Media release 21 May: Regulation a top priority agree global health professionals
The third World Health Professions Regulation Conference will provide insights, perspectives and discussion on current challenges in health professional regulation.
Speakers who are world experts in their field will compare regulatory models and examine ways of promoting best practice.
Here’s what the speakers are saying about the event:
“I think every professionals from every type of health system can gain from discussing what health professional regulation is and sharing lessons from their part of the world. I’m thoroughly impressed by the expertise and diversity of speakers we have.”
Marlene Smadu, Vice-President of Quality and Transformation in Saskatchewan, Canada
“A conference on regulation is very timely. There are currently a lot of pressures on health professionals and they have to decide how to react to them.”
Gilles Dussault, Professor at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (IHMT), Lisbon, Portugal.
“We need to compare and contrast differing perspectives if we are to make informed choices that balance protection of the public with the reform of health systems to address current and future population needs.”
David Benton, Chief Executive of the International Council of Nurses.
“Those working in health need to look beyond clinical skills and towards understanding the types of expertise that makes adverse events less likely.”
Professor Rhona Flin, Director of the Industrial Psychology Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen in the UK.