The International Forum New Delhi 2020 now postponed until 2021

New dates for the conference will be announced once confirmed.

Conference postponement in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

In view of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, including in South Asia, we have made the decision to postpone the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare scheduled to take place in New Delhi, India, on 4-5 July 2020, until 2021.

The new dates for the conference will be announced once these are confirmed. We hope that you will be able to join us then.

Why have we made the decision to postpone?

The postponement of our first International Forum in South Asia has been taken with much regret but also in the best interests of all delegates, participants and the wider public. 

Both IHI and BMJ strive to improve healthcare and outcomes for patients and communities. The decision to postpone this International Forum in New Delhi supports the global efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We are mindful of our duty of care to all healthcare workers who were planning to attend the International Forum and those they will be in contact with, including their patients. We are also respectful of the priorities of healthcare workers around the world right now and over the next weeks and months. Our primary concern continues to be for the health and welfare of all our participants and staff, as well as the wider community.

We are aware that many of you will be on the frontline of facing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and our thoughts are with you in these challenging times.

What happens next?

All registered delegates and other supporters of the International Forum will have the option to transfer to the rescheduled conference or request a full refund. Further communication on the process for this will be sent out shortly.

If you have already booked travel and accommodation we advise you to contact your travel insurance provider in the first instance. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for travel or accommodation costs. A number of airlines are offering more flexible policies in light of the situation and may allow you to cancel or transfer your flights.

We will announce the new dates for the International Forum in New Delhi once these are confirmed. Please check back on our website or sign up to get notified of the new conference dates and receive other news from us.

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