June 9-10: Reengineering the OR to Improve Hospital-Wide Efficiency and Quality, Boston

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement seminar will demonstrate how to apply the tools of operations management and variability methodology to improve patient throughput, revenue and quality of care. Eugene Litvak and other faculty will present practical steps to manage variability to improve patient access to care, increase surgical volume, reduce waiting times for emergent and urgent surgeries, and reduce OR overtime. Visit www.ihi.org.

June 12-15: ASHP Summer Meeting & Exhibition, Denver

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists event features intensive skill development sessions in medication safety, leadership, regulatory issues, informatics and clinical advances. It also hosts the annual House of Delegates proceedings. For information, visit www.ashp.org.

July 17-19: Health Forum and AHA 2011 Leadership Summit, San Diego

Journalist Tom Brokaw, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and writer Atul Gawande, M.D., will be among the speakers at this year's Summit, which will focus on the theme, "Delivering Greater Value: New Business and Care Delivery Models." For information, visit www.healthforum.com.

July 23-27: National Medical Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

The 2011 Convention & Scientific Assembly of the NMA, an association of African American health care professionals, will feature 25 concurrent scientific sections conducting educational sessions ranging from aerospace medicine to women's health, as well as more than 150 exhibits. For information, visit http://www.nmanet.org.