What is ISQua?
The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is a non-profit, independent organization with members in over 70 countries. ISQua works to provide services to guide health professionals, providers, researchers, agencies, policy makers and consumers to achieve excellence in health-care delivery to all people and to continuously improve the quality and safety of care. ISQua and WHO have been collaborating officially since 2007.
ISQua Conference 2010
Each year ISQua organizes an international conference, which in 2010 was held in Paris, France from 10-13 October.
WHO Patient Safety was prominently featured at this year's conference. Presentations were given on High 5s, Research, Patients for Patient Safety and the Patient Safety Curriculum Guide for Medical Schools and some plenary sessions focused on future directions of patient safety.
For more information on WHO Patient Safety's work on quality and on WHO's presence at ISQua 2010, please consult the WHO Patient Safety October 2010 Newsletter:
ISQua-WHO Conference Scholarships
As in previous years, WHO Patient Safety coordinated the ISQua-WHO Conference Scholarships with 14 scholarship recipients attending the event.