Under the auspice of His Highness Prince Khalid bin Abdul Aziz bin Ayyaf, Minister of the National Guard, the 8th Patient Safety Conference will be held on Sunday, 8 April 2018, at the conference center in Riyadh campus. The conference is organized by the Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
Furthermore, 73 experts, specialists and practitioners from within and outside the Kingdom will attend the conference. They will present more than 187 researches accepted from more than 212 papers received by the scientific committee of the conference and discuss the latest techniques, research and experiences related to patient safety.
His Excellency, President of the university Dr. Bandar Al Knawy, praised the patronage of H.H Prince Khalid for the conference. He said that the eighth conference reflects HH's keenness to support the health sector in the Ministry of National Guard and keep pace with the medical performance of developments in concepts and applications of Patient safety and improving g health care.
H.E explained that the participants in the conference will address several important topics in his activities that include lectures, discussions and workshops.
• National transformation of patient safety.
• Develop drug safety.
• Improve patient experience and patient safety in the education of health practitioners.
• Building competencies to improve performance.
• Use modern technology to improve patient safety.
HE Dr. Al Knawy affirmed that the Eighth Conference is of interest to health practitioners from all fields and sectors, as it is witnessing a distinguished international presence from countries that have made great success in the field of patient safety such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. In addition to the participation of the health leaders in our country, the deans and faculty members of health colleges, doctors, health professionals and academics, which emphasizes the abundance of experiences and expertise and the possibility of benefiting from them in the development of performance for the benefit of the patient.
The conference includes several specialized workshops, the most important of which are:
-Rules for applying strategies to promote patient safety.
-The role of senior leadership in supporting infection control program.
-Clinical accident management, quality improvement tools and patient safety.
-Risk management and standards of patient safety culture.
-The role of infection control in the operation of healthcare facilities.
-Role of senior leadership in supporting infection control and antimicrobial control program.
-Basic course in drug safety.
Moreover, Dr. Alsaawi stressed the importance of the forum in improving the health services provided to patients through the exchanging of expertise, ideas, and visions that will, in turn, enhance the quality of the services provided by the health sectors in the Kingdom. He also said the forum will cover several topics, and the most important of which is the role of technology in improving patient safety, as well as controlling the risks related to medical tests and drugs prescription.
Moreover, the Forum will review the best international practices in improving the patient's safety, revealing that it will be preceded by a broad panel of experts and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands to discuss the latest developments in this field.
Last but not least, Dr. Alsaawi highlighted the importance of improving the environment and culture of patient safety in the health sectors, stressing that this is one of the main goals of the national transformation in the field of health towards vision 2030.
It is worth noting that the conference will focus on the participants' interactive participation in various workshops, followed by field visits to health facilities to see what was discussed on the ground. For more information, visit the website: http://patientsafetyforum.org