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ISQua’s 35TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – 23-26 Sept. 2018 at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

ISQua’s 35TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – 23-26 Sept. 2018 at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur


“Weaving the Fabric of Quality and Safety”

23 to 26 September 2018, KLCC, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Malaysia will be hosting ISQua’s 35th International Conference from 23rd to 26thSeptember 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. This global event will be officiated by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah. The theme for the conference is “Heads, Hearts and Hands : Weaving the Fabric of Quality and Safety”. Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) is delighted in hosting this three full-day programme and the expected 1,500 delegates from more than 80 countries, to help in spreading the Quality and Safety in healthcare as well as in raising the organisation’s profile among the many influential participants of the conference.


From past speakers and attendees:

I very much enjoyed the conference – inspiring, enlightening and enjoyable,” Bryony Dean Franklin, Professor of Medication Safety, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, United Kingdom.

The annual ISQua conferences are the single event each year that allows for like-minded individuals across the world to collectively understand how they can impact and improve healthcare safety and quality. It’s my go-to-meeting for furthering efforts to improve global healthcare quality, and I wouldn’t miss it,” Chris Cornue, Chief Strategy OfficerNavicent Health, Chicago, USA

Hence why should you get involved? The reasons to attend this international conference is many, but one that stands out is the opportunity which you should not miss, is that it is held for the first time in Malaysia by this global movement that plays an important role to help individuals, institutions and providers in healthcare to perform more effectively with the trust on quality and safety, the most important thrust in delivering care.

By attending ISQua’s 35th International Conference, the participants will have direct access among the 1,500 delegates to an international community of key health care and patient safety experts. The programme is designed each day to allow for much networking time as possible, with major social networking events and poster zones. An excellent forum to meet up with friends, colleagues and make new acquaintances and connections.

For ISQua 2018, there will be over 100 expert speakers, and the plenary speakers include Dato’ Dr. Jacob Thomas, President of the Association of Private Hospitals in Malaysia (APHM), Dato’ Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health Malaysia, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Dr. Pawan Agrawal, Founder and President of Kamalabai Educational and Charitable Trust, India, Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle, a practicing physician and co-founder and CEO of Iora Health, Massachusets, and Dr. Uma Kotagal, executive leader, population and community health; and senior fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre.

This global event will be giving a golden opportunity to take home new perspectives, ideas and plans for the fast evolving healthcare marketplace. ISQua conference offers multiple types of sessions, varying from 90 minutes of in-depth talks to fifteen minutes of flash presentations to innovative e-posters. Each covering all the tracks. In this year’s event, there will be more than 250 presentations and over 700 posters to be displayed.

The ISQua’s 35th International Conference will cover topics that matter most to the healthcare industry, such as looking after the ‘second victim’, climate change and health, inequalities in health, tackling NCD’s (non-communicable diseases) ensuring that the participants are kept abreast on the latest developments in these areas.

One of the session highlights at the 35th ISQua International Conference is the discussion session with Chris Power, the CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Annette Down, Senior Healthcare Risk Management Specialist from the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada. It will be an informative discussion on ‘Patient Safety Culture Bundle,’ targeting CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare management.

The ISQua Fellowship Awards is another highlight of this global event that will take place on 25thSeptember 2018. Participants who have fully completed the ISQua Fellowship Programme shall be awarded the Fellowship status which is an internationally recognised and respected programme delivering content to participants from leading experts in the quality and safety in the healthcare.

Another much-awaited programme during ISQua 2018 will be the educational visit to Kuala Lumpur Hospital and KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital. This visit will provide exposure and insight to the participants especially the international delegates on the healthcare system in Malaysia.

Socialising and networking will be fun and to look forward to during the upcoming ISQua conference, as this event is more than just science. The participants will be able to share their ideas, make new friends and even catch up with old acquaintances during this networking session.

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