3rd Nordic Conference on Research in Patient Safety and Quality in Healthcare

2–3 October 2014,
Stavanger, Norway

Conference theme: “Bridging research disciplines and clinical practice”

Early Bird registration ends 1st 20th of June 2014: NOK 4,500

After 1st 20th of June: NOK 6,000

Conference aims: 

  • To gather researchers, professionals, and others with an active interest in patient safety and quality in healthcare.
  • To share knowledge and ideas.
  • To bridge research disciplines and clinical practice.


Call for papers

You are invited to submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation within the overall theme of the conference. Abstracts within the listed topics are particularly welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. Abstracts will be reviewed by a board of reviewers managed by the Scientific Programme Committee. Accepted abstracts will be published in a Conference Book of Abstracts. 

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Conference site

Submission form

Selected abstracts presented at the conference will be invited to submit papers for publication in a Special Issue of Cognition, Technology & Work (http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/journal/10111).


Key note speakers:

  • Tanja Manser, Professor of Industrial Psychology and Human Factors, University of Fribourg, Switzerland – A research perspective
  • Angela Coulter, Director of Global Initiatives at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, Boston, and Senior Research Scientist at the Nuffield Department of Population Health,University of Oxford, UK – A patient perspective
  • Jeffrey Braithwaite, professor and Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, and professor and Director of the Centre for Clinical Governance Research in Health, University of New South Wales, Australia – A resilience perspective
  • Hans Flaatten, professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway and M.D. at Haukeland University Hospital, Norway – A clinical perspective 


Invited topics:

  • Research methods
  • Theory development
  • Identification of risks/ quality deficits
  • Translating evidence into practice
  • Clinical interventions, implementation, evaluation
  • Patient involvement/ patient-centered care
  • Policy and regulation
  • Transitional care (care across levels)
  • Measurement and indicators
  • Training and education
  • Safety culture and learning
  • Organisational factors
  • Systems safety and resilience
  • Leadership and work environment
  • Cost efficiency
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Human factors
  • Risk behavior
  • Knowledge sharing across sectors/ domains



  • Online registration opens: 15th  February 2014
  • Early bird registration ends: 1st   June     
  • Submissions: 1st May