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The World Hospital Congress is the annual flagship event of the International Hospital Federation. The Congress is a unique global forum connecting leaders and decision-makers of hospitals, health services and healthcare organizations to share knowledge and good practices, exchange new ideas and innovations, and network with other senior executives from across the international healthcare community. This year, IHF will bring the 46th edition of the Congress to the beautiful city of Lisbon in Portugal.

In this episode, Scientific Committee Co-Chairs Alexandre Lourenço and Artur Vaz talked to some of the members of the committee, who shared their experiences behind the scenes and in formulating the programme.

Coimbra University Hospital; Nova School of Public Health; Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers (APAH), Portugal

Alexandre Lourenço

Hospital Administrator; Professor; General Assembly President

Alexandre Lourenço is a Healthcare Manager and Health Management Professor focused on healthcare transformation. Hospital administrator at Coimbra Hospital and University Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor...

Coimbra University Hospital; Nova School of Public Health; Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers (APAH), Portugal

Alexandre Lourenço

Hospital Administrator; Professor; General Assembly President

Alexandre Lourenço is a Healthcare Manager and Health Management Professor focused on healthcare transformation.

Hospital administrator at Coimbra Hospital and University Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nova National School of Public Health, having performed public functions in various Portuguese Ministry of Health institutions. He coordinates the Postgraduate Program in Management of Health Institutions at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management. Moreover, he is a member of the CHRC - Comprehensive Health Research Center, and an Associate Member of Nova SBE Health Economics and Management Knowledge Centre. Consultant at the World Health Organization (WHO) for financing, health systems strengthening, and health services delivery.

He holds a PhD in Management from Nova School of Business & Economics, Lisbon. He is a Specialist in Hospital Administration (MHA), postgraduate in Primary Health Care Management, and Master in Health Management (MSc) from the National School of Public Health, Lisbon.

Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH); Luz Saúde, Portugal

Artur Vaz

General Assembly President; Administrator, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Risk Officer

Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH); Luz Saúde, Portugal

Artur Vaz

General Assembly President; Administrator, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Risk Officer

Apollo Hospitals Group, India

Pritindira Kaur

Regional Quality Head

Several years of experience in Quality Management and Patient Safety, ISO 14001. Lead auditor for EMS. Internal Surveyor for Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards as...

Apollo Hospitals Group, India

Pritindira Kaur

Regional Quality Head

Several years of experience in Quality Management and Patient Safety, ISO 14001. Lead auditor for EMS. Internal Surveyor for Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards as well as NABH standards.
Undertook several Quality Improvement Projects. Six Sigma Black Belt qualified. Experienced in managing and motivating Quality Teams of multiple hospitals/cluster

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dina Saleh Al Ismail

Executive Director of Healthcare Leadership Academy

ACC, Certified Executive Coach, Dina strives to help successful leaders recognize their strengths and to develop their skills and confidence to achieve their leadership goals.

Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dina Saleh Al Ismail

Executive Director of Healthcare Leadership Academy

ACC, Certified Executive Coach, Dina strives to help successful leaders recognize their strengths and to develop their skills and confidence to achieve their leadership goals.

Healthcare Financial Management Association, United States of America

Todd Nelson

Director of Partner Relationships and Chief Partnership Executive

Healthcare Financial Management Association, United States of America

Todd Nelson

Director of Partner Relationships and Chief Partnership Executive

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