Feb. 3-5: Academic Surgical Congress, Las Vegas

The 10th annual event, sponsored by the the Society of University Surgeons and Association of Academic Surgeons will feature the launch of the third volume of the Disease Control Priorities (DCP 3), the premier text on global health. Visit www.academicsurgicalcongress.org.

Feb 8-11: Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, Phoenix

The 28th annual conference will sort through the changing health care environment and its impact on rural hospitals. Sessions will focus on governance, quality and safety, leadership skills and physician recruitment. Ian Morrison will be among the presenters. Visit www.healthforum.com.

Feb. 25-28: EMS Today, the JEMS Conference & Exposition, Baltimore

The event for emergency medical technicians, first responders and other professionals will include the JEMS Games, a fast-paced competition consisting of a live, on-scene emergency scenario. Visit www.emstoday.com.

March 15-17: Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community, Dallas

The Institute of Medicine’s 16th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice & the Community will examine ways to improve care and coordination across the continuum. Speakers will include Mary Brainerd, president and CEO of HealthPartners Inc. Visit www.ihi.org.