This year, the IHF is bringing the 46th edition of the World Hospital Congress to the beautiful city of Lisbon in Portugal. This is the second time this prestigious event will be held in Lisbon, but for the first time, it is being co-organized by a Consortium of three local hospital leadership associations.

In this episode, Linda Clark, Director of Professional Development at IHF, interviewed the Presidents of the three associations to share updates and developments in organizing the Congress and what attendees can expect in Lisbon.

Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH)

Prof. Carlos Pereira Alves

President

Presidente da Direção da Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Hospitalar – APDH (desde 2016) e Vogal da Direção da APDH (2002-2015)  Representa Portugal enquanto Governor do HOPE Board...

Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH)

Prof. Carlos Pereira Alves

President

Prof. Carlos Pereira Alves serves as the President of the Board of the Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH) since 2016. He also represents Portugal as Governor of the HOPE Board of Governors of the European Federation of Hospitals. From 2011 to 2015, he also represented Portugal as an elected member of the IHF Governing Council.

Prof. Alves is a General and Vascular Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He held various roles, such as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Subgroup Hospitalar Capuchos/Desterro – Arroios de (1997 to 2004), Head of the Surgery Service of the Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos, Lisbon, Director of Surgery at the Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos (2004-2012).

Prof. Alves is also an author of several published medical papers and vein diseases chapters in the book “Patologia Cirúrgica” the Portuguese surgical book published by McGraw Hill.

Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers

Xavier Barreto

President

Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers

Xavier Barreto

President

Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals

Óscar Gaspar

President

Oscar Gaspar worked as Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister from 2005 to 2009 and Secretary of State for Health from 2009 to 2011. Oscar...

Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals

Óscar Gaspar

President

Oscar Gaspar worked as Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister from 2005 to 2009 and Secretary of State for Health from 2009 to 2011. Oscar Gaspar is currently the President of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), Vice-president of the European Union of Private Hospitals (UEHP), member of the Board of the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP) and VP of the National Strategic Health Council of CIP. He is member of the Portuguese Economic and Social Council, of the National Health Council and of the supervisory board of the Portuguese Institute for Evidence Based Health (ISBE). He is also member of the Advisory Councils of the Health Regulatory Entity (ERS) and of the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT). Oscar Gaspar has a degree in economics.

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