Students and Residents

Join hundreds of health professional students and residents who are as passionate as you are about improving health and health care at the 2019 IHI National Forum.

The Forum offers networking events, pre-conference sessions, and workshops designed for students and residents – as well as opportunities to present your own work and academic scholarships to help get you there. Learn more below.

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Sunday, December 8

IHI Open School Student and Resident Social
8:00 – 10:00 PM
Orlando World Center Marriott; Lobby Bar
Open to all students and residents, the Student and Resident Social is a casual opportunity to get together with your peers before the conference begins and share ideas for how to make the most of the jam-packed days ahead.

Monday, December 9

IHI Open School Chapter Congress:
3:00 – 5:30 PM
Marriott World Center
The Open School Chapter Congress is an exclusive, free, pre-conference event that brings together students, residents, and faculty to learn from health care leaders, connect with innovative improvement efforts taking place across the globe, and build relationships with fellow change agents in the IHI Open School network.

The Chapter Congress is a chance to celebrate impactful Chapter work to improve quality and safety. In a storyboard walkaround session, students and residents will share their lessons learned from their project work.

The event will also focus on the work ahead in the Recover Hope Campaign, which launched at the 2018 National Forum and concludes in April 2020. The campaign aims to improve awareness, prevention, and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) around the world.

Dr. Thom Mayer, Medical Director of the National Football League (NFL) Players Association, will share his successful efforts to make sweeping changes in pain management in the NFL, including developing best practice guidelines, educational programs for coaches, physicians, and trainers, and the engaging pain management specialists.

Featured IHI National Forum Keynote speaker Abby Wambach, soccer champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, will share her story of recovery from substance use disorder and lessons she’s learned about leadership.

The IHI Open School Chapter Congress is sponsored by

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Tuesday, December 10

Student Storyboard Walkaround Session
11:15 – 12:30 PM
Exhibit Hall, Cypress 1, Marriott World Center
Students play a critical role in improving health and health care, both during their training and in their future careers. In this session, IHI Open School faculty and academic advisors will lead a discussion with three students whose storyboards serve as examples of high-impact student work.

Student and Resident Networking Lunch: Build your Leadership with the Open School
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Student and Resident Lounge, Marriott World Center
All registered students and residents are invited to informally meet and network with Open School leaders and advisors to explore opportunities:
          •For future involvement in the IHI Open School Chapter Network and the Recover Hope Campaign
           • To collaborate with other Chapters or receive coaching from Open School Coaches

Open School Workshop: Building Power by Partnering with Student and Resident Leaders
1:30 – 2:45 PM
Marriott World Center
Over 800,000 students, residents, and young professionals of the IHI Open School have taken up the mantle of improvement and built a movement across campuses, communities, and clinical settings to tackle today’s most pressing health and health care challenges. To achieve real and lasting change, leaders at all levels and in any improvement setting can recruit and partner with change agents. In this session, the IHI Open School will share key lessons and stories of young leaders who are leveraging improvement science and community organizing to partner across the care continuum to transform health where they learn, work, and live.

Sunday, December 8

IHI Open School Student and Resident Social

8:00 – 10:00 PM 
Orlando World Center Marriott; Lobby Bar

Open to all students and residents, the Student and Resident Social is a casual opportunity to get together with your peers before the conference begins and share ideas for how to make the most of the jam-packed days ahead.

Monday, December 9

IHI Open School Chapter Congress:

3:00 – 5:30 PM Marriott World Center


 

The Open School Chapter Congress is an exclusive, free, pre-conference event that brings together students, residents, and faculty to learn from health care leaders, connect with innovative improvement efforts taking place across the globe, and build relationships with fellow change agents in the IHI Open School network.

The Chapter Congress is a chance to celebrate impactful Chapter work to improve quality and safety. In a storyboard walkaround session, students and residents will share their lessons learned from their project work.

The event will also focus on the work ahead in the Recover Hope Campaign, which launched at the 2018 National Forum and concludes in April 2020. The campaign aims to improve awareness, prevention, and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) around the world.

Dr. Thom Mayer, Medical Director of the National Football League (NFL) Players Association, will share his successful efforts to make sweeping changes in pain management in the NFL, including developing best practice guidelines, educational programs for coaches, physicians, and trainers, and the engaging pain management specialists.

Featured IHI National Forum Keynote speaker Abby Wambach, soccer champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, will share her story of recovery from substance use disorder and lessons she’s learned about leadership.

The IHI Open School Chapter Congress is sponsored by

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Wednesday, December 11

Student and Resident Networking Lunch: Leveraging your Learning from the National Forum
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Student and Resident Lounge, Marriott World Center
All registered students and residents are invited to join their fellow change agents over lunch to exchange ideas and commit to actions they'll take to improve health and health care when returning home from the conference.

Recommended Sessions for Students and Residents

Tuesday, December 11 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

K1 Keynote One: Derek Feeley, President and CEO and special guests

A Sessions: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

B Sessions: 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

A/B22 Radical Equality: Becoming Rooted in Health Equity

A/B25 How Design Thinking Improves Improvement Work

A/B26 Filling Your Quality Improvement Toolbox: Starter Edition

A/B30 The Opioid Crisis –Transforming Care in the ED and Beyond

B only: Storyboard Walkaround 4: Student Storyboards

C Sessions: 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
C11: Build Power for Improvement by Partnering with Student and Resident Leaders

C22: Better Results WITH People with Lived Experience

C26: Sustaining Improvement in Daily Work

C27: Measurement for Improvement 101

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

K2 Keynote Two: Tarana Burke, Founder of the "Me Too" Movement and Social Justice Activist

Wednesday, December 12

Special Interest Breakfasts: 7:00 – 8:00 AM

SIB08: Advancing Organizational Equity – IHI's Journey

D Sessions: 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

E Sessions: 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM

D01: From Learners to Leaders: Systems-Based Approaches to Foster Joy in Work

D20: Data Visualization for Quality Improvement

D21: Key Factors to Creating a Culture of Safety

D25: Bridge QI and IS Gap to Reduce Opioid Prescribing

D34: Navigating Opioid Crisis: Journey Maps and Relationships

D/E28 Activating Our Rising Leaders: Students and Residents as Engines for Change

D/E3 Leave the Forum with a "Sticky" Message

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

K3 Keynote Three: Raj Panjabi, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

K4: Keynote Four: Donald M. Berwick, MD, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, IHI


Scholarships  

IHI offers a limited number of scholarships and special discounts to the National Forum. Click here to learn more and complete the online scholarship application.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships to the IHI National Forum cover only general conferences fees. (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 (two classes or more)
  • 50% scholarship for residents
  • 50% scholarship for full-time faculty and deans

Storyboards

Each year, students and residents display storyboards about their Chapter successes, quality improvement work, and community organizing projects at the National Forum.

Storyboard presenters will have an opportunity to share their work with thousands of health care professionals during the general conference Storyboard Reception on Tuesday, December 10, from 4:30-6:30 PM. During this time, we ask that all storyboard presenters stand with their posters to answer questions about their work. (Attendance at other available times to view storyboards is optional for storyboard presenters.)

The deadline for storyboard submissions has passed.​

Looking for more logistical information related to the storyboard display and reception? Please refer to the Storyboard Handbook  or reach out to storyboards@ihi.org with any questions.