We come back to the Forum because we get very good learning on quality and safety, and patient care
...It is like an energy injection... reminding me again why I do this work
This is the best event to learn and be inspired
Watch recorded sessions from our previous events
We live stream the presentations from our main stage at the International Forum. In Glasgow 2019 we were joined by over 3,100 viewers live streaming from 56 different countries. All streamed sessions remain available to watch on demand at any time on Livestream. A fuller archive is available on the International Forum YouTube channel.
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. We also focused on understanding how to work together and trust each other to achieve large scale change.
Highlights from Amsterdam 2018
Themed Reclaiming the Quality in Healthcare, the Amsterdam 2018 programme explored how we can reclaim the quality in healthcare by making the best use of available resources, promoting innovation and working together to provide exceptional patient care. We also focused on how we can use big data to spot trends, avoid adverse events and improve quality of care, and how leaders can shape an organisation’s quality improvement journey and increase the chances of success.
Highlights from London 2017
In London we focused on how the power of collaboration can inspire all parties, including patients, families, new healthcare professionals and improvement leaders to deliver top quality, person-centred care in a sustainable framework. Themed Igniting Collective Excellence, this year’s programme also discussed preventing burnout among physicians in order to ensure patient safety, empowering both healthcare professionals and patients for achieving better outcomes and collaboration within healthcare professional teams and as part of a patient-professional partnerships.
Highlights from Gothenburg 2016
In April 2016 we placed a greater focus on the patient and the personal story, with patient speakers and representatives continuing to challenge our thinking to keep patients at the core of our mission. We focused on how to think and act as leaders, how to empower all staff to understand and get involved in quality, to use data to predict and plan, to be inventive in our solutions and frugal in our innovations, and to share knowledge about our mistakes and achievements.
Experiences from London 2015
In 2015 we actively searched for opportunities to empower patients to manage their own care and make decisions that contribute to improving their health. We were again reminded of the power of the global healthcare community to inspire new and experienced professionals alike to work with patients and their families, to be healthcare leaders and to drive change. We explored innovations from non-healthcare industries and talked about abandoning myths and silos, and putting patients, families, communities and healthcare providers at the core of policy development.
Posters displays and sharing experiences
Over the years, presenting a poster and showcasing one’s work at an event such as the International Forum has become not just very popular but also a tremendous opportunity to meet colleagues, discuss projects and take steps towards improving them or even adapting them so they are replicated elsewhere. With over 700 posters displayed at the International Forum every year, there are multiple opportunities to learn from the work of colleagues working across the globe and start collaborating.
Healthcare leaders testimonials
… If people want to make healthcare better and they would like to know about the latest and greatest that is happening around the world, this is the place to be. …the Forum is the go to place to find out what’s new and what’s working. Provides the opportunity to get exposed to the world’s best talent in quality improvement.
Achieving patient centred healthcare
Abigail Warren, a health improver at Haelo, set out on a mission to challenge global leaders about the reality of achieving patient centred healthcare. Watch her experience at the International Forum and interviews with presenters such as Don Berwick, Fiona Godlee and Helen Bevan.