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Welcome to ISQua in 2012
Acting CEO's Report
Photo's from the 2012 Board Strategic Retreat
ISQua & LinkedIn
IAP Awards
Update on Geneva
Update from ACHS
WHCC 8th Annual World Health Care Congress Europe
G-I-N 2012: Global Evidence - International Diversity
Picker Institute/Gold Foundation
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Welcome to ISQua in 2012
 
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As another year begins we would like to welcome our new members and say hello again and thank you to everyone who has renewed from last year.  We hope that you are looking forward ,as much as we are, to all that ISQua has to offer this year. 

 

In this edition of the Bulletin, our Acting CEO, Peter Carter, has reported back on the Stragetic Retreat recently held and we have updates on the Accreditation Awards approved by the Board; the forthcoming Geneva Conference; and details on how to join ISQua's LinkedIn group.

We have an update from one our our member organisations and information on future conferences and programmes which may be of interest to you.

If you would like any further information on anything reported here or any of ISQua's programmes, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

The ISQua Team

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Governance
Acting CEO's Report
 
Peter Carter, Acting CEO
Peter Carter, Acting CEO

The ISQua Board Members gathered in Dublin, as January gave way to February, having journeyed from Canadian, Danish, French and USA winters and Brazilian and Australian summers. They met in a mild but damp Dublin and three days of productive work ensued at the triennial Strategic Retreat and bi-monthly Board meeting.

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Photo's from the 2012 Board Strategic Retreat

The ISQua Board met in Dublin on 30th and 31st January for the 2012 Strategic Retreat. 

The retreat was extremely productive and ISQua would like to thank our facilator, Maura Doyle, for the smooth running over the two days.

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ISQua & LinkedIn
 
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LinkedIn is the worlds largest professional network on the Internet with 135 million members. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals. This covers several industries and sectors and helps bring professional networks closer. ISQua President Elect David Bates sees the benefit of Linkedin and has been a member for several years. David points to the manner in which it brings  people together and facilitates the creation of networks for professionals in areas of shared interest.

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International Accreditation Programme (IAP)
IAP Awards
 
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The following awards were approved at the ISQua Board meeting on 1st February 2012.
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29th International Conference
Update on Geneva
 
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ISQua’s International Conference is looking like a really successful event with over 50 speakers from 20 countries already confirmed.  Our abstract management system is busy dealing with the hundreds of papers being submitted and the numbers are increasing as we get close to our final date of submission on 29th February 2012.

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Member Articles
Update from ACHS
 
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite (left) receiving the ACSH Medal from retiring ACHS President, Professor Peter Woodruff
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite (left) receiving the ACSH Medal from retiring ACHS President, Professor Peter Woodruff

In November 2011, the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) awarded its prestigious 2011 ACHS Medal to Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, a leading health services and systems researcher of international standing.  Professor Braithwaite is the Director of the Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Founding Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales.

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Upcoming Conferences & Programmes
WHCC 8th Annual World Health Care Congress Europe
 
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The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress Europe will convene in Amsterdam, 23-24 May, 2012, gathering more than 200 health care leaders from Europe and the globe to share top insights and best practices for health care business innovation and develop actionable strategies to improve care delivery and outcomes.

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G-I-N 2012: Global Evidence - International Diversity
 
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The G-I-N 2012 Scientific Committee, hosting organisations, and the Board of Trustees of the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), would like to invite ISQua members to celebrate 10 years of G-I-N by attending the annual conference at its birthplace in Berlin, Germany, on 22-25 August 2012.

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Picker Institute/Gold Foundation
Graduate Medical Education Challenge Grant Program RFP is Now Available
 
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Graduate Medical Education Request for Proposal

 

Letter of Intent Due By March 2nd

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