2nd and 3rd November 2011
Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, HK
The International Medication Safety Conference 2011, organized by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority and supported by the Hong Kong Department of Health and the Centre for Food and Drug Safety of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, had been held successfully on 2 & 3 November.
About 500 local healthcare practitioners and overseas delegates attended this meaningful event. The International Medication Safety Network (IMSN) first held its annual meeting in Asia, hence the theme “Medication Safety – Dawn of a New Era” was chosen for this conference.
The objective of the Conference was to promote medication safety and strengthen the safety culture among the healthcare practitioners. More importantly, it provided a valuable platform for networking the Asian countries in enhancing medication safety, and hence delivering quality healthcare services.
The Conference comprised both plenary and concurrent lectures as well as booth and exhibit displays. More than 20 overseas as well as local renowned speakers were invited to share their experience and knowledge on medication safety. Apart from the 14 thematic presentations, 24 posters focusing on strategies to enhance medication safety were also displayed.
Both Hong Kong Hospital Authority and Department of Health shared some local medication safety and quality initiatives & measures. In addition, several countries/ cities from Asia Pacific were invited to share their national reporting systems and works on medication safety. They were well received by the audience. It was hoped that other countries/ cities would find it useful and applicable in their own healthcare systems.