CME (2010-11)

Patient Centred Care 2010 Conference

Held: 29, 30 June 2010 | Venue: Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati

Meeting patient's need i.e, providing safer and affordable

'Patient-Centered Care' (PCC) is the essence of modern healthcare. This is a unique conference connecting physicians, health managers, media and public together to build a shared understanding and awareness of aspects of a modern healthcare system, analyse the gaps in provisions in the state, both in government or private sectors, and how to incorporate the patient's, physician's and society's perspective into an effective service delivery plan. The conference would deliberate on how a hospital can put in place the system of 'clinical governance'' ensuring a inbuilt mechanism for continuous improvement leading to safer and affordable clinical services learning from mistakes and experiences. The conference will build on World Health Organisation''s current high profile global campaign on ''Patient Safety''. The sessions and workshops will provide opportunities for participants to apply the PCC approach using strategically crafted cases and critical incidents.


Day 1: Primarily for doctors and health managers but medical journalist, consumer activists and patients advocates would also benefit by developing an understanding of ''evidence based'' clinical care as opposed to ''opinionated'' and treatment based on ancedotes and/or commercial considerations of dubious efficacy.

Morning Session (10 AM-1 PM)

1. Registration and Networking

2. Avoiding anecdotes and providing ''evidence based'' clinical care

Lunch (1 AM-2 PM)

Afternoon (2 PM-6 PM)

Workshop: How to be an''an evidence based'' physicians: Skills and Resources for Self Learning

Informal discussion and Dinner (7 PM-9 PM)

Day 2: Hospitals are less safer than even a nuclear plant or a hopsital patient is at more risk for his or her life than one participating in a dangerous sport - difficult to beleive but true. The 2nd day of this conference is deicated to review this extraordinary and counterintutive phenomenon. We encourage doctors, health managers, medical journalists, consumer activists and patients advocates and anybody interested to participate in this very important day which will be based on the wealth of information, data and guidelines generated by current global campaign on ''patient safety'' led by the WHO.

The evenning workshop will focus on the power of collaboartion and networking and how to harness this power by local private hospitals to develop safer and more affordable service for the local population.

Morning Session (10 AM-1 PM)

1. Current global campaign on ''patient safety'' led by the WHO

2. Clinical Governance: Role and responsibility of hospital management

3. Clinical Governance: Role and responsibility of media, public and stake holders

4. Clinical Governance: Role of IT and modern Technology Lunch (1 AM - 2 PM)

Afternoon Session (2 PM-5 PM)

1. Role of legislation in ensuring ‘patient safety’

2. Current legal remedy against erring hospitals and practitioners

Tea (5 PM-5.30 PM)

Evening (5.30 PM-7.30 PM)

Workshop: Profits and Affordable Care not ''Mutually Exclusive'': How to Harness the Power of Collaboration and Networking for Service Rationalisation, Cost-Savings and Effciency 

Informal discussion and Dinner (7.30 PM-9 PM)