Call for Proposals

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

Presenting a session or poster at the IHI Patient Safety Congress is an excellent opportunity to highlight the work that you and your organization are doing to improve the safety of patients and those who provide care. 

IHI 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.​​

Proposals are due Friday, January 13, 2023.

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Foundational Areas of Focus

The four subject matter areas below represent the foundational areas of Safer Together: A National Action Plan to Advance Safety and are used to provide a framework for the tracks that are included in the 2023 program.

We welcome submissions from across the entire continuum of care that reflect a range of patient populations, as well as emerging safety priorities such as inequities, climate change and other crises, and supply chain issues. Please select the foundational area that most closely aligns with your proposal. Within each foundational area, you will have the opportunity to note subtopic areas that best align with your content that will help us create a diverse and appealing program that represents the varied interests of our attendees.

Based upon session submissions, the final IHI Congress program will be crafted into tracks that best meet the needs of Congress attendees according to the strongest submitted content. Your submission may be considered for an alternate foundational area or a subtopic if the IHI Congress Planning Committee feels your submission is best aligned with another category.

  •  Culture, Leadership, and Governance: The imperative for leaders, governance bodies, and policymakers to demonstrate and foster our deeply held professional commitments to safe, reliable, and equitable care as a core value and promote the development of cultures of safety. 
  •  Patient and Family Engagement: The spread of authentic patient and family engagement; the practice of co-designing and co-producing care with patients, families, and care partners to ensure their meaningful and equitable partnership in all aspects of care design, delivery, and operations.
  •  Workforce Safety and Wellbeing: The safety and resiliency of the organization and the workforce is a necessary precondition to advancing patient safety. We need to work toward a unified, total systems-based perspective and approach to eliminate physical and psychological harm and inequities and promote wellbeing to both patients and the workforce.
  •  Learning System: Establishing networked and continuous learning; forging learning systems within and across health care organizations at the local, regional, and national levels to encourage widespread sharing, learning, and improvement of safe, reliable, and equitable care.
Additionally, with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, IHI is pleased to offer sessions that are focused on improving excellence in medical diagnosis. If you are submitting for a concurrent sessions or Immersion Workshop that focuses on Diagnostic Excellence, please be sure to select this on your submission page.

Additional Information

  • All submissions must comply with guidelines for accreditation of programs.
  • Complete all required fields in the application before submitting for review.
  • You may save and return to this submission page at any time before the deadline. Once you submit, all submissions are final.
  • Only the Key Presenter will be notified regarding the status of your submission.
  • Submitting a proposal does not register you for this event.
  • The IHI Congress registration fee will be waived for workshop presenters. IHI does not provide honorarium for workshop presenters.
  • If accepted, the IHI Congress planning committee may respond to you with feedback and suggestions regarding your submission, including title, learning objectives, session description, and proposed content delivery.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be evaluated.

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