March 13-16: Summit on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction, Tampa, Fla.

"Transforming the Health Care Built Environment for Performance Excellence" is the theme of the meeting sponsored by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering of the AHA. Futurist Ian Morrison will moderate a session called "Life in the Gap and Life in the Game: Implications for the PDC Process." Visit www.ashe.org/PDC.

March 14-15: Second Annual Global Nursing Conference, Houston

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston Baptist University and the United Kingdom's University of Chester present this meeting, focusing on best practices in nursing in the United States and United Kingdom.

April 10-13: AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Washington, D.C.

With the theme "Pursuing Excellence: One Vision, One Voice," the meeting aims to provide hospital leaders with the information and context they need to advocate on behalf of their own organizations and the field as a whole. Media personalities Arianna Huffington, Tucker Carlson and Juan Williams will join prominent political and health care leaders for sessions focusing on governance, staffing, health insurance exchanges, health system transformation and a wide range of other issues. Visit www.aha.org.

April 27-28: Perfecting Emergency Department Operations, Boston

This Institute for Healthcare Improvement seminar will teach health care professionals how to optimize ED patient flow, operations and service. Practical applications will demonstrate why an efficient ED is critical to the safety and satisfaction of patients, families and staff. Visit www.ihi.org.