May 6–8:Institute for Healthcare Advancement, Irvine, Calif.

The theme of the 14th annual conference is “Operational Solutions to Improve Health Literacy: At the Intersection of Health Literacy and the Affordable Care Act.” Attendees will learn the latest health literacy techniques; get easy-to-use tools; receive continuing education credits; and share their own experiences. Visit

May 11–13:Health Insurance Exchange Summit, Washington, D.C.

This third national summit will consider the lessons learned from the exchanges’ first two open enrollment seasons, the expansion of Medicaid and data on the number of Americans still uninsured. Visit

June 16–18:The TeamSTEPPS National Conference, Denver

More than 500 health care industry professionals are expected for the conference, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based system to improve communication and teamwork and create a cultiure of patient safety. Visit TeamSTEPPS and Lean:

June 25–28:Hearing Loss Association of America Convention, St. Louis

The 30th annual meeting will include educational workshops divided into four tracks: advocacy, assistive and other technology, hearing aids and cochlear implants, and relationships and communication. Visit