Student Schedule

The National Forum will begin on Sunday, December 5, and continue through Wednesday, December 8.
Student Events
December 6, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
3rd Annual IHI Open School Chapter Congress
An opportunity for Chapters to come together, share their successes, challenges, and generate ideas for the new year.  The event also gives Chapter members the opportunity to meet other leaders in the community, share best practices, and build new skill sets.
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December 6, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Faculty and Student Reception
A networking opportunity for students and IHI National Forum faculty.
December 8, 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM
IHI Open School Breakfast Session
An update from IHI’s growing student and faculty network.

 See page 10 of the Student Survival Guide for this schedule of events.

 "Student Track" of Sessions

For students new to quality improvement or new to the National Forum, we’ve selected sessions that will accelerate your capacity for quality improvement.
Full session descriptions are coming soon.  Meanwhile, here's a sneak preview of the sessions in the student track.
*We recommend that you take all the IHI Open School courses before attending the Forum.  They're free, and they'll give you a foundation in basic improvement concepts.  
(AB) Interprofessional Student Education about Improvement: Curricula in Three Academic Institutions
(AB) Back to Basics: Building Essential QI Skills
(C) Patient and Family Shadowing: Walking the Walk
(DE) Partnering with Students to Transform Care
(DE) Disruptive Behavior by Physicians: Adverse Effects on Safety

 Networking Opportunities

  • Professional―In addition to the learning you’ll be exposed to and individuals you’ll meet during the sessions, National Forum mentors will facilitate a small group daily debrief to help students reflect on their experiences.
  • Social―Attend receptions and other student-centered National Forum events to establish connections with other attendees.
  • VirtualDuring and after the Forum, IHI’s Open School for Health Professions initiative and Facebook Community can help you stay connected.
  • Moderate a National Forum session, which involves introducing the speaker and managing time and Q&A.

 Detailed Conference Agenda

Sunday, December 5:  Learning Lab Day
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM         Registration
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     National Forum Orientation
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM         Learning Labs
Monday, December 6:  Minicourses, Scientific Symposium, and Forum Excursions   
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM         National Forum Orientation,
                                     Continental Breakfast (Minicourse Attendees)
7:00 AM – 6:30 PM         Registration
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM         Minicourses (lunch provided)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM         Scientific Symposium (lunch provided) at the Gaylord Palms
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM         Forum Excursions (lunch provided), meet at the Gaylord Palms
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM         Welcome Reception in Exhibition Hall
Tuesday, December 7:  General Conference Day One
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM         Registration, Continental Breakfast, National Forum Orientation
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM         Keynote
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM       Workshop Session A
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM     Workshop Session B (repeated from A)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM       Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM         Workshop Session C
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM         Keynote
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM         Storyboard Reception in Exhibition Hall
Wednesday, December 8:  General Conference Day Two
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM         Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM – 7:45 AM         Special Interest Breakfasts
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM         Keynote
9:30 AM – 10:45 AM       Workshop Session D
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM     Workshop   Session E (repeated from D)
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM       Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM         Keynote