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La Mercè Festival Promo

First 50 to register using promo code IHFMERCE21 gets a €100 discount on their World Hospital Congress tickets! This September, the International Hospital Federation and La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals join the celebration of La Mercè, the annual festival of the city of Barcelona. Those who register for in-person attendance at the 44th World Hospital Congress from 15th to 30th September using…

3rd WHC Podcast: Vaccine management during a global pandemic

The COVID-19 vaccine response demonstrated that fast-tracked research development is possible to accelerate the implementation of solutions to benefit society while assuring safety and good outcomes. For the 3rdepisode of the WHC Podcast series, Thomas Cueni, Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, shares light on vaccine management during a global…

IHF Awards scores a new record of 250 entries submitted

Since the launching of the IHF Awards in 2015, a new record has been scored this year with 250 entries submitted by 34 countries and territories for the IHF Awards 2021. The International Hospital Federation has organized a diverse arrangement of more than 30 highly experienced global healthcare leaders who now serve as this year’s…

2nd WHC Podcast: Effective leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic

In this episode,  we interviewed Bertrand Levrat, Chief Executive Officer of the University Hospitals of Geneva, to give us his insights on effective leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategic actions his organization is taking to respond to the next pandemic. More importantly, he shares the lessons he and his organization learned while managing a public…

44th IHF World Hospital Congress Podcast Series

A new podcast series has been launched to highlight and feature several speakers of the upcoming 44th IHF World Hospital Congress happening on 8-11 November 2021 at Fira Montjuïc, Barcelona. The 44th World Hospital Congress is a unique global forum that will bring together executive leaders of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international health…

The International Hospital Federation Awards 2021: Recognizing Excellence and Innovation of Health Service Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create havoc globally and has put our healthcare providers and systems under unimaginable strain. However, in response to this pandemic, we are delighted to see that hospitals and healthcare organizations around the world also produced outstanding and innovative projects to combat COVID-19 worthy of worldwide recognition. We would like this…

What to expect at the 44th World Hospital Congress in Barcelona

Hear from 150+ speakers, with attendance from top executives from across the globe, and learn about healthcare transformation from 50+ sessions. All session recordings will be available to registered participants so they can catch up on any missed sessions, at their convenience. Here are some of the sessions you can join: Getting ready for the next global pandemic: European…

2021 World Hospital Congress to be held at Fira Barcelona Montjuïc

The 44th IHF World Hospital Congress will take place at the Fira Barcelona Montjuïc, one of Europe’s most prestigious convention spaces and trade-fair hubs. Since its conception in 1929, Fira Montjuïc has been a reputed events center and notable venue for premier exhibitions, trade fairs and seminars in Spain. Each year, it hosts at least…