Feb. 5-8: Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, Phoenix

The 25th annual conference, presented by Health Forum, will bring hundreds of hospital leaders and others together to consider the challenges of health reform, medical staff recruitment, governance, health information technology, restrained resources and other challenges facing rural hospitals. Visit www.HealthForum.com/Rural.

Feb. 27-28: Population Health and Care Coordination, Philadelphia

The conference, sponsored by the Jefferson School of Population Health, will be offered on-site and online and will be co-located with the Fourth National Medical Home Summit. It will focus on chronic care management, wellness and prevention, health promotion, consumerism and access. Visit www.populationhealthcolloquium.com.

March 7-9: NICHE Conference on Care of Older Adults, New Orleans

More than 500 health care professionals from more than 100 hospitals will share the latest research in the care of hospitalized older adults and explore such issues as family-centered care, care of critically ill older adults, transitions and more. Visit www.nicheprogram.org.

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 www.aone.org.