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Quality improvement scientific symposium 2021

  • Event start: 17 Nov 2021 9:00am
  • Event end: 17 Nov 2021 4:30pm
  • Location: Rydges Latimer Christchurch, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, a decision will be made shortly as to whether this event will go ahead as planned. All registered attendees will be notified by email as soon as a decision is made.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is hosting its 7th annual scientific symposium for health care quality improvement practitioners. 

This year’s theme, ‘Whakahohe, whiria te muka tangata | Recharge, inspire and connect’, focuses on taking time to connect with your colleagues to reflect on the inspirational work done over the past 18 months in an environment with a high degree of uncertainty and complexity.

Recharge your enthusiasm and ignite inspiration by sharing knowledge and wisdom of quality improvement across all fields of health care.

Participants will:

  • share what has been learned from applying scientific methods to health care improvement
  • network with like-minded colleagues
  • discuss challenges in applying and disseminating scientific approaches to health care improvement
  • create a common understanding of how to apply and disseminate scientific methods to improve health and health care underpinned by Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Who should attend?

Anybody interested in quality improvement methodology in health care.

Expected date the programme gets released

June 2021

Dates to note

17 May 2021 Call for abstracts opens
10 August 2021 Abstract submissions close 
15 September 2021 Notify applicants of results
1 October 2021 Deadline for presenter registration


$120 + GST per person

Pre-symposium tour of Waipapa, Christchurch Hospital

Join a guided tour of the new Christchurch Hospital building, Waipapa, which opened in November 2020. It is the south island’s largest hospital building and is home to many of Canterbury DHB acute services. It has been built to IL4 (Importance Level 4) standards, the highest level for a building designated to an essential facility that needs to be up and running after a disaster.

Tuesday, 16 November
4pm - 5pm
Guests must check in at 3.45pm

*Conditions apply

Attendees will get an tour of the new building in groups of ten. The visit is limited to 30 symposium delegates and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of ten attendees is required for the tour to go ahead. 

Book your spot on the tour when you register for the symposium.


Individual registration:  https://hqsc.eventsair.com/qiss2021/ind

Group registration: https://hqsc.eventsair.com/qiss2021/grpreg

Call for abstracts

Click here for the criteria, guidelines and the online submission portal.

Download the event flyer

QI Symposium A4 poster

More information

For more information, head to the symposium's website or email events@hqsc.govt.nz.



Last updated 07/10/2021