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International Summit Information

Obtaining Your Continuing Education Credits
Please visit the Continuing Education page for instructions on obtaining continuing education credits. Due to accreditation requirements, you must complete the online evaluation by Thursday, April 19, 2012, to receive your credits.
Session Materials 
For those sessions where faculty have provided permission, handouts from are now available for download. Please visit the Meeting Materials page for details on how to access session materials.
Join Us Next Year for the 2013 International Summit
The 14th Annual International Summit will take place April 7-9, 2013, in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we hope to welcome you back. Enroll now for next year (program details will be available this fall).
Interested in Speaking at the 2013 International Summit?
We will be accepting speaker proposal submissions for the 14th Annual International Summit through Friday, July 13, 2012. All proposals can be submitted through our online application.

Beyond the International Summit

We’re here to support your improvement initiatives throughout the year. Please take a moment to review IHI's upcoming programs.

13th Annual International Summit Conference Guide

The 13th Annual International Summit kicks off with 12 highly interactive, full-day sessions Pre-Conference Minicourses on Sunday, March 18.

The two-day General Conference on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20 features 2 Keynotes and 5 Special Interest Keynotes, 5 Rapid-Fire workshops, and a choice of 39 unique educational sessions. The International Summit also features quality improvement storyboards, an educational exhibit area, and numerous opportunities for networking. Download the 2012 faculty bios

To browse full session descriptions and get the latest conference information, please click the online 2012 International Summit Conference Guide image below or click here.


Better Care, Better Health, Reduced Cost

The International Summit offers a timely opportunity to get started on the Triple Aim in ambulatory care and in communities. Here are several sessions that will be offered this year, related to the Triple Aim:
  • M3 Engaging Patients, Families, and Communities in Health Care Improvement
  • M4 Enhancing Primary Care Value at Lower Cost to the Community
  • M7 It Takes a Region: Integrating Communities of Care
  • L1 Achieving the Triple Aim for High-Cost Patients
  • A2/B2 A Triple Aim Approach to Reducing Health Inequality in England
  • C3 Better Population Health: Innovative Self-Management Support
  • D1 SCF Nuka System of Care: Whole System Transformation Improves Outcomes
  • D3/E3 A Triple Aim Approach in Independent and Small Practices
  • D4/E4 An Innovative Approach to Workforce Development: Improved Outcomes and Satisfaction
  • D5/E5 Effectively Reducing Readmissions: Lessons from a Community Collaboration


Download the session descriptions for the full list of sessions at the 2012 International Summit.


​Learn more about the Triple Aim at IHI's upcoming seminar, The IHI Triple Aim: From Real-World Learning to an Achievable Plan, taking place April 11-12, 2012, in San Diego, California.

Past International Summits​

See below for past offerings of the International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community.
12th Intern​​ational Su​mmit ​Marc​h 20-22, 2011 ​​Dallas, TX
​​11th International Summit ​March 7-9, 2010 ​Washington, DC
To view all past IHI conferences, please click here​.