Aug. 28–31: Volunteers Annual Conference, Indianapolis

Attendees at the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals event, with the theme "Honoring the Spirit of Service: Quantifying the Quality of the Care We Provide," will learn how to measure volunteer impact on patient satisfaction and quality. Visit

Sept. 15–18: Assn. for the Healthcare Environment, Indianapolis

Exchange 2013 is built around the AHE's pillars of prevention, education, standards and management. As health care evolves, environmental services leaders contribute to an organization's success beyond their own departments, so the educational program focuses on two areas: strategic leadership and operational/tactical. Visit

Sept. 28–Oct. 1: Health Care HR Conference, Washington, D.C.

With the theme "Leading People Through Change," the conference will focus on physician integration, labor relations, health care reform, employee engagement, wellness initiatives and the future of the workforce, among others. Visit

Oct. 27–30: Annual Conference for Risk Managers, Chicago

ASHRM's theme, "Everyone is a Risk Manager" underscores that all health care workers areguardians of patient safety. Six tracks are claims litigation, enterprise risk management, legal and regulatory, patient safety, risk financing and leadership development. Visit their website at