Call for Abstracts

Our call for abstracts is closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract – we received more than ever before!

In case you would like to know more about our abstract process, we’ll leave its original information below.

Over 1,200 people will be at Quality Forum 2019! Your chance to tell them about your work during the main Forum programming (Feb 27-28) starts by submitting an abstract – a short description of your project or idea (300 words or fewer, to be exact). If you’d like some tips and tricks on how to write a great abstract for your QI work, check out this recorded Quality Café session!

Step 1: Choose Your Project

You can submit abstracts on any topic related to providing better care for patients, fostering a high quality health system or creating better environments for those who work within it. Projects can be ideas or works in progress, and they do not have to be considered successful – failures provide valuable learning opportunities, too!

Step 2: Outcomes or Ideas?

Let us know which category your project belongs to:

Projects underway or complete with demonstrated results and lessons that can be shared with participants. The initiative does not have to be considered a success – failures provide valuable learning opportunities too!

Original thinking, promising practices or emerging ways of how to improve care that are too young to have results. You can seek input, inspire collaboration and spark action at an early stage.

Step 3: Rapid Fire or Storyboard?

Choose whether you’d like to deliver an oral rapid fire presentation and/or display a poster storyboard. You can select both options if you’d like your abstract to be considered for either format!

Rapid fire presentation
Share your work and engage with participants through a 10 minute oral presentation using slides, video or other media. This is followed by an eight minute Q&A period, during which you’re welcome to ask the audience questions for discussion as well.

Display a 44″ by 44″ poster throughout the Forum. A storyboard reception will be held on the evening of Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – day 1 of the main Forum programming – providing an opportunity to network and receive feedback on your work from other participants. The few storyboards, as decided by a judging panel at the event, will receive special acknowledgment

Step 4: Hit Submit!

Submit your abstract by Friday, September 7! Don’t forget to click these links for more information:


Contact us ( or 604.668.8254) if you have any questions about your submission.