Challenges and Realities in the Spanish National Health Service
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Programme and presentations

International conference on patient safety: CHALLENGES AND REALITIES IN THE SPANISH NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE.
November 15-16. 2006 Madrid. Spain.

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Thrusday 16 Programa del día 16
Spain presents a statement supporting the WHO (World Alliance for Patient Safety) challenge for 2005-2006: "Clean Care is Safe Care".

Ms Elena Salgado Méndez Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs of Spain and Sir Liam Donaldson (Chair of the World Alliance for Patient Safety and Chief Medical Officer of the United Kingdom).
09:30 - 11:30 h.
Medication Safety: An International Perspective.

Chairperson: María José Otero, Vice president for Safe Medication Practices, ISMP, Spain.
Patient Safety Initiatives of the ISMP and the New Report of the IOM.
Michael Cohen,
RPh, MS, ScD, President of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.USA.
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Recommendation of the European Council on Patient Safety.
Etienne Schmitt,
Head of Prescrire Service "Eviter l´Evitable", Paris Francia.
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Patient Safety Initiatives of the ISMP in Canada.
David U,
President of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada.
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Experience of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) in the UK.
David Cousins,
Head of Safe Medication Practice, National Patient Safety Agency, London, UK.
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12:00 - 13:30 h.
Nosocomial Infection.
Chairperson: Manuel Oñorbe de Torre, General Director of Public Health, Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, Spain.
Nosocomial Infection in Spain.
Josep Vaqué Rafart, Professor
, Head of Department of Preventive Medicine, Autonomous University, Barcelona, Spain.
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Nosocomial Infection: A Hospital Intervention.
María Teresa Pi Sunyer
, Infection Programme Coordinator, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain.
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Nosocomial Infection in the Critical Care Units .
Juan Roca Guiseris,
President of the Spanish Association of Intensive Medicine and Coronary Units.
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15:00 - 17:00 h.
Professionals and Patients for Patient Safety

Chairperson: Itziar Larizgoitia, World Alliance for Patient Safety.
Awareness and Perception on Patient Safety.
Margarida França
, Directora do Instituto da Qualidade em Saúde (IQS).Portugal.
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Patients for Safety in the United Kingdom.
Susan E. Sheridan
, Head of the Patients for Patients Program of the WHO, World Alliance for Patient Safety.
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Patients for Safety in the United Kingdom.
Ana Etchenique Calvo
, Head of Institutional Relations of the Users and Consumers Confederation (CECU), Spain.
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Professionals for Safety in Health Care.
José Ignacio Landa García
, Vice-President of the Spanish Surgeons Association (AEC).
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17:00- 17:30 h.
Closing session

José Martinez Olmos, General Health Secretary, Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, Spain.

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