A Welcome Message from the Co-Sponsors of the Middle East Forum Planning Group:

The 2014 Middle East Forum is the result of the continued successful collaboration between the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and Hamad Medical Corporation’s Quality and Safety teams.

This year’s theme is all about empowering healthcare professionals to learn about the science of improvement and how to implement the safest and best healthcare practices to benefit patients.

At this year's Middle East Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare, participants will learn about tools and methodologies that have delivered results in other organizations. Attendees will have the opportunity to dialog with international healthcare experts to discuss how  these tools can be adapted to local requirements. The Middle East Forum is ideal for practicing physicians, nurses, quality leaders, health care administrators, executives, patient and family advisors, and students training to be health professionals. All participants will gain new insights into how the science of improvement can inspire and transform healthcare practices.

This year’s event will feature a quality improvement storyboard exhibition and competition designed to showcase regional organizations’ improvement journeys. It will demonstrate the approaches, results, challenges, and lessons learned by sharing the culturally unique healthcare experiences gained by other professionals in the Middle East.

The valuable education delivered at the Middle East Forum not only actively supports the proposition of Qatar’s burgeoning Academic Health System, but also will inspire and empower any healthcare professional in the region to deliver better patient care solutions based on applied, evidence-based practices.

We are  delighted to be collaborating once again with IHI on the Middle East Forum to benefit the growing numbers of professionals committed to making a difference. Your presence will add to the rich discourse that will help to make this event another great success.


Co-Chairperson for the ME Forum Planning Group:



Mr. Gary Needle
Chief of Planning and Performance



Professor Michael Richmond

Chief of Medical, Academic and Research Affairs



Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal

Deputy Chief of Medical, Academic and Research Affairs, Medical Education