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International Forum on Perioperative Safety & Quality 2021 (ISQ)

15.45 CEST: Connection Testing and Informal Welcome

16.00 – 19.30 CEST: Event Start


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Advance the health of individuals and populations 

The International Forum on Perioperative Safety & Quality (ISQ) supports and energizes the movement for health care improvement while bringing together leaders and practitioners committed to improving outcomes for patients and communities. 


Explore the Sixth International Forum on Perioperative Safety and Quality 

This Sixth Edition, a virtual event on perioperative patient safety, further explores how improvements in patient safety and quality will help to advance the health of individuals and populations. Attendees will hear about global perspectives, successful implementation of quality projects, and how to maximize learning from adverse events. They will also learn how to analyse success, how to engage stakeholders, and how to manage fatigue and care for second victimsThe ISQ will bring the latest resources to help improve perioperative outcomes for patients and communities. 


Learning Objectives

Educational Targets

Educational targets will essentially focus on the following goals: 

  • Provide a theoretical update on different aspects of the state of the art in the fields of patient safety in anaesthesiology and perioperative medicine (Keynote Lecture and Panels). 
  • Provide a forum of scientific exchange with peers and the possibility to discuss patient safety with key opinion leaders (Break-out Sessions) 


Expected Educational Outcomes

After attending ISQ, delegates will be expected to: 

  • Identify pathways to improve outcomes for patients and communities. 
  • Assess opportunities for research into quality and safety improvement. 
  • Translate international concerns on the quality and safety of care into effective action. 
  • Evaluate methods to foster effective innovation in quality improvement and patient safety. 


Target Audience

Anaesthesiologists, intensivists, residents, medical students, nurse anaesthetists, safety and quality experts, and other practitioners and professionals from all over the world, who are interested in the quality and safety of perioperative medicine. 


Preliminary Programme of Topics

This programme will be updated in due course. It will include a blend of presentations, panel discussions and interactive break-out sessions. 


Keynote lecture

The global burden of perioperative patient harm – Current priorities for action


Patient blood management as a patient safety strategy

  • Adequate preoperative anaemia management – How to make it happen
  • Reducing preventable harm during massive transfusions
  • Implementing a Safe Point of Care Program for Perioperative Coagulation Management


Safety challenges related to perioperative equipment and monitoring

  • Patient safety during general anaesthesia – Do we need to reconsider monitoring standards?
  • Prefilled syringes – why so difficult to get it into anaesthesia standard


Caring for us

  • Practical advice on fatigue self-management
  • Immediate steps for taking care of second victims


Keynote Lecture 2

If we as doctor become patients – how Covid-19 changed our views


Combating preventable perioperative patient harm

  • Safety strategies to prevent failure to rescue following a perioperative stroke
  • Preventing avoidable airway and pulmonary complications
  • Improving ward monitoring to prevent perioperative complications


Practices that will improve the safety of your patients

  • Avoiding postoperative respiratory depression
  • Overcoming hurdles to critical incident reporting


Advancing perioperative medication safety

  • Perioperative medication-related patient harm – Evidence from incident reporting
  • Safe perioperative medication administration – Practical update from the APSF



Membership TypeEarly Bird Registration Fee (Until 31st March)Registration Fee
Active/Affiliate€ 75€ 90
Reduced Fee€ 45€ 58
TraineeN/A€ 40
AlliedN/A€ 40
Non Member€ 100€ 125

Prices do not include VAT

Please find a list of reduced fee countries here


How to register

Registration is through myESAIC. Please check the events section of your profile. 

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For more information contact patient.safety@esaic.org