IHF World Hospital Congress 2019

The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of national and international hospital and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services. The IHF World Hospital Congress is a one-stop shop for the healthcare professional seeking the opportunity and environment in which to engage in a 360-degree learning and knowledge-sharing experience among peers.

People at the heart of health services in peace and crisis

 The 43rd World Hospital Congress will be emphasizing the importance of people-centered health services in times of peace and crisis. The situation of crisis is making people more vulnerable, and health services must provide such protection as they do when life is a quiet river. To respond to peoples’ expectations, health services must be supported by investments contributing to prosperity of the country, resilience to all possible issues, and innovation to increase health gain. To bring people at the heart of health services in peace and in times of crisis, health services must be responsive, supportive and prospective.

The 43rd World Hospital congress will be exploring how health services can be more:

  • Responsive through better resilience
  • Supportive through appropriate health investments
  • Prospective through health impactful innovations


43rd World Hospital Congress

6-9 November 2019


Early Bird Registration deadline: 15 August 2019


Notification to accepted oral presentations: 15 April 2019

Notification to accepted posters: 6 May 2019

Call for abstracts

IHF Awards deadline for entries: 17 May 2019

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