European Union of Private Hospitals

UEHP at IHF 46th World Hospital Congress in Lisbon

The 46th World Hospital Congress (WHC) will take place in Portugal, on the 25, 26 and 27 October and APHP calls for your participation.

The WHC is promoted by the International Hospital Federation (IHF), together with the Portuguese Consortium, made up by the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), the Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH) and the Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers (APAH).

The World Hospital Congress is IHF’s largest event, bringing together thousands of hospital leaders, services and healthcare organizations annually. This year’s edition, under the motto “Global Learning, Local Action”, aims to debate the main trends and chart the future of the healthcare sector. In addition, it will be an opportunity to share good practices and experiences, including in the private hospitalization sector, with the aim of contributing to better health systems, ensuring and improving the health of populations in these challenging times.

The Official Program can be consulted here and features excellent speakers in the most diverse areas (innovation, sustainability, leadership, telehealth, among others).

UEHP President, Dr. Paul Garassus, has kindly accepted APHP invitation to attend the Congress and UEHP Secretary General, Ilaria Giannico, will also be present as a facilitator during the IHF Partners’ Workshop, on October 26th, which will encourage participants to reflect on the transformation of hospitals by 2030 and to co-create a roadmap to reach a common vision.

On the 23rd and 24th of October, pre-congress activities will also take place, including the Conference “The role of the private sector in Health”, on the 23rd, organized jointly by the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) and the Business Confederation of Portugal (CIP). This conference will be in portuguese and registration is free. More information here.


For those interested, registrations for the Congress remains open. APHP has a discount code for registration, which we would like to share with UEHP members: 23APHP. To use it, follow the following instructions:

How to activate the code:

  • Complete your person details on the registration portal
  • When asked ‘Did you receive a special code?’, select ‘Yes’
  • Enter code 23APHP (please note that this is case sensitive and should be entered as it appears, no extra spaces)
  • Continue with your registration on the registration summary page ensure that APHP €950.00 rate is selected

Sign up, join us in Lisbon and participate in this global forum, with excellent learning and sharing. For better healthcare for all!

More information and registration: www.worldhospitalcongress.org