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.
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 Wednesday, 28th April 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.
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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.
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. Policy for Quality and Safety
2. Developing Leaders for quality and safety
3. Economic benefits of improving quality and safety
4. Behavioural Economics
1. Peoples Experience as providers and receivers of care and community care
2. Voice of the Person as Patient: Goals, Outcomes and Experience
3. Caring for Healthcare Providers
4. People’s Perception of Community Care
5. Art, Culture and Medicine
1. Reverse Learning and Teaching
2. Preparing future generations for quality
3. Developing the workforce
4. Learning health systems for coproducing health, quality & science
4. Performance Monitoring
1. Digital Health
2. Artificial Intelligence
3. Big data
5. The ageing population
6. People with chronic illness
7. Promoting well-being
8. The transition from Life/ Advance Care Planning (ACP)
2. Human Factors
3. Human Factors in litigation
5. Medication Safety
6. Infection, Prevention and Control
7. Patient Safety Tools and Solutions
8. Co-designing and co-producing safe systems
1. Building Hospitals for the Future
2. Climate Change
3. Integrated and Universal Health Care
4. Human Resources
5. Pre-Primary Care (Health Literacy, including TV and Media)
6. Primary Healthcare
7. Mental Health
8. Palliative and End of Life Care
9. Co-designing and co-delivering high-value services
2. Fragile States
3. Vulnerable Settings
4. War zones
5. Currency fluctuation
8. Leveraging coproduction
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Co - Chairs
- Riccardo Tartaglia; The Italian Network for Safety in Health Care (INSH)
- Jeffrey Braithwaite; ISQua President- Elect
- Sara Albolino; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
- John Brennan; General Practitioner
- Silvio Brusaferro; University of Udine
- Stephen Clark; ISQua Board Member (conf 2021)
- Helen Crisp; Independent Consultant
- Vittorio Fineschi; University le Sapienza, Rome
- Federico Gelli; Italia in Salute
- Peter Lachman; ISQua CEO
- Eugene Nelson; The Dartmouth Institution
- Wendy Nicklin; ISQua President
- Sabina Nuti; Santanna school, Pisa
- Rohit Ramaswamy; Gillings School of Global Public Health
- Walter Ricciardi; University Sacro Cuore
- Jacqui Stewart; COHSASA
- Carlo Rinaldo Tomassini; Dept. of Health Tuscany
- Shin Ushiro; ISQua Board Member
- Manvir Victor; ISQua Patient Representative
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.
Local Organising Committee Members
Sara Albolino; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Giulia Dagliana; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Michela Tanzini; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Giulio Toccafondi; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Francesco Venneri; INSH & GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Elena Beleffi; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Stavros Prineas; ErroMed, Australia
Francesco Ranzani; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
Elisabetta Flore; GRC-WHO Collaborating Centre
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
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, 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:
Eastern Mediterranean Region
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.