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Registration Opens for Landmark Conference on Health Regulation


Geneva, Switzerland, 25 January 2008 – Registration is now open for the first World Health Professions Conference on Regulation (WHPCR) to be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 17-18 May 2008.  

To register, please go to the Conference website:  www.whpa.org/reg/index.htm
For the preliminary programme, please go to:  www.whpa.org/reg/programme.htm
Abstracts for poster presentations on the three main topics of the Conference can be submitted at:  www.whpa.org/reg/abstracts.htm

The main focus will be on:  1) the role of professionals in addressing health needs; 2) models of health professional regulation; and 3) regulatory governance and performance. 

Taking place just prior to the World Health Assembly (19–23 May 2008), the WHPCR will provide a global, inter-professional forum to explore the future of the health care system regulation and the role of the health professions in regulation for improvement in health care to the benefit of patients.

The conference will bring together policy makers; health system managers and administrators; researchers and scientists; as well as leaders in the health professions.  It is organized by the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA)* in cooperation with the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT).

Editor’s Note:

World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) (www.whpa.org)
The World Health Professions Alliance brings together dentistry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy through their representative international organisations, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the World Dental Federation(FDI) and the World Medical Association (WMA) and represents more than 20 million health professionals worldwide.

  • The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of 129 national nurses' associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide.  Operated by nurses for nurses since 1899, ICN is the international voice of nursing and works to ensure quality care for all and sound health policies globally.

  • The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global federation of the national organisations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists.  Pharmacists are health professionals dedicated to improving the access to and value of appropriate medicine use.

  • The World Dental Federation (FDI) is the authoritative, worldwide voice of dentistry with more than 150 member associations in 134 countries around the world, representing more than 900,000 dentists internationally.

  • The World Medical Association (WMA) is the global federation of national medical associations, representing the millions of physicians worldwide.  Acting on behalf of physicians and patients, the WMA endeavours to achieve the highest possible standards of medical science, education, ethics and health care for all people.


For further information contact Linda Carrier-Walker Tel :  +41 22  908 0100;
fax :   +41 22  908 0101;  email:  ; Web site  www.icn.ch 
Web site: www.whpa.org



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