IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care

    Dece​m​ber 8–11, 2019 | Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center | Orlando, FL, USA





    About the
    IHI National Forum

    The IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care is a four-day conference that has been the home of quality improvement (QI) in health care for more than 30 years. It brings together health care visionaries, improvement professionals, world leaders and industry newcomers.

    Event Highlights

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    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Scientific Symposium

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Full Day Workshops

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Half Day Workshops AM + PM

    5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

    Abby Wambach

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Derek Feeley + Guests

    9:30 AM - 2:45 PM

    Sessions 1, 2 and 3

    3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

    Tarana Burke

    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    #IHIForum Celebration!

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Raj Panjabi, MD

    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Sessions 4 and 5

    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Donald Berwick, MD


    Abby Wambach

    Soccer Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist & World Cup Champion, Author, Activist for Gender Equality

    An activist for equality and inclusion, Abby is the author of the New York Times bestseller Forward: A Memoir and newly released WOLFPACK. She is co-founder of Wolfpack Endeavor, which is revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond through her champion mindset, individualized coaching, and team-bound focus.


    Tarana Burke

    Founder and Executive Director,
    The ‘me too.’ Movement

    Tarana Burke shares the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person of the Year-winning #MeToo movement and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. The simple yet courageous hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment, and Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you. Dedicating more than 25 years of her life to social justice and fellow sexual assault survivors, especially young women of color, Tarana's continued work with The 'me too.' Movement has earned her the honor of being named The Root 100 Most Influential African American of 2018.


    Derek Feeley

    President and CEO,
    Institute for Healthcare Improvement

    Derek Feeley, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), previously served as IHI’s Executive Vice President from 2013 to 2015, during which time he had executive-level responsibility for driving IHI’s strategy. Prior to joining IHI in 2013, Derek served as D​irector General for Health and Social Care in the Scottish Government and Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. In that role, he was the principal advisor to the Scottish government on health and health care policy and on public service improvement. He also provided leadership to NHS Scotland’s 140,000 staff in their delivery of high-quality health care. In 2013, Mr. Feeley was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of his services to health and health care.


    Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP

    Emeritus and Senior Fellow Institute for Healthcare Improvement

    Dr. Donald Berwick, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, is a recognized leading authority on health care quality and improvement. Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a pediatrician by background, Don has served as faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and as staff of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addion, he was Vice Chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force, the first Independent Member of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, member of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM's) Governing Council, member of the IOM's Global Health Board, and served on President Clinton's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Healthcare Industry.


    Raj Panjabi, MD

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Last Mile Health

    Dr. Raj Panjabi is the CEO of Last Mile Health, an organization that partners with governments to design and scale national community health workforces to bring life-saving primary health care to the world’s most remote communities. Raj grew up in Liberia but was forced to flee with his family when he was nine years old due to civil war. After returning to Liberia as a medical student, he co-founded Last Mile Health in 2007, for which he was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and one of the 50 Most Influential People in Health Care, among numerous other awards. In addition, Raj is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and chair of a global study with the Gates Foundation investigating lessons learned from exemplar community-based health care programs.


    What Attendees Say

    “It’s m​y favorite event of the ye​ar.”

    Jerilyn L. Crain, Patient Advocate, Kaiser Permanente

    “The best conference in health care.”

    Angela Kramer, Director, BayCare Health System

    “​​​Absolutely amazing!”

    Helen Burn, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

    “I go every opportunity I get.”

    Gaye Hay, Director Accreditation, Hendrick Health System

    “A wonderful conference.”

    Elizabeth Koszarek, Performance Improvement Consultant, Rush University Medical Center

    “Enjoyable and soul enriching.”

    Kenneth Boren, Pre​sident,​ Boren Family Foundation

    Get the most out of the IHI National forum

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    We believe two days of connecting, learning, and growing go by too fast. That’s why we’ve created the IHI National Forum Pre-Conference, an additional two days of activities to double the forum’s impact. Build a new skill, discuss the latest papers and methods in improvement science, or visit other improvement organizations on site.

    In addition to Scientific Symposium, Orlando excursions, and full and half-day workshops, the Pre-Conference gives you the opportunity to connect on a personal level at the Welcome Reception with other smart, curios people who improve care in a variety of settings throughout the world.

    You do not want to miss our Pre-Conference Keynote, Abby Wambach, truly a triple threat: Olympic Gold Medalist & World Cup Champion, author, and activist for gender equality and inclusion. She is co-founder of Wolfpack Endeavor, which is revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond through her champion mindset, individualized coaching, and team-bound focus.





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