40th IHF World Hospital Congress

The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) dates back to 1929, when it was first held in Atlantic City, USA as a biennial event. It is the unique global forum where multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences in health sector management and service delivery is facilitated. Leaders of key national and international hospital and healthcare organisations, drivers of healthcare policy, management, financial trends and solutions are gathered in this forum to engage in constructive dialogue on best practices in leadership in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services. Even more importantly, IHF members have un-paralleled opportunities to showcase their accomplishments to peers and the rest of the global healthcare community. The event contributes to the enhancement and enrichment of knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals. The delegate make-up reflects the IHF membership which spans some 40 countries.

The 40th IHF World Hospital Congress, to be held in Durban, South Africa, has key unique features, the first being that it will be the first to be hosted on the continent of Africa. Secondly, the 2016 event will be the first edition to be hosted as an annual event. The event, to be held 30 October – 3 November 2016 in Durban South Africa, will have Addressing the Challenge of Patient-centered Care and Safety as theme.


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The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services.

Call for Abstracts: Oral/Posters

The IHF World Hospital Congress is a unique global forum where multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences in health sector management and service delivery is facilitated. This forum brings together leaders, gurus, delegates and participants conversant in healthcare policies and reforms, management practices, financing trends and solutions, quality and safety, to engage in constructive dialogue on best practices and innovations in hospital and healthcare management aimed at improving the overall health and wellness of our patients and communities.
Hosted by the Department of Health, Republic of South Africa, the IHF 40th World Hospital Congress will be held 31 October – 3 November 2016(1-3 November, International Congress) in Durban, South Africa with the theme: Addressing the Challenge of Patient-centered Care and Safety, with the following tracks:

  • Quality of Care
  • Capacity Building in Leadership and Management
  • Governance and Accountability
  • Ethics and Medical Legal Issues
  • Financing and Universal Health Coverage
  • Technology: Role in determining Clinical Pathways in Patient Care
  • Service Delivery: Innovations in delivery of Care and Hospital Services

Submission of Abstracts
Authors wishing to present their work, orally or as a poster, at the IHF 40th World Hospital Congress are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, by using the online submission form to the Scientific Committee for consideration.

Important dates:
Open for abstract submission
18th December 2015
Extended deadline for abstract submission
11th March 2016
Notification to authors (to author's email address)
21st March 2016

Important notes:
The Congress language is English. All abstracts submitted for oral or poster presentation must be in English. All abstract submissions must be made electronically via the online submission form available at http://congress.ihf-fih.org/. Abstracts sent by post or email will NOT be accepted. Previous registered users may use the same Login Credentials.

Registration form, fees and payment process will be available by 10 April 2016.

Program and Topics for the Negative 1 Day:

Sunday, October 30, 2016


TIME/VENUE

PROGRAM AND TOPICS

10:30:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM

Side Events


Program and Topics for the Day Zero:

Monday, October 31, 2016


TIME/VENUE

PROGRAM AND TOPICS

10:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM

1st IHF Governing Council Meeting

10:00:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM

Side Events

10:00:00 AM - 4:30:00 PM

Registration

Program and Topics - Day One:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

TIME/VENUE

PROGRAM AND TOPICS

8:00AM - 7:00PM

Registration

9:00AM - 9:30AM

Opening Ceremony:

Welcome speeches

Minister of Health Address:

Universal Health Coverage and the Role of National Health Insurance

10.00 AM – 10.30AM

Inauguration of Exhibition /Posters/Coffee Break

10.30 AM – 11.30 AM

Plenary

Financing and Universal Health Coverage

11:30AM - 13:00PM

 Parallel IHF Special Session

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel Host

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Lunch

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Plenary:

Governance and Accountability

3:00PM - 4:30PM

 Parallel IHF Special Session

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel Host

4:30PM

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Posters

5:00PM - 6:30PM

 Parallel IHF Special Session

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel Host

7:30PM

Welcome Reception



Program and Topics - Day Two:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


TIME/VENUE

PROGRAM AND TOPICS

8:30AM - 9:30AM

IHF International Awards:

Presentations & Prize Giving Ceremony

10:00AM

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Posters

10:30AM - 12:00PM

 Parallel IHF Special Session

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel Host

12:00:00 PM - 1:00PM

Plenary

Technology: Role In Determining Clinical Pathways In Patient Care

1:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 PM

Lunch

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Plenary:

Ethics and Medical Legal Issues

3:00PM - 4:30PM

 Parallel IHF Special Session

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel Host

4:30PM

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Posters

5:00PM - 6:30PM

IHF General Assembly

7:30:00 PM

Gala Dinner


Program and Topics - Day Three:

Thursday, November 3, 2016


TIME/VENUE

PROGRAM AND TOPICS

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Plenary:

Service Delivery: Innovations in Delivery of Care and Hospital Services

9:30AM - 11:00AM

 Parallel IHF Special Session

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel Free Paper

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel IHF Member

 Parallel Host

11:00AM

Coffee Break / Exhibition / Posters

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Closing Ceremony + Poster Awards

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM - 4:30PM

 2nd IHF Governing Council Meeting

 Hospital Visits / Side Events




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