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Call for Proposals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​People attend the IHI Patient Safety Congress for a variety of reasons but every year, breakout sessions provide some of the most informative and memorable moments for its attendees.

Presenting a breakout session at Congress is an excellent opportunity to highlight the achievements of the staff of your organization and to demonstrate the good that it is doing in providing care. Congress attendees are especially interested in new approaches that demonstrate systemic improvement in the reduction of harm at various levels – within a team, department, facility or organization-wide.

Call for proposals is currently open and submissions are accepted until September 30, 2018.​​ Click here to submit a proposal.​​​

Track Themes

Breakout sessions at the 2019 IHI Patient Safety Congress are organized under 6 themes:
  • Advancing Safety Science
  • Culture of Safety
  • Ambulatory & Care Outside the Hospital
  • Workforce Safety
  • Learning Systems
  • Safety and Equity for Vulnerable Populations
These tracks were developed through 2018 attendee feedback, input the Congress Board and Planning Committee members, and an extensive network of experts in the patient safety community.

Preparing Your Proposal

Preference will be given to proposals that address patient and family engagement and that demonstrate sustainability in best practices and innovation. All accepted proposals must identify nonproprietary and pragmatic tools and resources. Abstracts that discuss safety work in pediatrics are also encouraged. Submissions from all countries are welcome.

For a full list of topics of interest within these tracks as well as tips on how to present a successful proposal, please click here​.​
Submit a speaking proposal 
​Please Note: due to accreditation restrictions, abstracts that are submitted with speakers from commercial entities are not able to be approved for CE and CME, and it is unlikely that they will be selected by our planning committee.


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