8th - 11th July 2021
Together with Centro Regionale Gestione Rischio Clinico e Sicurezza del Paziente (GRC) and the Italian Network for Safety in Healthcare, ISQua is delighted to host our next Conference in Florence, Italy.
Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto.
The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”
Registration for the Florence conference is now open!
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ISQua is delighted to re-open registration for the postponed Florence conference. Since we are aware that long distance traveling and budgets may influence your chance to attend the event, we have decided to reduce the registration fees and to extend Early Bird to Thursday, 4th February 2021. You can find out what classification your country falls under here.
There are even more savings on registration fees for ISQua Members. Join now to access these exclusive rates.
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Call For Papers
THE CALL FOR PAPERS FOR ISQua2020 IS NOW CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS.
Nearly 2,000 abstracts from 95 countries were received!
Each abstract will now go through a double-blind review by our expert reviewers and successful authors will be contacted with the results shortly.
Florence Conference Tracks
The theme for this year's conference is 'Emotion, Inspiration and Creativity: Pathways to Global Health Quality'.
The renaissance in Italy was a period of rebirth with new ideas discoveries and the flowering of wonderful art. As we move from Cape Town to Florence, so we are taking the quality and safety movement to a new level. We hope that there will be the rebirth of our belief systems in the goodness of health and the ability to deliver safe and effective people-centred care.
For the conference, we chose three key essential components of the Renaissance - Emotion, Inspiration and Creativity as we believe these will the pathway to Global Health Quality.
1. Policy for Quality and Safety
2. Developing Leaders for quality and safety
3. Economic benefits of improving quality and safety
4. Behavioural Economics
1. Peoples Experience as providers and receivers of care and community care
2. Voice of the Person as Patient: Goals, Outcomes and Experience
3. Caring for Healthcare Providers
4. People’s Perception of Community Care
5. Art, Culture and Medicine
1. Reverse Learning and Teaching
2. Preparing future generations for quality
3. Developing the workforce
4. Learning health systems for coproducing health, quality & science
4. Performance Monitoring
1. Digital Health
2. Artificial Intelligence
3. Big data
5. The ageing population
6. People with chronic illness
7. Promoting well-being
8. The transition from Life/ Advance Care Planning (ACP)
2. Human Factors
3. Human Factors in litigation
5. Medication Safety
6. Infection, Prevention and Control
7. Patient Safety Tools and Solutions
8. Co-designing and co-producing safe systems
1. Building Hospitals for the Future
2. Climate Change
3. Integrated and Universal Health Care
4. Human Resources
5. Pre-Primary Care (Health Literacy, including TV and Media)
6. Primary Healthcare
7. Mental Health
8. Palliative and End of Life Care
9. Co-designing and co-delivering high-value services
2. Fragile States
3. Vulnerable Settings
4. War zones
5. Currency fluctuation
8. Leveraging coproduction
Co - Chairs
- Riccardo Tartaglia; The Italian Network for Safety in Health Care (INSH)
- Jeffrey Braithwaite; ISQua President- Elect
- Sara Albolino; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
- John Brennan; General Practitioner
- Silvio Brusaferro; University of Udine
- Stephen Clark; ISQua Board Member (conf 2021)
- Helen Crisp; Independent Consultant
- Vittorio Fineschi; University le Sapienza, Rome
- Federico Gelli; Italia in Salute
- Peter Lachman; ISQua CEO
- Eugene Nelson; The Dartmouth Institution
- Wendy Nicklin; ISQua President
- Sabina Nuti; Santanna school, Pisa
- Rohit Ramaswamy; Gillings School of Global Public Health
- Walter Ricciardi; University Sacro Cuore
- Jacqui Stewart; COHSASA
- Carlo Rinaldo Tomassini; Dept. of Health Tuscany
- Shin Ushiro; ISQua Board Member
- Manvir Victor; ISQua Patient Representative
The Programme and Planning Committee oversees the development of the scientific programme and is responsible for ensuring the quality of the content of the conference.
Local Organising Committee Members
Sara Albolino; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Giulia Dagliana; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Michela Tanzini; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Giulio Toccafondi; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Francesco Venneri; INSH & GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Elena Beleffi; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Stavros Prineas; ErroMed, Australia
Francesco Ranzani; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Elisabetta Flore; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) supports the Programme and Planning Committee (PPC) to include work from regional hospitals and institutions. THe LOC are responsible for designing educational visits to local Institutions of excellence for our international delegates while taking every opportunity to promote the conference to local delegates.
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2020 Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize
Nominations Solicited for 2020 Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs)
Career Achievement Prize of $20,000 (USD)
We are no longer seeking nominations for the 2020 Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust* John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs), which includes a $20,000 honorarium.
The award is named in honor of the Health Assessment Laboratory/Medical Outcomes Trust's founders, Dr. John E. Ware, Jr., and Dr. Alvin Tarlov - two of the world's leading pioneers in the development and use of patient reported outcome measures.
* The Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust is a free-standing not-for-profit organization with the goal of advancing state-of-the-art tools for measuring health care services and health outcomes from the patient/person point of view.