The International Hospital Federation Awards (IHF Awards) return for 2023 to recognize the excellence and outstanding achievements of hospitals and health service providers demonstrated through their projects, programmes, or services.

Entries can now be submitted in the following award categories:

  • Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Hospital Award
  • Seddiqi Holding Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Ashikaga-Nikken Excellence Award for Green Hospitals
  • Sultanate of Oman Excellence Award for Health Services During Crisis
  • American Hospital Association Excellence Award for Healthcare Workers' Wellbeing
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Excellence Award for Leadership and Management
  • Austco Excellence Award for Quality & Patient Safety

All entries must be submitted through the IHF online submission platform until 23:59 (CET/GMT+1) on 16 June. If you need assistance with your entries, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Read more: IHF Awards 2023 | Call for entries now open!

We are excited to announce that the Call for Abstracts has now officially opened!

The 46th World Hospital Congress will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 25-27 October. The Congress is a unique global forum connecting leaders and decision-makers of hospitals, health services and healthcare organizations to share knowledge and good practices, exchange new ideas and innovations, and network with other senior executives from across the international healthcare community. This year it is co-hosted by the International Hospital Federation and the Portuguese Consortium composed of the Portuguese Association for Hospital Development (APDH), Portuguese Association of Hospital Managers (APAH), and Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP).

The Congress aims to bring together global learning and share local action. To do that, we’re seeking projects and programmes that showcase innovations, models, and examples of leadership. If you have compelling work to share, submit your abstracts to the Scientific Committee for consideration.

Visit the World Hospital Congress website and find out more about the Congress, including how you can submit your abstract and this year’s guidelines.

Read more: Call for abstracts now open! | 46th World Hospital Congress

  • Due to the risk of addiction associated with the prolonged use of prescription opioids, there is an urgent need for non-opioid alternatives for the treatment of chronic pain.


  • Drugs such as dexmedetomidine that bind to the norepinephrine alpha-2a (α2a) adrenergic receptor are effective analgesics, but their sedative effects limit their widespread use.


  • A recent study used computational methods to identify novel compounds that could activate α2a-adrenergic receptors to relieve pain in mouse models without causing sedation.


  • Further research is needed to assess the side effects of these drugs and optimize the compounds for therapeutic use.


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