Oct. 26-30: AHIMA Annual Meeting and Education Conference, Atlanta

The American Health Information Management Association meeting features presentations by thought leaders, an Innovation Pavillion, professional development opportunities and visits to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Gwinnet Hospital and Emory Healthcare. Visit www.ahima.org.

Oct. 27–30: Annual Conference for Risk Managers, Chicago

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management's theme, "Everyone is a Risk Manager" underscores that all health care workers are guardians of patient safety. Six tracks include claims litigation, enterprise risk management, legal and regulatory, patient safety, risk financing and leadership development. For information, visit at www.ashrm.org.

Nov. 7-9: National Seminar on Palliative Care, Dallas

Topics at the Center to Advance Palliative Care event will include palliative care and health reform; medical homes and accountable care organizations; team health and sustainability; clinic, long-term care and home-based care; and working with limited staffing resources.Visit www.capc.org.

Dec. 8-11: Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Orlando

The 25th Annual National Forum focuses on innovations in care, with learning labs, minicourses and keynote presentations. IHI President Maureen Bisognano and President Emeritus Donald Berwick, M.D., are among the speakers. Visit www.ihi.org