National Conference on Medical Malpractice Prevention will be held by Iranian Medical Council and Iranian Association of Medical Law.
Dr. Zali mentioned the importance of medical malpractice
prevention and said:”Medical Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRIMC) is
the nation's largest independent organization in the field of medicine which
registers all health care professionals (except nurses) to practice in Iran,
and regulates bi or multilateral collaborations between health care
professionals & other associations. IRIMC has established a reliable system
of medical justice which is in accordance with WMA statement”” The legal system
which ensure that patients are protected against harmful practices, physicians
are protected against unmeritorious lawsuits, and standard of care
determinations are consistent and reliable so that all parties know where they
As the nation’s regulatory and licensing authority, IRIMC checks
every doctor’s identity and qualifications before they are able to be registered
and licensed in IRIMC and keeps track of changes to doctors’ records to ensure
that the registered medical professional is accurate and up to date and can
provide good level of care. Every five years, IRIMC registered doctors and
healthcare professionals are relicensed to make sure that they are fit to
practice due to protect patients’ right for receiving highest possible
standards of care. Iranian Medical Council supervises doctors’ practice to
assure that doctors achieve good medical practice and takes action when they
are not met.
“According to world medical malpractice statistics, approved
malpractice claims in Iran are lower than the rest of the world; however a
distinction must be made between medical malpractice and an untoward result
occurring in the course of medical care and treatment that is not the fault of
the physician. That’s highly important to well inform the public about it.” Dr.
IRIMC President highly appreciated the consistent efforts of
IRIMC Deputy for Disciplinary Affairs and its panel of experts to maintain standard
care by protecting patients against harmful practices and physicians against
unmeritorious lawsuits. Dr. Zali hailed the upcoming conference on Medical Malpractice
Prevention which raises awareness among medical community about this crucial
issue and will shed light on strategies which significantly decrease
malpractice claims in Iran.
On 22-23 February 2017, National Conference on Medical Malpractice
Prevention will be convened in Tehran at Convention Centre of Iranian Judicial System.
The Secretariat of the upcoming conference is located in Iranian Medical
Council and abstract submission deadline is on 3rd February 2017.
Dr. Shima Naghavi, Director of International Affairs