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Turning challenges into leadership opportunities

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1 September 2022 
Worldwide (online) 

A FREE WEBINAR FROM THE IHF’S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP FORUM

We invite all female healthcare leaders and managers working within health systems across the IHF’s membership to join this virtual event, which follows on from the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day: ‘break the bias’. Hear personal stories from successful female leaders on how they have turned challenges in their workplace environments into leadership opportunities.

Designing and implementing sustainable acute care telemedicine programmes

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Workshop 2: 14 September 2022
Worldwide (online) 

A FREE SERIES OF INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS FROM THE IHF’S TELEHEALTH SIG

Are you a hospital executive aiming to establish successful and sustainable telehealth programmes within your acute care setting? Join this series of three online workshops (July, September and December), hosted by the IHF Telehealth SIG. Recordings will be available after each session.

45th IHF WORLD HOSPITAL CONGRESS

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“Global learnings, local actions: Sustainable healthcare”
9-11 November 2022
Dubai (UAE) 

SAVE THE DATE: 45th WORLD HOSPITAL CONGRESS IN DUBAI

The WHC is a unique global forum connecting leaders and decision-makers of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations to share knowledge and good practices, exchange new ideas and innovations, and network with other senior executives from across the international healthcare community.

IHF AWARDS 2022

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10 November 2022
Dubai (UAE)

FIND OUT WHO WILL WIN THIS YEAR’S AWARDS IN DUBAI!

The IHF Awards were launched in 2015 and are recognized around the world as the premier awards programme to honour hospitals and healthcare organizations. Past winners have benefited from the IHF Awards with global recognition that inspires their teams, and the global healthcare community, to strengthen their commitment to the causes highlighted in each Awards category, as well as by earning generous donations to further support their projects. The Awards were first presented in 2015 in Chicago (USA) at the 39th WHC.

The winners of the IHF Awards 2022 will be presented during a special Awards Ceremony at the 45th IHF World Hospital Congress.

SDA BOCCONI COURSE – HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT: THE SIMULATION AND THE PANDEMIC

30 November to 3 December 2022
Online, worldwide

COURSE RUN BY SDA BOCCONI WITH EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR THE IHF’S NETWORK

An online simulation course designed especially for hospital leaders. Held by the SDA Bocconi School of Management, the course includes a comprehensive, strategic exercise for the executive leadership team of a hospital. Delegates will test and strengthen their managerial, decision-making, and organizational skills.

Participants who register using the special code “IHF22” will also benefit from 1 free online coaching session from SDA Bocconi Faculty following the course.

46th IHF WORLD HOSPITAL CONGRESS

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25 to 27 October 2023
Lisbon Congress Centre
Portugal

SAVE THE DATE AND JOIN US IN LISBON

The annual Congress of the IHF will once again connect leaders and decision-makers of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations to share knowledge and good practices, exchange new ideas and innovations, and network with other senior executives from across the international healthcare community. The 2023 edition is co-hosted by the Portuguese Association for Hospital Development, Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals, and Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers, under the high patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic.

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Cybersecurity in Healthcare: How can you protect your organizational reputation?

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11 August 2022 
Worldwide (online) 

A FREE WEBINAR FROM THE IHF’S HARNESSING BIG DATA SIG

Do you have a plan in place for when your hospital or healthcare organization is hit by significant and potentially crippling cyber-attacks? Developed with the IHF’s Harnessing Big Data Special Interest Group, this session focused on how CEOs and other C-suite executives can prepare effective strategic communications to help minimize the negative impact on organizational reputation. 

THE POWER OF TELEHEALTH: HOW CAN IT IMPROVE ACCESS TO CARE?

The power of telehealth: how can it improve access to care?

16 March 2022
Online, worldwide

Interested to learn more about how the coronavirus crisis has provided a new context for the use of digital health solutions in the delivery of hospital-based care?

One of the biggest ‘service shifts’ in the healthcare sector since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the widespread adoption of telehealth. As well as being a viable option to provide continuity of care and treatment to patients during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth has transformed how health systems can respond to chronic workforce shortages and optimise their clinical capacities.

Together, the IHF and the African Healthcare Federation hosted this special webinar to share learnings and knowledge about how telehealth can be harnessed to address disparities of access to care and medical expertise.

44th IHF WORLD HOSPITAL CONGRESS

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“People on board: Transforming healthcare by blending agility, responsiveness, and resilience”
8–11 November 2021
Barcelona, Spain and online, worldwide

The first hybrid Congress of the IHF was hosted by La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals (Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association) on 9–11 November 2021 in Barcelona with the overarching theme “People on board: Transforming healthcare by blending agility, responsiveness, and resilience”. It was a success with around 1500 participants from more than 70 countries joining the discussions.

GREEN HOSPITALS: SHARING INNOVATIVE PRACTICES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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7 October 2021
Online, worldwide

Climate change is at risk of becoming the biggest public health threat of our generation. Medical professionals have identified climate change from carbon emissions as the ‘biggest global health threat of the 21st century’[1]. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause more than 250,000 additional deaths per year.

As the impacts of climate change upon the environment and society become ever clearer, the healthcare sector needs to urgently recognize the opportunity it has to lead the way in tackling this global crisis. Across the world, healthcare professionals are at the forefront of the fight against climate change and are driving innovations to invent the ‘green hospital’ of the future.

At this special virtual event with Dialog Health, healthcare executives from across the world came together to share their stories and strategies of leading innovative practices for a sustainable future.

DESAFIOS DE UMA PANDEMIA: A IMPLEMENTAÇÃO DA VACINA COVID-19 NOS PAÍSES DE LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA

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25 May 2021
Online, worldwide

The IHF, in collaboration with the Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Hospitalar (APDH), the Federação Brasileira de Hospitais (FBH) and the Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (CPLP), hosted a virtual event on the implementation and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Portuguese-speaking countries across the world. Thought leaders from the healthcare sector came together to examine the first six months of the vaccine’s implementation and distribution, debrief and discuss challenges and successes, and explore the perspectives for the future. The event was held in the Portuguese language.

HOSPITAL WORKERS’ WELLBEING MATTERS

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23 February 2021
Online, worldwide

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, the current and projected scale of distress among healthcare workers is alarming. It is widely recognized that healthcare professionals need enhanced support to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their current and future wellbeing

ISQua and IHF collaborated on this virtual event with the aim to provide our members and the wider community a global perspective on healthcare workers’ wellbeing and an opportunity to hear innovative interventions from healthcare leaders from around the globe. It also allowed participants the opportunity to share their experiences, ideas and challenges and learn about solutions from other industries on addressing workers’ wellbeing.

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IHF VIRTUAL FORUM

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4–5 November 2020
Online worldwide

The COVID-19 crisis affected countries around the world in different magnitudes but all had to rapidly put in place a response which impacted health service delivery to an extent unlike any before in such a short period of time.

This unprecedented situation calls for the health service community to come together ​to support each other through this pandemic, to share and discuss experiences, challenges, insights and solutions. This virtual forum for hospital and healthcare leaders was an opportunity to debrief and discuss learnings from the crisis, address key questions on strategies for the new normal, and explore how health services are transforming for the future.

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