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Event: 22nd Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

Dec. 5–8 in Orlando, Florida

Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 11:00

(Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Cambridge, MA) -- Every year, the National Forum refuels the tanks of leaders of change, from executives to the front line. The National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Dec. 5–8, at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, is the premier “meeting place” for people committed to the mission of providing safe, effective patient care at a reasonable cost. This annual event draws approximately 5,500 health care leaders from around the world in person and thousands more via satellite broadcast.  

Sunday and Monday, Dec. 5–6. The National Forum offers learning labs, minicourses, a scientific symposium, and forum excursions, which are extended, highly interactive sessions. Learning labs last for a half-day, while the scientific symposium, minicourses, and excursions are full-day sessions.  

Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 7–8. The two-day general conference features four keynote presentations, more than 100 workshops, a full resource exhibition hall, the National Forum bookstore, quality improvement posterboards, and numerous opportunities for networking.

Keynote speakers:

Maureen Bisognano

Jenny Allen

T.R. Reid

• Plus several special-interest speakers

There are more than 200 sessions offered at the National Forum. Sessions are organized into the following tracks, or content areas. Click on each track below to download the list of applicable sessions:

Hospital Care

Innovation and Spread

Leadership and Governance

Measurement Tools, Technology, and Quality Processes

Office Practice and Outpatient Settings

Patient and Family Centeredness

Patient Safety


Quality Improvement for Vulnerable Populations

• NEW! Lessons Learned from Virginia Mason’s 10-year quest for zero defects and the perfect patient experience

• NEW! Pediatrics: Presented in Partnership with NICHQ


Can’t attend? Consider the live satellite broadcast

IHI is providing a live satellite broadcast of the National Forum presentations on Dec. 7 and 8 that will include four keynote and five special-interest keynote presentations.

This option is best suited for large groups of people watching in a conference room or auditorium setting. The broadcast is available in English only. To receive the broadcast, you must have the ability to downlink Analog C-Band or Analog KU-Band signals.

Satellite broadcast schedule: Sites in the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico.
Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST
Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

For more satellite broadcast information, contact info@IHI.org.

Call for storyboard proposals

Does your organization have an improvement story to share? Submit an online application to display your story as a storyboard by Oct. 1. For complete storyboard display information, including a sample storyboard, please review the Storyboard Handbook. If you have questions regarding the storyboard proposal, contact Lindsay DeGennaro at ldegennaro@ihi.org.

Download the National Forum brochure pdf for complete conference information.


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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent nonprofit organization that works with health care providers and leaders throughout the world to achieve safe and effective health care. IHI focuses on motivating the will for change, identifying and testing new models of care in partnership with patients and health care professionals, and ensuring the broadest possible adoption of best practices and effective innovations. IHI mobilizes teams and organizations through its staff and partnerships with faculty members worldwide who share the philosophy “all teach, all learn.” Founded in 1991, IHI is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.