IHI Patient Safety Congress

IHI Patient Safety Congress

Mar 10–11, 2025
San Deigo, CA, USA
General Conference Fee:

Registration for the 2025 IHI Patient Safety Congress will be open soon.

Group rates, scholarships and discounts are also available, see pricing options under Fees.

Safety Ready, Safer Together

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress brings together people who are passionate about ensuring safe, equitable care for all. Whether you are new to patient safety, or an experienced professional, this event is for you. Gain practical tools to improve improve patient and workforce safety in your setting, build knowledge and skills to advance your patient safety career, and learn from patient and family advocates and experts in High Performing Organizations. This year’s Patient Safety Congress will be centered around the National Action Plan to Advance Safety, enabling a total systems approach to safety. Re-set and re-energize your focus on safety with immersion workshops, CPPS review courses, impactful keynotes, and rigorous, relevant sessions.
The must-attend event for those who continue to shape ​​smarter, safer care for patients wherever it’s provided – from the hospital and outpatient settings to the home.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 2024 program:

  • 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 Well-Being: 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. 

Continuing Education

In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.Jointly_Accredited_Provider_JPEG

2024 CE Claiming Information:

The 2024 Congress is approved to provide credit for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, quality professionals, and Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) recertification. Maximum credit amounts vary by profession.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement designates this blended learning activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity may also be applicable for other professions that accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This program is approved by NAHQ® for 14.5 CPHQ CE credits.

Instructions on how to claim credits can be found here.

Fees & Scholarships


General Conference (March 10-11): $1,250 USD

Exhibit Hall Only Pass (March 10-11): $350 USD


Group Rates: Groups of 3 or more receive 15% off per person for the General Conference days 

Note: The group discount for the General Conference is 15% off the regular rate and does not apply to the early bird rate.

To register a group of 51 or more people, please contact groups@ihi.org.

​Group Size
Conference Price (May 15-16)
Pre-Conference (May 14)
​3-50 attendees
​51-100 attendees
​101-250 attendees
​251-500 attendees
​500+ attendees

Important instructions for group registration for 50 people or less:

Before you register your group, please be sure that all attendees have an existing IHI account. If an attendee does not, please have them create an IHI account here. If you have any questions or require assistance regarding your account, please contact info@ihi.org.

To register a group:

  • Log into an attendee’s IHI account, click the “Register Now” button, and follow the steps in the registration form to register that attendee.
  • Once the first registration has been completed, select the “Register Another” button to register the next attendee.
  • Continue this process until everyone has been registered.
  • Please note that group registrations must be done concurrently. You cannot go back to add more attendees to an existing group registration. If you need to make adjustments to your existing group registration, please contact groups@ihi.org.
  • An alternative would be to have your attendees register individually. They will select the “Invoice” option at the payment section of their registration to avoid submitting immediate payment. Once everyone has registered, please contact groups@ihi.org with the names and registration numbers of your attendees so we can finalize your group registration. Prior to the start of the event, we require the total registration cost for the group be made in one form of payment. If you have any questions regarding your payment, please contact enrollments@ihi.org.

Federal Government Pricing:

IHI is a prequalified vendor and offers competitive rates to US federal government purchasers through our GSA schedule.


We are pleased to offer a limited number of 25% and 50% scholarships to assist individuals with conference registration costs.

To apply for a scholarship for the IHI Patient Safety Congress you must work in one of the settings listed below or be a full- or part-time (two or more classes) student, resident, or full-time dean/faculty at an academic institution.

  • Independent, United States Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that are not affiliated with a hospital or health system
  • Critical Access Hospitals
  • Independent practices with fewer than 20 physicians
  • Hospitals with fewer than 50 beds
  • Members of America’s Essential Hospitals
  • 501(c)(3) organization with a defined operating budget of less than $5 million, serving community-based populations
  • Ministries of Health
  • Faith-based health institutions

Scholarship information for the 2025 Congress will be posted soon.

All scholarships are reviewed on an individual basis. If multiple individuals from the same organization wish to apply for a scholarship, each individual must submit an application.

To ensure an equitable distribution of funds, all scholarship applications are reviewed using the same scoring criteria. All awarded amounts are final.

Please note, scholarships are available for conference registration costs only, and do not cover travel, food, or accommodation costs associated with attendance.


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1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

IHI Patient Safety Congress 2025 room block information is coming soon!

Need Help?



Judy Milne, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS

Patient Safety Officer, Duke University Hospital

Patient Safety Officer, Duke University Hospital

"You get the opportunity to hear from those who have been successful in improving patient c​​are,​ specifically patient safety."

Kendra Tinsley, MS, CPPS

Executive Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative

Executive Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative

"The folks that they bring in to provide education and training at Congress — these folks are doing it right."

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