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By ISQua Thursday. Dec 12, 2019

ISQua Conferences confirmed to 2024! Featured

ISQua is delighted to confirm the locations and partners of our future International Healthcare Conferences from 2021 to 2024.


We will hold our 38th International Conference in the vibrant and dynamic city of Brisbane in Australia. Australia was the original home of ISQua’s Secretariat from 1995 to 2008 and our 6th (1989) & 16th (1999) International Conferences were held in Melbourne, Australia. With over 13% of our membership from Australia alone, we know this will be a conference not to be missed!


Our partners for 2021 are the AGPAL Group of Companies and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Dates and location for this conference have been confirmed and we look forward to welcoming you to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3rd – 6th October 2021.


2022 will see us, for the first time, hosting our annual conference in Seoul, South Korea. ISQua will join forces with the Korean Society for Quality in Health care (KoSQua) to host ISQua’s 39th International Conference in Seoul, the capital and heart of Korea’s culture, education, politics and economy. Seoul offers a myriad of attractions for all to enjoy. KoSQua are a long-time member of ISQua and share our goal to improve health care quality and patient safety.


Our 40th International Conference, in 2023, will be held in the unique city of Istanbul, Turkey which bridges the modern with the traditional. Istanbul not only physically bridging the Bosporus strait to join Europe and Asia, but it also does so philosophically, religiously and culturally. This will also coincide with the centenary of the Republic of Turkey. Our partner for this conference is the Institute of Turkey Quality and Accreditation in Health - TUSKA. TUSKA are one of only two Turkish organisations with accreditation from ISQua’s External Evaluation Association (IEEA). 


Our 2024 conference will see us returning to Latin America and Brazil. Previous conferences held in Latin America included our 9th (1992) Conference in Mexico City, Mexico; 18th (2001) in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and 31st (2014) Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2024 our 41st International Conference will be held in São Paulo, Brazil with our partner organisation, Organização Nacional de Acreditação – ONA. This will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the founding of ONA. The National Accreditation Organization (ONA) is responsible for the development and management of Brazilian health quality and safety standards, and are also accredited by ISQua’s External Evaluation Association (IEEA). 


“The interest received from countries and organisations bidding to host ISQua’s conferences shows their continuing determination to improve the quality of health care, within their own countries, and globally. ISQua’s conferences are a key meeting point for medical professionals, activists and patients to share their knowledge, offers a platform for networking and adding volume to make their voices heard. Over the next five years, ISQua will be sharing its message of quality in health care for all, in Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America. This is an exciting time for ISQua, and I would like to give my thanks to our partner organisations who are helping to make this happen.” says ISQua’s CEO, Dr Peter Lachman.


Further information and updates on our future conferences can be found here -


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The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) is a member-based, not-for-profit community that delivers a variety of initiatives and programmes. Our mission is to inspire and empower people to advocate for and facilitate improvements in the quality and safety of healthcare worldwide.


Each member of the community gains from ISQua’s three core values: Knowledge, Network and Voice.


  1. Knowledge: Learn from a wide range of international experts and start making improvements within your own personal context.
  2. Network: Expand your professional network, make new contacts and become a valued member of our community.
  3. Voice: Share your thoughts, ideas and opinions, and showcase your research with like-minded peers. Be recognised for your contribution to the community.


We offer Community Membership, a range of Education Programmes, External Evaluation services, Communities of Practice, and regional and international Events and Conferences. Our extensive network of health care professionals’ spans over 80 countries and 6 continents.


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ISQua’s 37th International Conference, in partnership with Centro Regionale Gestione Rischio Clinico e Sicurezza del Paziente (GRC) and the Italian Network for Safety in Healthcare, will take place in Florence, Italy, from 30th August to 2nd September 2020. The theme for 2020 is 'Emotion, Inspiration and Creativity: Pathways to Global Health Quality'.


Each year the ISQua conference attracts more than 1300 healthcare professionals from every continent. It covers the topics that matter most to the healthcare industry and allows for like-minded individuals across the world to collectively understand how they can impact and improve healthcare safety and quality.


Registration for our call for papers is now open, with 30th January 2020 as the deadline for submission. Having your work featured and share your ideas, successes and achievements with an international audience of healthcare professionals. Further information can be found here Registration for #ISQua2020 will open in early January 2020. 




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