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The Must-Attend Event for Delivering Quality, Equitable Care


​​The IHI Forum Team took place December 5–8, 2021. Details for 2022 coming soon!

This year, like every year, the IHI Forum gave health care professionals a platform to learn and contribute to a shared vision of quality, equitable care for all. Attendees experienced:

  • 125+ practical learning sessions
  • 300+ speakers
  • 6 inspiring keynote presentations*
  •  23 networking events
  • Access to all sessions for 90 days after the conference
IHI Forum 2021 Topic Tracks 

Sessions at this year's IHI Forum will center around nine topic tracks.

​Improvement Science ​Building Improvement Capability ​Leadership
​Equity ​Workforce and Patient Safety ​Addressing Value, Cost, and Quality
​Joy and Well-Being at Work ​Person-Centered Care ​Population Health
IHI For​um 2021 Speakers
This year's IHI Forum features 125+ real-world, practical sessions with speakers from a range of organizations. These are just a few of the organizations that spoke this year. 
Henry Ford Health System Atrium Health NHS England
Hamad Medical Corporation​ Ariadne Labs Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation​
NYC Health + Hospitals​ Institute for Nonviolence Chicago Visiting Nurse Service of New York​
Cleveland Clinic​ Harvard Medical School​ Community Solutions, Inc.​

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High-Caliber Keynote Speakers

IHI Forum keynote speakers inspire attendees to bring a new perspective into their work and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy


Surgeon General
Dr. Vivek Murthy

19th and 21st Surgeon General of the United States

Heather McGhee


Heather McGhee
Distinguished Senior Fellow and Former President of Demos

Brandon Stanton


Brandon Stanton
Photographer and Creator of the Popular Website HONY
(Humans of New York)

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE


Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, KBE
President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, IHI

Kedar Mate, MD


Kedar Mate, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, IHI

Scientific Symposium Keynote

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS


Marcella Nunez-Smith,

Senior Advisor to the White House COVID-19 Response Team and Chair of the Presidential COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

What Attendees Are Saying

"It is m​y favorite event of the ye​ar.”
Jerilyn L. Crain, Patient Advocate,​​ Kaiser Permanente

“The best conference in health care”
Angela Kramer, Director, Ba​yCare Health System​​
"I [attend] every opportunity I​ get."
Gaye Hay, Director Accreditation, Hendrick Health System
"Enjoyable and soul enriching"
Kenneth Boren, Pre​sident,​ Boren Family Foundation


*5 mainstage keynotes, `1 Scientific Symposium keynote