May 14-16: NPSF Patient Safety Congress, Orlando, Fla.

Speakers for the 16th annual event include Robert M. Wachter, M.D., an author who coined the term hospitalist; patient advocate and artist Regina Holliday; and Kaveh G. Shojania, M.D., director of the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto. For information, visit

June 12-13: Institute for Diversity in Health Management, Chicago

IFD's 11th National Leadership and Education Conference will focus on how organizations can eliminate disparities for patients, including: ensuring culturally competent care; collecting race, ethnic and language data to tailor delivery of care; hardwiring a diversity plan into the organization; and having a governing and leadership team that reflects the community. Visit

July 20-22: Health Forum and AHA Leadership Summit, San Diego

"Health Care and Hospitals in Transformation — Early Results from the Front Lines" is the theme of the 22nd annual Summit, which brings together senior executives from leading hospitals and health systems. In addition to big-name experts, speakers include former defense secretary Robert Gates; Adrian Slywotzky on "The Volume-to-Value Revolution"; Malcolm Gladwell on "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants": and Peyton Manning on "Lessons from the Line of Scrimmage." Visit