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EQUIP Conference Focused On Solving The Safety Of Patients By GPs


Apr 30, 2016

From April 22nd to 23rd, GUARANT International organized the EQuiP conference. The Conference of the European Association on Quality and Safety in General Practice/Family Medicine was hosted by the Czech Society of General Practice CMA JEP and their partner WONCA Europe. The conference was also granted by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic and Svatopluk Němeček, MBA (Minister of Health of the Czech Republic) acted as Honorary President.

The main theme of the conference was ‘Patient Safety in Primary Care’. The aim of the conference was to answer questions such as, “What is the role of the doctor and the patient?”, “How can the organization of the health system and your practice assure safer care?”, “How do you learn from your faults and make sure they don’t happen again?”, “How important is a healthy doctor for safe care?”, “Can the computer help or be a threat?”, “Which faults are the most important in general practice?”, “Are vulnerable patients more at risk than others?” and “Can we teach about safe care to students and trainees?”. These and several other related topics were addressed.

Experts from the field of primary care met in Kaiserstein Palace to share their experience, projects, research and knowledge in their practice, university, college or regional organization. During the EQuiP conference, participants could visit plenty of plenary sessions with international experts and many interactive workshops. Among the most anticipated speakers undoubtedly belonged Maria Astier-Pena (Manager of the Patient Safety Group of the Spanish Society of Family Medicine and Community, Spain), Aneez Esmail (Professor of General Practice at the University of Manchester and Director of the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, United Kingdom) and David Marx (Czech Minister of Health on issues concerning health care quality and safety, Czech Republic).

The Czech Society of General Practice CMA JEP is a company which is involved in the formation of recommended medical procedures. It updates the concept of the field as well as being a partner for negotiations in conciliation as practitioner competencies and the price of their work. Doctors are publishing under the auspices of the society, they act at domestic and international congresses and participate in international working groups. The society is also organizing educational seminars for physicians in a system of lifelong learning.

GUARANT International spol. s.r.o., for a quarter of a century now, have been taking care of the success of their clients by organizing international congresses and conferences in Central and Eastern Europe. Along with perfect knowledge of the Czech and European environment, their clients are also guaranteed a high level of expertise, precision and professionalism. With a team of 50 professionals, they annually organize 60 to 80 events in the Czech Republic and abroad.

More information about the event can be found here: http://www.equip2016.cz/