The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare Australasia 2021


For over 25 years, the International Forum has been a platform for healthcare professionals to connect, share learning and innovative ideas, and discuss effective approaches to quality and safety improvement.

At the virtual International Forum Australasia 2021, you will hear about the key themes in healthcare in Australasia and you will consider how perspectives from around the world can support and inspire solutions to global and regional challenges.

You will connect with like-minded colleagues and find evidence, and inspiration, to support your improvement strategies.

Register with Early Bird for Australasia 2021


After the most challenging year for those providing care during the global crisis, we hope you can join us and find ideas, and a support network, to help you rekindle your quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.

Register for Australasia 2021 with Early Bird before 11 August and save up to £55 with individual and group bookings.

Attendees from low, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries, students in full time education and teachers can take advantage of special rates.

The Australasia 2021 programme is live


This year, we offer opportunities to connect with colleagues from across the globe, offer peer support to those who have been at the frontline of the crisis, and discuss how innovations born of necessity can build a new future.

Some of the themes that we will explore include the wellbeing of health and care staff, equity, patient partnerships and the future of quality improvement in this new reality. Read more about our theme ‘Reconnect and Rebuild’ and the topics we will cover in our programme overview.

We have a completely redesigned programme that meets the needs of an online environment. This includes shorter sessions, new session formats and plenty of time for discussion.

With virtual sessions, featuring Q&A with speakers and interactive activities, there is content to suit all levels of experience, whether you are new to quality improvement or an established practitioner.

Early Bird registration is available until 11 August 2021

What to expect at our virtual conference


This 3-day virtual conference responds to the time pressures of healthcare professionals. You can join in when your schedule permits and you can also dip in and out of sessions.

All live sessions will be recorded so you can watch them in your own time, up to twelve months after the conference, alongside hours of additional on demand content.

During the live conference, you will be able to converse with others live or at a pre-arranged time, join in discussions and activities in breakout rooms as part of live workshops, ask questions during sessions and participate in facilitated networking activities.

Virtual delivery also means that you can join one or more of our 2021 International Forums in Australasia, Asia and Europe without facing the expense and the need to travel to different parts of the world.

The 2021 International Forums

In 2021, you have the chance to join one or more of our virtual International Forums, taking advantage of our packages for multiple attendances. 

The three International Forums taking place in 2021 will focus on the key themes in quality improvement and patient safety, beyond the pandemic, in Europe, Asia and Australasia. We will discuss these themes throughout the year and consider different regional perspectives.

Joining us for one or more of our virtual conferences will help you keep connected, continue learning throughout the year and hear, as well as share, different viewpoints and evidence.

Improve your patient experience and outcome


Once again IHI and BMJ will bring their combined experience and expertise to deliver an inspiring conference for those passionate about improving outcomes for their patients and communities.

Join the virtual International Forum this year to:

  • Embrace new ideas and perspectives
  • Gain practical knowledge on using improvement methods for overcoming challenges
  • Connect with like-minded colleagues who can share how they tackle improvement in their own practices
  • Show your work to share learning, make connections and improve the visibility of good projects
  • Get energised and ready to tackle the challenges ahead of you