Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has commenced online registration for this year’s Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, taking place from 29-31 May at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

The annual Forum has become a showcase for healthcare improvement where renowned experts present innovative methods to improve healthcare quality and safety that have proved to be successful in clinical environments around the world. This year’s Middle East Forum focuses on enhancing patient engagement practices and establishing better patient flows across healthcare delivery systems, as well as implementing specialised intervention programmes to deliver improved patient outcomes.

Held in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Middle East Forum provides hospital administrators, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, and student in health disciplines with a unique opportunity to network and collaborate on a large scale, with more than 30 workshop sessions and several keynote addresses from highly sought after international guest speakers over the three days of the conference.

To register online, participants can log on to the http://ihimeforum.hamad.qa website. A full programme of events is listed where Forum registrants can pick and choose which workshop sessions and speaker presentations they prefer to attend.

HMC’s Deputy Chief of Medical, Academic and Research Affairs, Medical Education, Dr Abdullatif Al Khal, who is a co-chairperson for the Middle East Forum Planning Group, said the Forum has grown significantly year on year, and that the number of available places in the different sessions are limited. Dr Al Khal said:

The Middle East Forum has become an important event for healthcare professionals in Qatar and in the region, so it is important that those hoping to attend the Forum register early in order to ensure they can select the sessions that interest them most. Many of the sessions are designed to be interactive and consequently space is limited. We are expecting more than 2,500 attendees for this year’s event, and the caliber of programme content will ensure there will be take-home learnings for all that can be incorporated into everyday best practice. Regardless of your role in your healthcare organisation – quality improvement is everyone’s responsibility and at this Forum you can learn from top experts and share your own experiences.’

The Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is now in its third year and supports the Qatar National Health Strategy 2011-2016, which describes the necessity to build an integrated healthcare system for the country that improves and sustains the health of current and future generations.