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Patient safety in the era of COVID-19

Patient Safety, now an Virtual event is the only congress within the region that integrates multiple disciplines relating to patient safety, cssd and infection control.

Patient Safety Virtual 2021

ThemeRe-engineering safety post-pandemic- from surviving to thriving

The fight against COVID-19 continues and patient safety remains a key focus in healthcare conversations around the world. However, the focus is now shifting towards reflecting on which tactics were the most impactful in the last months and how we can carry forward the momentum that this pandemic has created in the patient safety universe.

At this year’s edition of the Patient Safety Congress, we aim to look beyond COVID-19 and to focus the agenda on the ‘what now?’. Our speakers will present on the myriad innovations within infection control, CSSD and patient safety. They will also delve into discussions on trending issues giving delegates action points to take away and implement within their day-to-day.

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.






CME-accredited sessions


Industry sessions

Key Topics

  • The pandemic’s effect on non-COVID care and treatment – The Corniche Women & Newborn hospitals experience
  • Scoping the intricacies of a flexible endoscope
  • Infection Prevention and Control during the COVID-19 era and beyond
  • Building a Patient Safety culture within a large health system post-COVID
  • Advances in cleaning chemistry formulations
  • Changing mindsets and behaviour for optimal infection control compliance
  • Implementing safety solutions/interventions in a health system – the patient safety toolkit post-COVID
  • 5S application in CSSD
  • Impact of Health Information Technology on patient safety – an update
  • Healthcare worker exposure management

Who should attend

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


Activity Director

  • Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Chair, Middle East, Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Director of Accreditation, Cleveland Clinic Caregiver, Senior Cardiovascular Consultant, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Committee Members

  • Dr Shafi Mohammed, Director, Infection Control and Occupational Health; Co-Chairman, Infection Control Committee, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Mr Jason David Unger, Director - Surgical Services & Anaesthesia Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Confirmed Speakers Include

  • Samah Darwazeh, Head of Quality and Patient Safety Office, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  • Tammy Combs, Practice Director for CDI and Clinical Foundations, AHIMA, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • A/Prof Le Thi Anh Thu, President, Ho Chi Minh City Infection Control Society (HICS) Vietnam; Group Chief Medical Officer, Hoan My Medical Corporation; Infection Control Consultant & Expert, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Prof Nick Sevdalis, Professor of Implementation Science & Patient Safety; Director, Centre for Implementation Science; Academic Director (joint), Quality Improvement & Implementation Science CAG, King’s Health Partners; Deputy Head of Department (joint), Health Service & Population Research Department; Founding Section Chief Editor, Frontiers in Health Services – Implementation Science, King’s College London, London, UK
  • Eric Woo, Regional Director - Asia Pacific Regional Office, ECRI Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Iahn Gonsenhauser, Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Ohio, USA
  • Jane Kelly, Quality Director; Quality and Patient Safety, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE