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International Forum News

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.

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