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Speakers Bureau

The Joint Commission Speakers Bureau offers qualified speakers on a variety of topics related to Joint Commission accreditation, performance measurement and quality improvement.

How to Schedule a Speaker

The Joint Commission will make every effort to fill speaker requests with the most qualified individual. The request may be forwarded to Joint Commission Resources® (JCR®) or National Quality Forum (NQF) based on the topic and/or length of presentation. JCR and NQF are affiliates of The Joint Commission. Submission of a request form does not guarantee a speaker; however, we will do our best to locate an in-person or virtual speaker for your event.

To request a speaker, review the guidelines below and complete the following form.

How Far in Advance to Request a Speaker

Please submit your request as early as possible (at least eight weeks prior to the scheduled event) for us to locate an appropriate speaker. This timeframe provides speakers with adequate notice, ensures minimal disruption to work schedules and other commitments, and allows us time to notify the requestor that a speaker will or will not be available. If you plan to publicize your event or have a deadline for submitting a CE application, submit your request well in advance of your deadline. Please allow two weeks for processing after submitting your request.


  1. To request a speaker for your meeting, the Speakers Bureau must receive your speaker request via the online Speakers Bureau Request Form.
  2. Joint Commission speakers cannot participate in any activity that is associated with fundraising, political activities, promotional activities, or endorsements, either directly or indirectly.
  3. Joint Commission speakers cannot participate in any activity in which any group has been unlawfully segregated or unequally treated on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, or sexual orientation.
  4. Joint Commission speakers cannot accept honoraria, stipends, or fees for speaking.
  5. Do not list a speaker in promotional material until confirmation from The Joint Commission has been received and the appropriate documents have been signed by the requestor.
  6. After a speaker has been confirmed, he or she will work directly with the requester to develop a presentation targeted to the particular audience.

Speaker Categories


  • Ambulatory Health Care (Bureau of Primary Health Care, Imaging Centers, Office-Based Surgery, Sleep Centers, Surgery Centers, Urgent Care Centers)
  • Behavioral Health Care
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals
  • Laboratory Services
  • Nursing Care Center
  • Survey Process

Care Delivery

  • Care Delivery System Transformation
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Patient-Centered Communications
  • Value-based Payment


  • Advanced Perinatal Care
  • Behavioral Health Care
  • Disease-Specific Care (Heart, LVRS, Stroke, VAD)
  • Primary Care Medical Home
  • Responsible Use of Health Data
  • Review Process
  • Sustainable Health Care

Data and Information

  • AI Governance in Quality Measures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Responsible Use of Health Data


  • Health Care Quality
  • Heart Failure and Stroke
  • Maternal Health Electronic Clinical Quality Measurement (eCQMs)
  • Patient Reported Outcome
  • Payer Uses of Measures

Safety Events and Risk Management

  • High Reliability
  • Human Factors and Systems Thinking
  • Proactive Risk Assessment
  • Sentinel Events and Root Cause Analysis
  • Suicide Prevention in Healthcare


  • Environment of Care/Life Safety/Emergency Management
  • Environmental Sustainability/Decarbonization in Health Care
  • Healthcare Equity/Healthcare Disparities
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Medication Management
  • National Patient Safety Goals

Workforce and Workplace

  • Second Victim
  • Volunteers
  • Workforce Safety & Well-being
  • Workplace Violence Prevention