IHI Forum Virtual

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​New This Year! The IHI Forum Virtual is a ​4-day online conference that addresses longstanding issues in health care and celebrates improvements happening globally, taking place from Dece​m​ber 6–9, 2020.​

Who Attends
Health care visionaries, improvement professionals, and world leaders attend the IHI Forum every year.​
In one of the most challenging periods ever for those providing care, we're inviting people from all levels, country and care settings to gather at the IHI Forum to make health care work equitably for all.
This includes:
  • Industry Newcomers​
  • Clinicians
  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Students
  • Health Leaders (C-suite/Executives)
  • Professors and Deans
  • ​Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Front-Line Staff
  • Care Coordinators
  • Administrators
  • Policy Makers
  • Independent Consultants
  • ​Nurses​ (NPs/RNs)​​
  • Quality Managers
  • Patient Advocates
  • Pharmacists
  • Researchers
  • Allied Health Professionals

Sunday, December​​ 6
11:00 AM ​– 2:30 PM ET​
Half-Day Workshops​​​
​Monday, December 7 
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM ET

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM ET
Half-Day Workshops


Scientific Symposium

Pre-Conference Keynote Speaker
Tuesday, December 8​​
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ET

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM ET

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET
A Sessions
Keynote Speaker 1

Peer Sharing and Debriefs

B Sessions
Keynote Speaker 2
Wednesday, December 9​
10:00 AM – 10:3​0 AM ET

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Keynote Speaker 3

C Sessions

Peer Sharing and Debriefs
Keynote Speaker 4
KeynoteSpeakers2.jpg Keynote Speakers
Inspiring stories that will spark a new perspective into your work. Every year the IHI Forum invites some of the top minds from around the work to speak about their vision for better healthcare.
This year's keynotes will be announced starting July 20, 2020. Be the first to know about Keynot​es.

Sessions & Workshops

See how your peers surpassed challenges using improvement methods. 60+ sessions to attend, organized through topics that are vital to the improvement of care.



Improving access and outcomes with communities that have been systematically marginalized.​

​​COVID-19What this year taught us, and how we reacted to a system put under stress.


Applying concepts and tools of improvement science to drive meaningful change.


Encouraging new ideas, behaviors, and actions for the challenges of today.​

Patient Safety​

Reducing harm and preventing mortality across the continuum of care.

Addressing Value, Cost and Quality​

Conducting business with the mission to create sustainable healthcare value for patients.

Joy and Wellbeing at Work

Encouraging a physically and psychologically safe workplace, and appreciating the purpose behind our work.

Person-Centered Care

Putting people, patients, and care partners at the heart of every decision to improve care.

Population Health

Improving outcomes for populations with diverse needs through partnerships between health systems and communities.

​This year's sessions and workshops will be available in September. Be the first to know about sessions and workshops.

OtherColleagues.jpgRecharge alongside other health care professionals

Providing safe, equitable and reliable care requires vigilance and can exhaust even the most passionate. Welcome new faces, honor admired peers and celebrate small and big successes alike by connecting and sharing stories in dedicated spaces throughout the conference.

This year’s peer sharing, debrief and networking agenda will be available in September. Be the first to know about the agenda.

A pre-conference to master the skills needed
Learn directly from industry leaders, consult with subject matter experts, explore peer-reviewed academic work and see how organizations industries outside of health care also pursue quality improvement.
The schedule of this year's Full Day Workshops, Half-Day Workshops and Excursions will be available in September. B​e the first to know about the schedule. ​

Continuing Education Credits
Available continuing education credits for the IHI Forum will be under evaluation in October 2020. Last year's Conference and Pre-Conference offered a maximum of 40.50 credits for physicians, nurses, ​pharmacists, and certified professio​nals in health care quality.​​

Live sessions, breakouts and workshops, offered in-person or virtually. Recordings of all sessions and workshops available 24/7 post-event.

IHI Forum Virtual​​​​​ ​

​Pre-Conference and ConferenceDece​m​ber 6–9​