Resilient Health Care Society Annual Meeting

May 23-25, 2023

Abstract Submission

The workshop will be a single track event based on the principle of ‘long discussions interrupted by short presentations’.

We are seeking abstracts of 200 to 400 words. We request that each submission includes a sentence or two to describe how the work contributes/relates to theory or practice of resilient health care.


It is by now widely accepted that progress in patient safety so far has failed to meet ambitions. This is not least because efforts have focused on trying to keep the numbers of adverse events as low as possible. The focus has therefore mainly been on what has gone wrong or could go wrong – or in other words protective safety. Rather than only trying to prevent things from going wrong we need to recognise that clinical care largely goes well because clinicians can adjust their performance to match the circumstances. Resilient health care acknowledges the need to go beyond preventing errors and failures, to find ways to strengthen the system of health care so that good care is enabled. In order to achieve this we must become better at recognising and learning from the vast majority of events that go well. Previous RHC workshops have developed the foundation for a Safety-II approach to patient safety –productive safety - and demonstrated how it can be brought into practice. This workshop will further consolidate the practical and theoretical foundations for resilient health care and discuss what we need to do in order to meet the challenges of the future.


The workshop will discuss the theory and practice of RHC, including:

- Case studies and applications of RHC

- Patient safety and forethought

- Managing by snapshots versus managing continuous performance

- The role of patient involvement in RHC

- The synthesis of safety and quality – a unified approach to managing all operations

- Crisis management

To submit an abstract CLICK HERE 

Abstract submission will close on Jan 28, 2023  at 23 59 EST, and notification will occur by Feb 24, 2023.

To keep the small-sized format of the meeting, the number of participants is max 60.