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View free webcasts of the 2009 International Forum plenary presentations:

  • What Patient-Centered Really Means — Dr. Donald Berwick, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, USA [70:52]
  • Medical Success Leads to Medical Error: How Health Professionals Accept Responsibility for Safety — Dr. Günther Jonitz, President of the Ärztekammer Berlin (Berlin Chamber of Physicians), Germany [41:28]
  • Transforming Whole Systems: In Search of Theory and Method — Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Health Care, University College London, UK [45:00]
  • The Quality and Safety Movement: Everyone, Everywhere, and All Together? — Dr. Ross Wilson, Director of the Centre for Healthcare Improvement, Northern Sydney Central Coast Health, Australia [60:00]


The 2009 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care, co-sponsored by IHI and the BMJ Publishing Group, will be held March 17-20, 2009, in Berlin, Germany. 


Open to all, the International Forum is aimed at physicians, nurses, managers, other health professionals, health care leaders, policy makers, researchers, patients, and patients' representatives. The International Forum will benefit both beginners and those experienced in quality improvement.
View free webcasts of the 2008 International Forum keynote and mini keynote presentations. Please note that in order to access these webcasts, you will need to register with the BMJ's website. (Registration is free.)

Aims of the International Forum​

  • To provide education on how to improve health care
  • To exchange sound, practical ideas on improving health care
  • To provide a setting for deep discussion and shared learning among those charged with leading improvements in health care
  • To build the research base of methods to improve health care

Calling All Students


The International Forum will be an excellent opportunity for students to widen their knowledge of quality improvement and patient safety with students and healthcare professionals from around the world.
Download the student information sheet to learn about recommended sessions and mentorship opportunities.
To be considered for a student scholarship, please complete the registration form on page 32 of the brochure, indicate your status as a "student," and submit your registration to Marchella Mitchell at







Presentations from the 2008 International Forum

Presentations and webcasts from the 2008 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care are available on the BMJ Publishing Group website.

Please note that in order to access these presentations, you will need to register with the BMJ's website. (Registration is free.)