Virtual Conference
8th - 11th July 2021

Together with Centro Regionale Gestione Rischio Clinico e Sicurezza del Paziente (GRC) and the Italian Network for Safety in Healthcare, ISQua is delighted to host our next Conference.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been taken to convert the conference to a virtual format.

We want to be able to guarantee all our delegate’s and speaker’s safety and this is not possible holding an in-person conference.

We are confident that this format will not impact your learning experience, we are ensuring that all sessions are being converted to the virtual format.

Registration for the Virtual Conference is now open!


ISQua Membership Values & Benefits



Access articles, presentations, reports and recordings from international healthcare experts. Receive updates on activities of interest to you.



Connect with our global Community. Join special interest groups focusing on the aspects of health care the matter to you.



Make your Voice heard and be recognised as a part of an international community working to enhance patient safety and quality improvement.

Conference Registration

Registration for the virtual conference is now open. Since we are aware that budgets may influence your chance to attend the event, we have decided to reduce the registration fees and to extend Early Bird to Tuesday, 8th June 2021


There are even more savings on registration fees for ISQua Members. Discounts are available for delegates from LMICs. You can find out what classification your country falls under here.

There are even more savings on registration fees for ISQua Members. 

Join now to access these exclusive rates.


Please contact for any registration queries.

Call For Papers Now Closed

Nearly 2,000 abstracts from 95 countries were received!


Each abstract went through a double-blind review by our expert reviewers and successful authors have already been notified. We will not be holding another Call for Papers for the Virtual Conference.

Conference Tracks

The theme for this year's conference is 'Emotion, Inspiration and Creativity: Pathways to Global Health Quality'.


The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Florence, Italy. The Renaissance was a period of rebirth with new ideas discoveries and the flowering of wonderful art. We hope that there will be the rebirth of our belief systems in the goodness of health and the ability to deliver safe and effective people-centred care.


For the conference, we chose three key essential components of the Renaissance - Emotion, Inspiration and Creativity as we believe these will the pathway to Global Health Quality.

1. Leading for Quality [Emotion]

1. Policy for Quality and Safety

2. Developing Leaders for quality and safety

3. Economic benefits of improving quality and safety

4. Behavioural Economics



Become a Sponsor

ISQua brings together over 1,500 key decision-makers from over 80 countries to share their expertise and knowledge in health care quality and safety improvement. Take advantage of this unrivalled gathering of key health care industry decision-makers to enhance your company profile or launch a new product or service.


There are plenty of unique exhibition and sponsorship opportunities available. We can tailor an exhibitor or sponsorship package to suit your budget, helping you gain that competitive edge while delivering a tangible return on investment.

Contact Dominga Bettaccini at to find out more about all of the sponsorship opportunities available to you for Florence.



Conference Partners

We are proud to be working with our Italian partners, Centre GRC- WHO Collaborating Centre and the Italian Network for Safety in Healthcare, on our 37th International Conference




The Programme and Planning Committee oversees the development of the scientific programme and is responsible for ensuring the quality of the content of the conference.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) supports the Programme and Planning Committee (PPC) to include work from regional hospitals and institutions. THe LOC are responsible for designing educational visits to local Institutions of excellence for our international delegates while taking every opportunity to promote the conference to local delegates.

2020 Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize

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Nominations Solicited for 2020 Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs)

Career Achievement Prize of $20,000 (USD)


We are no longer seeking nominations for the 2020 Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust* John Ware and Alvin Tarlov Career Achievement Prize in Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs), which includes a $20,000 honorarium.


The award is named in honor of the Health Assessment Laboratory/Medical Outcomes Trust's founders, Dr. John E. Ware, Jr., and Dr. Alvin Tarlov - two of the world's leading pioneers in the development and use of patient reported outcome measures.


* The Health Assessment Lab/Medical Outcomes Trust is a free-standing not-for-profit organization with the goal of advancing state-of-the-art tools for measuring health care services and health outcomes from the patient/person point of view.


ISQua Scholarships

ISQua, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), is offering conference scholarships to individuals from low and lower-middle income countries (as classified by the World Bank) who would benefit from attending ISQua's 37th International (Virtual) Conference from 8th - 11th July 2021. 

The aim is to have representation from each of the WHO Regions:

African Region

European Region

Eastern Mediterranean Region

The Americas

South-East Asia Region

Western Pacific Region


The call for applications opens on 14th April 2021 and closes on 28th April 2021.

The scholarship covers: 
Registration fees for the Conference
ISQua Fellowship & Membership for 12 months

These places are limited. For full information and to apply, please click here.

ISQua’s annual conferences bring together key thought leaders and experts in healthcare quality and safety.

It is our aim to bring together delegates and speakers from across the world to learn from each other, and to test ideas, research findings and insights. It is our hope that attendees return to their homes to apply new knowledge and skills to the benefit of patients, who are the reason we all do what we do.

ISQua is committed to incorporating the experience of patients, who are experts in living with their condition, within our conference, while ensuring they are neither excluded nor exploited.

To facilitate this ISQua are offering more than 70 patients/patient advocates/caregivers free registration to ISQua's 37th International (Virtual) Conference from 8th - 11th July 2021 plus enrolment on the Specialist Certificate course in Principles of Person-Centred Care.


The call for applications opens on 14th April 2019 and closes on 28th April 2021.

The scholarship covers: 

Registration fees for the Conference

Enrolment on the online course Specialist Certificate in Principles of Person Centred Care.

For more information, and to apply, please click here.