The programme in Copenhagen 2023

At the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Copenhagen, we will focus on how healthcare can rise to the challenges presented by a changing world.

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The programme theme

Our theme at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Copenhagen 2023 is Adapting to a changing world: equity, sustainability and wellbeing for all.

This year, we are thinking about what’s next. So much attention has been taken up with dealing with our current problems, we want to focus on how the improvement movement can help healthcare systems change.

We are living in a changing world. How we work, live and share the planet can no longer be taken for granted, and healthcare needs to meet these challenges.

Patients and healthcare users take a centre stage at the International Forum, encouraging us to rethink what matters in the delivery of great care. We want to bring the focus back to treating everyone with respect, making sure we are not wasting precious resources and that we care for the whole person.

patients included

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Copenhagen is the place to come together with colleagues from around the world as well as close to home to get the inspiration we all need to embrace and drive change.

The key topics and aims

We will have four key topic areas for Copenhagen 2023:

  • Equity
  • Wellbeing
  • Sustainability
  • Learning from adverse events.


Focusing on these topics will allow us to:

  • Examine strategies and projects that strive to deliver more equitable healthcare
  • Explore how environmental sustainability is being pursued in health and care
  • Support greater wellbeing in the workforce through processing the trauma of the past 3 years and mapping out a future in which the physical and mental health and wellbeing of staff is nurtured
  • Enhance learning that is outcomes-focused and involves practical engagement and consideration of the patient experience
  • Gain an international perspective on the digital transformation of healthcare to enhance delivery and improve outcomes


What does the programme include?

At the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Copenhagen, we are excited to offer:

  • 75+ live sessions across 3 days
  • 100+ patient safety and QI speakers 
  • 10 half-day workshops
  • 8 off-site experience visits
  • An interactive poster gallery, and rapid-fire poster presentations
  • 4 keynotes


Our keynotes will focus on big-picture topics and will be delivered in lecture style.

Presentations will be delivered in lecture style with time for questions. They will discuss our key themes and enhance learning by showcasing strategies, projects and thinking that also will challenge and inspire.

The practical workshops will be interactive sessions and will include discussions and activities.

Our poster showcases will host rapid-fire presentations from the poster submissions we have received.

And our must-attend site visits will present a unique opportunity to visit local organisations and see hands-on how they deliver care. For 2023, we are excited to confirm 8 Experience Days, off-site experience visits run by:

  • North Zealand Hospital
  • The Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Zealand University Hospital & Greve Municipality
  • Bispebjerg Hospital
  • Herlev Hospital and Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES)
  • Slagelse Psychiatric Hospital and Det Nære Sundhedsvæsen/Næstved Hospital
  • The City of Copenhagen
  • The three regions: Region Nordjylland, Region Syddanmark and Region Midtjylland



Who should attend the International Forum?

We welcome attendees from all health and care sectors and specialties, as well as patients, family members and service users. Our attendees include students, doctors, nurses, managers, service directors, Quality Improvement (QI) specialists, patients, public health specialists and C-suite. If you are passionate about improving outcomes for patients and communities, we would love you to join us.

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