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Scientific Symposium

​​​​​​​​​​The IHI Scientific Symposium will be offered as part of the virtual IHI Forum experience only. More details on the program will be released soon.

Interested in presenting your work at the Scientific Symposium? Submit a poster proposal.

Abstracts will be published in BMJ Open Quality​ on November 7, 2021. Last year’s published abstracts are available here​.

We invite submissions ​for poster presentations that showcase either:
  • Applied Improvement at a local, regional, or national scale: Applications of scientific methods to health and health care improvement; this may include time-series, statistical process control, qualitative, or mixed-method work
  • ​Improvement Methods: Developing the methodological basis of improving health and health care, e.g., method or measurement development work that aims to advance the field

Who ​Should Attend

  • Those involved with the design and execution of quality and safety improvement and implementation initiatives:

    Improvement Advisors, Implementation leads, Directors of Quality & Safety, Department Leaders, Clinicians, Epidemiologists, Scientists, Researchers, Statisticians.
    Those responsible for understanding the impact and identifying the learning from improvement and implementation initiatives:

    Evaluators, Analysts, Researchers, Evaluators, Analysts, Instructors, Professors, Lecturers, Deans.
    Those seeking to publish their improvement work:

    Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, Nurse Researchers, Researchers.


  • The Scientific Symposium is included as part of the IHI Forum virtual experience only​ ($750 per person).