Programme agenda

The Scientific Committee has built an exciting programme. Check back regularly to view newly confirmed sessions and speakers. To find out more, click on a date below, then click on a session or activity.

Live translation (English to Portuguese / Portuguese to English) will be available during the main Congress.

  • Pre-congress
  • Invitational

IHF Young Executive Leaders Workshop


When: Monday 9 September | 08:00–16:30

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  • Pre-congress
  • SIGN-UP REQUIRED
  • SUSTAINABILITY

GSC Navigating Net Zero mini masterclass


When: Monday 9 September | 09:00–12:00

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  • PRE-CONGRESS
  • SIGN-UP REQUIRED (COMPLIMENTARY)

Joint Commission International Leadership Summit
The new quality mandate: Expanding the scope of patient safety


When: Monday 9 September | 12:00–16:00

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  • Pre-congress
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Hospital visits in Rio de Janeiro


When: Monday 9 September | 12:30–16:30

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  • Invitational

From innovation to implementation in healthcare – challenges and solutions


When: Monday 9 September | 13:30–15:30

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  • Pre-congress
  • Invitational

IHF Governing Council meeting


When: Monday 9 September | 14:30–16:30

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  • Pre-congress

IHF General Assembly


When: Monday 9 September | 17:00–18:00

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  • Pre-congress

Welcome reception, Poster presentations and Exhibition opening


When: Monday 9 September | 18:00–19:30

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  • Pre-congress
  • Invitational

IHF Governing Council Dinner


When: Monday 9 September | 20:00–22:00

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Opening Ceremony & Keynote


When: Tuesday 10 September | 09:00–09:40

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  • LEADERSHIP

Plenary session 1: Generational leadership shift: Navigating new challenges, shaping better futures


When: Tuesday 10 September | 09:40–10:40

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Coffee break and networking


When: Tuesday 10 September | 10:40–11:10

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Introducing the Brazilian healthcare system


When: Tuesday 10 September | 11:10–12:10

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  • LEADERSHIP

Delivering for everyone: Leading universal, value-based healthcare systems


When: Tuesday 10 September | 11:10–12:10

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  • Innovation in care and operations

Healthcare digital transformation: Strategies for operational excellence and value creation


When: Tuesday 10 September | 11:10–12:10

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  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY

Innovative care approaches: Care elevation strategies, patient empowerment, and the care of tomorrow


When: Tuesday 10 September | 11:10–12:10

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  • WORKFORCE

Strategies to drive workforce development and satisfaction


When: Tuesday 10 September | 11:10–12:10

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  • SUSTAINABILITY

Designing and demonstrating the impact of sustainable healthcare


When: Tuesday 10 September | 11:10–12:10

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Lunch and networking


When: Tuesday 10 September | 12:10–13:10

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  • LUNCH SYMPOSIUM
  • SIGN-UP REQUIRED (COMPLIMENTARY)

How to navigate a cyber crisis and increase resilience


When: Tuesday 10 September | 12:10–13:10

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  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY
  • Innovation in care and operations

Beyond hospital walls: Redefining care delivery models


When: Tuesday 10 September | 13:10–14:10

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  • Workforce

Workforce opportunities: Examples of preserving and engaging staff


When: Tuesday 10 September | 13:10–14:10

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  • INNOVATION IN CARE & OPERATIONS

Integrating AI into everyday decisions and processes


When: Tuesday 10 September | 13:10–14:10

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  • LEADERSHIP
  • WORKFORCE

Leading transformative, inclusive, and successful workforces


When: Tuesday 10 September | 13:10–14:10

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  • SIGN-UP REQUIRED (COMPLIMENTARY)
  • Sustainability

Participate in sustainability action with the Geneva Sustainability Centre


When: Tuesday 10 September | 13:10–14:10

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  • Invitational
  • Leadership

Measuring progress: Strategies for advancing gender equity in healthcare leadership [IHF Women in Leadership SIG workshop]


When: Tuesday 10 September | 13:10–16:00

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  • Innovation in care and operations

Digital every day: Integrating AI innovations


When: Tuesday 10 September | 14:20–15:20

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  • Leadership

Journey to new models: Leading change in clinical governance, quality, and equity


When: Tuesday 10 September | 14:20–15:20

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  • Workforce
  • Sustainability

Sustainable solutions to global workforce challenges


When: Tuesday 10 September | 14:20–15:20

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  • Sustainability

Accelerating sustainability to improve healthcare globally


When: Tuesday 10 September | 14:20–15:20

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  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY

Patient safety at the forefront of all we do


When: Tuesday 10 September | 14:20–15:20

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Coffee break and networking


When: Tuesday 10 September | 15:20–16:00

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  • Innovation in care and operations

AI in the clinical space: Innovations and ethics


When: Tuesday 10 September | 16:00–17:00

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  • SUSTAINABILITY

Accreditation standards and quality of care: Working together towards low-carbon, sustainable and resilient hospitals


When: Tuesday 10 September | 16:00–17:00

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  • LEADERSHIP

Tracking transformation: Leading successful system redesign – is it working?


When: Tuesday 10 September | 16:00–17:00

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  • INNOVATION IN CARE & OPERATIONS

Digital transformation projects delivering operational impact


When: Tuesday 10 September | 16:00–17:00

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  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY

Innovative surgical and procedural models to improve outcomes


When: Tuesday 10 September | 16:00–17:00

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Innovation Ignite Talks


When: Tuesday 10 September | 17:00–18:00

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  • Invitational

International Geneva Reception


When: Tuesday 10 September | 18:00–19:30

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  • Invitational

IHF Association Leaders Circle Breakfast


When: Wednesday 11 September | 07:30–08:50

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  • Sustainability

Plenary session 2: Net zero in healthcare: Debunking the myths


When: Wednesday 11 September | 09:00–10:30

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Coffee break and networking


When: Wednesday 11 September | 10:30–11:00

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  • Leadership

Getting transformation right: Leading change in different types of healthcare systems


When: Wednesday 11 September | 11:00–12:00

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  • Innovation in care and operations

Framing decision-making for the effective use of AI


When: Wednesday 11 September | 11:00–12:00

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  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY

Advancements in patient-centred care: Strategies and innovations


When: Wednesday 11 September | 11:00–12:00

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  • Workforce

Sustainable workforce solutions: Boosting wellbeing and recruitment


When: Wednesday 11 September | 11:00–12:00

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  • SUSTAINABILITY

Engagement and education for effective sustainability initiative


When: Wednesday 11 September | 11:00–12:00

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Lunch and networking


When: Wednesday 11 September | 12:00–13:00

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  • Invitational

Navigating complexity: Overcoming hospital administrative challenges when caring for children living with a rare disease


When: Wednesday 11 September | 12:00–13:00

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  • INNOVATION IN CARE & OPERATIONS

The future of telehealth: Navigating opportunities, ensuring access, global impact and measurement strategies


When: Wednesday 11 September | 13:00–14:00

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  • SUSTAINABILITY

Operations and infrastructure: Solutions for environmentally sustainable healthcare


When: Wednesday 11 September | 13:00–14:00

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  • INNOVATION IN CARE & OPERATIONS

Using Big Data and AI to advance operational efficiency


When: Wednesday 11 September | 13:00–14:00

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  • LEADERSHIP

Leading system change for community impact


When: Wednesday 11 September | 13:00–14:00

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  • WORKFORCE

Global workforce challenges: Addressing solutions


When: Wednesday 11 September | 13:00–15:00

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  • INNOVATION IN CARE & OPERATIONS

Innovating for quality: Enhancing patient care with digital solutions


When: Wednesday 11 September | 14:10–15:10

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  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY

Models, metrics, and measures strengthening clinical quality


When: Wednesday 11 September | 14:10–15:10

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  • LEADERSHIP

Healthy governance, core to organizational success


When: Wednesday 11 September | 14:10–15:10

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  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY

Vulnerable populations: Better outcomes, better futures


When: Wednesday 11 September | 14:10–15:10

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  • Sustainability

Participate in sustainability action with the Geneva Sustainability Centre


When: Wednesday 11 September | 14:10–15:10

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Coffee break and networking


When: Tuesday 10 September | 15:10–15:50

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  • LEADERSHIP

Tackling inequities: Leading accessible, integrated delivery systems


When: Wednesday 11 September | 15:50–16:50

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  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY

Clinical models enhancing patient outcomes and experiences


When: Wednesday 11 September | 15:50–16:50

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  • Innovation in care and operations

Optimizing technology and workforce planning to transform care


When: Wednesday 11 September | 15:50–16:50

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  • LEADERSHIP

Perspectives from the IHF Young Executive Leaders


When: Wednesday 11 September | 15:50–17:20

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  • SUSTAINABILITY
  • CLINICAL MODELS ENHANCING QUALITY

Sustainable quality of care: Transformation of hospitals and health systems in low-resource settings


When: Wednesday 11 September | 15:50–17:35

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Innovation Ignite Talks


When: Wednesday 11 September | 17:00–18:00

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  • ADDITIONAL TICKET REQUIRED

IHF Awards Gala Dinner


When: Wednesday 11 September | 19:00–21:30

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IHF President’s Breakfast


When: Thursday 12 September | 07:30–08:50

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  • INNOVATION IN CARE & OPERATIONS

Plenary session 3: Revolutionizing healthcare: The current landscape of generative AI


When: Thursday 12 September | 09:00–10:30

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Coffee break and networking


When: Thursday 12 September | 10:30–11:00

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  • INNOVATION IN CARE & OPERATIONS

Integrating hospitals and digital health strategies for advancing quality in health services in the Americas


When: Thursday 12 September | 11:00–12:00

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IHF Awards session


When: Thursday 12 September | 11:00–12:00

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  • SUSTAINABILITY

Clinical care, supplies and beyond: Sustainability practices across the hospitals


When: Thursday 12 September | 11:00–12:00

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Closing Ceremony


When: Thursday 12 September | 12:10–13:00

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Lunch and networking


When: Thursday 12 September | 13:00–14:00

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  • SIGN-UP REQUIRED

Hospital visits in Rio de Janeiro


When: Thursday 12 September | 14:00–18:00

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  • Post-congress
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Hospital visits in São Paulo


When: Friday 13 September |

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