The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Jointly organised by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and BMJ, the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare has a rich history of supporting and energising the international movement for health and care improvement.

From 300 people meeting in London in 1996 to around 5000 improvers attending the International Forum events every year, the conference is the place to hear and meet some of the world’s brightest minds and to forge relationships that drive improvement and innovation in health and care across the world. You can find our list of speakers here.

The International Forum in Copenhagen will focus on the key themes in health and care in Europe, while bringing in perspectives and knowledge from around the world. See our in-person programme.

Welcome to the quality improvement community

Using our combined expertise and passion, IHI and BMJ bring you one of the largest international conferences focused on improving outcomes for patients and communities through quality improvement. Joining the quality improvement community guarantees you to:

  • Get re-energised, inspired and ready to tackle the challenges ahead of you
  • Embrace new ideas and perspectives to accelerate your progress
  • Get the latest research into quality and safety improvement
  • Gain practical knowledge on using improvement methods
  • Connect with like-minded colleagues to share experiences and improvement approaches, learn from innovative projects, and start collaborations


The programme at Copenhagen 2023

At the International Forum in Copenhagen, we will continue key discussions about the delivery of equitable and safer care, and we will showcase the most innovative improvement and patient safety initiatives from around the world.

Our theme, Adapting to a changing world: equity, sustainability and wellbeing for all, will focus us on how the improvement movement can help healthcare systems adapt and thrive in a changing world. Some of the key topics we will address include equity, wellbeing, sustainability and learning from adverse events. Read more about the programme.

Joining us in Copenhagen gives you access to 75+ live sessions across 3 days, including 10 half-day workshops, 8 off-site experience visits, 4 keynotes, over 100 patient safety and QI speakers and an interactive poster gallery showcasing projects from across the world.

The full programme schedule can be found here.

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Connect to peers in Copenhagen - networking and more!

Make your experience at the International Forum complete by building valuable connections with peers and taking part in some of our networking or other fun activities on and off site.

Here is what we have confirmed so far, with more activities to follow:

  • Random Coffee Meet-ups
  • International Forum Escape Room Experience
  • Visit to Ørestad Plejecenter


Read all about our networking activities here.

We are also very excited to confirm that this year’s annual social event on Tuesday 16 May at Werkstatt 167 has sold out!

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