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. We are now excited to offer you a fully virtual conference on 2-6 November 2020.

The International Forum as a virtual conference

With the rest of the 2020 International Forums now postponed until 2021, we feel that a virtual conference is the best available opportunity to get the healthcare improvement community together and to address big questions with great relevance to patient care, reflect on the last few months and deliberate how healthcare, and quality improvement, should evolve. But most of all, it is an opportunity to re-connect, share lessons and re-energise.

We plan to offer you live and on-demand sessions, workshops, virtual poster presentations, networking activities and opportunities to interact with speakers, other attendees and key organisations supporting the conference. 

Joining us this November

This year marks 25 years of the very first International Forum. We have seen a powerful shift in the movement of quality improvement since then, with more people and more healthcare systems recognising the need for action and actively getting involved in the establishment and spread of best practices.

The International Forum is a platform for exchanging ideas, sharing experiences and discussing the solutions to common challenges. We look forward to bringing the first ever fully virtual International Forum to you and continuing to connect international attendees who are passionate about improving patient care.

Registration will open in July 2020.

See our updated FAQs about the postponed and now virtual Copenhagen 2020

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 this conference remain open.

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