Applications to the Observatory Venice Summer School 2020 are now open.

The hospital of the future:
where patients get appropriate, humane and high quality care, and where health professionals want to work

The Observatory Venice Summer School 2020 is a short, intensive course. It is a week of learning, interacting, studying, debating, and sharing experiences with other policy makers, planners and professionals to understand, discuss and improve hospital care strategies and policies.

When:  26–31 July 2020

Who: The course is aimed at senior and mid-level policy makers, civil servants and professionals with responsibility for hospital care, whether at policy, self-regulatory, clinical or managerial level. If you want to make hospitals a place that people look up to, both for high quality patient care and as a place to work, then the Observatory Venice Summer School is for you.

Objectives: 
•	Question everything we know about what hospitals do, how they work and how they are regulated and paid
•	Reflect on how the patients we treat in hospitals are changing, asking how we will care for increasing numbers of frail older patients, patients with multiple complex conditions who don’t easily fit into a single specialty, patients with highly specialist needs whose care is at the forefront of scientific research, patients from increasingly diverse cultures …
•	Explore how we will adapt to the challenges of disruptive technology, in a world of minimally invasive surgery, new types of imaging, and bedside diagnostics
•	Think about how, in a world where the brightest and best have many other opportunities, we will attract and retain high quality staff, and why it matters
•	Challenge traditional ways of doing things, asking whether things are best done by a different type of health worker, a patient or their carer, or a machine

More information here: https://theobservatorysummerschool.org/