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.

Early Bird registration for London 2017 ends 30 January

Join over 3,000 colleagues in London for 3 days of ideas, innovation and inspiration.

Since it first took place in 1996, over 3,000 healthcare professionals choose the International Forum every year as the place to learn, connect and plan their improvement strategies. Read more about us and how we are developing.

The International Forum aims to empower and encourage participants to be actively involved in shaping the future of healthcare. Book your place early and save with our Early Bird individual and group rates.

Explore the programme

The theme for London 2017 is 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.

We’ll offer you over 60 sessions across the two main conference days delivered by over 100 international speakers. We also have a new range of experience days, new breakfast sessions and a new networking event on Thursday evening, The Night Forum, which will give delegates the opportunity to meet in informal setting, network and learn through a range of new activities.

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

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 second International Forum in the APAC region recently took place in Singapore. The theme for the conference was ‘Engage. Energise. Evolve.’ and it showcased internationally recognised keynotes in addition to addressing regional needs, thus bringing the best of international learning to the region.

The next International Forum in APAC will take place in Kuala Lumpur on 24-26 August 2017 and Call for Posters is now open.

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