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.

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.

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

Looking ahead at Copenhagen 2023

We recently welcomed in-person in Gothenburg, Sweden over 2,220 improvers from around the world. We saw a joyous and long-overdue celebration of the power of in-person collaboration and many great conversations that lead to reigniting connections as well as starting new ones.

In Copenhagen, we will continue key discussions about the delivery of equitable and safer care, and showcase the most innovative improvement and patient safety initiatives from Europe and beyond. The programme is expected in late 2022.

Our host strategic partner for the International Forum Copenhagen 2023 is the Danish Society for Patient Safety (PS!).

Join a community of health and care improvers

Dates for your diary

We will be making more information available about the conference, the programme and activities that you could expect in Copenhagen over the next few months.

In the meantime, here are some dates to be aware of.

Call for Speakersclosed on 24 August 2022

Call for Postersclosed on 7 December 2022

Registrationnow open (Early Bird closes 8 March 2023)

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