AAMI 2013 officially begins on June 1 in Long Beach, Calif. The event includes three days of discovery, education, and even a few events for fun. Highlights include:

-The Expo, where more than 200 companies will have booths. See the newest technology on the market, including demonstrations. The Expo opens at 4:30 pm on Saturday, 2:45 pm on Sunday, and 11 am on Monday.

-A number of sessions provide attendees the opportunity to brush up on specific topics of their choosing. You won’t be able to attend them all, so be sure to check the schedule before the weekend. Topic categories include patient safety, imaging, CE-IT connectivity, business and management, alarm and wireless management, and “the Big Picture.” AAMI has an app available to help you find sessions and organize your schedule on the run.

-Hear from the leading minds in the field by attending a session of one of three featured speakers:

  • James Mault, VP and chief medical officer of Qualcomm Life, will speak about the future of health care technology, drawing from his background in the medical device and monitoring field.
  • David W. Bates, MD, MSc, chief quality officer and senior VP, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will address the interconnections of health information technology and medication safety.
  • Christopher Jerry, president and CEO of The Emily Jerry Foundation, will share the story of how his daughter died from a medication error and his subsequent role as a major patient safety advocate.