Healthcare professionals are invited to submit a proposal to present a Workshop, Intensive, Lecture or Poster Presentation across one of the below five Forum tracks. 

We are looking for your Quality Improvement abstract submission for the 2020 Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in Doha, Qatar.

  • Safety
    To create a safe reliable healthcare system by reducing harm,  developing safe care, and implementing safety principles. 

  • Improvement Science
    To learn the latest in improvement knowledge and methodologies, from soft skills of coaching to technical skills of charts and tools to empower professionals to transform their healthcare systems.
  • Workforce Wellbeing
    To share critical components of a system that ensures a joyful, engaging workplace and empowered professionals to embrace change, resulting in higher productivity and better patient experience.

  • Innovation in Patient Care: Value, Access & Flow
    To explore worldwide innovations and technologies in different improvement areas such as, value improvement, hospital wide flow and health systems improvement.
  • Patient Engagement & Involvement
    To share the outcomes of patient and family engagement in healthcare and highlight the person-centered approach where all staff, patients and families are part of the process of co-designing and co- producing health care services.

Submission Categories


These are 120-minute interactive sessions on a given topic which are held on the pre-conference day (Friday).


These are 240-minute interactive sessions on a given topic which are held on the pre-conference day (Friday).


These are 60-minute sessions on a given topic.


This is a graphical way of presenting solutions or practices undertaken in relation to quality & safety topics. It includes a combination of graphs, images and text and should clearly state the desired outcome of the work undertaken and the solutions implemented to reach to that aim.

We invite you to share your experiences in quality improvement and patient safety projects and programs that you have established to improve patient care.

Abstracts will be vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee that includes an independent panel of judges. The judges will have final say of which abstracts will be included in the Forum.

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously, and by a total of 3 different reviewers.

Approved posters will automatically be included in a competition and the winners will receive recognition awards, with a final 'public choice' award going to the poster voted by forum attendees as their personal preferred poster.

The winning posters will be featured on the conference website and will also be announced during the poster award ceremony which will take place on the final day of the Forum.

The top 10-12 posters will be shortlisted for oral presentation sessions.

Top submissions may also be selected for publication in a renowned journal.

General Information:
  • The abstract submission website will be open on 18th November 2019.
  • The abstract submission website will close on 4th January 2020 (late submissions will not be accepted). 
  • Abstract authors will be informed by 26th January 2020 if their abstract has qualified for inclusion in the forum.
Abstract submission is now closed.

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