Patient First - Joint International Conference on Quality Assurance and Patient Safety (Pt1-JICON)

Organization: Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University

Venue: Anandha Inn New Convention Center

Location: Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India

Event Date/Time: Nov 28, 2012 / 9:00 am - (GMT +5:30 hours) End Date/Time: Nov 30, 2012 / 8:00 pm - (GMT +5:30 hours)
Registration Date: Oct 31, 2012
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 15, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Oct 20, 2012
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 Patient First’ is a Joint International Conference, organised by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and  Surgeons of Glasgow. This event will feature global experts and eminent speakers who will deliver keynote addresses, plenaries and invited lectures on topics of importance on patient safety, quality assurance as well as on select clinical problems.

The goal of this Conference is to initiate a dialogue and bring key issues of Patient Safety and Quality Assurance in healthcare into sustained focus among the healthcare leadership. The target audience includes heads of departments,  practicing clinicians, hospital administrators, policy makers, nursing leaders and postgraduate students with an avid interest on Patient Safety. We intend to stimulate and advance Reforms, Research and Policies on these vital areas 

Dear Friends,

The concept of ‘Quality of Care’ is difficult to define in practice. For some, it is the survival of the patient; for others, it is the successful completion of the procedure, unmindful of the patient’s experience during the treatment process. To deliver Quality Care, we need the patients to trust in the safety and effectiveness of our services.

Patient first” aims to replace our current ‘Physician centered’ healthcare system with the one that revolves around the patient –‘Patient centered’.We need to move from ‘what’s the matter’ with our patients to ‘what matters’to our patients, focusing on their concerns while assuring safety and effectiveness. The advancement of medical technology has brought newer therapies with greater clinical benefits, but also a greater potential for harm. The data from Harvard Medical Practice Study in the late 1990s, which has been repeated in various studies across the world, suggest that between 3 to 25 percent of patient suffer unintended harm due to medical errors. . Errors and adverse events are fundamentally organizational in their etiology and an understanding of them, would involve forays into a range of disciplines including psychology, clinical epidemiology, quality management, technology, informatics and law. To bring about improvement, we need to evaluate how we deliver care and what factors in our care would improve outcomes.Patient safety is not the province of any one discipline and a real understanding of it would require a collaborative effort from different perspectives and contributions. . Our aim for this conference is to initiate a multi disciplinary dialogue on patient safety practices. We intend to bring together some of the leading experts, researchers, commentators and members of the academia to share and debate their experiences and expertise with you. This conference is supported by Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, by active participation on clinical issues. . We feel confident our partnership in the ‘Patient first’ initiative, would make us as ambassadors for patient safety in our own realms.  


  • Provide  a  forum  for  intensive  collaborative  discourse  and  engagement
  • Showcase  best  leading  practices  and  their  success
  • Share  ideas  and  solutions  to  address  Efficacy,  Quality  and  Safety
  • Address the  challenges facing  health leaders  and clinicians in  the  delivery of safe,  patient  centered  and  quality  assured  health  services
  • Engage  key  and  non-traditional  stakeholders  in  Patient  care
  • Identify  effective  ways for  health  leaders  to  be  catalysts  for  change  towards better and safer healthcare


Who should Attend:

  • Practicing Doctors
  • Researchers
  • Heads of Departments
  • Institutional Leaders
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Leaders in Nursing Care
  • Health care experts
  • Patient activists
  • Policy makers
  • Other stakeholders

Why Attend:

  • To gain a better understanding of the direction you & your institution should adopt
  • To identify what matters for the development of yourself & your institution
  • To gain a perspective on what you do / your institution does well and where it can improve
  • To anticipate problems
  • To prepare an agenda for reforms in your institution
  • To get acquainted with tools and applications for patient safety & quality

Conference participants will leave with practical ideas for their work settings; build strong networks; gain insight on what it takes to be an effective leader and be better equipped to address transformational changes in the system.




S. V. Patel Salai


Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University
MGMCRI Campus,
Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow
232-242 St. Vincent Street
G2 5RJ
United Kingdom