The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

Jointly organised by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and BMJ, the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare has been inspiring innovation and improvement in health and care since 1996.

As one of the largest international conferences focused on driving health and care quality improvement and patient safety, the International Forum connects health and care professionals, carers, service users and leaders from all parts of the world. Attendees share learning and innovative ideas, and discuss effective approaches to quality and safety improvement.

At the International Forum in Gothenburg on 30 March – 1 April 2022, we will focus on the key themes in health and care in Europe, while bringing in perspectives and knowledge from around the world. Read more about the Gothenburg programme.

Join the quality improvement movement in Gothenburg

Using our combined expertise and passion, IHI and BMJ bring you one of the largest international conferences focused on improving outcomes for patients and communities through quality improvement.

Join us in Gothenburg in a celebration of the power of in-person collaboration to rebuild old bonds and forge new connections as we design innovative ways to transform our health and care systems.

  • Get re-energised, inspired and ready to tackle the challenges ahead of you
  • Embrace new ideas and perspectives to accelerate your progress
  • Get the latest research into quality and safety improvement
  • Gain practical knowledge on using improvement methods
  • Connect with like-minded colleagues to share experiences and improvement approaches, learn from innovative projects, and start collaborations

Early Bird registration is now open until 2 February 2022.

ePosters at the conference

Our ePoster displays will showcase improvement and safety projects from around the world. They are an opportunity for individuals and teams to share lessons and examples of innovation, and to demonstrate approaches that could be adopted by others who are facing similar challenges.

Colleagues will be exploring the ePoster displays, looking for ideas, strategies, and tips for implementing improvement projects in their own organisations.

Do you have recent improvement stories to share? You can submit yours for review before our Call for ePosters closes on 10 November 2021.

Join the international Quality Improvement community in Gothenburg

Our return to an in-person international conference

We are excited to be returning to Gothenburg for our first in-person conference since 2019. This will also be our first return to Sweden since 2016 when we welcomed over 3,000 attendees from around the world.

The programme will continue key discussions about the delivery of equitable and safer care, and showcase the most innovative improvement and patient safety initiatives from Europe and beyond.

As the global pandemic is still an unprecedented challenge in many countries around the world, we will continue to work with the conference venue and follow advice from the relevant governments and authorities to ensure that the conference is delivered safely for everyone involved.

In the meantime, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns about your attendance.

Gothenburg programme theme announced

The programme theme for the International Forum Gothenburg 2022 has been confirmed: Creating tomorrow today: how does quality improvement shape the “new normal”?.

After two years of connecting remotely, we will bring together the Quality Improvement community in a festival of learning that will give you the tools and inspiration to create meaningful change in your organisation.

The full programme will be launched in November 2021 and in the meantime, you can read more about the key discussion themes that we are working on.

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