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., are among the speakers at this year's Summit, which focuses on the theme, "Delivering Greater Value: New Business and Care Delivery Models." For more information, visit www.healthforum.com

July 23-27: National Medical Association Convention, Washington, D.C.

The 2011 Convention & Scientific Assembly of the NMA, an association of African American health care professionals, will feature 25 concurrent scientific sections conducting educational sessions ranging from aerospace medicine to women's health, as well as more than 150 exhibits. For more information, visit www.nmanet.org.

Aug. 15-18: 10th National Quality Colloquium at Harvard, Cambridge, Mass.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement President Maureen Bisognano will be the keynote speaker for this hybrid conference, Internet event and training tool, billed as an executive education course on patient safety, health care quality enhancement and medical error reduction for health care executives, clinicians and patient care staff. For information, visit www.qualitycolloquium.com.

Sept. 10-13: ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference & Exposition, Phoenix

"An Era of Change: Evolution in Health Care HR" is the meeting theme of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the American Hospital Association. Keynoters will include motivational speaker Chip Madera, the self-described "Leadership Lion;" futurist Ian Morrison; and Henry Winkler, actor, author, producer and director. Visit www.ashhra.org.