Theme: Embracing the new normal – repositioning patient safety in the era of COVID-19

Patient Safety, now a virtual event is the only congress within the region that integrates multiple disciplines relating to patient safety, healthcare epidemiology, public health, risk management and infection control and prevention

5 - 7 November 2020

 

The world’s healthcare system faces an unprecedented challenge and an uncertain future due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. As a result, the 2020 edition of the Patient Safety Congress will now be a fully virtual event titled Patient Safety - The COVID-19 Virtual Edition.

This event, which usually takes place in Dubai annually, is still the only congress within the region that integrates multiple disciplines relating to patient safety, healthcare epidemiology, public health, risk management and infection control and prevention. These topics have never been more important or relevant, and we do not intend to keep our delegates hanging.

Join us this November when our agenda will connect healthcare leaders and practitioners worldwide while sharing best practice and driving patient safety in the new normal.

Scientific committee

Activity Director and Local Chair:

Dr. Samer Ellahham, MD, CPHQ, FACMQ, FACC
Regional Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation;
Director, Accreditation;
Cardiology Consultant, Cleveland Clinic Care Giver, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Co-Activity Director:

Dr Shafi Mohammed
Director, Infection Controland Occupational Health; Co-Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

CSSD Conference Chair:

Jason David Unger 
Director, Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Infection Control Conference Chair:

Dr. Ashraf Mahmoud El Houfi
Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Dubai Hospital
Head & Consultant - ICU, Dubai Hospital
Dubai, UAE

Key sessions:

  • Maximizing time and resources in hospitals through AI
  • Healthcare worker exposure management
  • Telemedicine - upscaling of virtual care capacity
  • Patient advocacy during public health emergencies – an ethical duty
  • Pandemic innovations
  • Scoping the intricacies of a flexible endoscope
  • Changes in standards and regulations
  • Advances in cleaning chemistry formulations
  • 5S application in CSSD
  • Infection prevention toolkit for communicable disease exposure
  • Managing a pandemic in resource-scarce hospitals
  • Isolating patients: Organizational, clinical and ethical issues
  • New technologies in infections prevention and control: Past, present, future

Benefits of attending:

  • Review best practice to maintain sterilisation of equipment during a crisis
  • Evaluate emerging pandemic innovations in CSSD and how they will improve processes and procedures in the future
  • Compare traditional vs newer & faster approaches to monitoring, surveillance, tracking, cleaning and disinfection
  • Evaluate hospital measures and their effect on controlling disease spread
  • Reduce the impact of pandemics on under-resourced hospital settings and overwhelmed healthcare system
  • Explore technology’s role in tracking, testing and treating COVID-19 – what have we gained?
  • Define the role of advocacy in translating the patient experience during emergencies

Highlights:

  • Live polls and surveys
  • Live Q&A
  • ‘Ask the speaker’ breakout rooms
  • The latest updates from local, regional and international experts

Who should attend:

  • Patient Safety Officers/Patient Safety Managers
  • Managing Directors/ Department Managers
  • Quality Management Professionals/Quality Improvement Managers/Quality Assurance Professionals/Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Infection Preventionists
  • Infection Control Managers/Coordinators
  • Infectious Disease Consultants
  • CSSD (sterile service) Managers/Supervisors/ Technicians
  • Nurses

Sessions at a glance

Pricing: AED 500 for an All-Access-Package (Includes VAT)
Includes access to all conference sessions, educational content, and matchmaking meetings for all three days, and access to all recorded content through post show.

The conferences will be accredited by the Cleveland Clinic.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

GST Sessions
09:00 - 10:00 Opening & welcome address
10:00 - 11:30 Infection Control
11:30 - 13:00 Patient Safety
13:00 - 14:00 SPEED NETWORKING & MEETINGS
14:00 - 15:30 CSSD
15:30 - 17:00 Infection Control
17:00 - 18:00 SPEED NETWORKING & MEETINGS
18:00 - 19:00 Patient Safety
19:00 - 20:00 CSSD
20:00 - 21:00 Keynote – Infection Control

Friday, 6 November 2020

GST Sessions
09:00 - 10:00 Plenary 
10:00 - 11:30 CSSD
11:30 - 13:00 Infection Control 
13:00 - 14:00 SPEED NETWORKING & MEETINGS
14:00 - 15:30 Patient Safety
15:30 - 17:00 CSSD
17:00 - 18:00 SPEED NETWORKING & MEETINGS
18:00 - 19:00 Infection Control
19:00 - 20:00 Patient Safety
20:00 - 21:00 Keynote – CSSD

Saturday, 7 November 2020

GST Sessions
09:00 - 10:00 Plenary
10:00 - 11:30 Patient Safety
11:30 - 13:00 CSSD
13:00 - 14:00 SPEED NETWORKING & MEETINGS
14:00 - 15:30 Infection Control
15:30 - 17:00 Patient Safety
17:00 - 18:00 SPEED NETWORKING & MEETINGS
18:00 - 19:00 CSSD
19:00 - 20:00 Infection Control
20:00 - 21:00 Keynote – Patient Safety 

Sunday, 8 November 2020

On-Demand Post-Show Content Bundles
CSSD | Infection Control | Patient Safety