Posted by: ihfgeneva | June 10, 2013

Oslo2013 Press Conferences

Press Conferences during the IHF 38th World Hospital Congress

All press conferences will take place in the Spektrumsalen at the Oslo Spektrum.

Monday 17th June 2013 – 11:30 a.m.

Opening Press Conference

  • Mr. Thomas Dolan, President IHF
  • Mr. Eric de Roodenbeke, CEO IHF
  • Dr. Erik Normann, President Oslo 2013
  • Dr. Jose Carlos de Souza Abrahao, Former President IHF
  • Dr. Kwang Tae Kim, President Designate IHF

Tuesday 18th June 2013 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony Conference

  • Dr. Margaret Chan, CEO World Health Organization
  • Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Health Norway
  • Mr. Thomas Dolan, President IHF
  • Dr. Erik Normann, President Oslo 2013

Wednesday 19th June 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

New technology – Patient Safety

  • Dr. Sir Liam Donaldson, Chair in Health Policy, Imperial College London
  • Dr. Prof. Erik Fosse, Head of department of the Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital

Wednesday 19th June 2013 – 11:30 a.m.

Perspectives and Impact of IT in hospital reorganization

  • Stephen Lieber, CEO HIMSS
  • Dr Ngai Tseung Cheung, Hong Kong Hospital Authority CIO
  • Dr. Byung Moon Ahn, Chairman of International Committee, Korean Hospital Association
  • Mr. Erik M. Halsen, CEO Helse Vest IKT
  • Mr. Gerard Vincent, Managing Director French Hospital Federation

Thursday 20th June 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Reaction of emerging nations to new technology in healthcare.

  • Dr. Olatunji, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Service Commission
  • Dr. Santiago Rivera Medina, Gerente General/CEO, SANNA Healthcare Network, Perú
  • Dr. Jacob Thomas, President, Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia
  • Ms. Susanne Hayrapetyan, World Bank

Thursday 20th June 2013 – 11:30 a.m.

Key challenges for delivery systems: Integrated care, patient safety and increased health outcomes

  • Mr. Richard J. Umbdenstock, President and CEO, American Hospital Association
  • Dr. Tsuneo Sakai, President Japan Hospital Association
  • Ms. Anne-Grete Skjellanger, Head of Norwegian Patient Safety Campaign / Former President, Assn. for Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • Dr Stephan Helm, President of the Committee on EU and international affairs of the German Hospital Federation

* We reserve the right to make changes in the program for the press conferences.

For attendance confirmation or more information please contact:

Sheila Anazonwu

Partnerships and Project Manager


Tel: +41 (0) 22 850 94 22; Fax: +41 (0) 22 757 10 16



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