About the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

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.

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

A global quality improvement community

Addressing the most urgent needs of health and care systems, the International Forum creates a platform for the quality improvement community to meet, exchange expertise and find solutions. By joining, you will:

  • 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

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What to expect in Utrecht 2025

Our programme theme in Utrecht will be From inspiration to impact: shaping the future of health and care.

Transforming health and care systems for a better tomorrow needs more than just great ideas. We need evidence-based plans for implementation, innovative ways of working within teams and complex systems, rigorous methodology and true collaboration between healthcare professionals and those in their communities. We invite you to join us in Utrecht where we will tackle the big questions in global health and care, and come up with solutions that have real-world impact.

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Speak in Utrecht

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare has a long history of invigorating the movement for patient safety and healthcare improvement. We do this by bringing in knowledge, ideas and expertise that inform quality projects and practice transformation, and by connecting health and care leaders, practitioners and people with lived experience who are passionate about improving outcomes.

Our Call for Speakers allows you to share your work with an audience that has the power to make a real difference and increase your profile amongst the international improvement community.

Speakers who wish to submit a proposal to speak should do so by 29 July 2024.


Dates for your diary

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

Call for Speakersnow open until 29 July 2024

Call for Posters – opens late July 2024 until 28 October 2024

Registration – opens late July 2024 (Early Bird closes 19 March 2025)

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