May 6-9: AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Under the theme "Champions for Care," hospital and health care leaders at this year's meeting will discuss a range of critical issues, including the ongoing debate over health reform. Speakers will include D.C. insiders Karl Rove, Robert Gibbs, Howard Dean, Mike Huckabee, Dee Dee Myers, Ed Henry, Frank Sesno and Mark Shields. On the last day, attendees will meet with their congressional delegations. Visit

May 23-25: Patient Safety Conference, Washington, D.C.

The National Patient Safety Foundation meeting will include 30 educational sessions, a full-day pre-conference and a variety of motivational speakers. It will host the one-year anniversary of the Partnership for Patients initiative. Visit

June 5-6: Institute for Diversity Conference, Nashville, Tenn.

The theme of the Leadership and Education Conference is "Run Toward the Roar — Confronting Disparities: A National Call to Action." Speakers will include AHA Chair Teri Fontenot, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and AHA President Rich Umbdenstock. Visit

July 19-21: Health Forum and AHA Leadership Summit, San Francisco

Best-selling author Jim Collins, Condoleezza Rice and George Will will speak at the summit, titled "Leading Health Care's Transition from the First Curve to the Second Curve." Visit