Explore the plenary sessions leading WHC 2023

18 May 2023

The World Hospital Congress is a global forum that brings together healthcare leaders, professionals, and experts to discuss and share knowledge on the latest trends, challenges, and solutions in the healthcare industry. The plenary sessions are a highlight of the event, featuring distinguished international speakers who provide thought-provoking insights into pertinent healthcare topics.

Plenary session 1: Contemporary leadership: For the challenges of today… and tomorrow

Learn about the evolving contemporary leadership model in healthcare service delivery at this session chaired by John Haupert, President and CEO of Grady Health System in the USA. International hospital leaders including Dr Zeenat Sulaiman of Aga Khan Health Services in Kenya, Dr Muna Tahlak of Latifa Women & Children Hospital in the UAE, and Prof. Dr Björn Zoëga of Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden will share their management approaches and how they adapted to recent changes.

Plenary session 2: Employee wellbeing: Leading with our people as a priority

Employee wellbeing is now a foundation for high-performing organizations – and should be in every leader’s strategy. Explore solutions for building workforce resilience and sustainability through employee wellbeing in healthcare. Discover strategies implemented by organizations from around the globe to support employee wellbeing and address mental health and stress in the workplace from speakers such as Dr Arnon Afek of Sheba Medical Center in Israel, Dr Henry Gallardo of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá in Colombia, and Dr Sangita Reddy of Apollo Hospitals Group in India.

Plenary session 3: Net zero in healthcare: Call to action from around the world

Discover initiatives and champions driving net-zero healthcare worldwide, reducing environmental impact while improving health. Hospital executives will share their experiences and strategies for delivering climate leadership and resilience, from getting started to pioneering sustainable healthcare in their communities. Be inspired by a range of actions to achieve low-carbon healthcare, reduce environmental impact, and embed sustainability into leadership and governance. This session will be chaired by Dr Jonathan Perlin, President and CEO of Joint Commission International.