Oct. 16-19: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, Phoenix

Risk and Resilience is the theme for ASHRM's annual conference and exhibition, which will feature a new Hot Topics Forum, more than 60 specialized educational sessions and a new advanced-level Master Series. For more information, visit www.ashrm.org.

Oct. 23-26: MGMA Annual Conference, Las Vegas

This year's Medical Group Management Association meeting will feature two new education categories: Professional and Staff Development and Health Information Technology. Highlights include 100 sessions across 12 content categories, legislative and regulatory updates and a look at Marcus Buckingham's new StandOut assessment tool to pinpoint individuals' strengths and the strengths of those they lead and teach how to build a high-performance team. For additional information, visit www.mgma.com/mgma11.

Oct. 23-28: Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives, Boston

This Harvard School of Public Health program focuses on health management systems to help leaders respond to the rapidly evolving health care environment and strengthen skills in such areas as conflict resolution, operational analysis, employee management and quality management. Visit https://ccpe.sph.harvard.edu.

Nov. 10-12: Center to Advance Palliative Care National Seminar, San Diego

CAPC Director Diane Meier, M.D., will discuss how to ensure the long-term viability of palliative care programs at this event, which will also look at programs in the ED and ICU, teaching communication skills, marketing, strategic planning, pediatric clinical models, nursing roles and more. Visit www.capc.org.