Nov. 30–Dec. 5: RSNA Scientific Assembly and Meeting, Chicago

More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the Radiological Society of North America’s 100th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. Francis Collins, M.D., director of the National Institutes of Health, will be the special lecturer. Visit

Dec. 7–10: Institute for Healthcare Improvement Forum, Orlando, Fla.

2014 marks the 26th anniversary of the IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. Among the featured speakers will be ABC-TV’s Robin Roberts; Atul Gawande, M.D.; and Donald Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow at IHI. Visit

Dec. 9–15: AARC Congress 2014, Las Vegas

The 60th International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition will examine the latest information on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on hospitals, patients and the respiratory therapist. More than 200 manufacturers will be showcased in the exhibit hall. The event will feature 300-plus research projects and more than 140 speakers. Visit

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 trustees, quality and safety, leadership skills and physician recruitment. Visit