1–2 December 2005 - Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) USA
The conference is organized by the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
24-25 October 2005 - Vancouver, Canada
The first meeting of the Drafting Group of the International Patient Safety Event Taxonomy (IPSET) Project brought together experts in patient safety and classification systems from around the world to meet and discuss the formation of a globally agreed IPSET.
The Global Patient Safety Challenge 2005-2006: Clean Care is Safer Care
11–15 July 2005 — Cartagena, Colombia
The workshop will contribute to the development and strengthening of institutional capacity in the Ministry of Health and other organizations, to arrange for the management of technology of the health services and guarantee an adequate technical support service to the physical infrastructure and the equipment of the healthcare facilities. The theme "Healthcare technology related quality, risk, and safety" will be addressed during the workshop.
16 May 2005 — Geneva, Switzerland
A lunch-time event focusing on Patient Safety took place in Geneva on 16 May 2005. The event was organised by the International Council of Nurses.
International conference Youth and Medicines
1–3 June 2005 - Marholmen, Sweden The conference is a patient safety-initiative and invites GO´s, NGO´s, professionals, and young people from youth organisations all over the world to participate in a "working conference" with the object to put the safety of medicines of children and youth on the international and national agenda.
1st Middle East Conference on Prevention and Management of Healthcare-related Infections
21–25 May 2005 - Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Professor Didier Pittet, leading the Global Patient Safety Challenge gave a keynote address .The conference saw the inauguration of the King Abdulaziz Medical City —the King Fahad National Guard Hospitals— as the GCC States Centre for Infection Control.
GLOBAL PATIENT SAFETY CHALLENGE FOR 2005-2006: "CLEAN CARE IS SAFER CARE"
Core Group Meeting of Experts: International Consultation on Hand Hygiene in Health Care Settings
10–11 March 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland
A group of international experts on infection prevention and control gathered at WHO Headquarters in Geneva to review the draft WHO guidelines and reach consensus on unresolved issues or designate special task force groups to resolve the issues.
African health leaders pledge support to patient safety challenges
17–19 January 2005 - Nairobi/Durban Two regional meetings of the World Alliance for Patient Safety took place in Nairobi, Kenya and Durban, South Africa on the 17 and 19 January 2005.