Why attend the 2014 Middle East Forum

Why you should attend

This is a unique opportunity to attend the second conference of this type in the Middle East
  • Hear from the world’s foremost experts on quality improvement in healthcare in over 30 workshops and lectures.
  • Discover inspirational new ways to promote safety in your organization.
  • Network with hundreds of other committed healthcare professionals from the region and abroad.
  • Analyze what has and hasn’t worked for other organizations that you can apply to yours.
  • This Forum provides a platform for people who share a passion for high quality healthcare to promote good health for the communities they serve.
  • There are more varied session available to choose from – so whether you are on the front-line and want to learn about solutions you can implement immediately or if you are looking for strategic direction on how to transform your organization’s culture and appetite regarding quality and safety improvements – there is something of interest for all healthcare professionals.

Who should attend

  • All healthcare professionals, clinical and non-clinical, who are committed to improving health and healthcare for their patients.

Storyboard Exhibition

Share with other professionals your own discoveries of good practices in quality improvement:

The Storyboard Exhibition will showcase the best examples of quality and safety initiatives from the Arab World – visit here to submit your storyboard proposal.

International Expertise

Learn from international experts how to advance the science of improvement. The plenary speakers are all recognized experts in quality improvement:

The main plenary speaker is Maureen Bisognano. Maureen is the President and CEO for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She previously served as IHI's Executive Vice President and COO for 15 years. She is a prominent authority on improving health care systems.  She advises health care leaders around the world, is a frequent speaker at major health care conferences on quality improvement, and is a tireless advocate for change.

Some of the great speakers you will also hear from include:       

Derek Feeley, Executive Vice President of IHI – who prior to joining IHI was Director General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. In this role he was the principal adviser to Scottish Ministers on health and care issues and he provided direction to the work of NHS Boards in ensuring the delivery of high-quality health care.

Lynne Maher, PhD, leads on the field of innovation, exploring the practical application of new processes, methods, tools and techniques to achieve transformational change for health services. She has a particular interest in Capturing, understanding and improving the patient experience.

Kedar Mate, MD, who is an internal medicine physician, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School's Division of Global Health Equity, and a faculty member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Dr. Mate has overseen the development of innovative system designs to implement high-quality health care both in the United States and in resource-limited settings abroad.

Uma Kotagal, MBBS, MSc, Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Transformation, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; she is a neonatologist who has a strong interest in health services research and considerable experience in developing related research projects.

IHI Open School

IHI's Open School offers a range of online courses that teach the foundations of improvement, safety, system design, and leadership.
Over 20 online courses are available on these topics, among others:
  • Patient Safety
  • Improvement Capability
  • Quality, Cost, and Value
  • Person-and Family-Centered Care
  • Triple Aim for Populations
  • Leadership
 At the Middle East Forum, an on-site Learning Lab will provide delegates with the opportunity to investigate the IHI Open School courses. Learn more and try a free course here: www.ihi.org/openschool

Committee Members

HMC STEERING COMMITTEE

Mr. Gary Needle
Chief of Planning and Performance

Prof. Michael Richmond
Chairperson
Acting Chief of Medical,
Academic and Research Affairs

Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal
Co-Chairperson
Deputy Chief of Medical,
Academic and Research Affairs, Head of Medical Education

Dr. Ann-Marie Cannaby
Executive Director of Corporate Nursing

Dr. Yousef AlMaslamani
Medical Director, Hamad General Hospital

Dr. Abdulla Al Ansari
Chairman, Department of Surgery

Dr. Abdul Badi Abou Samra
Chairman, Department of Medicine

Dr. Muna Al Maslamani
Assistant Chairman, Department of Medicine

Dr. Muna Al Rashid
Clinical Associate
Medicine

Dr. Hilal Al Rifai
Medical Director, Women’s Hospital

Dr. Hani Al Kilani
Medical Director – Al Khor Hospital

Dr. Abdul Aziz Darwish
Medical Director – Rumailah Hospital

Ms. Catherine Jones
Assistant Executive Director
Patient Safety

Dr. David Vaughan
Executive Director
Quality & Patient Safety

Dr. John Boulton
Clinical Lead Quality Improvement

Dr. Nasser Ali Asad Al-Ansari
Medical Director, Al Wakra Hospital

Dr. Lionel John Jarvis
CEO, Heart Hospital

Dr. Al-Hareth M Al–Khater
Medical Director – National Centre for Cancer Care and Research

Dr. Tania Maria F. Hernandez
Medical Director – The Cuban Hospital

Mr. Noel Scanlon
Assistant Executive Director of Nursing

Mr. Nasser Al Noami
Executive Director
Center for Healthcare Improvement

Ms. Minara Chowdhury
Assistant Executive Director
Center for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Susie Page
Assistant Executive Director – Organizational Development

Mr. Stephen Andrews
Executive Director of Knowledge and Information Management

Ms. Elizabeth Macgillivray
Assistant Executive Director
Corporate Communications

Ms. Jasmeen Jutta Ul –Haque
Assistant Executive Director
Group Communications

Ms. Rachel Harvey
Assistant Executive Director
Office of the Chief of Planning and Performance (IHI Partnership Manager)

Kevin Jacob
Project Planning Coordinator, Office of the Chief of Medical, Academic and Research Affairs

HMC ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Co-sponsors:

Mr. Gary Needle
Chief of Planning and Performance

Prof. Michael Richmond
Chief of Medical,
Academic and Research Affairs

Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal
Deputy Chief of Medical,
Academic and Research Affairs and Medical Education

Program team:

Ms. Catherine Jones
Assistant Executive Director – Patient Safety

Dr. David Vaughan
Quality and Patient Safety

Dr. John Boulton
Clinical Lead Quality Improvement

Ms. Jasmeen Jutta Ul -Haque
Assistant Executive Director
Group Communications

Dr. Penelope Gordon
Deputy Chief of Medical,
Academic and Research Affairs, Professional Development

Dr. Shakil Ahmed
Assistant Medical Director
Quality and Patient Safety

Mr. Noel Scanlon
Assistant Executive Director of Nursing

Ms. Minara Chowdhury
Assistant Executive Director
Center for Healthcare Improvement

Dr. Badriya Al Ali
Executive Director
Regulatory, Accreditation and Compliance Services

Dr. Mona Al Rashid
Clinical Associate
Medicine

Mr. Berj Ohanian
Head of Events
Corporate Communications

Dr. Yousef AlMaslamani
Medical Director, Hamad General Hospital

Dr. Amira Al-Hail
ENT Consultant Surgeon, AWH

Dr. Sara Darwish
Consultant Endocrinology and Diabetes
Endocrine Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Ghada Al Sulaiti
Senior consultant, Pediatrics Department

IHI ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Maureen Bisognano
President and CEO, IHI

Joanne Healy
Senior Vice President, IHI

Kedar Mate
Vice President, IHI
Frank Federico
Executive Director, Strategic Partners

Emily Demarest
Director of Events, IHI

Jenna Elkins
Senior Event Manager, IHI

Jesse McCall
Project Manager, IHI

Carly Underwood
Event Manager, IHI