The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

The new International Forum in the Asia Pacific showcases internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region.The conference programme is developed in close partnership with regional strategic partners, ensuring that it addresses regional needs.The event aims to bring together healthcare professionals in the region who share a concern and a passion for improving quality and safety in healthcare, to provide the opportunity for healthcare professionals to publish their work as a poster or to be a speaker, to share and learn best practices, meet peers and build international connections.

The Night Forum

Following the success of our previous Night Forums we are delighted to introduce another programme of exciting content, entertainment and opportunities to relax and have fun with your fellow delegates in locations across Melbourne.

Our Evening gives you the opportunity to meet peers and continue learning through a range of activities.


Melbourne 2018 Programme

In September 2018 the International Forum will journey for the first time to Melbourne, Australia, to provide 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.

Across the programme we will be looking at how supporting connections between patients, frontline staff and management leads to a culture of collaboration where everyone in a workforce is empowered to make a difference.

Book your place in Melbourne 2018

Kuala Lumpur 2017 posters

Explore our Conference Proceedings to learn from 40 of the poster abstracts on display in Kuala Lumpur.

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 can find projects from teams in countries such as UK, Malaysia, Australia and more.

Key speakers in Melbourne 2018

We have an exciting schedule of sessions and activities planned, with confirmed speakers including:

  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; USA
  • Derek Feeley, CEO, President, IHI; USA
  • Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons; England
  • Gary Kaplan, Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System; USA
  • Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government; Scotland
  • Goran Henriks, Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation at Qulturum in Region Jönköping County; Sweden

International Forum Amsterdam 2018

Our International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, taking place every spring, attracts over 3,000 attendees every year and is one of the world’s largest gatherings of healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and their safety.

We will be live streaming all presentations from the main stage at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, on Thursday 03 and Friday 04 May. See the schedule for all sessions which will be streamed.

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