Healthcare and legal professionals and leaders with an active interest in patient safety, quality, organizational development and health system improvement will attend the forum.
Message from the CEO
The 6th Patient Safety Forum – 2016 is another milestone for Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs (MNG-HA) and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science (KSAU-HS) in our continued journey towards maintaining and delivering optimum safety in patient care. The 5th Patient Safety Forum in 2015 brought both exceptional attendance and positive response. Given past success we are delighted to host the Patient Safety Forum as an annual event to be used as a platform to address both our organizational needs and the national need for the delivery of safe patient care.
Over the years MNG-HA has demonstrated a strong obligation to improve the systematic delivery of premium healthcare by early recognition of the importance of researching and adapting international standards while working tirelessly towards building our capacity for quality improvement of safe patient care. MNG-HA has maintained international accreditation with recently achieving a high rating score for re-accreditation with JCI. This achievement is once again as a result of our vision, mission and our organization’s strategic objectives and goals in the deliverance of safe patient care.
This year’s form will see the inclusion of an additional topic, which the MNG-HA, has as an organization been through, and passed through recently (the MERS-CoV outbreak). As in previous years The Patient Safety Forum will illustrate to us once again, what can be achieved when perseverance, academic and scientific knowledge are joined in union collectively in the unified pursuit of excellence in achieving the highest standard of patient safety and care.
The forum is an opportune time for healthcare leaders, healthcare organizations, management and all health care professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds to inspire, learn and go forth on the continued journey of safe patient care.
May I extend sincere appreciation to all involved and thanks to the expert guests, researchers and Scientific Committee for their invaluable and crucial contributions in the organization of this Forum.
Dr. Bandar Al Knawy
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Message from the Scientific Committee Chairman
This forum is a part of our continued effort to reduce medical harm and improve patient safety. We believe that as a global movement, we are making progress. There is a huge awareness of patient safety as a major public health problem. It receives greater attention from the public, health-care leaders, patients, healthcare professionals and the media. This is a notable achievement over the past decade.
The evidence for progress is clear. We have created a large number of safety standard practices and metrics. Many institutions including ours are adopting high reliability theory and are engaged in efforts to improve safety culture. We are now fully aware that this is a highly complex endeavor and that in order to achieve patient safety a large number of factors need to be addressed. These factors include transparency, care integration, better communication, teamwork, patient and family engagement and human factors engineering. These and other elements and strategies for patient safety will be discussed in keynotes, presentations and workshops during the forum.
Our will and commitment to improve patient safety is undiminished. We again welcome your contribution to this vital, complex evolving field and hope that you benefit from the forum and to advance the field forward.
Dr. Saadi Taher
Message from the Organizing Committee Chairman
On behalf of the Deanship of Postgraduate Education and the Organizing Committee, I am greatly honored and pleased to welcome you all to the Patient Safety Forum 2016.
The success of Patient Safety Forum last year was a groundbreaking experience for the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs. As we foster on more and continuous patient safety system and education, we are pleased to offer you this conference with the objective to empower healthcare professionals to create a safer environment and to sustain as much as possible a culture of Patient Safety.
We are extremely pleased that His Royal Highness, Prince Muteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Minister of National Guard Health Affairs has honored us with his presence at this meeting. Likewise, we are privileged to have with us a number of distinguished international and local guest faculty from different countries, who are prominent and world leaders in this field. They have traveled a long way to share and discuss with us the advances and challenges in the current Patient Safety practices.
Further, the Deanship of Postgraduate Education is grateful to His Excellency Dr. Bandar Al Knawy, Chief Executive Officer of National Guard Health Affairs and President of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences who continuously supports our Postgraduate Education programs and training. His effort and vision has made tremendous strides in health care practices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and beyond.
It is not an easy job to put together this educational event of such magnitude, and we would like to applaud the members of our Organizing Committee for their hard work and ensuring a top-quality conference.We assure you that the faculties are all subject leaders from different parts of the world and the scientific program has been elaborated to benefit all participants the most. We look forward to your active participation in making this conference a success. Please join us again for another educational activities offered by Postgraduate Education
DR. ABDULRHMAN AL FAYEZ
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