Imagine a place where health professions students and teachers who are passionate about improving care can come together in the year’s most powerful and energizing event. That place is the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, taking place December 4-7, 2011, in Orlando, Florida. The Annual National Forum draws nearly 6,000 health care professionals from around the world in person, and thousands more via satellite broadcast, to participate in a broad array of learning sessions and networking events. More students will be attending this year’s National Forum than ever before, and IHI has planned student-focused events to help make the Forum a more valuable experience for students and teachers alike.
The 4th Annual IHI Open School Chapter Congress on December 5th is 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.
- 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.
- Virtual―During and after the National 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.
Schedule for Students
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are people saying about the National Forum?
We asked students and faculty from various disciplines about their experiences at previous National Forums. Click on any of the questions below to hear their responses to our questions.