2nd International Conference on Patient Safety 2017

"Value-Based Safe Health Care"

 October 28-29, 2017

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Introduction 2nd International Conference on Patient Safety (ICPS) 2017

  Organized by Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety, Riphah International University.   


The objectives of the conference are to help in developing a patient-centric mindset Create awareness about patient safety, medical errors and healthcare quality in Pakistan and the region.To build a capacity of professionals, involved in the process of delivering quality healthcare and managing patient safety in their institutions.To brought together the stakeholders in Pakistan on this important subject.

Last Date of Abstracts Submission is October 15, 2017

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Conference SPEAKERSRenowned International key note speakers are participating in conference from across the world  

Mr. Hassan M Khan

Chancellor Riphah International University

Mr. Hassan Muhammad Khan has done dual majors in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Boston, USA, which he followed up with a Masters in Business Administration. He has traveled widely in the world and his areas of interest include innovation in management and educational models. As an educationist of distinction, Mr. Hassan Khan has played a pivotal role in establishment, development, and recognition of institutions of Riphah International University.

Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad

Vice Chancellor Riphah International University

Professor Dr. Anis Ahmad is a social scientist of international repute. He carries a Ph.D. from the Temple University, Pennsylvannia, USA. He has held numerous academic leadership positions both nationally and internationally. He is former Vice President of International Islamic University, Islamabad and former Dean, Faculty of Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia. He writes on contemporary social, political and cultural issues faced by the Muslim Ummah.

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed

Conference Chairman

Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed is a visionary strategist, healthcare entrepreneur & a physician leader who specializes in developing socially beneficial. sustainable, scalable and innovative solutions in Healthcare through information technology. Areas of Interest/Expertise: eHealth / mHealth, Digital Healthcare Marketing, Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Leadership, eLearning, Ethics, Strategic Planning & His areas of interest/expertise: eHealth / mHealth, Digital Healthcare Marketing, Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Leadership, eLearning, Ethics, Strategic Planning & Patient Centric Health Advocacy.

Prof. Dr. Paul Barach

Key Note Speaker

Dr. Paul Barach possesses extensive health care experience as a clinician, administrator and policy advocate. He is a leading health services researcher and consultant with a reputation for investigating and contributing to systems improvement and patient safety. He is an internationally known author and speaker specializing in strategic management: linking clinical programs to advance population health; understanding how to work from the provider side with administration; applying health information technology to care delivery; building effective teams; leadership development; supporting and creating new ventures whether independently or as part of an organization. Paul is a sought after speaker and has

Johannes Theodorus Kedzierski

Keynote Speaker

Mr Johannes (Hans) Theodorus Kedzierski managed several large hospitals and health services providers, both in the public and private sect ors. Mr Kedzierski has specialized in leading turnarounds and has facilitated the institutions under his management to significantly improve their overall results, and specifically to gain substantial new market share in their communities.  Since 1992, Mr. Kedzierski has been Chief Executive Officer for six hospitals, ranging in size from 300 to 1200 beds, including general hospitals, teaching hospitals, and mental health service centers. He has also led healthcare

Prof. Dr. Ole Tjomsland, MD, PhD

Keynote Speaker

Ole Tjomsland, MD, PhD Director South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and Board certified general and cardiothoracic surgeon.  

Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

Keynote Speaker

Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji has been working as a freelance consultant in knowledge management, eHealth, health information systems, medical librarianship and publishing since 10 March 2017. He also works as a part-time lecturer/researcher at the Institute of Medical Informatics at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany since June 2016. Prior to that, he worked as the Vice-President of e-Marefa for Knowledge, Research and Ethics between 26 September 2015 and 9 March 2017. Before that, he worked as Director of Knowledge Management, Research, and Ethics at the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva from September 2008 until his retirement end

Salma W. Jaouni

Keynote Speaker

Salma Jaouni is the Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care Accreditation Council since May 2012, the Arab region’s only independent not-for-profit organization that aims at improving the quality of healthcare services and promoting patient safety. Ms. Jaouni has been leading the HCAC in designing and providing capacity building services for healthcare professionals and accreditation of schemes for health and social care organizations to ensure the continuous provision and improvement of quality services. Ms. Jaouni has also overseen HCAC reap the fruits of its impact on beneficiaries, reaching out to the public and establishing itself as the hub of

Caroline Bilen

Keynote Speaker

Caroline Bilen | Scientific Affair and Education Manager  Central East Europe - Middle East & Africa Infection prevention Division.   Caroline holds BS in nursing since 1988, certified in Infection Control (NYIC) as well as an educator for NYIC certification.  She is JCI certified educator for JCI education program “Safety in Surgical Services”. She has more than 28 years’ experience in Nursing Management, Infection control and Health Care Quality, Accreditation Management and Elderly Care. She held the position of Director of Nursing Services at “Home Care Lebanon”, where she was leading the Health Care Team and responsible for Patient Safety, from 1997 to 2004.

Dr. Russell Gann

Key Note speaker

Russell Gann is presently serving as the CIO, Surveillance Coordinator, Informatics Lead, Preventive Medicine, Project/Program Manager and Supervisor/IMIT for the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs Division in Riyadh. He has had broad education, training, and over 30 years of experience in the United States and abroad in developing, managing, implementing, evaluating and improving informatics development assistance projects, and advising US Government, UN agencies, WHO agencies, NGOs and national public and private Health sector counterparts on various aspects of surveillance science and health services research, and on assessing and improving the policies and practice of public health, monitoring &

Dr. Isabelle WACHSMUTH

Key Note Speaker

Dr. Isabell is an International interactive network promoting and implementing knowledge management and collaborative solutions in both high and low income countries. Promote collaborative and collective intelligence. She is specialized in Knowledge Translation Knowledge Management Evidence Informed Policy Making and Public Health.

Dr. Kelsey Flott

Key Note Speaker

Dr. Kelsey is a Research Fellow at the Center for Health Policy within the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI). She works on a broad portfolio of research relating to patient experiences of care and patient safety. Her projects focus on both the NHS and international systems, and include developing new mechanisms for engaging patients and improving the effectiveness of incident reporting.

Prof. Dr. Mati-ur-Rahman

Director & Principal RIHIS.

Dr. Matiur Rehman holds the position of Director & Principal RIHIS. His qualification and certifications include :

  • MBBS, DTCD, MCPS, MD (Gold Medal) EMBA, DHM, DIMS (NUST), CPQP (Japan), CPHQ (USA)
  • Certificate in Patient Safety, John Hopkins University
  • Certificate in Leadership in Quality and Safety from George Washington University,
  • Certificate in Leadership and Organizing to Improve Population Health, IHI, USA,
  • Master Trainer for TEAMSTEPPS, AHRQ, USA, Principal and Director RIHIS
His areas of interest, expertise & experience are
  • Patient Safety & Healthcare Quality
  • Ethics
  • Clinical Research
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Healthcare Improvement
  • Consultant for JCI Accreditation, ISO 9001:2015, MSDS 

Organized By

Riphah International University, Islamabad is a private University, chartered by the Federal Government of Pakistan in 2002. The University was established with a view to produce professionals with Islamic moral and ethical values. It is sponsored by a not-for-profit trust; namely Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT), created in 1995. The first project of the IIMCT was the Islamic International Medical College, Rawalpindi, established in 1996 by its Founding Managing Trustee; Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Muhammad Zulfiqar Ali Khan, TI(M), TBt.  Currently the University has fourteen constituent units and an overseas project, namely, RAK College of Dental Sciences, UAE. The University is also working on the establishment of its campus in Mauritius.
Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Safety integrates the educational, research and clinical care forces into a community focused on addressing challenges to quality and patient safety and creating positive healthcare outcomes in a culture of continuous Quality improvement”.

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