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Update on ISQua
ISQua Outings
Report from Acting CEO
ISQua Welcomes New Staff Member
The Patient Perspective Representative
The ISQua African Regional meeting
Report on Webinar and Ongoing Sessions
Salzburg Global Seminar
What's new on ISQua Knowledge?
Report from Director of Programmes
Report from the Accreditation Manager
IAP Awards
Abstracts and Registration
Plenaries and Speakers
Scholarships
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
GS1 Healthcare Conference
International Journal for Quality in Health Care
HCAC Second Quality Health Care Conference & Exhibition 2012
ASCO’s Quality Care Symposium
WHCC 8th Annual World Health Care Congress Europe
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Update on ISQua
by Caroline Jago

April Forecasts A Busy Month!- Welcome to yet another Bulletin as we find ourselves already in the showery month of April. 2012 is already proving a busy year for ISQua.

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ISQua Outings
by Caroline Jago
 
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Roof-Garden Party!- ISQua is very proud of the people who work here. Our everyday work can be busy and challenging but to make up for that, we treat ourselves every so often.

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Governance
Report from Acting CEO
by Peter Carter
 
Peter Carter, Acting CEO
Peter Carter, Acting CEO

Growing and Promoting Improvement- A message from Acting CEO, Peter Carter, on how ISQua continues to grow and promote improvement in the quality and safety of health care worldwide.

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ISQua Welcomes New Staff Member
by Caroline Jago
 
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New Social Media Engagement For ISQua- This month ISQua are celebrating a new addition to the Dublin team.



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The Patient Perspective Representative
by Peter Carter

ISQua Board

 

 

Appointment of Honorary Advisor to the ISQua Board on ‘the Patient Perspective’.

 

 

Applications and nominations are invited from individuals and organisations to apply or nominate a person to sit on the ISQua Board as a Honorary Advisor providing the Board with information, advice and insights on the patient perspective in relation to safety and quality in health care.

 

Information on the role, the attributes of the Patient Perspective Representative (PPR) and the application/nomination/selection process may be obtained from the Acting Chief Executive, Peter Carter, at email:

pcarter@isqua.org,

PH: 353 1 6706750.

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Regional Meetings
The ISQua African Regional meeting
by Triona Fortune
 
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Ghana- The first ISQua African Regional meeting to take place February 2013. The ISQua African Regional Meeting is the first meeting of it’s kind and takes place on the 4th and 5th February 2013 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra Ghana.

 

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ISQua Knowledge Portal
Report on Webinar and Ongoing Sessions
by Janine Hewitt
 
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Webinar Success- The Patient Centred Care Community Convenor, Dr Karen Luxford, hosted the very successful webinar, “When things go wrong – respectful management in the aftermath”, on 22nd February, with speakers Jim Conway, Martin Hatlie and Professor Rick Iedema.

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Salzburg Global Seminar
by Janine Hewitt
 
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Have your say before The Salzburg Global Seminar- The Salzburg Global Seminar pages went live on 21st March allowing you to follow proceedings and have your say on this important initiative to improve health care in low and middle income economies. The theme of this talk is: "Making Health Care Better in Low and Middle Income Economies:  What are the next steps and how do we get there?"

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What's new on ISQua Knowledge?
by Janine Hewitt
 
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New Members- Over the past few weeks, the ISQua Knowledge portal has delivered several engaging activities which have not only encouraged great participation and feedback from current ISQua Knowledge members, but also attracted many new members.

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International Accreditation Programme (IAP)
Report from Director of Programmes
by Triona Fortune
 
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Triona Fortune, Director of Programmes

Cape Town- Director of Programmes, Triona Fortune, reports on ISQua’s Accreditation Council two day intensive meeting in Cape Town on 19th and 20th March, 2012. 

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Report from the Accreditation Manager
by Jan MacKereth-Hill
 
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Jan Mackereth-Hill, Accreditation Manager

Busiest Year To Date- In 2012 ISQua’s IAP will be having its busiest year. A total of 34 surveys are scheduled to take place.

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IAP Awards
by Triona Fortune
 
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Congratulations- The following awards were approved at the ISQua Board meeting of April 11th, all  are effective from April 2012 to March 2016.

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29th International Conference
Abstracts and Registration
by Caroline Jago

Record Number!- We received a record number of almost 1,300 abstracts from 60 countries and the conference organising committee would like to thank all authors who submitted for the ISQua Conference, Geneva, 2012.

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Plenaries and Speakers
by Caroline Jago
 
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Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General for Communicable Diseases, WHO

Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO, Announced As Opening Speaker- ISQua is pleased to welcome Dr Margaret Chan, the Director General of the WHO as the Opening Plenary Speaker at this year’s conference.

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Scholarships
by Caroline Jago
 
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ISQua Schloarship to Geneva now Available- ISQua, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), are very excited to offer applicants from developing countries or countries with economies in transition, an exceptional opportunity to attend the ISQua 2012 International Conference, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 21st – 24th October 2012.

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Member Articles
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
by Cecilia Bloxom

Projects of Interest- At the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), we listen to the system, catalyze change, launch new ideas, and invest in promising developments.

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GS1 Healthcare Conference
by Anouk Chavel
 
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GS1- Global GS1 Healthcare Conference Highlights Patient Safety and supply chain efficiency- Healthcare professionals from 33 countries gathered for the 21st Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Sydney on 20-22 March, to advance the implementation of global supply chain standards and ultimately raise the bar on patient safety.

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Publications
International Journal for Quality in Health Care
by Krysta Monopoli
 
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Journal- "Are you getting the most out of the Journal?"- The International Journal for Quality in Health Care makes activities and research related to quality and safety in health care available to a worldwide readership.

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Forthcoming Conferences & Programmes
HCAC Second Quality Health Care Conference & Exhibition 2012
by Nisreen Abassi
 
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Jordan 2012- Prestigious quality health care events to take place from 25th – 27th September 2012 in Hyatt Amman Hotel, Amman, Jordan.

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ASCO’s Quality Care Symposium
 
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ASCO's Quality Care Symposium- ASCO's Quality Care Symposium will bring together practicing oncologists, researchers, health system administrators, and patient advocates to share their results in measuring and improving the quality of cancer care.

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WHCC 8th Annual World Health Care Congress Europe
 
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The 8th Annual World Health Care Congress Europe will convene in Amsterdam, 23rd - 24th 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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