The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Now in its 25th year, 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 safety. We provide an inspirational setting for over 3,400 attendees from around 70 countries 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.

In April 2020 we were scheduled to take the International Forum to Copenhagen, Denmark, but unfortunately had to change our plans due to the spread of COVID-19 across the world. Our first fully virtual conference took place on 2-6 November 2020. 

Catch up on content and discussions

All registered attendees will be able to access our virtual platform for six months after the end of our first virtual International Forum and catch up on content they’ve missed or would like to revisit, including a large library of ePosters. 

During the week of the International Forum we also streamed live a selection of sessions and the recordings of these sessions remain publicly available. You can watch them on our Livestream channel or on our website without the need to sign in or enter a password. 

Additionally, we have three blogs you can read that capture some of the discussions from the International Forum on the topics of equity, workforce wellbeing, and patient co-production, and a number of podcasts available to listen on Soundcloud

Live blogs - read about the discussions at Copenhagen 2020

We are thrilled to have had the patient experts from Beyond the Room leading the conversations on Twitter throughout the five-day long virtual International Forum for a second year running. They also recorded interviews and podcasts with key speakers and wrote three blogs to capture learnings and different perspectives.

Discussions around three particular themes were captured as blogs throughout the conference: Equity, Workforce Wellbeing, and Patient co-creation. 

Watch recordings of selected sessions from the virtual International Forum

The Virtual Copenhagen 2020 programme

Our conference theme Breaking Down Barriers will help us explore how we can unite those across our health and care systems to reflect, recover and reassess priorities in light of the changes brought by COVID-19. See our programme overview.

The virtual programme contains a selection of inspiring content that was due to be presented in April, and some brand new sessions. All content is being updated to reflect the changes brought by COVID-19, and optimised for virtual presentation.

The programme includes live lectures and interactive workshops, on demand exclusive lectures and presentations available to watch on demand, dedicated networking sessions, live poster viewing sessions and a number of sessions giving you a chance to engage with our exhibitors. 

Highlights from Glasgow 2019

In March 2019, over 3,400 healthcare improvers gathered in Glasgow to connect and to celebrate their achievements and their vision for improving healthcare across the world. Themed People Make Change, the conference focused on learning how to involve, inspire and innovate across borders and organisations.

You can now listen to the podcasts from Glasgow and read the blogs from the conference.

International Forum Sydney 2021, 7-9 June 2021

Due to unprecedented circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, our International Forum in Sydney this September has now been rescheduled to 7-9 June 2021. Call for Posters and Early Bird registration for those able to attend face to face remain open, while virtual attendance will be made available for booking from late 2020.

The International Forum will showcase internationally recognised keynotes and address regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.