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International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare going fully virtual in 2021

Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission
19 March 2021

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the BMJ are pleased to announce that the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is going fully virtual in 2021, with three conferences planned for the year ahead.

The international forums are being brought together so health care professionals can learn from colleagues in different regions of the world and discuss the specific challenges and opportunities they are facing.

For the first time, you can now join for a whole year of continuous learning and improvement. Attend one, two or all of the virtual international forums in 2021 and find ideas, and a support network, to rekindle your quality improvement and patient safety initiatives. More information about each event is available below:

Theme for 2021: Reconnect and Rebuild

This is the year to re-energise your improvement projects and reconnect with colleagues.

You will hear from expert speakers and influencers about what a post-COVID world may bring and some of the themes that we will explore include the wellbeing of health and care staff, equity, patient partnerships and the future of quality improvement in this new reality.

Each international forum will discuss the key themes in quality improvement and patient safety today, allowing for discussions of the specific challenges and opportunities that each region is facing, bringing in regional perspectives and evidence.

The programme for international forum Europe 2021 will be announced first in March then international forum Australasia in June.

Present an ePoster

Showcasing improvement and safety projects from around the world, our ePosters are an opportunity for you and your team to share lessons and examples of innovation that could also be replicated by others.

The call for posters for Australasia is open until 26 May 2021. More information is available on the conference website.

Virtual attendance

Find evidence and inspiration to support your improvement strategies this year! Joining multiple international forums will keep you connected, support your learning throughout the year and allow you to hear, and share, different viewpoints.

For over 25 years, IHI and BMJ have shared their experience and expertise to deliver inspiring conferences for those passionate about improving outcomes for their patients and communities.

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