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 returns to London, UK.

The recent International Forum in Gothenburg in April 2016 was the biggest event in our 21 years history. We connected 3,400 healthcare leaders and practitioners from around 70 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.

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 will give you an opportunity to meet colleagues in an informal setting and continue networking and learning through a range of new activities. These include informal presentations, country-hosted spaces, entertainment, movie screenings and much more.

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

The London 2017 programme

Themed Igniting Collective Excellence, this year’s programme focuses 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.

Don’t forget to sign up for our new range of experience days, breakfast sessions and networking events too.

Book your place in London 2017

Keynote speakers in London

We have an exciting schedule of speakers, sessions and activities planned, with confirmed 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

Highlights from Gothenburg 2016

In April 2016 we placed a greater focus on the patient and the personal story, with patient speakers and representatives continuing to challenge our thinking to keep patients at the core of our mission. We focused on how to think and act as leaders, how to empower all staff to understand and get involved in quality, to use data to predict and plan, to be inventive in our solutions and frugal in our innovations, and to share knowledge about our mistakes and achievements.

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, submit an abstract for poster display and register to attend with our Early Bird fees.