Suzana Parente is a Medical Doctor, anesthesiologist and intensivist and an Executive Board Member of the European Society for Quality in HealthCare ESQH, and President of the Portuguese Society for Quality & Safety in HealthCare APQS. She is also a member of the quality assurance and quality improvement committee of the European Society of Anesthesia as well as a member of the quality group of the Portuguese society of anesthesia. Previous founder and President of the Quality Council of the Portuguese Medical Association. She works at the S. Francisco Xavier Hospital in Lisbon central hospital with university facilities and teaches modules of quality and risk management at the graduate and postgraduate level. She is also director of the Quality Department of western Lisbon hospital trust. She has published more than 20 works on quality in healthcare, and she is an ISO 9001 auditor.