Students and Teachers

Join nearly 2,000 health care professionals for an exciting mix of learning sessions and networking events at the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare from April 17-20 in Paris. Like past years, the IHI Open School has partnered with the BMJ to deliver customized events to help make the Forum a more valuable experience for students and teachers.

 

 
 

"The International Forum is about connecting! Any of you who have experienced the IHI conferences in the United States know that these are collections of amazing, motivated people interested in improving things!"

 

- Narath Carlile, a resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA

 

Student and Teacher Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships for reduced registration fees are available for full-time students and teachers to attend the 2012 International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare. Scholarships will be rewarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 
 
The deadline to apply for a scholarship was Friday, March 9. Please direct any questions about the International Forum Student and Teacher Program or the status of your application to openschool@ihi.org.
 

Scholarship Rates

All prices include French VAT at 19.6%
 
Full-Time Students
3 days
(Wed-Fri)
 
2 days
(Wed-Fri, Thurs-Fri)
1 day
(Tues)
 
Early (by January 27, 2012)
£914
N/A
N/A
Standard
£1,043
£553
£481
Fee with Scholarship
£216
£144
£72
 
Teachers
4 days
(Tues-Fri)
3 days
(Wed-Fri)
1 day
(Tues)
Early (by January 27, 2012)
£1,359
£914
N/A
Standard
£1,524
£1,043
£481
Fee with Scholarship
£1,002
£521
N/A
 
*Please note: The Student and Faculty Orientation on Tuesday is a free event. See more information on student events below.  

​Submit a Storyboard

Ten posters will be selected by a committee of students and faculty to be presented in the main poster hall. All other posters will be displayed in the student lounge.
 
The deadline to submit a storyboard abstract was Friday, March 9
 
Full storyboard guidelines are available here. Click on the links below to view a template or details for your storyboard:

​Attend the Student Events

All sessions will be held in the student lounge unless otherwise indicated. Additional information and descriptions will be made available soon.
 
Tuesday, April 17th
14:00-17:00         Student and Faculty Orientation
17:00-19:00         International Forum Welcome Reception
19:00                   Student Social Outing (Location: TBD)
 
Wednesday, April 18th
13:00-13:45         Student and Faculty Lunch Session
 
Thursday, April 19th
13:00-13:45         Student and Faculty Lunch Session
 
Friday, April 20th
12:15-13:00         Student and Faculty Lunch Session

​Attend a Student Track of Sessions

We have selected sessions specifically for those new to quality improvement and to enhance the experience of the next generation of health professionals:
  • A7 – Education (a) Our future health care employees - educated in clinical quality improvement (b) Teaching students and residents to improve care
  • B2 – International comparison of QI training in establishing quality/safety culture
  • C2 – Educating for outcomes - how information is changing the way we teach, learn, and care
  • D4 – Quality as a global imperative
  • E2 – Networking quality improvements (a) Not everything that connects is a network – optimizing value in healthcare networks (b) Clinical communities for quality improvement: lessons from a UK evaluation
  • F5 – Involving patients: critical thinking to improve practical relevance
  • G8 – Successful strategies to prepare your scholarly improvement reports for publication
  • H6 – Serious games to teach quality and safety competencies
  • I7 Junior doctors themed session (a) Defining the culture of junior doctor engagement (b) Unlocking the potential of junior doctors and medical students