Submit Your Storyboard Proposal

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Are you an expert in reducing patient harm and implementing a culture of safety within your team, care facility, or organization?

Attendees to the IHI Patient Safety Congress love to hear about the successes, challenges and key learnings of their peers. Storyboards are one of the best ways for you to demonstrate your knowledge, meet fellow safety experts and network.​

Would you like to present a storyboard at this year's Congress? Submit a poster proposal here​ before ​​March 20, 2020.​​​

Submit your storyboard proposal

Check out our Storyboard Handbook to see our guide on how to create a successful​​ storyboard presentation.​ Contact us at congress@ihi.org​ for any questions regarding the speaking proposal or storyboard submission process.​​
Research and Solutions Storyboards

These storyboards are intended to highlight cutting edge patient safety research or the utilization of patient safety approaches, methods and tools that result in demonstrated reductions in harm or improved patient safety.

Abstracts describing research or improvement projects that have been implemented in a practical setting with a discussion of the challenges and barriers to implementation are encouraged. Abstracts must report on findings of implemented research or improvement projects, not descriptions of planned projects.​

General Information
Accepted storyboards will be displayed in a designated area of the Learning & Simulation Center (the Congress e​xhibit hall), which will be open to attendees during all Learning & Simulation Center hours.

Presenters of storyboards are requested to be available during Learning & Simulation Center receptions, luncheons, and breaks to answer questions.
The Congress registration price is $1,050 through March 31, 2020 and $1,250 after March 31, 2020.
 
Due to space constraints only one storyboards per person may be submitted. This also means that if you are selected to present you may have only one storyboards at the event.

Poster submissions close on ​​March 20, 2020.​​​
Review Process
All abstracts will undergo review by Congress Planning Committee members.
  • Review criteria include significance of the work to the field, clarity of presentation and writing quality.
  • All decisions by the IHI Congress Planning Committee are final.
  • If accepted, you are required to register and attend the event to present your storyboard (one storyboard per person). If you cannot attend you may send a colleague in your place. If no one from your organization can be present then the storyboard will not be included in the program.​
Cri​teria for Selection
Your storyboard should:
  • ​Demonstrate progress in patient safety improvement/harm reduction.
  • Be tested to the extent possible.
  • Include results/data to demonstrate impact. Include sound methodology for conducting research/improvement projects.
  • Be practical to implement.
  • Be creative and innovative.
  • Be potentially replicable across organizations and settings.
Companies submitting solutions storyboard​​ should include the results/outcomes from the use of their product in a health care setting.

Poster presentations are evolving! Check out our Storyboard Handbook to see our guide on how to create a successful storyboard presentation. Seeking inspiration? Check out this article on how advances in technology, like QR codes and smartphones, have made posters easier to read and more effective.​
Would you like to present a storyboard at this year's Congress? Submit a poster proposal here​.​​​

​Contact us at congress@ihi.org​ for any questions regarding the speaking proposal or storyboard submission process.​​