Patient safety

2005 events


World Alliance for Patient Safety Day

World Alliance for Patient Safety Day

9-10 December 2005 - Moscow, Russian Federation

Workshop on Methodologies for Medical Records Review

4-8 December 2005 - Cairo, Egypt

Global Patient Safety Challenge programme of the World Alliance for Patient Safety

2 December 2005 - Dublin, Ireland

The III Annual Patient Safety Conference

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.

Patient Safety Summit

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28-30 November 2005
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Patients for Patient Safety Workshop

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27–30 November 2005 - London, UK

Seize the Moment: Reaching Excellence in Patient Safety

16-18 November 2005 - San Francisco, USA
Co-convened by Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions (RMF) and the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan.

Speech to a Panel at the US Congress on the patient safety agenda in the UK

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4 November 2005 - Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA

Commonwealth Fund Symposium: Informal briefing and reception on the World Alliance for Patient Safety

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2 November 2005 - Washington, DC, USA

Knowledge is the enemy of unsafe care

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1 November 2005 - Washington, DC, USA

Patient Safety Seminar - Patient Safety: the Global Challenge

31 October 2005 - Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA

22nd International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care

25–28 October 2005 - Vancouver, Canada

The Drafting Group for the International Patient Safety Event Taxonomy meeting

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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

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13 October 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland

Hospital Management Asia 2005

29–30 September 2005 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Includes workshop on Managing Patient Safety & Preventive Health Care

Patient Safety – Biomedical/Clinical/Hospital Engineering Providing a Safe Health Care Environment

23-24 September 2005 - Stuttgart, Germany

Health Protection Agency Annual Conference 2005

12–14 September - University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Core Group Meeting of Experts: International Consultation on Hand Hygiene in Health Care

25-26 August 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland

Launch of the WHO Collaborating Center on Patient Safety Solutions

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23 August 2005 - Washington, D.C.
WHO Partners with Joint Commission and JCI to Eliminate Medical Errors Worldwide

Health Care Technology Management (HTM) and Clinical Engineering Workshop

Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) and Clinical Engineering Workshop

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.

The Health Professions and Patient Safety

The Health Professions and Patient Safety

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"

WHA58: Informal Briefing to Country Delegations

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19 May 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland
The informal briefing took place at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

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17 May 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland
A presentation about the World Alliance for Patient Safety took place at the University of Geneva Hospitals.

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16 May 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland
A lunch-time event focusing on Patient Safety took place in Geneva. The event was organised by the International Council of Nurses.

Second International Consultation on WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care: Implementation Strategies

27–29 April 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland
The purpose of the consultation was to discuss implementation strategies for the draft WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care.

10th European Health Forum

15 April 2005 - London, UK
Keynote address by Sir Liam Donaldson
Presentation by Dr Don Berwick

Council of Europe Conference

14 April 2005 - Warsaw, Poland
Keynote address on Patient Safety by Sir Liam Donaldson

World Health Care Congress-Europe

8 April 2005 - Paris, France
Keynote address by Sir Liam Donaldson "Tackling patient safety: an international challenge"

Patient Safety - Making it happen - The European perspective

4–5 April 2005 - Luxembourg
Keynote address by Sir Liam Donaldson
Presentation by Dr P. Michel

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.

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