Aug. 15-18: 10th National Quality Colloquium at Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement President Maureen Bisognano will be the keynote speaker for this hybrid conference, Internet event and training tool, billed as an executive education course on patient safety, health care quality enhancement and medical error reduction for health care executives, clinicians and patient care staff. Visit

Sept. 10-13: ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference & Exposition, Phoenix

"An Era of Change: Evolution in Health Care HR" is the meeting theme of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administra-tion of the American Hospital Association. Keynoters will include motivational speaker Chip Madera, the self-described "Leadership Lion"; futurist Ian Morrison; and Henry Winkler, actor, author, producer and director. Visit

Sept. 22-28: IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program, Cambridge, Mass.

Participants in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's intensive seven-day program will work with patient-safety experts to develop or refine detailed, customized strategies and implementation plans and learn how to effectively advise and coordinate the plans with senior leadership in their hospitals. Visit Patient Safety Executive Development Program.

Sept. 22: Lucian Leape Institute Fourth Annual Forum and Gala, Boston

Author and surgeon Atul Gawande will be the keynote speaker at the Institute's event, which includes an afternoon forum, interactive discussion and networking dinner. The Lucian Leape Foundation is part of the National Patient Safety Foundation. Visit 2011 Lucian Leape Institute Forum & Gala.