International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare - Europe 2021

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Published on 27 May 2021 at 16:00

by Reka Toth

Quality and Safety

When:         9-11 June 2021

Where:       Virtual

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is one of the biggest conference for healthcare professionals to share knowledge, ideas and expertise about key themes in quality improvement and patient safety. Every year, the Forum brings together over 4,700 participants from 80+ countries who take part in sessions that range from the basic disciplines of quality improvement to the latest thinking in how to achieve a better, safer and higher quality of care.


This year, because of the global pandemic, the conference is taking place virtually from Wednesday 9th June to Friday 11th June. It provides a unique opportunity to healthcare improvers to learn more about quality improvement methodologies, wellbeing of the healthcare staff, equity, patient partnerships and the future of quality improvement in this new reality.


The theme of 2021 is 'Reconnect and Rebuild'. After a year of unprecedented stress on healthcare staff, participants can benefit from connecting with colleagues from all over the world, sharing experiences and offering support to each other. At the same time, they can receive inspirational examples for how to build back better, stronger and fairer systems.


During the 3-day virtual conference improvers can attend over 48 virtual sessions, live workshops, discussions and networking activities. The whole programme was projected to meet the time pressures of healthcare professionals. All sessions will be registered so participants can decide whether participate in the live session or watch the replay at their leisure, and can also pre-arrange time to chat with others.



Keynote Speakers


Amy Edmondson Donald M. Berwick Göran Henriks
Amy Edmondson
Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School; USA


Donald M. Berwick, MD
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; USA


Göran Henriks
Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Qulturum; Sweden


Helen Bevan Kedar Mate Pedro Delgado

Helen Bevan

Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons; England


Kedar Mate, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; USA


Pedro Delgado
Head of Europe and Latin America Regions, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); USA


  Vlad Voiculescu  
  Vlad Voiculescu
Social Entrepreneur, Patient Advocate, and Politician; Romania



Individuals or groups have time to register until midnight on Tuesday, 8th June.

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BMJ shares knowledge and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes. They publish one of the world’s most cited general medical journals, The BMJ, alongside 70 specialty journals and produce e-learning modules, events and clinical decision support tools that help healthcare professionals improve the quality of healthcare delivery.





For more than 25 years, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) has used improvement science to sustain better outcomes in health and health systems across the world. IHI brings awareness of safety and quality to millions, catalyzes learning and the systematic improvement of care, develops solutions to previously intractable challenges, and mobilizes health systems, communities, regions, and nations to reduce harm and deaths. IHI works in collaboration with the growing IHI community to spark bold, inventive ways to improve the health of individuals and populations. IHI generates optimism, harvests fresh ideas, and supports anyone, anywhere who wants to profoundly change health and health care for the better.





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