1. Hader, Richard PhD, NE-BC, RN, CHE, CPHQ, FAAN

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I 'm pleased to invite all of you to the upcoming Nursing Management Congress2011, hosted in the fabulous city of Las Vegas, October 24 to 28, at the beautiful Paris Hotel. Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health|Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Nursing Management journal, Congress2011 is today's leading healthcare management conference. Whether you're a new, seasoned, or aspiring nurse leader, this highly proclaimed conference has learning opportunities for everyone.

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The 2011 planning committee, charged by some of the top management experts in healthcare, has worked energetically to create a program specifically for today's nurse managers. Don't miss the opportunity to hear stellar speakers and experts in the field of healthcare management.


This year's dynamic workshops, plenary, and breakout sessions include:


* "Putting the Pieces Together: Critical Thinking, Clinical Judgment, and Patient Safety"


* "Evidence-Based Practice: Stories from the Real World"


* "Coaching High Performers: Succession Planning"


* "Maximizing the Use of Health Information Technology at the Bedside."



Don't miss this year's keynote speaker Tim Porter O'Grady, who will present "Reforming and Transforming Healthcare Leadership: New Principles for Thriving in a Challenging Age for Healthcare." The information in this session will lay a basis for further exploration and discussion related to your own specific role as a leader of team development as you begin to write a script for the future.


A poor economic outlook, growing concerns about the cost of healthcare, rising Magnet(R) expectations, the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing report, and looming legislative changes are destined to change the manner in which we deliver care. It's highly likely that this perfect storm will result in major changes, impacting the way we'll lead in the future. Congress2011 is geared toward providing insights into the future while still delivering practical tips to help all of us be more productive on a day-to-day basis.


Networking with colleagues from around the country is the most beneficial aspect of attending a national conference. You'll be provided with many opportunities to dialogue with your colleagues regarding issues that affect your daily practice. You'll learn practical approaches to common problems from others, as they'll learn from you. Talking with those who've succeeded or failed may afford you and your organization the benefit of saving countless dollars and precious time by understanding the appropriate direction and approach that yields the most valuable outcome.


Nursing Management Congress2011, one of the most widely attended national conferences for nurse leaders, has been providing outstanding educational offerings for over 30 years. This year's conference is sure to build upon its positive reputation by assembling the most highly respected faculty. The presenters are poised to share current information that will provide a compass toward navigating the future of the healthcare delivery system. There will also be over 100 poster presenters and countless opportunities to attain continuing education credits.


To find out more about our exciting conference or make plans to attend, visit the Nursing Management Congress2011 website at Hope to see you all in Las Vegas-this conference is definitely a sure bet!!


Richard Hader

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