Change. Save. Sustain.
In Partnership with Patients

In 2016 the International Forum travels to Gothenburg, Sweden. The theme for the conference is "Change. Save. Sustain. In Partnership with Patients.".

Now in its 21st year, the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is one of the world's largest gatherings of healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and their safety. The last International Forum in London in 2015 connected over 3,000 healthcare leaders and practitioners from 83 countries, providing an inspirational setting to meet, learn and share knowledge in our common mission to improve the quality and safety of care for patients and communities across the world.


Get up to date with the latest in healthcare cost, quality and patient involvement

Join us in Gothenburg and get empowered to be actively involved in shaping the future of healthcare. Check our individual and group rates.

This year we are introducing a new fees structure for group bookings, giving you even more savings and benefits when booking as a group.


Our 1st ever FORUM Q-FACTOR LIVE! needs your help - new for Gothenburg 2016

Do you have an exciting idea about improving healthcare at a local, regional or national level by using the opportunities created by globalisation?

Will Globalisation Improve Healthcare? What Change Will Make The Biggest Difference?

Submit your ideas for a chance to attend the International Forum for free and to present them in front of our judges and audience.

Find out more


Explore the Gothenburg 2016 programme

Truly co-designed in partnership with patients and themed 'Change. Save. Sustain. In Partnership with Patients' , our 2016 programme will focus on achieving sustainable change and clinical excellence, while continuing to save costs.

Explore the programme online

Download our porgramme brochure


The 6th annual International Improvement Science and Research Symposium

The International Improvement Science and Research Symposium, part of the four-day International Forum programme, provides a unique platform for researchers and key scientific stakeholders to unite in the advancement of improvement science in healthcare. This is a must-attend event for those working on, or with an interest in the areas of improvement science and research.

See the Improvement Science and Research Symposium programme



We have an exciting schedule of speakers, sessions and activities planned for Gothenburg 2016, and our confirmed keynote and featured speakers are:

  • Donald M. Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, IHI; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Maureen Bisognano, President Emerita and Senior Fellow, IHI
  • Brian Boyle, Healthcare advocate, public speaker and National Volunteer Spokesman of the American Red Cross
  • Lois Kelly, Author, change agent and creative strategist
  • Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise and Director, Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Olivia Wigzell, Director-General, National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden
  • Machteld Huber, Senior Researcher, Food Quality and Health, Louis Bolk Institute
  • Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD, Movement Disorders Neurologist, Radboudumc, Nijmegen; The Netherlands

More information about our speakers


Student and teacher applications

There are a limited number of registration places for full-time students and teachers to attend the International Forum for the three main event days (Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 April 2016). Students can also submit storyboards for display in the main poster area.

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Our blog and information about Gothenburg

For the first time since 1999, the International Forum is returning to Sweden, the country where quality improvement made its first big steps. While Sweden, like many other countries, now faces numerous challenges, such as funding, quality and efficiency of its healthcare services, the country has made some innovative advancements in measuring improvement and driving a culture of learning and constant progress, driven by knowledge for informing intelligent and practical actions.

Read our blog here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Gothenburg. With its picturesque islands, waterways, cobbled streets and laid-back vibe, Gothenburg is a must-visit destination in spring and summer. Read more about the city and what to expect during your visit here .


International Forum Singapore, 26-28 September 2016

The dates for our second International Forum in the the Asia region have been confirmed: 26-28 September 2016.

We are now accepting abstracts for poster display. Call for Posters is open until 2 May 2016

Find out more.