About the Conference

The 5th Quality Health Care Conference and Exhibition: Quality and Patient Safety from practice to policy


Under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II and for the fifth time since 2010 this conference is set to be the premiere health care quality event of the year, providing a unique professional development and networking opportunity for all participants and healthcare stakeholders in Jordan and the Region.

The conferences of 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2017 hosted a mix of international, local and regional speakers, experts in the field of health care accreditation, quality improvement and patient safety. The conferences were attended by an average of 450-500 participants from the healthcare field including healthcare providers (doctors, nurses, technician…etc.), administrators and policy makers. 

The Steering Committee of the HCAC Fifth Quality Health Care Conference & Exhibition 2019 is chaired by Dr. Fawzi Al-Hammouri, Chairman of the Private Hospital Association. Co- Chaired by Her Excellency Dr. Rowaida Al Maaitah, Advisor to Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein and faculty member of the Jordan University of Science and Technology. 

The planning of the Conference & Exhibition combines a collaborative effort of committed individuals from world-renowned organizations with a vested interest in improving health care and outcomes for patients and communities by building cultures of quality and patient safety within organizations that provide health care services.

·         Conference dates: Nov 11,12 and13, 2019

·         Keynote speaker: Lord Nigel Crisp


Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing. He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health - the largest health organization in the world with 1.3 million employees – where he led major reforms between 2000 and 2006.

Lord Crisp is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Medicine. He was formerly a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and Regent’s Lecturer at Berkeley. His publications on global health include Turning the world upside down – the search for global health in the 21st Century; Global Health Partnerships; One World Health – an overview of global health after Global Health Partnerships; and, edited with Francis Omaswa, African Health Leaders – making change and claiming the future. He described his time as Chief Executive of the NHS in 24 Hours to Save the NHS – the Chief Executive’s account of reform 2000 – 2006. 

A Cambridge philosophy graduate, he worked in community development and industry before joining the NHS in 1986. He has worked in mental health as well as acute services and from 1993 to 1997 was Chief Executive of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospital NHS Trust, one of the UK’s leading academic medical centers.

The 5th Quality Conference

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