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Meeting in Udine - The Birth of ISQua

30 Years On - ISQua Founders meet again in Udine!

On 29th and 30th May 2015, ten founding and early members of ISQua met again in Udine, Italy to discuss 'The Roots of the Future' and to show what they had learned about quality in healthcare since the first meeting in 1985. 

This session was organised by Andrea Gardini, President of SIQUAS, and with the support of the Regional Organisation among Municipalities and Local Health Trustees and Hospitals (Federsanità-ANCI) and Prof. Silvio Brusaferro Professor of Public Health, in the University of Udine and in the University Hospital. 

To view a recording of this meeting - please go to 'The Roots of the Future'

A report of their findings has been published in the August edition of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and is freely available to members - ISQua Founders Reunion, Udine, June 2015


Udine 2015 - From left to right: Bill Jessee, Agnes Jacquerie, Charles Shaw, Hannu Vuori, Rosa Sunol, Andrea Gardini, Franco Perraro, Elma Heidemann, Lluis Bohigas, Evert Reerink

Udine 2015

And Udine 1985 - Back row left to right: Albert Oriole; Agnes Jacquerye, Belgium; Elizabeth Alluard, France; Gunnar O.F. Strom, Sweden; Bill Jessee, USA; Evert Reerink, Netherlands; Ulla Tuomaala, Finland; Rosa Sunol, Spain; Hannu Vuori, Denmark; Mike Sheldon, UK, Pierre Beuhens, Belgium; Ulysses Ruiz, Spain; Hugh Sanderson, UK; Gerry Fowkes, UK; Peter Reizenstein, Sweden; Dan Fleisher, USA; Mijo Simunic, Crotia; Franco Perraro, Italy.

Front row left to right: Ernest Buckley, UK; Andrea Gardini, Italy; Rita Compagnon, Italy; Paolo Pietrangeli, Italy; Jerzy Szczerban, Poland. Charles Shaw, UK, was also present but is missing from the photograph

1985 - Udine