The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

The International Forum in the Asia Pacific Region showcases internationally recognised keynotes and addresses regional needs, bringing the best of international learning to the region. 

The event aims to bring together healthcare professionals 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.

Call for Posters is now open

Our poster displays are a valuable opportunity to tell over 1,500 colleagues and experts from 35+ countries about your improvement and safety projects, and to help others learn from your strategies and experience. As such, the poster displays are hugely popular.

Securing a poster display offers you an opportunity to have your work included in the International Forum Conference Proceedings and to present your work to delegates on our Poster Stage.

Submit your poster abstract by 22 May 2020.

Highlights from Taipei 2019

Our fifth International Forum in the Asia Pacific region brought together over 1,300 delegates from over 35 countries, who shared their successes, goals and ambitions in improving healthcare practices and patient outcomes. 

We had six exciting visits to exceptional organisations across Taipei and discovered how they deliver outstanding care first-hand. We also had inspiring addresses from the Vice President of Republic of China (Taiwan) and from healthcare and industry leaders from around the world.

Book your place in Sydney 2020

Dates for your diary

While we are working on creating a strong programme for Sydney 2020, and delivering a quality delegate experience at the event, these are some of the dates that you may find useful in planning your attendance.

  • Call for Speakers closes on 13 November 2019
  • Registration opens December 2019 (Early Bird registration closing end of July 2020)
  • Call for Posters opens late November 2019 (closing late May 2020)
  • Full programme announced late March 2020
  • International Forum takes place 30 September – 2 October 2020

What to expect in Sydney

With a three-day programme which includes keynote presentations, breakout session, experience days and special events, the International Forum in Sydney will continue to empower and encourage progress in healthcare quality improvement and patient safety. 

  • Get inspired by leading figures in the global quality improvement movement 
  • Find answers to burning questions and ideas to solve your current challenges
  • Connect to like-minded colleagues and learn from initiatives from around the world
  • Discuss how you can apply lessons from other industries to improve practices in healthcare


International Forum Copenhagen, 28-30 April 2020

The spring International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is one of the world’s largest conferences for healthcare professionals committed to improving patient care and safety, with over 3,400 delegates from 70+ countries attending the latest conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in March 2019.

In view of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world, including in Denmark, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone our next spring International Forum scheduled to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 28-30 April 2020.

The new dates for the conference will be announced once these are confirmed.