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 travel to Glasgow, Scotland (SEC Centre).

The recent International Forum in Amsterdam in May 2018 connected over 3,200 healthcare leaders and practitioners from over 60 countries, providing 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.

Improvement Research Symposium programme

The Improvement Research Symposium strives to connect researchers and healthcare professionals who are at the frontline of coproducing and implementing evidence-based improvement interventions.

Running for nine years now, the Symposium includes presentations of leading research and interactive sessions to highlight key issues to improve quality and patient safety.

This is a must attend all-day event for those interested in discussing the future of improvement science.

Continue networking and learning into the evening

For a third year running, the Night Forum will combine exciting content, entertainment and opportunities to relax and have fun with your fellow delegates in locations across Glasgow.

Taking place on the first evening of the International Forum (Thursday 28 March), the Night Forum will provide an informal setting to wind down and connect to colleagues from across the world.

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Highlights from Amsterdam 2018

In Amsterdam we focused on how to embrace fresh ideas, accelerate progress, build human global networks and recognise individual accomplishments. Our popular experience days have given our delegates the opportunity to visit institutions across the Netherlands. Here they learnt more about the healthcare system, got inspired by new and innovative projects and learnt how to apply what they have learned to make real change in their own organisation. We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow in March 2019.

Amsterdam 2018 poster abstracts

Our Conference Proceedings contains work submitted to us via our Call for Posters for this year’s International Forum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which took place on 2-4 May 2018.

The work volunteered by abstract authors for inclusion in this booklet is a reflection and a celebration of what the global quality improvement community has achieved over the past few years. You will find many projects from teams in countries such as the UK, Netherlands, Taiwan, United States, Denmark, Singapore, Canada, and many more.

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.

Call for Posters for Taipei 2019 is now open for submissions. Let the work you do inspire! Presenting a poster is a valuable opportunity to tell over 1,500 colleagues and experts from over 35 countries about your improvement and safety projects. Help others learn from your strategies and experiences, shape conversations around healthcare, and enrich the Forum with your content. Submit a poster abstract by 1 May 2019.

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