Patient Safety Conference - 11.5 CME

Overview

Most healthcare institutions are still striving to attain high reliability—the ability to minimise adverse events while consistently providing high-quality care in the context of a rapidly changing environment. Healthcare professionals are best positioned to identify hazardous situations and address system flaws. Also, while technology has the potential to improve care, it is not without risks. Technology has been described as both part of the problem and part of the solution for safer health care, and some observers warned of the introduction of yet-to-be errors after the adoption of new technologies.

This year’s Patient Safety conference brings healthcare professionals and internationally recognised speakers and presenters to learn and exchange best practices related to current issues surrounding patient safety. On its 7th edition, the scientific agenda will focus on consolidating efforts to improve patient safety: leadership, technology and finance.

Benefits of attending:

  • Identify strategies to achieve high-value health care to deliver top-tier quality service at a lowest cost
  • Appraise case studies of how regional institutions have implemented measures to improve patient safety
  • Identify simple to comprehensive solutions that ensure patient safety, risk, and quality activities are aligned with the strategic goals of the organization
  • Assess current roles in patient safety to clarify responsibilities and reduce duplication of effort
  • Discuss technology use to coordinate and streamline process changes, data collection, data analysis, monitoring, and evaluation

Key topics:

  • Employee well-being programme to create a safety culture
  • Patient safety challenge on medication safety
  • Updates from WHO patient safety initiatives
  • Leadership commitment as the game changer
  • Quality of care on telemedicine portals 
  • JCI accreditation updates
  • Significance of patient safety to health insurance
  • Safety lessons from the aviation industry
  • Risk Management

Who shall attend:

  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Patient Safety Managers
  • Quality Management Professionals
  • Quality Improvement Managers
  • Quality Assurance Professionals/Managers
  • Occupational Health Managers
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Managing Directors
  • Department Managers
  • Laboratory Directors/Managers
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Nurse Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Physicians

Activity Director: Dr Ahmad Rakad Nusair, Consultant, Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Local Chair: Dr Samer Ellahham, Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

CME CONFERENCES - FACULTY DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education has implemented a policy to comply with the current Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Standards for Commercial Support requiring resolution for all faculty conflicts of interest. Faculty declaring a relevant interest will be identified in the activity syllabus.

DAY 1: Tuesday, 24 October 2017
09:00 Opening remarks by Conference Chair:
Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Network Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
SESSION 1
Moderator: Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Network Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
09:15 Overview on patient safety in the WHO region
Dr Mondher Letaief,
Lead, Quality and Safety Programme, Health System Department EMRO, World Health Organisation, Cairo, Egypt
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45

Patient safety challenges - Jordan healthcare
Rabab Mohammed Diab, Deputy CEO; Director, Education and Consultation Department, Healthcare Accreditation Council (HCAC), Amman, Jordan

11:15

Innovation + engagement = safer care
Dr Ahmed M ElSheikh, Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Security Forces Hospital Program Makkah, Mecca, KSA

11:45

WHO patient safety challenge on medication safety
Dr Mondher Letaief, Lead, Quality and Safety Programme, Health System Department EMRO, World Health Organisation, Cairo, Egypt

12:15 Lunch Break
SESSION 2
Moderator: Dr Ahmad Rakad Nusair, Consultant, Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
13:30

Leadership commitment as the game changer
Ehi Iden, CEO, Occupational Health and Safety Managers, Lagos, Nigeria

14:00

The role of leadership development coaching of doctors on patient safety
David Ribott,
Global Coach Leader, Vice President, International Coach Federation Board of Directors, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:30

Review of the international consensus standards for patient safety
Cynthia Spry,
Independent Clinical Consultant, Sterilisation and Disinfection, New York, USA

15:00

Bow-tie: An innovative method in healthcare risk management
Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Network Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:30

Coffee Break

SESSION 3
Moderator: Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Network Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
16:00

Significance of patient safety to health insurance
Shady Nawar, Head of Health and Benefits, Bupa Global Middle East, Dubai, UAE

15:45

Issue of pay-per-performance and how it affects quality of patient care and safety
Dr Ahmad Rakad Nusair, Consultant, Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:30 Close of Day 1 Conference

DAY 2: Wednesday, 25 October 2017
09:00 Opening remarks by Conference Chair:
Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Network Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
SESSION 4
Moderator: Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Network Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
09:15 Updates on patient safety in the 6th edition of hospital standards
Dr Ashraf Ismail, Managing Director, JCI Accreditation Middle East, Dubai, UAE
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45

Preventing and managing unsafe care: Economic implications
Prof Tawfik A M Khoja, General Secretary, Arab Hospital Federation, Riyadh, KSA

11:15

Operating room and its role in patient safety
Caroline Bilen, Manager, Scientific Affairs and Education, S3M CEEMEA, Abu Dhabi, UAE (TBC)

11:45

Caregivers safety and impact on patient safety outcome
Ehi Iden, CEO, Occupational Health and Safety Managers, Lagos, Nigeria

12:15 Lunch Break
SESSION 5
Moderator: Prof Tawfik A M Khoja, General Secretary, Arab Hospital Federation, Riyadh, KSA
13:30

Medical consultations over Internet - Principles to ensure patient safety
Dr Suhail Chughtai, Consultant; Orthopaedic Surgeon and Medico Legal Examiner; Clinical Director, ML Professionals, Ilford, UK

14:00

The role of education and training in patient safety
Rabab Mohammed Diab,
Deputy CEO; Director, Education and Consultation Department, Healthcare Accreditation Council (HCAC), Amman, Jordan

14:30

Review of medication safety management
Dr Rabih Dabliz,
Manager, Quality and Medication Safety Services, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

15:00 Take TeamSTEPPS® to enhance patient safety culture
Dr Ahmed M. ElSheikh, Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Security Forces Hospital Program Makkah, Mecca, KSA
15:30

Coffee Break

SESSION 6
Moderator: Dr Samer Ellahham, Regional Network Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
16:00

Promoting people-centred care: A capabilities approach for patient safety
Prof Tawfik A M Khoja, General Secretary, Arab Hospital Federation, Riyadh, KSA

16:30

Patient engagement: Value in patient safety
Lara Al Qadi, Manager, Quality Department, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

17:00 End of Conference

Dr Ahmad Rakad Nusair

Consultant, Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Subspecialties Institute

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Samer Ellahham

Regional Network Chair, Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation; Chief Quality Officer, Senior Consultant

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Ahmed M ElSheikh

Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Security Forces Hospital Program Makkah, Mecca, KSA


Dr Ashraf Ismail

Managing Director

JCI Accreditation Middle East, Dubai, UAE


Caroline Bilen

Manager, Scientific Affairs and Education

3M CEEMEA, Abu Dhabi, UAE (TBC)


Cynthia Spry

Independent Clinical Consultant, Sterilisation and Decontamination

New York, USA


David Ribott

Global Coach Leader, Vice President

International Coach Federation Board of Directors, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Ehi Iden

CEO

Occupational Health and Safety Managers, Lagos, Nigeria


Lara Al Qadi

Manager, Quality Department

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Dr Mondher Letaief

Quality and Safety Programme, Health System Department EMRO

World Health Organisation, Cairo, Egypt


Rabab Mohammed Diab

Deputy CEO; Director, Education and Consultation Department

Healthcare Accreditation Council (HCAC), Amman, Jordan


Dr Rabih Dabliz

Manager, Quality & Medication Safety Services

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Shady Nawar

Head of Health and Benefits

Bupa Global Middle East, Dubai, UAE


Dr Suhail Chughtai

Consultant; Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medico Legal Examiner; Clinical Director

ML Professionals, Ilford, UK


Prof Tawfik A M Khoja

General Secretary

Arab Hospital Federation, Riyadh, KSA


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Accreditation Statement:

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for the maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.