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Who Should Attend

This conference is an ideal meeting for anyone interested in improving the quality and safety of health care. Attendees in the past have included:

  • Front-line staff
  • Quality professionals
  • Safety professionals
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Medical and health profession students
  • Leadership, including Board Members
  • ​Administrators​​
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physicians Assistants
  • Researchers
  • Patients and Patient Advocates

Past participants have told us:

"I have attended the National Forum on numerous previous occasions and I have found the experience to be incredibly beneficial. In my role as a Dean overseeing health programs, I appreciate learning about the latest innovations in quality and patient safety which I am then able to integrate into our curriculum. I have also found this conference to be the foundation for my annual professional development plan." Spencer Dickson, Lambton College, Ontario, Canada

"I just have to tell you how excited [our Medical Director] was upon her return from the IHI National Forum! She had so many new ideas for either establishing new initiatives or improving things we are already doing. She was bursting at the seams as she talked about it!" — Norma Portnoy, Executive Director of Community Health Services, Colorado

"The National Forum sparks a surge of new ideas and allows attendees to think through the whole process of change, with a focus on doing it well." — Lander Cooney, CEO, Community Health Partners, Montana

"The National Forum is excellent, a great venue to learn from the experts, catch up on what’s new, network with colleagues, and get my batteries re-charged!" — Alison L. Hong, MD, Director, Quality and Patient Safety, Connecticut Hospital Association

“As the Chief Nursing Officer, attending the National Forum is extremely valuable to improving the services that are delivered at my organization. Learning innovative and evidence-based practice from the many experts at the National Forum, I am better able to assist my organization in making the necessary changes that improve efficiency, quality, and safety. I have attended the National Forum in the past and have always been able to use the information gained during this conference to make an improvement that benefits the patients in our community.” — Patricia Frank, CNO, Henry County Hospital

"I went to the IHI National Forum in 2011 and it was positively mind boggling, empowering, and amazing all at once!" — Nadine Glenn, Patient Safety Improvement Lead, Canadian Patient Safety Institute

 25th National Forum slideshow