Call for Posters

Call for Posters is now closed

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their poster abstract

The posters at the International Forum

Our poster displays are a valuable opportunity to tell over 3,000 colleagues and experts from 70+ countries about your improvement and safety projects, and to help others learn from your strategies and experience. As such, the poster displays are hugely popular.

Every year we have hundreds of poster displays demonstrating a wide range of improvement and safety projects implemented in local, national or global settings. These are available onsite for all attendees to view and learn from. We had over 850 posters onsite at our recent International Forum in Glasgow.

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

Why should you display a poster?

Securing a poster display offers you an opportunity to have your work included in the International Forum Conference Proceedings and to present your work to delegates on our Poster Stage. Authors will be given the opportunity to deliver short presentations about their project and answer questions from the audience. These facilitated sessions will be open to all attendees.

  • Get your abstract included in the International Forum Conference Proceedings
  • 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

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.

Work in Progress

Most QI projects take a while to implement but you can still show the progress you are making and seek further guidance and inspiration from your peers. Abstracts in this stream should showcase the preliminary results of your project including your initial assessment of the problem, the methodology and design of the project and the current stage the work is at.

Taipei 2019 posters

If you had a poster in Taipei 2019 and have submitted your Taipei abstract for a display at Copenhagen 2020, you will be notified of the next steps in December 2019.

Notifying you

All notifications will be sent out in December 2019. Please note the email address that you supply in the Submitter Details page 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 the system.

The Conference Proceedings

Displaying a poster in Copenhagen will give authors the opportunity to be included in our collection of posters – the Conference Proceedings.

Alongside the opportunities to talk about your project during the event, the Conference Proceedings is another way to increase the visibility of your work and share ideas that others can learn from.

The Conference Proceedings will be distributed digitally to all attendees of the International Forum and will also be shared on our website and social media channels to reach a wider audience.

See the Conference Proceedings from Glasgow 2019 and Amsterdam 2018.