International Forum on Perioperative Safety & Quality

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Sponsored by the European Society of Anaesthesiology, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, and World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

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Take your commitment to patient safety further when you attend the virtual, on-demand International Forum on Perioperative Safety and Quality panel, Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety. Hear from worldwide subject-matter experts to learn about the latest issues in patient and health care provider safety during COVID-19.

The free panel launches on September 17, World Patient Safety Day.

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*The recording will be available until 31st December 2020


Please note: the agenda is subject to change.

Introduction and Welcome:

Adrian Gelb, ASA, WFSA

Benedikt Preckel, ESAIC

Keynote Lectures:

Supporting Healthcare Workers

Albert Wu, USA

The Emotional Challenge of Frequent Patient-Colleague Deaths in the COVID-19 period

Kathleen Ferguson, UK

Panel 1: Safety & Well-Being of the Healthcare Provider during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Benedikt Preckel, ESAIC


Stuart Brooker, ASA, WFSA

Ethical Issues in Healthcare Worker Safety – How Much Should You Endanger Yourself to Save a Patient

Daniela Filipescu, ESAIC, WFSA

Healthcare Worker Resilience

Sven Staender, EuPSF

Coping with Lack of Equipment

Erlinda Oracion, WFSA

Human Performance when Wearing PPE

Keith Ruskin, ASA

Panel 2: Leadership in a Time of Crisis

Adrian Gelb, ASA, WFSA

Liaising with Government Agencies

Mary Dale Peterson, ASA President

Liaising with Equipment Providers

Prof. Marcelo Gama de Abreu, ESAIC Board

Encouraging Healthcare Workers Around the World

Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, WFSA President

Creating Guidelines Quickly During a Crisis

Mark Warner, APSF President

Panel 3: Safety & Quality Data to Prepare for the Next Pandemic?
Fauzia Khan, WFSAPedro Ibarra, Colombia, Sth. AmericaDaniel Arnal, Spain, EuropeProf. Bruce Biccard, Sth. Africa, Africa


The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the World Patient Safety Day Program. These credits can be converted by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) into European CME credits (ECMEC’s) and into National Credits by the European National Authorities.

Instructions on How to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit or obtain a certificate, participants must self-enrol into the course on the ASA LMS; please visit here.

For more info, visit here.