July 19-21: Health Forum–AHA Leadership Summit, San Francisco

Hospital leaders and other health care professionals will gather for educational sessions focused on the theme "Leading Health Care's Transition from the First Curve to the Second Curve." For additional information, visit www.healthforum.com/LeadershipSummit.

July 28-Aug. 1: National Medical Association, New Orleans

"Paradigm Shift: Equipping Physicians for a New Health Landscape" is the theme of the 2012 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, which focuses on medical science and African-American health. It will include 25 concurrent scientific sections ranging from aerospace medicine to women's health, and more than 150 exhibits. Visit www.nmanet.org.

Aug. 13-15: Quality Colloquium, Cambridge, Mass.

Well-known names in the movement to improve health care quality will deliver keynote addresses at the 11th national hybrid conference, Internet event and training tool on the campus of Harvard University. Topics will range from best practices in hospital patient safety to value-based purchasing to population to improving governance in hospitals for quality. Visit www.qualitycolloquium.com.

Sept. 28-Oct. 2: Conference on Addiction Disorders, Orlando, Fla.

The conference presents expert education and resources on the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery management of addictions that affect various genders, generations and cultures. Visit www.addictionpro.com.