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 13-16 American Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Meeting, San Diego

AONE's speakers will tackle topics that range from the uplifting to the practical. Keynoter Roger Neirenberg's "The Music Paradigm" uses a symphony orchestra as a metaphor for leadership, organizations and other challenges. Plenary sessions will cover electronic health records, meaningful use, fall prevention and global health care. Visit www.aone.org.

April 27-28: Perfecting Emergency Operations Seminar, Boston

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement seminar will look at ways to optimize ED patient flow, operations and service. Faculty will present real-world examples and provide actionable strategies and tactics. Visit www.ihi.org.

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 www.asq.org.