2018 World Hospital Congress: Call for Abstracts closes on 15 January

Abstract submissions for the 42nd IHF World Hospital Congress will close in two weeks. Hospitals and healthcare organizations interested in showcasing their projects and programs to the international healthcare community are encouraged to submit their abstracts now.

 

The World Hospital Congress is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of national and international hospital and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery.

 

The 2018 World Hospital Congress, hosted by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, has the over-arching theme “INNOVATE | INTEGRATE | INSPIRE – How can healthcare evolve to meet 21st century demands”. Each day will have keynote and panel plenary sessions and concurrent sessions that will focus on one of three sub-themes.

 

Healthcare organizations can share their innovative work either in one of the free paper sessions or displayed as a poster. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted online by 15 January 2018 by using the template that can be downloaded here.

 

Chosen abstracts will also be considered for publication in the International Hospital Federation journal and the Australian Health Review or for presentation following the Congress via webinar.

 

The sub-themes for each day are:

 

From volume to value – examples of relevant topics could include:

  • Value-based care
  • Patient reported outcome and experience measures
  • Achieving funding value
  • Preparing for transformational change

 

From four walls to the neighborhood – examples of relevant topics could include:

  • Integrated health care (hospital and primary care) case studies
  • Funding and structural support systems for integrated care
  • Universal health care
  • Developing partnerships and relationships between health providers

 

From information to intelligence – examples of relevant topics could include:

  • Health technology and security
  • Use of “big data” and artificial intelligence
  • Personalised medicine
  • Data informed decision making

 

More information including criteria and submission guidelines are available at the 2018 World Hospital Congress website.