Prepare to be inspired and informed as Rio gears up to host the 47th IHF World Hospital Congress this September. The Congress promises a lineup of sessions and activities featuring distinguished international speakers who will delve into the most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities for healthcare executives today. Here’s a glimpse of the plenary sessions you absolutely cannot afford to miss.


Workforce development, clinical models, innovation, and sustainability: 47th IHF World Hospital Congress

The 47th World Hospital Congress is set to make history as it returns to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after 15 years, thanks to a fruitful collaboration with the Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH). This international gathering promises to unite healthcare leaders from around the globe to tackle challenges, share innovations, and commit to improving health for all. With a focus on contemporary leadership and themes such as workforce development, clinical models, innovation, and sustainability, the Congress aims to equip participants with the tools needed to shape the future of healthcare. Against the backdrop of Rio's natural beauty and cultural richness, attendees can expect a scientific programme filled with enriching experiences, networking opportunities, and insights from Brazil's dynamic healthcare market. With over 2,000 participants expected, this landmark event will serve as a platform for global learning and local action, marking Rio de Janeiro as the world capital of hospitals in September 2024.


Plenary 1: Generational Leadership Shift: Navigating New Challenges, Shaping Better Futures


Date & Time: September 10, 9:40–10:40 BRT

Chair: Mr. Pedro Delgado, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, UK


As the baton of leadership passes through generations, new challenges and expectations emerge for our future leaders. But are these expectations drastically different from those of their predecessors? Join us for an intergenerational discussion about the future of hospital leadership, featuring insights and guidance from three IHF Young Executive Leaders alongside distinguished speakers.


Plenary 2: Net Zero in Healthcare: Debunking the Myths


Date & Time: September 11, 9:00–10:30 BRT

Chair: Dr. Toseef Din, CEO, M P Shah Hospital, Kenya


Climate change poses a direct threat to both community health and healthcare delivery. However, the healthcare sector holds significant potential to reduce its environmental impact while promoting better health outcomes. Join us as our panel dismantles barriers related to sustainable healthcare, offering motivational case studies and examples to inspire action.


Plenary 3: Revolutionising Healthcare: The Current Landscape of Generative AI


Date & Time: September 12, 9:00–10:30 BRT

Chair: Ms. Sara Siegel, Global Head of Healthcare, Deloitte, UK


In the rapidly evolving landscape of generative AI, the healthcare industry anticipates significant transformation. But how will this impact patient outcomes, staff dynamics, and equity in healthcare delivery? Join us as our panel explores the current status of generative AI, sharing insights and diverse case studies across clinical care, patient experience, and operational efficiency.


Along with these plenary sessions, the Scientific Committee is building an exciting programme you can check out online to be at the forefront of innovation and knowledge exchange at this year’s healthcare congress in Rio. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more updates on this enriching event!


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