May 14-18: American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu

Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and attorney Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, will speak at APA's 164th annual meeting. With the theme, "Transforming Mental Health Through Leadership, Discovery and Collaboration," the meeting will feature lectures, continuing education courses and hundreds of educational sessions and research posters. Visit

May 16-18: Quality Institute for Healthcare Conference, Pittsburgh

The American Society for Quality meeting will consider "the new role of quality" under the theme, "First Do No Harm, Then Make No Waste: Proven Methods and Tools for Safe and Efficient Global Healthcare." For more information, visit

May 25-27: NPSF Patient Safety Congress, Washington, D.C.

Under the theme, "Cultivating Patient Safety—It's in Our Hands: Sharing Accountability and Responsibility," the 13th annual National Patient Safety Foundation meeting will feature 30 educational sessions by industry experts. Employing the metaphor of a symphony orchestra to illustrate the complexities and nuances of dynamic organizations, conductor Roger Nierenberg will address how accountability and responsibility impact health care today. Visit

July 17-19: Health Forum and AHA 2011 Leadership Summit, San Diego

Journalist Tom Brokaw, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and writer Atul Gawande, M.D., will be among the speakers at this year's Summit, which will focus on the theme, "Delivering Greater Value: New Business and Care Delivery Models." Visit