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 a rich history of supporting and energising the international movement for health and care improvement.

From 300 people meeting in London in 1996 to over 5000 improvers attending the International Forum events every year, the conference is the place to hear and meet some of the world’s brightest minds and forge relationships that drive improvement and innovation in health and care across the world.

The International Forum in London will focus on the key themes in health and care in Europe, while bringing in perspectives and knowledge from around the world.

Be part of a global quality improvement community

Using our combined expertise and passion, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and BMJ bring you the largest international conference in Europe focused on improving outcomes for patients and communities through quality improvement. Joining the quality improvement community guarantees you to:

  • 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


The London 2024 theme: Together to Regenerate Health and Care

As we explore quality improvement projects from across the UK and the globe in London next year, we aim to ignite a collective effort to regenerate health and care.

We are working on a groundbreaking programme, expected to launch in December 2023. The programme will showcase inspirational improvement work from all sectors and discuss how we can create a system of health and care that truly meets the needs of our communities.

Through the programme that we plan to deliver, we seek to harness the potential of places, cutting-edge technologies, and fresh perspectives to redefine health for populations.

We will also continue to address the social determinants of health, recognizing that true progress in health outcomes requires tackling the root causes.

Join the largest gathering of health and care improvers in Europe: 10-12 April 2024, London

Dates for your diary

We will be making more information available about the International Forum, the programme and activities that you could expect in London over the next few months. In the meantime, here are some dates to be aware of.

Call for Speakers – closed on 5 September 2023

Call for Posters – closed on 1 November 2023

Registration – Early Bird now open until 2 February 2024 (see fees and book your place here)

Programme launch – expected in December 2023

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