Sept. 28–Oct. 2: SHSMD Connections annual meeting, Chicago

The Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development's conference brings together more than 1,000 attendees, with 60-plus sessions covering trends and innovatons in marketing, planning, communications, public relations, business development and physician strategy. Visit www.shsmd.org.

Sept. 29–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 www.ashhra.org.

Oct. 26–30: AHIMA Annual Meeting and Education Conference, Atlanta

The 85th American Health Information Management Association meeting features presentations by thought leaders, an Innovation Pavillion, professional development opportunities and visits to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Gwinnet Hospital and Emory Healthcare, among others. Visit www.ahima.org.

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

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