The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

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. In March 2019 we traveled to Glasgow, Scotland (SEC Centre) and welcomed our biggest audience to date – over 3,400 attendees from 70 countries. We provided an inspirational setting 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 are taking the International Forum to Copenhagen, Denmark. Join us there to celebrate 25 years of the International Forum. Registration will open in September 2019. 

Call for Speakers now open

Call for Speakers gives you the opportunity to be part of a movement to ignite change across healthcare networks on a global scale.

With over 3,200 attendees from 70+ countries, the International Forum presents a unique opportunity to share your work with an audience who has the power to make a real difference. We are looking for dynamic speakers to share their quality improvement and patient safety experience and knowledge.

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 2 July 2019. Read more

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 Glasgow, the conference focused on learning how to involve, inspire and innovate across borders and organisations.

We were all welcomed in true Scottish style by Scot Rock, the Purple Poncho Players, and Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland. We explored over 850 posters onsite and opened our minds to new ideas, new challenges and new energy to achieve change. 

You can now listen to the podcasts from Glasgow and browse through the photos from the conference.

Speak at the International Forum Copenhagen 2020

Poster abstracts from Glasgow 2019

The Conference Proceedings contains work submitted to us via our Call for Posters for this year’s International Forum in Glasgow, Scotland, taking place on 27-29 March 2019.

The abstracts volunteered by authors for inclusion in this booklet is a reflection and a celebration of what the global improvement community has achieved over the past few years. You can find many projects from teams in countries such as the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Brazil and many more. 

Video posters from Glasgow 2019

Watch delegates of the International Forum in Glasgow, 27-29 March 2019, who had a poster display at the conference, discuss the nature and the impact of their improvement research/ project.

International Forum Taipei 2019, 18-20 September 2019

In September 2019 we travel for the first time to Taipei. Our fifth International Forum in the Asia Pacific region will showcase internationally recognised keynotes and address regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.

The Taipei 2019 programme is now published and you can register to attend with our Early Bird rates.