Nov. 25–30: Radiological Society of North America, Chicago

Nearly 60,000 people will be on hand for RSNA 2012, the 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. The meeting will include more than 2,400 scientific presentations and posters covering the latest trends in radiologic research. Visit

Dec. 5–6: Predictive Modeling Summit, Washington, D.C.

Among the topics will be predictive analytics t0 identify and guide interventions for patients at risk for hospital readmissions, and strategies for new payment structures such as value-based purchasing and accountable care. Visit

Dec. 9–12: National Forum on Quality Improvement, Orlando, Fla.

Thousands of health care leaders from around the world will attend this annual Institute for Healthcare Improvement event to learn to recognize habits that support high-quality care; define ways to reduce suffering; understand how to transform an organization; and identify elements for creating a culture of change and continuous improvement. Visit

Feb. 10–13: Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, Phoenix

Presented by Health Forum and the American Hospital Association, the conference examines the shifting environment for rural hospitals, partnerships to enhance care coordination, the roles of trustees, recruiting and retaining skilled personnel, emerging technologies, and leadership skills to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Visit