Congress Program



May, 27-30, 2021--Thursday




Congress Registration and Welcome Cocktail.

 May, 28, 2021 --- Friday

09:30 – 10:00

Official Opening Speech  and Opening Ceremony

Prof. Dr. Seval AKGÜN, MD, PhD, CONGRESS CHAIR, President of Health Care Academicians Association, Chief Quality

Officer and Professor of Başkent University Hospitals Network, TURKEY, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA

Prof. Dr. Rashid bin KHALFAN AL ABRI, CONGRESS CO-CHAIR, Director, Quality & Development Department, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, SULTANATE OF OMAN

Prof. Dr. Figen Çizmeci ŞENEL, President, Turkey Health Care Quality and Accreditation Institute (TUSKA), TURKEY

10:00 – 11:00

Conference 1: Epidemic and Infection Control and Prevention from Patient and Employee Safety


Conference 2:  Accreditation and Patient Safety Practices in Control and Prevention of Pandemics,

Epidemics and Infections

11:00 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:30

Workshops and Oral Presentations – 1

Session 1.1

Infection Control, Quality and Accreditation Practices in Clinical Services o          International patient safety, pandemic and epidemic management


Relationships to create an atmosphere of patient safety and prevent infections, Designing For

Patient Safety, Setting Up A Hospital-Wide Patient Safety Programs o        Zero tolerance for healthcare associated infections o          Organization of infection control, hand hygiene and MRSA o             Antibiotic use surveillance


Surveillance programme infection control programme performance indicators

Session 1.2

Covid-19 Pandemic and Health Institutions

Session 1.3

Improving Patient Care and Patient Safety by Reducing Infections o       Prevention and Management of common HAIs o          Preventing Surgical Site infections (SSI).


Device Associated Infection (Catheter-related bloodstream infections, Ventilator Associated Pneumonia, Central vascular catheter (CVC) infections) and New Approaches to Preventing Device-

Related Infections oIsolation for Infectious diseases: Current Concept and practices. o        MRSA and VRE screening – a targeted approach? MRSA policies o          HIV and HCV infection: Prevention and Infection Control Strategies, oIs antimicrobial resistance related to consumption and what can we do about it?


Antibiotic resistance; global versus regional perspectives, Policing antibiotic policies o       Update on Influenza: A Global Threat.


Pandemic Preparedness,           

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Workshops and Oral Presentations -2

Session 2.1

Patient Safety Discussions in Terms of Clinical Services o          Creating Patient Safety Programs o             Secure Reporting Systems o             Prevention of Adverse Events o    Surgical Complications Reduction Programs o         Hospital Infections Control Programs


Drug Safety


Patient Safety and Infection



Session 2.2

Infection Control and Prevention; Is it possible? Do You Need Science, Behavioral Change, Or Money?


Hand hygiene


To make infection control and preventiona routine; why should we make it a routine and perform it?


Medical waste control

Methods to prevent epidemic and healthcare-associated infection control

Session 2.3

Strategies and Mechanism to Reduce Medical Errors Medical Errors and Malpractice Problems

15:00 – 15:15

Coffe Break

15:15 – 16:30

Workshops and Oral Presentations -3

Session 3.1

How Can We Reduce Costs Related to Medical Errors in Healthcare Institutions?


Innovation in Education and Communication o         Effective Comunication with patient


Evidence based and Cost Effective Patient Safety Programs o         Electronic Patient Records: Advantages and Disadvantages

Session 3.2

Strategies to be Followed in the Evaluation of Clinical and Financial Performance Status of Healthcare



Indicator Management Systems,


Establishment of Benchmarking Systems and Dashboard Systems in Performance Evaluation. Roles of These Models on the Assessment of Health Care Organization Activities

Session 3.3

Innovation in Patient Safety Programs and Upgrades in Quality Refignment -Cost of Medical Errors, Cost Benefit Analysis to Reduce the Errors

Methods of Developing and Implementing Successful Cost Effective Performance Improvement

Projects o         Quality Costs in Clinical Services o           Quality Costs in Healthcare Services


Disease Costs


Disease Management in Chronic Diseases o            Health Economics and Quality,


Human Resources Planning and Management

16:30 - 17:15

Confrence 3 = A Challenging and Opportunity Concept in Global Patient Safety "Health Care-

Associated Infections"


Workshops and Oral Presentations -4

Session  4.1

Medication Safety and Management

o         Productivity in health Services and Rational Use of Serviceso         Rational Drug Use

Session  4.2

Preventıon And Control Of Infectıons In Non-Acute Care Settıngs oPrevention of Healthcare- Associated Infections in Neonatal Intensive Care Units o       Infection Prevention and Control Challenges in Dialysis Units o           The Role of the Clinical Laboratory in Infection Prevention and Control  o       Develop infection prevention and control in ambulatory care

Session 4.3

Buıldıng And Desıgnıng The Infrastructure In Infectıon Control o       Facility Safety and Management  o     Healthcare design and construction: is what you want, what you need?


Investigating and managing Outbreaks


Quality Standards in Sterilization and Disinfection

May,29,2021 --- Saturday

09:30 – 10:30

Conference 4 = Health of Health Care Workers in Epidemic and Pandemic

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Workshops and Oral Presentations -5

Session 5.1

Economic Models of Clinical Quality Improvement in Healthcare

o          Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines o       Clinical Guidelines and Clinical Pathways

Session 5.2

Control and Survey of Epidemic

Session 5.3

Risk Evoluation in Health, Analysis of Risk, Risk Mitigation, Effective, Risk Management Strategies

12:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:15

Workshops and Oral Presentations-6

Session 6.1

Accreditation and Technological Developments in Healthcare Services o          Integration of Systems and Technology for Continuity of In-service Training. o Effects of Technological Innovations on Quality in Healthcare Services and Cost Relation

Session 6.2

Leadership and Patient Safety

Session 6.3

Disease/Outcome Management

15:15 – 15:30

Coffe Break

15:30 – 16:30

 Workshops and Oral Presentations -7

Session 7.1

Quality Improvement Tools in Clinical Servives  o         Lean Management Strategies in Health o       Types and Analysis of the Effects of Errors 

oRoot  Cause Analysis  oStatistical Quality Control Tools oSix Sigma Approach


Human Resources Management in Quality, Accreditation and Patient Safety in Health oHuman Resources Development in Health Quality

o    Development of Health Systems as Clinical Leadership and Human Resources Development Intervention

Session 7.3

Digital Applications and Improvements in Clinical Quality Programs


Conference 5 = Developing Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Rational Use of Antibiotics

May, 30,  2021 --- Sunday

10:00– 11:00

Conference 6 = Risk Management in Health Establishments and Pandemic

11:00 – 12:00

Workshops and Oral Presentations -8

Session 8.1


Accreditation in Medical Laboratories o           Accreditation Practices in Hospital Laboratories oAccreditation in Emergency Health Services,


o Accreditation in Long Term and Home Care Services / Quality Improvement in Home Care and

Elderly Care and Patient Safety o        Calibration in Healthcare

Session 8.2

Environment and Facility Security in Healthcare

Session 8.3

Patient Centered Care oMethods of Determining Expectations and Satisfaction Situations of Patients and Their Relatives o     Patient Focus in Clinical Services o             Patient Schools and Patient Education

   oPatient-Physician Relationship, Strengthening Internal Communication Skills in Institutions


Closing Session


President of Health Care Academicians Association, Chief Quality Officer and Professor of Başkent University Hospitals Network, TURKEY, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, USA


Director, Quality & Development Department, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, SULTANATE OF OMAN