Sept. 16-19: Association for the Healthcare Environment, Phoenix

AHE's Annual Conference & Healthcare Marketplace, called EXCHANGE, will include learning labs on patient satisfaction, emergency management and preparedness, HCAHPS, sustainability in the waste stream and other green practices, how to manage an understaffed EVS department and more. Visit

Sept. 19-22: Volunteer Leadership Conference, Dallas

The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals will focus this year's conference and trade show with the theme "Achieving Harmony Through Diversity." Speakers will include researcher and author Rick Foster; Fred Hobby, president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity; and John Bluford, president and CEO of Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo. Visit

Sept. 19-22: SHSMD Annual Conference, Philadelphia

The Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development's meeting, Connection 2012, will examine strategy trends and provide lessons from experts in health care communications, marketing, physician relations, planning and public relations. Visit

Sept. 22-25: ASHHRA 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Denver

The theme of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration's annual meeting is "Leading People Through Change." Former NFL quarterback Tom Flick and TV personality Carson Kressley will speak. Visit