Student and Teacher Program at the 2014 International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare



Join more than 3,000 health care professionals from 80 countries for an exciting mix of learning sessions and networking events at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare from April 8-11, 2014 in Paris, France. This year’s theme, "Improve Quality, Reduce Costs, Save Lives," will continue to build upon previous Forums' commitment to excellent, safe, and affordable health care. Open to all, the International Forum will benefit both beginners and those experienced in quality improvement. The IHI Open School convenes a small planning group each year to design programming and opportunities for students, junior doctors, and teachers. 


Attend Student Events

All sessions will be held in the student lounge (room TBA) unless otherwise indicated below. Check back for additional information and session descriptions.   


Tuesday, April 8th     

15:00-17:00    Student, Junior Doctor, and Teacher Welcome Orientation Session

(free event) 

Wednesday, April 9th      

12:30-13:30    Student/Junior Doctor Lunch Session (Topic TBA)     

17:30-19:00    International Forum Welcome Reception

(open to all conference attendees)

Thursday, April 10th     

12:30-13:30     Student/Junior Doctor Lunch Session (Topic TBA)      

18:00               Networking Outing (Location TBA) 


Friday, April 11th      

12:00-13:00     Student/Junior Doctor Lunch Session (Topic TBA)


Student and Teacher Scholarships

There are a limited number of spots for reduced registration fees for full-time students and teachers to attend the Forum for the three main event days (Wednesday, April 9 – Friday, April 11). Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to apply is March 7. Please direct any questions about the International Forum Student and Teacher Program or the status of your application to

Click here to complete a
scholarship application.

Scholarship Rates

All fees are inclusive of French VAT
Full-Time Students
3 days
2 days
(Wed-Thurs OR Thurs-Fri)
1 day
(Wed, Thurs, or Fri)
Fee with Scholarship

4 days
3 days
2 days &
1 day
Fee with Scholarship
*Please note that we do not offer any free or reduced places for the full day sessions taking place on Tuesday 8 April.

Submit a Storyboard

Ten posters will be selected by the planning committee to be presented in the main poster hall. All other posters will be displayed in the student lounge. The deadline to submit a storyboard abstract is March 7.


Click here to submit a storyboard abstract.

Note: Posters selected for display in the main conference hall will require the presenter to be registered and present for the three main event days (Wed-Fri).