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21st International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare

March 29, 2016

The International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare will be held in the city of Gothenburg - the birthplace of quality improvement - on 12-15 April 2016.

Now in its 21st year, it is one of the world's largest gatherings of health professionals, providing an inspirational setting to meet, learn and share knowledge in a common mission to improve the quality and safety of care for patients and communities across the world.

Partnering with patients and families is a key theme at this year's event. Over four inspirational days, attendees will hear from over 200 international speakers and inspiring leaders on topics such as:
  • Providing health care for refugees and migrants entering Europe
  • Co-designing health services with patients - moving from "caring for" to "caring with"
  • Creating a culture of care based on what matters most to patients
  • Frugal innovation - how to do more with less to address big problems like poverty and inequality around the world
  • Culture on prescription - how cultural experiences can improve health and enhance rehabilitation
  • Author of 'Rebels at Work' reveals what it takes to shake up 'healthcare-as-usual' and achieve better outcomes
"This year's programme - designed in partnership with patients - will focus on achieving sustainable change and clinical excellence, while continuing to save costs," says Mark Stuart, Forum Director at BMJ.

"We look forward to connecting like-minded colleagues from all over the world to share solutions to improve care for their patients, enhance their professional knowledge, and feel empowered to drive improvement."

Other highlights will include:
  • A World Health Organization workshop to discuss how professionals can better engage with patients, families and the community to improve care

  • Q-FACTOR LIVE! Frontline health professionals will pitch their ideas for improvement to an all-star judging panel

  • Patients' personal and emotional stories of care, communication, and compassion to provide valuable insight and inspiration for health professionals

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