should evolve: reflections from patients and the community

11:15–12:15 CET

Chair: Dr. Sita Ratna Duddi, Chair of the Board, International Alliance of Patient Organisations

Speakers: Nicola Bedlington, Special Advisor, European Patients Forum; Prof. Jan De Maeseneer, Emeritus Full Professor, Ghent University, Belgium; Dr. Komal Kanitkar, Assistant Medical Officer, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, India; Prof. Margareta Kristenson, Professor, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden and Chair of the Governance Board of the International HPH Network

Presentation of Prof. Jan De Maeseneer

Presentation of Margareta Kristenson

Adapting buildings and equipment for the future

11:15–12:15 CET

Chair: Alexandre Lourenço, President, Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers, Portugal

Speakers: Prof. Fábio Bitencourt, Executive Committee member, International Federation of Healthcare Engineering; Prof. Roberto Bologna, Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy; Dr. Wang-Jun Lee, Chairman & CEO, Myongji Hospital, South Korea; Patricia Williams, President and Founder, Global Health Services Network, USA

Presentation of Prof. Fábio Bitencourt

Presentation of Prof. Roberto Bologna

Presentation of Dr. Wang-Jun Lee

Presentation of Patricia Williams

Transforming supply, logistics, and infrastructure beyond COVID-19

11:15–12:15 CET

Chair: Dr. Els van der Wilden – van Lier, Director Healthcare Providers, GS1 AISBL

Speakers: Dr. Jiban Khuntia, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, USA; Ricardo Mota, Hospital Manager, Coimbra Hospital and University Centre (CHUC), Portugal; Prof. Nicoletta Setola, Associate Professor in Architectural Technology, Department of Architecture, University of Florence – TESIS Centre, Italy

Meeting of Minds: Visible Nursing Leadership During COVID-19

12:30-13:15 CET

Speakers: Nasra Al Hashmi, Nursing Section Head, Royal Hospital, Oman; Fatma Al Masroori, Director of Nursing & Midwifery Affairs, Ministry of Health (Sultanate of Oman); Dr. Manal Al Zadjali, Dean of the Higher Institute of Health Specialties, Ministry of Health (Sultanate of Oman); Dr. Jamal Eid Al Khadhuri, Director General of Nursing Affairs, Ministry of Health (Sultanate of Oman)

Presentation of Fatma Al Masroori

Presentation of Dr. Manal Al Zadjali

Presentation of Dr. Jamal Eid Al Khadhuri

IHF Health Management Workshop

13:00-13:50 CET

Chair: Eric de Roodenbeke, CEO, International Hospital Federation

Speakers: Prof. Americo Cicchetti, Professor of Health Care Management, University’ Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore; Marc Hastert, Secretary General, EAHM; Dr. Michel Nathan, Board Member, EAHM; Dr. Bernardo Ramirez, Director Global Health Initiatives, UCF, USA

Presentation of Prof. Americo Cicchetti

Presentation of Marc Hastert and Dr. Michel Nathan

Presentation of Dr. Bernardo Ramirez

PLENARY SESSION: Hospitals in the new normal: how will they look like?

15:00–16:00 CET

Chair: Ann-Lise Guisset, Technical Officer, World Health Organization

Speakers: Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, CVO, Medland Hospital, Zambia; Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System, USA; Prof. Marc Noppen, CEO, University Hospital UZ Brussel, Belgium; Dr. Lia Partakusuma, Secretary General, Indonesian Hospital Association (PERSI)

Transforming healthcare delivery and access beyond COVID-19

16:15–17:15 CET

Chair: Prof. Chien Earn Lee, Deputy Group CEO (Regional Health System), SingHealth, Singapore

Speakers: Dr. Anna Riera, Head of International Affairs, Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association, Spain; Dr. Sameen Siddiqi, Professor & Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Pakistan; Barbara Walczyk Joers, President & CEO, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, USA

With video contributions from: Visa Honkanen, Director of Strategic Development, Helsinki University Hospital in Helsinki, Finland; Abdul Marghalani, Director of Pharmaceutical Care, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Transforming the agenda of ‘People’ beyond COVID-19

16:15–17:15 CET

Chair: Prof. Shu-Ti Chiou, President, Health & Sustainable Development Foundation, Taiwan

Speakers: Dr. Bryant Adibe, System Vice President, Chief Wellness Officer, Rush University System for Health, USA; Dr. Lara Mitchell, Consultant physician Medicine for the Elderly, Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS, UK; Dr. Mary Nash, Vice President, Organization Development, NYU Langone Health, USA

Hospital leadership and management in turmoil of COVID-19

16:15–17:15 CET

Chair: Lucy Nugent, CEO, Tallaght University Hospital, Ireland

Speakers: Dr. Jaason Geerts, Director, Research and leadership development, The Canadian College of Health Leaders; Dr. Pall Matthiasson, CEO, Landspitali – The National University Hospital of Iceland; Louise McMahon, Director, Regional Health and Social Care Board, Northern Ireland, UK; Gerry O’Dwyer, Hospital Group CEO, South/South West Hospital Group, Ireland

Presentation of Dr. Jaason Geerts

Presentation of Dr. Pall Matthiasson

Presentation of Louise McMahon

Presentation of Gerry O’Dwyer

Closing Ceremony

17:15–17:30  CET

Speakers: Deborah Bowen, President-Designate, International Hospital Federation; Eric de Roodenbeke, CEO, International Hospital Federation; Ronald Lavater, Incoming CEO, International Hospital Federation;

Forum highlights

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