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By ISQua Wednesday. May 3, 2023

Welcome from the President, Prof Jeffrey Braithwaite Featured

May I offer a cordial invitation to all those intending to come to Seoul, Republic of Korea, in August 2023 for ISQua’s 39th International Conference. As they say in Korea, 대한민국 방문을 진심으로 환영합니다!, or a "Welcome to our country!"


For those of you who have been to an ISQua conference before, or those of us who have been many times previously, you will already know how energising, inspiring and motivational these annual events are. I’ve seen the early drafts of the programme, and I can share with you that this year’s event in Seoul is going to be outstanding. In short, this is the quality and safety in healthcare event of the year. You won’t want to miss it!


In issuing this invitation on behalf of all of us at ISQua, to those who are coming to engage with new horizons in quality and safety, and contribute a presentation, poster, or workshop, I want to thank our Korean partners who helped us make this event possible - The Korean Society for Quality in Health Care (KoSQua), Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA), and the Korea Institute for Healthcare Accreditation (KOIHA).


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There is so much exciting knowledge to be shared. Check out the programme, now available on the website.


In summary, we have an inspiring 4-day event including workshops, keynote speakers, and eight concurrent sessions and tracks from which to choose. Our pre-conference workshops on Sunday, 27th August, have specific sessions on:

  • External Evaluation,
  • Patient Reported Outcomes Measures,
  • How Might Technology Innovation Support Coproduction?
  • The Learning Health System – implications for Quality of Care and
  • Quality Improvement Workshop.


Many countries are already involved with this ISQua conference. It is already proving extremely popular with participants from Taiwan, Australia, The United Kingdom, Europe, The Republic of Korea, India, Singapore, the USA, and China.


We also have more: 

  • longer sessions to enjoy (a total of 35, from 16 different countries).
  • exciting short talks (a total of 117, from 39 different countries).
  • lightning talks, posters, networking receptions, lunchtime sessions, catch-ups with speakers, meetings with ISQua board members, and much more!


For those who want to add to their knowledge about their own health system by comparing it to what’s going on in the excellent Korean health system, you can sign up for pre-and post-conference tours.


As you register, you will see that the entire programme will be available on our conference app. The app will be available for download in July. It’s an excellent source to help you navigate through the four days to make the best conference for you, purpose-designed to fit your educational needs.


Ahead of the conference, too, I’d like to thank all our sponsors and exhibitors. You are an integral part of our family and have already helped prepare for the conference to be the success that we know it will be.


It remains for me to thank all delegates in advance for attending. I look forward to seeing you there, as does the ISQua community, including our Board, governance committees, staff, Academicians, members, stakeholders and partners.


Finally, keep an eye on the ISQua conference webpage for further announcements as you plan your visit to Seoul and participation in the conference. All information is available here.


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