March 4-10: Patient Safety Awareness Week

To raise awareness and encourage the engagement of patients, families, health care providers and the public, the National Patient Safety Foundation will lead the annual observance under the theme, "Be Aware for Safe Care." Toolkits are available for hospitals and other providers to promote the week and to conduct activities. Visit

March 21-24: AONE Annual Meeting and Exposition, Boston

Among the speakers will be Wired Executive Editor Thomas Goetz, who will describe "The Future of Personalized Medicine" and John Welton, R.N., dean of the Florida Southern College School of Nursing, who will discuss "Value-Based Nursing Care." Visit

March 25-29: AORN Congress, New Orleans

More than 10,000 perioperative professionals will gather for educational sessions and the largest surgical trade show in the country. Speakers will include TV newsman Bob Woodward and his wife Lee, and former CMS administrator Don Berwick, M.D. Cheryl Dellasega will lead a session, "Spite in White: Do Nurses Really Eat Their Young (and Other Folks They Don't Like)?" Visit

April 26-29: National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington, D.C.

Physicians, policymakers and other experts will discuss "Innovations That Improve the Health of Hispanics, Families and Commun-ities" at NHMA's 16th annual conference. Visit