The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is one of the world’s largest conferences for healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and their safety. In April 2017 the International Forum returned to London, UK, connecting 3,000 healthcare leaders and practitioners from over 70 countries and 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.

The next spring International Forum will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2-4 May 2017.

New for London 2017 - The Night Forum

A must attend for all delegates and new to the International Forum this year, this multi-streamed evening event gave delegates an opportunity to meet colleagues in an informal setting and to continue networking and learning through a range of new activities.

These included informal presentations, country-hosted spaces, entertainment, movie screenings and much more.

The Night Forum took place at a number of locations situated near the conference venue, ExCel London, on Thursday 27 April.

Highlights from London 2017

In London we focused on how the power of collaboration can inspire all parties, including patients, families, new healthcare professionals and improvement leaders to deliver top quality, person-centred care in a sustainable framework. Themed Igniting Collective Excellence, this year’s programme also discussed preventing burnout among physicians in order to ensure patient safety, empowering both healthcare professionals and patients for achieving better outcomes and collaboration within healthcare professional teams and as part of a patient-professional partnerships.

Watch the recorded sessions from London 2017

Poster abstracts from London 2017

Our first Conference Proceedings contains work submitted to us via our Call for Posters for this year’s International Forum in London, UK, which took place on 26-28 April 2017.

The 180+ abstracts volunteered by authors for inclusion in this booklet is a reflection and a celebration of what the global quality improvement community has achieved over the past few years. You can find many projects from teams in countries such as UK, Singapore, Sweden, Australia, Nigeria, Brazil and more.

Keynote speakers in London 2017

We had an exciting schedule of speakers, sessions and activities at London 2017, with keynote speakers including:

  • Chris Hadfield, Former Military Test-Pilot, Astronaut
  • Lord Ara Darzi, Professor of Surgery at Institute of Cancer Research, Imperial College, London
  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality, the Scottish Government; Scotland
  • Derek Feeley, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; USA
  • Sara Riggare, PhD student, Karolinska Institutet, and selfcare expert
  • Tim Omer, Diabetes advocate and hacker
  • Yogesh Jain, Public health Physician and Pediatrician, Jan Swasthya Sahyog (People’s Health Support Group), Chhattisgarh; India

International Forum Kuala Lumpur, 24-26 August 2017

Our new event in Asia Pacific, taking place in the autumn, showcases internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.

The next International Forum in Asia Pacific will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 24-26 August 2017.

You can browse the programme and register to attend with our Early Bird fees.