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Fees & Scholarships

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(December 9-10)​​
R​ate​s Group Rates
Sunday L​​​earning Labs
(1 session)
​$450​ N/A
​Monday Learning Labs
(2 sessions)
IHI Quick Courses​​$650 N/A
​Scientific Symposium​$500N​/A
Forum Excursions​$650 N/A​
​​General Conference
(December 11​​​-12)​​
RatesGroup Rates
General Conference ​$1,350  $1,250
(Early bird rate expires 9/28)
CEO and Leadership Summit$650​​$553


Group Rate: $1,148 per person

Organizations sending five or more people are eligible to receive a 15% group discount to the General Conference. Use code 15GC during checkout (cannot be combined with other discount codes). Email for assistance. ​​​ 

Additional​ Meeting Details 

Meals: Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on all meeting days. Participants will be responsible for their own dinners. 

Dress Code: Please dress business casual. You may wish to bring a sweater or jacket since the meeting rooms are cold at times.​

our guarantee to you

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Refunds:
One attendee may be substituted for another at any time by calling 617-301-4800. Full registration fees are refundable if cancellation is completed on or before the first day of this program​. All refunds will be issued back to the original payment type, and should be credited within 30 days.

Unconditional Guarantee:
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied that this program is a valuable experience, IHI will gladly refund your enrollment fee within 30 days of the program end date. Please note that due to unforeseeable circumstances, last-minute changes in program titles, speakers, or presentations may be unavoidable.

Scholarships and special discounts available

IHI is pleased to offer a limited amount of funding for scholarships and special discounts. Please note that scholarships and special discounts are available to assist with program enrollment costs ONLY and are not applicable for travel, food, or accommodation costs associated with attending the program. To apply for scholarships and special discounts, complete the online Scholarship and Special Discount Application. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EST, Friday, November 30, 2018.
Special Discounts
IHI is pleased to offer a limited number of 50% discounts for this program for employees of:
  • Independent, United States Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that are not affiliated with a hospital or health system
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Members of America's Essential Hospitals (formerly NAPH)

Academic Scholarships

For the National Forum, IHI is pleased to offer these scholarships for general conferences fees ONLY. These scholarships are not available for IHI Quick Courses, Learning Labs, or Forum Excursions:
  • 75% scholarship for full-time students
  • 50% scholarship for part-time students (2 classes or more)
  • 50% scholarship for residents
  • 50% scholarship for full-time faculty and deans

Need-Based Scholarships

For this program, IHI is pleased to offer a limited amount of scholarship funding to offset the seminar enrollment fees in cases of financial hardship.

For the above scholarships and special discounts, complete the online Scholarship and Special Discount Application.


Patient/Family Advisor Application

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) recognizes the importance of working in partnership with patients and family members to improve the quality and safety of health care. At IHI’s National Forum, Patient/Family Advisors and Leaders contribute to the energy and transformative experience for all who attend.
This year, the IHI team is proud to provide funding to support the registration, up to $500 toward travel and three nights' lodging for a limited number of exceptional Patient/Family Advisors who are making a contribution to the field of person- and family-centered care. A Patient/Family Advisor is a person with lived experience as a patient or family member who is collaborating with a health care organization and shows success, drive, and interest in improving the patient experience.​

Please be advised that each application will be judged solely on its merits and not on a prior application or relationship. Please answer each one of the application questions as completely as possible.

Accepted applicants will be asked to submit a brief blog about their Forum experience. Additional details about the blog length and due date will be made available at the time of acceptance.

To apply, submit this application to William Scott ( by August 13, 2018. Winner will be notified by September 28. ​​


The Justin A. Micalizzi Memorial IHI Scholarship

Justin’s HOPE Project and IHI are extremely proud to announce the Justin Micalizzi Memorial IHI Scholarship in loving memory of Justin A. Micalizzi who died at the age of 11 due to a medical error. Learning from this devastating loss ― and making a difference that will improve pediatric health care ― has become a quest for Justin’s family.

Justin's HOPE project will award scholarships to health caregivers who are committed to pediatric patient safety and providing a safe health care environment for their patients and families. The Justin Micalizzi Memorial IHI Scholarship covers registration fees for all four days of the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care (a $2,450 value). The scholarship will also provide up to four nights complimentary hotel accommodation at one of the National Forum hotels (a $1,000 value), and reimbursement for travel expenditures up to $500.

Please submit the scholarship application no later than September 15, 2018. Those awarded with this scholarship will be notified by October 10, 2018. Click here for more information and ​to apply.

Annette J. Bartley Memorial Scholarship​

Annette J. Bartley RN, BA, MS, MPH, was a nurse and health care improvement coach for more than 30 years, which included several leadership roles in frontline clinical care and management. A beloved member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) community, Annette died in November 2016, leaving behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and optimism.

IHI will award the Annette J. Bartley Memorial Scholarship annually to one nursing professional who demonstrates a strong interest in health care improvement. The scholarship will cover the cost of General Conference fees for IHI’s National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. In addition, the scholarship will provide the winner with up to $1,000 for travel, four nights’ lodging, or other Forum expenditures (including fees for Learning Labs and Quick Courses). 

The deadline for essay submissions is Friday, September 14, 2018, by 5:00 PM ET. The winner will be notified by Friday, October 5, 2018. Click here for more information and to apply.