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 hosted our 37th International Conference virtually!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made to convert the conference to a virtual format.

Over four days we streamed over 150 presentations with 200+ speakers, from all parts of the world.

These sessions have all been recorded and are available on the conference portal until 31st August.

If you are a registered delegate, you can access these for free! 

Those of you who didn't get a chance to attend the conference can still catch up with the recordings. 


Register now for only €100 to gain access to the recordings up to 31st August!

The recorded sessions are now available on the Virtual Portal until 31st August!


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 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

ISQua Conference 2021 Programme

Please find below the daily schedules for the conference. All times shown are Irish Standard Time (UTC+1). You can find your equivalent time zone here. Please note that the conference schedule is subject to change. 


The conference portal is now open to registered delegates. The programme on the portal contains the most up to date information on the conference.



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.