May 8–10: Patient Safety Congress, New Orleans

The theme of the National Patient Safety Foundation's 15th annual congress is "Patient Safety Solution Evolution." Among the keynote speakers will be Pulitzer Prize winner Joseph Hallinan, author of Why We Make Mistakes; Bridget Duffy, former chief experience officer at the Cleveland Clinic; and journalist Suzanne Gordon, who will present "Bedside Manners," an interactive exploration of team intelligence. For information, visit

May 16–19: Hospital Medicine 2013, National Harbor, Md.

Peter Pronovost, M.D., will be a keynote speaker at the Society of Hospital Medicine's annual meeting. Nearly 3,000 hospital medicine professionals are expected at the meeting, which will include a "Hospitalists on the Hill" lobbying day. Visit

June 1–5: ASHP Summer Meeting & Exhibition, Minneapolis

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists has reformatted its summer meeting to include targeted, clinically focused education tracks, more social events and networking, specialty certification review opportunities and the chance to collaborate with leaders not just in pharmacy but also in other areas of health care practice. For information, visit

June 11–13: NeoCon, Chicago

NeoCon is North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors, attracting 40,000 architecture and design professionals.Visit