Posted by: ihfgeneva | February 19, 2013

Meet the Oslo 2013 Plenary Speakers

From the 18th to the 20th of June, Oslo will meet with the top officials from the major international healthcare organizations.

Through the 38th IHF World Hospital Congress, the future in healthcare will be shared by some of the most renowned leaders and experts in the subject.

We invite you to meet the Plenary Speakers of the Congress:

Dr. Margaret Chan


Dr. Margaret Chan is the Director-General of WHO, appointed by the World Health Assembly on 9 November 2006. The Assembly appointed Dr. Chan for a second five-year term at its sixty-fifth session in May 2012. Dr. Chan’s new term began on 1 July 2012 and continues until 30 June 2017. Before being elected Director-General, Dr. Chan was WHO Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases as well as Representative of the Director-General for Pandemic Influenza.

Prior to joining WHO, she was Director of Health in Hong Kong. During her nine-year tenure as director, Dr. Chan confronted the first human outbreak of H5N1 avian influenza in 1997. She successfully defeated the spate of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong in 2003. She also launched new services to prevent disease and promote better health.

Sir Liam Donaldson


Sir Liam Donaldson is a global leader in public health and health care quality and safety. Sir Liam was Chief Medical Officer for England, and the Government’s senior medical adviser and Member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sir Liam served as the Chairman of the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety . Sir Liam is the author of over 170 papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-author of a standard text-book on public health.

Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre


Norways Minister of Health and Care Services will attend Oslo2013. Mr Gahr Støres background includes 7 years as Minister of Foreign Affairs and 2 years as Secretary General, the Norwegian Red Cross.

“We are proud to host this congress and continue our focus on the opportunities of new technology and better access to health services. I am looking forward to exchange knowledge and to contribute to cooperation across borders”.

Dr. Manuel Carballo


Executive Director, International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD).

Former Chief of Social and Behavioral Research, Global Progam on AIDS, former Public Health Advisor Bosnia and Herzegovina, adjunct Professor of Clinical Public Health at the Columbia School of Public Health.

Dr. Lydia Kapiriri


MD, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Chair, Department of Health, Aging & Society
McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Given the rapidly changing health care environment, the plethora of providers and innovations in technology there are ethical dilemmas that healthcare professionals and patients face constantly in making just and fair choices.

Dr. Kapiriri will highlight these ethical dilemmas faced, in particular, by low and middle income countries in making these choices. How do these dilemmas differ in the more affluent parts of the world?


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