Join IHI for Leading Conference on Improving Health and Health Care

Learn about progress in 2019 and gain new ideas and strategies for 2020

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, renowned health and health care quality experts, and thousands of health professionals from the executive suite to point-of-care staff, as well as researchers, public health and community leaders, patients and patient advocates, and students sharing new approaches to improving the health and health care of patients and communities



2019 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care



Sunday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center

8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA



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This year’s Forum reflects the broadening mission of health care to address social determinants of health; improve the health of populations; improve access and outcomes and equity for communities that have often been marginalized; and attend to the human side of care by providing both person-centered care plans and a physical and psychologically safe environment for the workforce. At the same time, the Forum remains grounded in presenting the latest thinking in improvement science and building the skills necessary among the health care workforce to embed a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

The 2019 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care provides a stellar platform to hear about successes and challenges and to harness evidence-based solutions to some of the biggest issues facing health and health care in the US and throughout the world.

2019 IHI National Forum Highlights

Prominent keynote speakers:

  • Abby Wambach, Olympic gold medalist, World Cup soccer champion, best-selling author, and advocate for gender equality
  • Derek Feeley, IHI President and CEO, and members of the IHI Executive Team
  • ​​Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement and a social justice activist
  • Raj Panjabi, MD, MPH, CEO of Last Mile Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston
  • Don Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, IHI President Emeritus and Senior Fellow; former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Compelling conference agenda, organized into 10 tracks:

  • Building Improvement Capability
  • Care and Health for Older Adults
  • Equity
  • Improvement Science
  • Joy in Work
  • Leadership
  • Moving from Volume to Value
  • Patient Safety
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Population Health

More than 175 sessions covering topics vital to the improvement of care, including:

  • Leading with Confidence When Things Go Wrong
  • A Health Care Acquired Condition: Workforce Harm
  • Radical Equality: Becoming Rooted for Health Equity
  • Improving Care Processes for Aging in Place
  • Health Systems Are Merging: What Could Go Wrong?

Browse all sessions here.

Hundreds of quality improvement storyboards:
Review the leading 2019 quality and patient safety initiatives from around the world to learn what works and how diverse organizations can implement actions to address the complexities and challenges waiting for them back home.

Press enjoy access to all keynotes and sessions, as well as storyboards and the exhibit hall. Interviews with session presenters can be arranged before, during, and after the Forum. WIFI is accessible throughout the conference venue, including a press room available to reporters to conduct interviews, write, and file stories.

About the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For more than 25 years, IHI has used improvement science to advance and 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 collaborates with a growing 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. Learn more at


Joanna Clark, CXO Communication
(207) 712-1404

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Joanna Clark, CXO Communication
(207) 712-1404