Hosted by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), this 8th Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare is an annual gathering of healthcare professionals in quality improvement and patient safety. It is the region’s most successful and well established healthcare conference focused on quality improvement.  

Held since 2013, the ME Forum connects over 3,000 physicians, nurses, quality leaders, healthcare administrators, hospital executives, patient and family advisors and other allied health professionals. It provides a stimulating and inspiring setting for healthcare professionals to meet, learn and share knowledge with the collective aim to improve the quality and safety of care for the patients and communities we serve.

Presented under the theme ‘Igniting Change, Shaping the Future Together’, the ME Forum 2020 provides the following tracks:
  • Safety
    To develop Safe care, not only reducing harm but also looking at normal daily staff behavior to understand how healthcare professionals succeed to implement safety partnerships to compensate for defective processes, and how to create a safe reliable system by improvement rather than blame, in everyday and extraordinary circumstances.

  • Improvement Science
    To learn from the best up-to-date on Improvement knowledge and methodologies, from soft skills of coaching to the technical skill of charts and tools, all to empower professionals to transform their healthcare system.
  • Workforce Wellbeing
    To offer multiple opportunities for staff personal professional development in improvement leadership, research, mentorship and  others. Also, share the critical components of a system for ensuring a joyful, engaged workforce, who are empowered to embrace change hence ensure higher productivity, with higher-quality patient care, including safety.

  • Innovation in Patient Care: Value, Access & Flow
    To explore all the worldwide innovations and technologies in different improvement arenas such as: value improvement and hospital wide flow sciences or health systems improvement for special patient populations.

  • Patient Engagement & Involvement
    To present the benefits on the quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare systems where patients and families are engaged and highlight the person centered approach where all staff, patients and families  are part of the ideation process by co-designing people-driven change for better care.





I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to attend the 2020 Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare held once again in Doha, Qatar. In a partnership that continues to strengthen, IHI is pleased to present ...

About Us


Hamad Medical Corpora​tion 
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has been the principal public healthcare provider in the State of Qatar for over three decades and is dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and most compassionate care to each and every one of its patients. HMC manages nine hospitals, including six specialist hospitals and three .
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Institute for​ Healthcare Improvement
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. For more than 25 years, IHI has used improvement science to advance and sustain better outcomes in health and health systems across the world. 
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Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute
The Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute (HHQI) was established with the single-minded purpose of improving the quality of healthcare within Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), the State of Qatar and the greater region.The HHQI seeks to introduce the latest innovations and evidence-based healthcare solutions, 
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“The Scientific Planning Committee and all staff involved in organizing the Middle East Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2020, have no Conflict of Interest to declare.”
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