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The 2010 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care, co-sponsored by IHI and the BMJ Publishing Group, will be held April 20-23, 2010, in Nice, France. 
Open to all, the International Forum is aimed at physicians, nurses, managers, other health professionals, health care leaders, policy makers, researchers, patients, and patients' representatives. The International Forum will benefit both beginners and those experienced in quality improvement.

The major content areas this year are divided into six “streams” to help you focus on what's most important to you:

  • Leading for cost and quality
  • Safe and reliable care
  • Transforming the system
  • Igniting citizen and patient led change
  • Delivering clinical service improvement
  • Creating capacity and capability for world class results
  • For more information about each stream, or to view the agenda by day, please click here.

 Aims of the International Forum

  • To provide education on how to improve health care
  • To exchange sound, practical ideas on improving health care
  • To provide a setting for deep discussion and shared learning among those charged with leading improvements in health care
  • To build the research base of methods to improve health care

 Presentations from the 2009 International Forum

View free webcasts of the 2009 International Forum plenary presentations:
  • What Patient-Centered Really Means — Dr. Donald Berwick, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, USA [70:52]
  • Medical Success Leads to Medical Error: How Health Professionals Accept Responsibility for Safety — Dr. Günther Jonitz, President of the Ärztekammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Physicians), Germany [41:28]
  • Transforming Whole Systems: In Search of Theory and Method — Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Health Care, University College London, UK [45:00]
  • The Quality and Safety Movement: Everyone, Everywhere, and All Together? — Dr. Ross Wilson, Director of the Centre for Healthcare Improvement, Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, Australia [60:00]
Please note that in order to access these presentations, you will need to register with the BMJ's website. (Registration is free.)