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The 2008 Annual National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists conference was held in Atlanta from March 5 to 8. This year's conference, Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leaders in Clinical Excellence, once again broke previous attendance records with approximately 500 participants and more than 50 exhibitors. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the board of directors sincerely thank Cindy Balkstra and the Atlanta Area Affiliate for their support and countless volunteer hours spent making conference participants feel welcome and for helping to make this conference such a success. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the board of directors also want to gratefully acknowledge and thank the following conference sponsors, exhibitors, and contributors for their support.


Major Sponsors



Nurses Service Organization



J.A. Thomas & Associates


Mayo Clinic


N.Y. Presbyterian Hospital


Palomar Pomerado Health


Abbott Nutrition


Rady Children's Hospital


Silver Oak Search Consultants


St Luke Episcopal Hospital Texas Heart Institute


Voice Care-Integrated Voice Solutions



Allina Hospital and Clinics


American Nurses Credentialing Center


Association of Nurses in Aids Care


Auburn University


Baylor Health Care System


Calmoseptine Inc


Carolinas Health System


Carroll Hospital Group


Cottage Health System


Dale Medical Products Inc


Department of Veterans Affairs


Edwards Lifesciences


A Fashion Hayvin Inc


Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University


The Gideons International




Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice


J.A. Thomas & Associates


The Joanna Briggs Institute


Joerns Healthcare Inc


Jones & Bartlett Publishers


Kaiser Permanente




Lippincott Williams & Wilkins-Wolters Kluwer Health


Mayo Clinic


MD Anderson Cancer Center


Medical Decisions Network


Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing/Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board


Northside Hospital


Nurses Service Organization


Oncology Nursing Society


Optivox/The White Stone Group, Inc.


Pepid, LLC


Pritchett & Hull Associates Inc


Rady Children's Hospital


Sage Products Inc


Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System


Sanofi Pasteur


The Silver Lady


Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare




Transcart Inc


Understanding Infant Adoption Training Initiative


College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago


University of Michigan Health System


University of Pennsylvania Health Systems


University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics


US Army Healthcare




Voice Care-Integrated Voice Solutions


Wellstar Health Systems


Wolf Tory Medical