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2020 IHF Young Executive Leaders Throughout and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this webinar, the 2020 IHF Young Executive Leaders (YEL) will present the results and conclusion of their work during this year, which was informed by the response to COVID-19.

The 16 YEL members, representing 8 countries and territories: Austria, Dubai, Germany, Kenya, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, and the UK, brought in professional experiences from different hospital management positions and personal careers to the YEL group. They focused their work on two main issues:
(1) Towards post-COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Challenges for Hospital Leaders;
(2) The challenges of being a digital leader in times of COVID-19.

These issues were discussed in 2 subgroups with the main idea of creating guidelines for (future) hospital leaders, based on key learnings about actions that have proven to be effective and indispensable to keep a hospital operating successfully in a pandemic, drawing on current healthcare trends. Both subgroups published several articles on special aspects of these topics and will summarize their main questions and their similar experiences around the globe during this webinar.

By the end of this webinar, the 2020 YEL group will conclude their experience and enter the YEL Alumni to remain connected and nurture their friendship.

This session will be chaired by: Sylvia Basterrechea, Membership & Project Officer of the IHF.

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Dec 9, 2020 02:00 PM in Zurich

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Safia Alhammadi
Chief Resident @Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
Safia Alhammadi daily fulfills her leadership duty as a chief resident at Dubai Health Authority for the past 4 years. She is also an Academic Days Adviser and lecturer, where she taught the residents clinical skills. She is a dreamer who believes that everything can be achieved once you set your mind to it. As an obstetrician who’s also a feminist, she believes that strong support of women and a fair health care system would truly benefit society.
Vanessa Braga
Registered Nurse @Coimbra Hospital and University Centre, Portugal
Over the years, the association of Nursing and Leadership has become essential and imperative for better health outcomes, reflected in the care of excellence. For this reason, as a registered nurse, Vanessa has been investing in her academic training, doing her Post-undergraduate Specialization Course, Master and other opportunities essential to enrich her decision-making and critical thinking. According to Vanessa, working along on a joint reflection with the Young Executive Leaders, during an era marked by a global pandemic, has been extremely valuable for her personal and professional growth and development, as well as it brings new contributions into her organization.
Ming-Ju (Siegfried) Tsai
Pulmonologist and intensive care physician @Koahsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
Ming-Ju (Siegfried) Tsai is a pulmonologist and intensive care physician in Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan. He has committed himself to improve the medical information systems of their hospital for several years. Participating in the YEL initiative is a great opportunity to network with young healthcare leaders worldwide. He can get inspired by the various types of healthcare systems and hospital information systems worldwide. On the other hand, he believes he can share their experiences in Taiwan as the medical service in Taiwan is probably one of the best in the world.