Students and Junior Healthcare Professionals Programme

Throughout the International Forum, the IHI Open School and BMJ are hosting a number of dynamic and unique sessions for students, junior healthcare professionals, trainee doctors, and educators . These sessions are offered free of charge for deleagtes already registered to attend the two conference days on Thursday and Friday.

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Student and Juniors Pre-Conference Program

Wednesday 26 April | 14:00-17:00 | Student and Juniors Lounge


Join Dr. Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and members of the IHI Open School Chapter network for this interactive, interprofessional networking and learning session. This pre-conference program will provide a platform for healthcare students and juniors from all disciplines to come together to explore safety and quality issues in healthcare. This free program is intended for students, juniors, and faculty delegates who are registered to attend the two conference days on Thursday, 27 April and Friday, 28 April.

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; USA

Carly Strang, Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School; USA

Jessica Perlo, MPH, Network Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School; USA

Student & Junior Healthcare Professionals Lunch & Networking Session

Thursday 27 April | 12:15-13:15 | Student and Juniors Lounge


Grab your lunch and spend some time reflecting on your sessions, sharing your experiences, networking with colleagues, and developing an action plan to take home with you.

Student and Junior Health Care Professionals Lunchtime Cable Car Challenge

Friday 28 April | 12:15-13:15 | Meet at the Student and Juniors Lounge


Is there any resemblance between health care and a cable car? And how can we as emerging leaders truly partner with patients? Prepare for an interactive lunch time session which will start with a 10 minute walk to the Emirates Air Line Cable Car, where you will be given an exclusive cable car cabin to undertake the challenge. Prior to the flight and during the walk to the station, some warm-up and icebreaker activities will be facilitated, to enable you to get to know each other and prepare for the challenge.