IHF 44th World Hospital Congress

Register now for the 44th World Hospital Congress in Barcelona!

The 44th World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation will be held at the Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona on 8th-11th November as a hybrid event: mixing in-person and virtual program elements. This will be one of the first health management and leadership events to take place in-person in Europe since the COVID-19 outbreak. The Congress is hosted by La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals (Catalan Hospital, Health and Social Services Association) with the overarching theme “People on board: Transforming healthcare by blending agility, responsiveness, and resilience” The Congress is a unique global forum that brings together IHF Members, leaders, and decision-makers of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends, and solutions. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership, management, and service delivery. In-person and virtual tickets are available. Secure your slot by registering online here. IHF Members are entitled to special discounted rates. Contact congress@ihf-fih to get your member discount code. Early bird registration closes on 31 July. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn from some of the best in the industry, discover innovations from other countries, and broaden your network!

Save the Date! 28th International Conference on HPH

The 28th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services will take place virtually from Paris, France on:

October 12, 2021

This year’s conference theme the Development of Health-Oriented Health Care Management Systems will provide an opportunity to share and exchange information about global experiences and practice.

In two plenary sessions, renowned international experts will address the main theme of the conference. In addition, the conference will offer a rich parallel program including oral presentations and posters on the main theme and other topics relevant to HPH.After the live session on October 12th, participants will have the ability to watch and stream all presenations and sessions as well as posters for 15 days afterwards.

To keep up-to-date on the call for abstracts, final conference program, plenary sessions and more please follow the conference website:

28th International Conference on Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Services


The International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) is the main event of the international HPH network. It is a forum of learning and exchange on health promotion in and by health services for health practitioners, consultants, scientists and politicians, with an average of 500 delegates each year. This year’s conference will be held live from Paris, France.


October 12th, 2021

More Information

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28th HPH General Assembly- Registration open!

Who is eligible?

HPH Corporate members, National and Regional Coordinators, Task Force Leaders, and single HPH Members can now register for the 28th Meeting of the HPH General Assembly. 

What’s on the program?

  • The next steps for developing complementary self- assement forms with measureable elements for the 2020 HPH Standards
  • Updates from our Task Force leaders
  • HPH Constitution update
  • Report from the Governance Board
  • and more!

How do I register?

Click here or copy this link into any browser:

Registration closes on May 27th at 12:00 (CET)


Please email the International Secretariat:



Webinar: Catalan HPH Network

The Catalan HPH Network invites you to a webinar on the new Standards for Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services, featuring a presentation from Dr. Oliver Groene of the International HPH Secretariat on

12 March, 2021, 11:30 CEST/GMT+1

Click here to register

*Please note: this event will be held in Spanish

Call for abstracts- now open!

Abstract submission for the 28th International Conference on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services (HPH) is now open!

Conference Theme: “Development of health-oriented health care management systems”

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Submit your abstract now:
Deadline: May 16, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CET


Format: The conference will take place as a virtual event. All sessions will be available for 15 days after the conference and there will be opportunities to interact with other participants and speakers.

More information about the conference will be available soon on the conference website:

For questions, please contact

Virtual Event: Hospital Workers’ Wellbeing Matters


The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major toll on people’s wellbeing worldwide, as they are having to face challenges such as social distancing, loneliness, and the threat of deadly infectious disease outbreaks. For hospital workers and other health service providers, these challenges and the additional stress of working in a prolonged “crisis situation” have increased documented mental health problems.

As the pandemic progresses, the current and projected scale of distress among healthcare workers is alarming. It is widely recognized that healthcare professionals need enhanced support to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their current and future wellbeing.

The International Hospital Federation (IHF)  and the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) recognize the pivotal need of exchanges of experiences, ideas and challenges of industry leaders in addressing this which is why they are hosting the virtual conference “Hospital Workers’ Wellbeing Matters“ on 23 February 2021. The event will delve into:

  • Global perspective on hospital and health system employee wellbeing;
  • Good practices and innovations from hospitals around the globe;
  • Successful programs from other industries;

You can get more information and secure your slot by registering online here

Save the Date! 27th HPH General Assembly (virtual event)

Save the date!

The 27th meeting of the HPH General Assembly will take place virtually on Friday, November 27th, 2020 from 8:00 – 12:00 CEST.

More information and registration link for those eligible will follow.

IHF Virtual Forum: Learning from COVID-19, Transforming Health Services

The International Hospital Federation invites you to participate in a digital forum:

Learning from COVID-19, Transforming Health Services

Wednesday November 4, 10:00 – Thursday November 5, 2020, 17:30/5:30 PM CET

With COVID-19 having a profound effect on health services delivery around the globe, hospitals and health services providers must come together. This forum will be an opportunity to exchange best practice, solutions, and discuss how to move forward, together.

 Key topics include:

  • Role of leadership in times of crisis
  • Human resource management
  • Deploying digital solutions
  • Enhancing organizational agility
  • Maintaining quality when facing chaos
  • Different dimensions of collaboration
  • Resuming non-COVID activities
  • Funding for health services
  • Hospitals of the new normal
  • Healthcare delivery and access
  • Supply, logistics, and infrastructure
  • Adapting buildings and equipment for the future
  • How hospitals should evolve from the perspective of patients and the community


Click here to register!