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ISQua's Board and Staff Members present and take part in events around the world.

If you would like an ISQua representative to speak at your event, please contact conference@isqua.org

Cliff Hughes
ISQua President

David Bates
Professor of Health Policy & Management, Harvard School of Publich Health, ISQua past President

Leslee Thompson
CEO & President, Accreditation Canada
ISQua Board Member

Peter Lachman
Quality Improvement Faculty Lead, RCPI, ISQua CEO
Peter Lachman ISQua CEO

John Brennan
4th Year Registrar in General Practice, RCPI/ISQua Quality Improvement Scholar in Residence

1st Leading for Quality in Changing Times Conference
29th March 2017

Hosted by RCPI in association with ISQua

Hear inspiring success stories from those leading the delivery of safer, higher quality and more cost-effective healthcare.


Peter Lachman,
Peter Lachman ISQua CEO

26th - 28th April 2017

R12: Working with parents to improve safety

Peter will be presenting his session on Thursday, 27th April at 08:30am

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 Triona Fortune
ISQua Deputy CEO

27th April 2017

Workshop to set up a plan to develop the Omani National Accreditation System for Healthcare (ONASH), Muscat, Oman

Triona has been invited by the Directorate General of Quality Assurance Center (DGQAC), Dultanate of Oman Ministry of Health to give a presentation on the 'ISQua requirements for developing accreditation standards'

Cliff Hughes, ISQua President

Stephen Clark, Chair of ISQua's Accreditation Council and Group CEO

Stephen Clark

26th & 27th April 2017

2017 International Forum of Hospital Quality Management and Evaluation-Global View and Chinese’s Practice
Beijing, China

ISQua President, Cliff Hughes, and Board Member & Accreditation Council Chair, Stephen Clark, will present a workshop on quality management.

Cliff Hughes - ISQua's introduction and ISQua's cooperation with China in Future

Stephen Clark - Medical quality evaluation

Peter Lachman,
Peter Lachman ISQua CEO 

Tuesday, 9th May 2017 - 14:30 - 16:00

Ensuring quality and patient safety during transitions in patient care

Peter will be presenting on this topic as a keynote speaker.

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#ICIC17 Plenary 3 Ensuring quality and patient safety through transitions in patient care, Dr Peter Lachman, ISQua from Foundation for Integrated Care on Vimeo.

Peter Lachman,
Peter Lachman ISQua CEO


Thursday, 25th May 2017 - 11:45 - 13:00

The role of networks and collaboratives in developing and spreading quality improvement initiatives

The seminar will discuss the importance of having strong networks in sustaining and disseminating QI outcomes, featuring an overview of the topic from Dr Dominique Allwood from the Health Foundation and examples of successful paediatric networks including Making it Safer Together (MiST), Meds IQ and the Situation Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E) collaborative.

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 Peter Lachman

Peter Lachman ISQua CEO

1st June 2017

The “Global Trigger Tool: a Project for the Sicilian Region” workshop has a threefold goal:

to foster the safety culture among healthcare professionals, to learn from authoritative experiences the “Global Trigger Tool”  tools and to present the results of the regional project.

Peter will be presenting on: 'Learning and improving – what it takes to be safe' and joining a roundtable discussion on 'Guidelines and professional liability in Europe'

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Peter Lachman

Peter Lachman ISQua CEO 

15-16 June 2017

evaplan International Health at the University Hospital Heidelberg have partnered with ISQua for the 3rd Heidelberg QI Forum for Health 

'How to fit patient safety into QI mechanisms?'

The QI Forum was established in 2014 with the aim to bring quality improvement (QI) and health system strengthening (HSS) experts together and build a platform for information, exchange, critical analysis and discussion of QI mechanisms, initiatives and approaches in the context of HSS.

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Register now - earlybird closes 30 April 2017

Jeffery Braithwaite
ISQua Board Member

Time: June 16-18, 2017 
Location: Beijing, China 

& the 100th Anniversary of Peking Union Medical College
United for Healthier Future 

Organizer: Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College CN-Healthcare Media, Chinese Research Hospital Association (CRHA) 

Prof Braithwaite will be speaking in the “Forum 4:Lean healthcare” session(June 17th)and “Opening Ceremony of International
Medical Quality and Patient Safety Summit” session(June 18th)

 Cliff Hughes
ISQua President

Safety Connections

Safety Connections Conference

20th June 2017


The Safety Connections Annual Conference promotes harm free care across King’s Health Partners. International speakers present to staff and students on a wide variety of topics and improvement projects all aimed at inspiring others to promote and share best practice.

Prof Hughes has been invited to as a keynote speaker of the conference.

Find out more about the Conference and Safety Connections Network 

Peter Lachman

Peter Lachman ISQua CEO 

4th - 5th July 2017

In a healthcare system under strain, the Patient Safety Congress helps you to design environments which allow safety and clinical excellence to flourish.

The Patient Safety Congress is a two day event for anyone with an interest in safety, quality and clinical excellence in healthcare. Congress is the only event to bring together international best practice, innovations from the frontline, award winners, guidance from national leaders and exhibitors all with a focus on patient safety and quality improvement. 

Dr Lachman has been asked to Chair the Clinical Excellence and Quality Improvement Stream on 5th July.

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Cliff Hughes
ISQua President

Peter Lachman

Peter Lachman ISQua CEO

Oliver Groene
ISQua Expert

Tingfang Liu
ISQua Expert

 Sino-German Forum

The spread of excellence in Health care in China and
Germany –through quality management and quality control

25th - 28th July 2017

The aims of the forum are:
1.To identify the current status of quality management/quality control mechanisms in health care systems in China and Germany, common challenges and differences.
2.To define areas of collaborations to improve the QM/QC systems in health care in both countries.
3.To develop mechanisms for spread of excellence in health care by education and clinical medicine: from academic environment to municipal and community levels.

Prof Hughes will be speaking on 26th July on 'How can we do experimental quality control in different countries?'

Dr Lachman will be speaking on 27th July on 'How can we improve medical quality control in developed countries and developing
countries: 30 years experience from the International Society for
Quality in Health Care'

Dr Groene will be speaking on 26th July on 'Patient centredness and quality improvement efforts in hospitals world wide.'

Prof Tingfang Liu will be speaking on 27th July on 'Chinese Hospital QCC in Healthy China 2030 strategy : From theory to Practice.'

24 - 26 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur

The new APAC event, taking place in the autumn, showcases internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region. The new International Forum in APAC is developed in close partnership with regional strategic partners.

The programme of the event is developed in close partnership with regional strategic partners, ensuring that it addresses regional needs.

The event aims to bring together healthcare professionals in the region who share a concern and a passion for improving quality and safety in healthcare, to provide the opportunity for healthcare professionals to publish their work as a poster or to be a speaker, to share and learn best practices, meet peers and build international connections.

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Prof Cliff Hughes, ISQua President

4th Annual International Roundtable on Choosing Wisely

12th & 13th September 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Meeting objectives:
1. Continue stimulating growth and development of new and existing campaigns
2. Engage in strategic planning – what is next for Choosing Wisely international?
3. What is our degree of engagement to assisting new countries interested in Choosing Wisely?
4. Consider funding opportunities for collaborative work including research/measurement as well as implementation of strategic plan

Cliff Hughes has been invited to present to the group as a keynote speaker on Wednesday September 13, and to participate in the full two days of the roundtable

Peter Lachman, ISQua CEO

Peter Lachman ISQua CEO 

8th Open Day of the Latin American Collaborative Forum on Quality and Safety

13th - 14th September 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 8th Conference of the Collaborative Forum on Quality and Safety in Health was created to expand collaboration on quality and safety initiatives in Argentina and other countries in Latin America, where local and international experts will share their experiences and presentations that will allow you to update your knowledge about the new trends in quality and patient safety.

The theme of this year's conference is "Human Factor: The Catalyst of Improvement"

ISQua are a supporter of this conference and Peter Lachman will be presenting.

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Peter Lachman, ISQua CEO 

Peter Lachman ISQua CEO

The Quality, Clinical Risk & Patient Safety Conference

September 29th 2017, Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin

The State Claims Agency’s Clinical Risk Unit warmly invites you to attend the Annual Quality, Clinical Risk & Patient Safety Conference on the 29th September 2017 in Dublin Castle.

This year’s conference will feature international and national speakers presenting around the theme ‘Evidence Based Information Driving Safer Patient Care’. For a full list of speakers, please see attached programme.*

Peter Lachman has been invited to speak at this conference

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RCEM Annual Scientific Conference 2017 

16 – 18 October 2017 | The ACC, Liverpool

Join the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) in Liverpool for their Annual Scientific Conference 2017. This key conference covers a number of themes including infection, research, toxicology, elderly, keeping safe and much more. In addition to all this, relax and unwind with your peers at our complimentary drinks reception at the end of day 1 and the annual dinner on day 2.

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2nd National Patient Safety Office Conference

October 25th & 26th, The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin

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Peter Lachman,
 Peter Lachman ISQua CEO

Cliff Hughes
ISQua Past President
Prof. Cliff Hughes

 IHF tapei

Theme: Patient-friendly and Smarter Healthcare 

The 41st World Hospital Congress will be held on November 7-9, 2017 at the Taipei International Convention Center.

This three-day congress will once again bring together some of the healthcare industry’s top experts and professionals to share their insights, trends, solutions and best practices in healthcare management and service delivery. 

ISQua's CEO Peter Lachman, and Past President, Cliff Hughes, have been invited to present on 7th November on the topic 'From accreditation to quality…How can accreditation help to improve quality in health care?'

To find out more about this session, and the conference, please visit http://worldhospitalcongress.org/timetable/event/isqua/

Helen Crisp, ISQua Expert

Crossroads'17 - Working Together For A Better World

Healthy Aging, Healthy Children and Healthy Adults at the Crossroads: Challenges and Need for Future Action

Istanbul, Turkey - 29th November to 1st December 2017

The Crossroads' 17 Conference will explore advances and agree on the need for global integrative management approach for Elderly and Patient Care multisectorial and multistakeholders cooperation and promote enhanced public-private partnership models for financing tools.

ISQua Expert, Helen Crisp, has been invited to give the keynote speach at this conference.

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