The case for quality: the value of accreditation from all perspectives

JCI is sponsoring a limited-time promotion:

The registration fee for this Summit is 100% waived for the first 100 WHC delegates. This exclusive offer is our way of celebrating your invaluable contribution to the world of healthcare.

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When: 24 October 2023 (pre-congress), 8:00-17:00

Where: Lisbon Congress Centre, Portugal

Based on decades of experience as the leading global healthcare accrediting body Joint Commission International (JCI) offers health care organizations the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to advance their journey for providing high quality, safe care. Accreditation is a key milestone on this quality journey that symbolizes the organizations’ commitment to patient-centred care, but it is not the end goal. As expectations and challenges evolve, organizations struggle to achieve quality goals such as zero patient harm, sustained improvements, and a culture of safety. JCI continues to provide support in response to these emerging trends.

At this summit, you will hear directly from premier healthcare leaders across the globe who will share their experiences, best practices, and how JCI has positioned them to affect sustained improvements beyond accreditation. This interactive, in-person summit will include presentations, roundtable discussions, workshop activities, and opportunities for networking.

We encourage participants from health systems, government officials, policymakers, influencers, and industry consultants to join and engage in insightful discussions. The program content is tailor-made for participants to gain practical knowledge based on evidence-based practices.

At the end of the summit, the participants will benefit from:

  • Gaining insights on the Return on Investment (ROI) of JCI accreditation.
  • Understanding global leaders’ perspectives on how JCI accreditation has transformed their organization leadership, culture, processes, and performance outcomes.
  • Recognizing evidence-based methods and tools to engage leadership, including the governing body, in achieving quality outcomes
  • Identifying additional paths and tools to take your quality to the next level


Target participants

  • Chief Executive Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officers, Chief Operating Officers, and other senior healthcare leaders
  • Government officials/Ministries of Health
  • Public Health Policy makers, influencers, advocates, and consultants.
  • Board of directors


Time Session
8:00am – 9:00am Summit Registration and Breakfast
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome Remarks

Paul White
Chair, Board of Directors, Joint Commission Resources, Joint Commission International
Managing Director, Paul White Associates

9:15am – 10:15am Opening Keynote

Dr Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Joint Commission Enterprise

10:15am – 11:00am Measures, measures everywhere but not the ones we need: the promise of measurement as an engine for transformation

Dr Dana Gelb Safran
President and CEO
National Quality Forum

11:00am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:30pm JCI Accreditation Showcase

  • Achieving culture transformation and outstanding outcomes using the JCI-CCPC platform in a hospital from an upper middle-income economy – Dr Adolofo Llinás Volpe, Corporate Chief Medical Officer, Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia
  • Enterprise Accreditation: An Additional Level of Accreditation – Dr Nuria Marañón Hermoso MD, MPH, MSc, CPHQ, PhD, Head of Patient Safety, Quironsalud, Spain
12:30pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm – 2:15pm The Singapore MOH Ensure Safer Systems Program – Unlocking Possibilities towards High Reliability

Dr Albert Ty
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Singapore Ministry of Health

Dr Oviliani Wijayanti
Project Director
Joint Commission International

2:15pm – 3:45pm “Leadership Matters: Strategies for Effective Governance in Quality and Safety”

Dr Kathryn K. Leonhardt, MD, MPH, CPHQ, CPPS
Principal Consultant for Quality & Patient Safety
Joint Commission International

3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:45pm Panel Discussion: Accreditation Impact on Quality and Safety

Moderator: Dr Joel Roos MD, MBA, MHCDS, CPE


  • Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, India
  • Dave Allegaert, Quality and Innovation Manager, AZ Groeninge Hospital, Belgium
  • Dr Nuria Marañón Hermoso, Head of Patient Safety, Quironsalud, Spain
4:45pm – 5:00pm Closing Remarks

Paul White
Chair, Board of Directors, Joint Commission Resources, Joint Commission International
Managing Director, Paul White Associates

If you have any questions about the program, you can email

Registration rates

Secure your spot at the JCI Global Leadership Summit today and receive special promotion sponsored by JCI. The registration fee for this Summit is 100% waived for the first 100 WHC delegates.

WHC Delegate Non-delegate
JCI Global Leadership Summit IHF Members – € 250
Non-members – € 300
Lower-middle income countries – € 135
Low-income countries – € 100
IHF Members – € 500
Non-members – € 600
Lower-middle income countries – € 270
Low-income countries – € 200

We’re offering a 20% discount to groups registering 3 or more, just email to register your team.

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