About the speakers
Dena Goffman, MD
New York, USA
Dena Goffman, MD, graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Goffman went on to complete a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine with additional training in Critical Care Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center.
Dr. Goffman is currently the Vice Chair of Quality & Patient Safety and Chief of Obstetrics at Sloane Hospital for Women at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Professor of Women’s Health in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and Associate Chief Quality Officer for Obstetrics for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
She has a strong interest in improving patient safety and quality in obstetrics and decreasing severe maternal morbidity and mortality. She also has a particular interest in postpartum hemorrhage. Much of her work focuses on the use of simulation, team training and implementation of evidence based guidelines to achieve this goal.
Prof. Dr.med. Irene Hösli
Women's Hospital of the
University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Irene Hösli graduated in Medicine from the University of Basel, Switzerland and is currently the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Antenatal Medicine at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland. She subspecialized in Feto-maternal Medicine and teaches Obstetrics at the Medical University of Basel. She is a member of the National Quality Commission and Co-author of several guidelines including National Recommendations for induction of labor gestational diabetes and the National Algorithms for treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. Since many years she performs Simulation Courses for obstetrical emergencies in Switzerland but also specially in middle one, low-income countries like Rumania, Moldavia, Tanzania or Somaliland.