Call for Posters for Copenhagen 2023

Share your work with a global community of healthcare improvers. Submit by yourself or with your team, and join a diverse range of projects representing the best of quality improvement in Europe and beyond.

Call for Posters for the International Forum in Copenhagen closed on 7 December 2022.

Call for Posters is now closed

The posters at the International Forum

Our poster displays are a valuable opportunity to tell colleagues and experts from across the world about your improvement and safety projects, and to help others learn from your strategies and experience.

Every year we have hundreds of displays demonstrating a wide range of improvement and safety projects implemented in local, national or global settings. These are available onsite and online for all attendees to view and learn from.

We encourage you to share your achievements and contribute with your work and ideas to improving healthcare worldwide.

How will posters be viewed?

ePoster displays

All presenters will be invited to create an ePoster which will be made available on our online ePoster platform.

Attendees in Copenhagen will be able to browse all posters on a number of large digital ePoster screens in the venue.

Attendees will also be able to access the posters via our ePoster platform online on any device during and after the conference.

Traditional poster displays

In addition, presenters attending the International Forum in person may also choose to bring their poster along in a traditional printed format and display it on a poster board. You must let us know in advance if you wish to do this. More details will be provided when the poster results are sent in January 2023.

Please note that this option is not available for online attendees.

Oral presentations

Poster authors will also have the opportunity to present their poster project to peers on one of our Poster Stages during a 5-minute allocated slot.

These sessions will be organised by topic and take place during breaks to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the main programme.

Further information, including how to sign up and present, will be sent to all registered poster authors in due course.

You can read our Poster FAQs here.

What other activities are taking place for poster presenters?

We have some new activities for Copenhagen 2023 to give poster presenters and delegates additional opportunities to explore and discuss poster projects.

NEW Poster orientation session and poster presenter meet up: Join us to find out more about the posters and activities taking place on the Poster Stages, and meet other presenters.

NEW Poster walkaround: Join our poster champions who will facilitate small group tours of selected posters, hear from presenters about common challenges and discuss how to overcome them.

NEW Poster Showcase sessions: We will select a number of the highest-scoring abstracts around themes aligned with the International Forum and invite the authors to present in a main programme session.

Why should you display a poster?

Securing a poster display offers you an opportunity to showcase your ideas, innovative approaches and strategies.

  • Present your poster on our Poster Stage
  • Showcase your achievements to key international opinion leaders and colleagues from around the world
  • Demonstrate ideas that work and can be adapted by others
  • Start conversations and collaborations with teams worldwide
  • Communicate your organisation’s work and share successes
  • Build your profile by displaying your work at a prestigious international event
  • Influence outcomes on a global scale

The poster topics

Your poster will be displayed by the topic or theme you select during the abstract submission process. We have seven topics that you can submit to:


One of the biggest challenges facing the global quality movement is limiting the harm caused by medical error. Abstracts in this stream should consider innovative ways to tackle this issue, considering how we prevent adverse events through advances in technology, process and human factors training. We’re also looking for approaches that analyse what goes well (frequent events) in order to create a system that is able to adapt to shifting and unexpected conditions without a reduction in quality of care.

Quality, Cost, Value

More care is not always better; overtesting and overprescribing can lead to a worse outcome for the patient and an intolerable strain on the healthcare system. Abstracts in this stream should consider how to improve efficiency of care by creating new models, process improvements or pathways that are focussed on what matters most to the patient.

Person and Family-Centred Care

A core value of the quality improvement movement is moving from a place where healthcare is provided to the patient, to a collaborative space where patients have agency over the design, process and outcomes from their care. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we keep the patient at the heart of healthcare, the value of co-designing projects with service users, and the benefits of patients taking the lead in improving lives for their communities.

Population and Public Health

The quality improvement movement recognises that to improve outcomes for a population we need to promote health as well as prevent illness, and ensure everyone has equal access to care. Abstracts in this stream should look at innovative approaches to improving health outcomes on a national scale, as well as how new approaches can reach the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Building Capability and Leadership

To implement a new revolution in quality of care, organisations need to empower individuals at every level to be agents for change. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we can disseminate learning and knowledge, build networks, optimise teams and scale up ideas from individual projects to international programmes.

Improvement Methods

Any successful quality improvement strategy needs to be underpinned by a robust methodology and framework so that results can be measured, evaluated and shared. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we analyse these methodologies, and what new models and approaches could transform the way we take ideas through to successful implementation.

Integrated Care

Integrated care is about bringing together local councils, healthcare providers, and other partners to support patients within their homes and communities. It removes traditional divisions between hospitals and family doctors, as well as those between physical and mental health to improve outcomes for all. Abstracts in this stream should demonstrate examples of leading integrated care in practice, and submissions are welcome from those working across the health and care sector.

Notifying you

All poster submissions’ results will be sent out in January 2023.

Please note that the email address that you supply on the Submitter Details page when submitting you abstracts will be the email address used to correspond the results of your submission. If you change email addresses during this time, please let us know so we can update our system.