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Quality and Safety in Population Health and Healthcare

ISQua’s 30th  International Conference, 13 - 16 October 2013

The International Society for Quality in Health Care is a non profit, independent organisation with members in over 70 countries, ISQua's conference offers a unique opportunity for delegates to share expertise and knowledge via a multidisciplinary forum including;

  • 6 Plenary Presentations
  • Over 1,000 delegates
  • Representatives from 70 countries
  • In excess of 250 presentations
  • 500 posters
  • Over 100 expert speakers
  • 25 hours of networking
  • Major social events

Elliot ensures the world is our ISQua

All healthcare improvement roads will lead to Edinburgh in 2013

Frances Elliot. Chief Executive, Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Ensuring that the quality of healthcare in Scotland is the envy of the world is a Scottish Government ambition that Healthcare Improvement Scotland fully supports – so much so that we’ve played a pivotal role in bringing the foremost international conference on improving the quality of healthcare to the city of Edinburgh for 2013.

The annual International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) conference brings together individuals and institutions with a common desire to share their expertise in an international forum. Frances Elliot – our organisation’s Chief Executive and principal author of the bid document that lured the prestigious event to Edinburgh – has just returned from the latest conference in Geneva presenting our work on person centred care in Scotland, as well as accepting the rare honour of being invited to become to become an official ISQua expert.

Stars of the bid

The successful bid was secured by Healthcare Improvement Scotland in partnership with the NHS in Scotland and the Scottish Government.

To clinch the bid it was important to highlight what’s happening in Scotland to improve the quality of healthcare, as well as the high quality opportunities for learning and sharing best practice that Scotland can offer. The Scottish Patient Safety Programme, the Scottish Patient Safety Research Network and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in Scotland were just some of the aspects of quality improvement in Scotland that the bid highlighted.

Another key component was the integrated approach to patient safety happening in Scotland, and the bid highlighted that such integration was second to none.

More signs that Scotland is being placed firmly on the map when it comes to improving the quality of healthcare.

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Find out more

Find out more by visiting the ISQua website