Call for Posters

We welcome abstracts which demonstrate strategies and learning outcomes from improvement and safety projects.

All abstracts approved for a poster display will be made available as ePosters.

Deadline for submissions is 24 November 2020.

Share learnings, inspire others - submit your abstract by 24 November

Only applications submitted online on the poster abstract template will be sent for review.

The ePosters at the International Forum

As we are now planning to offer both face to face and virtual attendance options for the International Forum London 2021, all projects approved for a poster display will be made available as ePosters in the conference venue and on our virtual event platform. 

Our ePoster displays will be a valuable opportunity to share the outcomes of your improvement and safety projects with colleagues and experts from around the world. Now more than ever, your colleagues will be looking for ideas, strategies and learning outcomes that they can implement in their own settings.

Having focused on projects implemented in local, national and global settings, the displays have always been hugely popular. We encourage you to share your work and ideas at London 2021 and as such contribute to improving patient outcomes worldwide.

Why should you display an ePoster?

Securing an ePoster display will be an opportunity to showcase your ideas, innovative approaches and strategies. 

Your ePoster will be available for both onsite and virtual attendees to see and you will be given the chance to answer questions and connect to international colleagues interested in finding out more or collaborating.

  • Get your ePoster displayed onsite and on our virtual event platform even after the conference ends
  • Speak to others interested in finding out more about your project or arrange for a time to chat online
  • Reflect on improvement work done by your team and organisation
  • Share successes and failures that others can learn from
  • Exchange expertise and knowledge with over thousands of colleagues from 70+ countries
  • Identify and link up with similar projects across the world

ePoster topics

Your ePoster will be displayed by the topic or theme you select during the abstract submission process. We have seven topics that you can submit to. We expect that submitted abstracts will refer to the impact of COVID-19 on the project and its results.


One of the biggest challenges facing the global quality movement is limiting the harm caused by medical error. Abstracts in this stream should consider innovative ways to tackle this issue, considering how we prevent adverse events through advances in technology, process and human factors training. We’re also looking for approaches that analyse what goes well (frequent events) in order to create a system that is able to adapt to shifting and unexpected conditions without a reduction in quality of care.

Quality, Cost, Value

More care is not always better; overtesting and overprescribing can lead to a worse outcome for the patient and an intolerable strain on the healthcare system. Abstracts in this stream should consider how to improve efficiency of care by creating new models, process improvements or pathways that are focussed on what matters most to the patient.

Person and Family-Centred Care

A core value of the quality improvement movement is moving from a place where healthcare is provided to the patient, to a collaborative space where patients have agency over the design, process and outcomes from their care. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we keep the patient at the heart of healthcare, the value of co-designing projects with service users, and the benefits of patients taking the lead in improving lives for their communities.

Population and Public Health

The quality improvement movement recognises that to improve outcomes for a population we need to promote health as well as prevent illness, and ensure everyone has equal access to care. Abstracts in this stream should look at innovative approaches to improving health outcomes on a national scale, as well as how new approaches can reach the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Building Capability and Leadership

To implement a new revolution in quality of care, organisations need to empower individuals at every level to be agents for change. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we can disseminate learning and knowledge, build networks, optimise teams and scale up ideas from individual projects to international programmes.

Improvement Methods

Any successful quality improvement strategy needs to be underpinned by a robust methodology and framework so that results can be measured, evaluated and shared. Abstracts in this stream should consider how we analyse these methodologies, and what new models and approaches could transform the way we take ideas through to successful implementation.

Work in Progress

Most QI projects take a while to implement but you can still show the progress you are making and seek further guidance and inspiration from your peers. Abstracts in this stream should showcase the preliminary results of your project including your initial assessment of the problem, the methodology and design of the project and the current stage the work is at.

Notifying you

All notifications will be sent out in December 2020. Please note the email address that you supply in the Submitter Details page will be the email address used to correspond the results of your submission. If you change email addresses during this time, please let us know so we can update the system.