Opening Ceremony & Keynote

When:

Tuesday 10 September

09:00–09:40

Session description:

IHF President Dr Muna A. Tahlak and the Brazilian Hospital Federation President Dr Adelvânio F. Morato will extend a warm welcome to all attendees of the 47th edition of the World Hospital Congress. The honorable Dr Nísia Verônica Trindade Lima, Minister of Health of Brazil, will officially inaugurate the event.

When:

Tuesday 10 September

09:00–09:40

Speakers

Dr Adelvânio Francisco Morato

President, Brazilian Hospitals Federation (FBH), Brazil

Dr Morato is in his third term at the head of the Association of Hospitals of the State of Goiás, Brazil. Alongside this role, he is also President of the Brazilian Hospital Federation (FBH), which represents more than four thousand health establishments in Brazil.

Dr Morato trained as a urologist surgeon. He later became the General Secretary of the Medical Association of the State of Goiás and is a member of the Union of Hospitals of the State of Goiás and one of the partners of the Instituto do Rim de Goiânia.

Dr Morato became a member of the IHF Governing Council in November 2020. He is also a member of the IHF Executive Committee since January 2023.

Dr Muna A. Tahlak

President, International Hospital Federation; CEO, Latifa Women and Children Hospital; Chief Medical Officer, Dubai Academic Health Corporation, UAE

Dr Muna Abdul Razzaq Tahlak is the Chief Executive Officer of Latifa Hospital (a 347-bedded specialized maternity and pediatric hospital), part of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), United Arab Emirates.

Dr Tahlak is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant. She is also the first Emirati woman to complete her specialization in obstetrics and gynecology from the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is American board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr Tahlak is a regular speaker at conferences and has received various awards for excellence in her field. After being IHF Treasurer. Dr Tahlak was elected IHF President Designate in November 2021 and started her mandate as IHF President in October 2023. Additionally, she is a member of several other esteemed national and international societies and associations.