ASA and ESA join forces – the International Forum on Perioperative Safety and Quality

ASA and ESA join forces – the International Forum on Perioperative Safety and Quality

  • Issue 74

We are delighted to announce the second edition of the International Forum on Perioperative Safety & Quality (ISQ) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Join us on June 1, 2018 and discover practical safety tools, innovative and proven concepts, and global strategies. The ISQ will bring together health care leaders and practitioners committed to improving perioperative safety and quality. Here you will find the unique opportunity to:

  • Attend the Key-note Lecture “Safer healthcare: strategies for the real world” by Prof. Charles Vincent (Oxford, UK);
  • Gain new knowledge about fatigue risk management and about the role of simulation for improving patient outcomes;
  • Enhance your knowledge of basic patient safety tools and about learning from errors.

There are many good reasons for traveling to Copenhagen early this June. We believe patient safety and quality is a leading issue in perioperative care. While these important topics will also be addressed at Euroanaesthsia, ISQ participants will have the exceptional possibility to discuss them at length with the pioneers in the field of patient safety and quality.

The advancement of perioperative patient safety and quality depends on joint efforts of all involved stakeholders. Through the ISQ, European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will contribute to creating the required change.

We hope to see you on June 1 in Copenhagen and look forward to an exceptional event.

You can access the full Final Programme here.

“…These initiatives are based on the belief that collaborative efforts of leading professional societies such as ASA and ESA are needed for maintaining awareness of patient safety and quality issues on an international level, and for creating robust overarching frameworks for the practical implementation of safety and quality policies in the perioperative setting.” – Dr. Johannes Wacker, Chair, ESA Patient Safety and Quality Committee (PSQC), ESA Newsletter Issue 71