Virtually Learning and Improving Together in 2021

Lean Healthcare Academic Conference FROM Stanford

The Lean Healthcare Academic Conference is a boutique sharing and networking event, designed to bring together leaders, clinicians and improvers who are passionate about improving the experience for our patients and staff.

Since 2016, we have come together each year to learn and share our application of Lean Thinking and Practice in the academic healthcare environment.  We are committed to allocating more than half of our program to participant contributions through poster and oral presentations. This is complemented by invited speakers addressing the conference themes and sharing contemporary continuous improvement and lean management experience.

In 2021 we are excited about improving our virtual event, particularly because it allows us to cast the net wider to involve healthcare colleagues from across the globe. We are currently designing our conference program which will reflect our international call for abstracts. We hope to learn more from participants and invited speakers on what a hybrid approach means for healthcare improvement. Our conference theme “learning and improving together in a hybrid world” will shape the dialogue with the following areas of focus

  • Improving Together – Practical and Contemporary Case Studies
  • Social and Technical Stories of Improvement in a Hybrid World
  • Daily Management in a Hybrid World – Progress, Benefits and Challenges
  • Virtual Visual Practice and Gemba – Adapting for a Hybrid World


⌈ Submit an Abstract ⌉


Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open
April 14
Preliminary Program
May 19
Registrations Open
May 19
Close of Call for Abstracts
June 2
Notification of Abstracts
June 30
Confirm Abstract Acceptance
July 14
Final Program
July 28
September 21 and 22, 2021