An exclusive overview of Congress2008.


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Bright lights, big city. Bright minds, big success. Las Vegas and Nursing Management's annual leadership convention-Congress2008-are a perfect pair. Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Nursing Management journal, Congress2008 hits Las Vegas September 28 through October 2.

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Network with colleagues, meet with faculty and industry experts, and visit countless exhibits that offer alternatives and strategies for improving care delivery. In addition, you can accrue up to 31 nursing continuing education contact hours-key to your professional development.


Do you ever wonder what makes a tremendous leader? Then be sure to attend the show's opening session "The 7 C's of Leadership," presented by industry expert Regina Clark, CSP. She'll offer insight on becoming a strategic communicator, improving networking skills, and championing change.


Dreaming of a better workplace? Don't miss the conference's keynote address. Healthcare consultant Matthew Kelly will inspire you to become your very own dream manager. "The simple truth is this: The destiny of your organization and the destiny of the people who drive your organization are inseparably linked," says Kelly. "A company can't expect to attract and retain employees needed for sustainable growth unless it can help those same employees move in the direction of their personal dreams and ambitions."


This year's program offers several new features, including executive track breakouts, a 2-day new manager intensive, and a general update on new Magnet criteria. As expected, the program includes sessions sponsored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses; Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing; and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.


In between sessions, you'll want to visit the show's poster presentations and exhibits. (See "In the exhibit hall" for a comprehensive list of exhibit hall offerings.) And, after all, it's fabulous Las Vegas, so save time for play-catch a show, stroll The Strip, or just hang out with fellow attendees at the Las Vegas Hilton, our conference headquarters.


There's still time to register. Call 1-800-346-7844, ext. 7750 or visit http://www.nmcongress.com.


In the exhibit hall

Representatives from the following companies will be on hand to demonstrate their newest technology or service.


A Fashion Hayvin Inc.


Access Nursing Services




Allina Hospitals & Clinics


Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses


American Association of Critical-Care Nurses


American Nurses Credentialing Center


American Organization of Nurse Executives


Amico Corporation


API Software Inc.


Armstrong Medical Industrial Inc.


Artromick International Inc.


AtStaff Corporation




B. E. Smith Inc.


Beata Clasp, The


Baylor Health Care System


Bid4Health, LLC


C2 Professional Services


Calmoseptine Inc.


Carroll Hospital Group


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


College Network Inc., The


Concepts of Care Inc.


Crisis Prevention Institute


Cross Country Staffing




Dale Medical Products


Durfold Corporation


Educational Resources in Healthcare Inc.


Enthermics Medical Systems


Evolution Medical Products Inc.


Excelsior College


ExitCare LLC/Patient Edu


Fastaff US Nursing


Favorite Healthcare Staffing


Gideons International, The


GlobeMed Resources


Grand Canyon University


Grasp Systems International Inc.


HCL International


HCPro Inc.


Healthcare Source HR


Hoana Medical


Intego Systems Inc.


Jannetti Publications Inc.


Jeron Electronic Systems Inc.


Judith Briles


Kaiser Permanente


Kirby Bates Associates




Legacy Health System


Lionville Systems Inc.


Luminetx Corporation


Medefis Inc.


Medical Staffing Network


Moore & Associates


Mosby's Nursing Consult - Elsevier


NAS Recruitment Communications


Nielsen Healthcare Group


Nightingale Nurses LLC


Nihon Kohden America Inc.




On Assignment Nurse Travel


OptiVox Patient Reports/The White Stone Group


Philips Healthcare


Point of Learning




Posey Company


Proximity Systems


Raspberry Medical Inc.


Rauland-Borg Corporation


Res-Q Healthcare System




Sigma Theta Tau International/Nursing Knowledge International


Simplex Grinnell


Smith & Nephew Wound Management


Symbio Solutions Inc.


TekTone Sound & Signal Manufacturing Inc.


Thomas Edison State College


Travel Nurse Solutions LLC


Tri-State Hospital Supply Corporation


UCLA Health System


University of Hawaii at Manoa


University of Michigan Health System


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics


Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Vocera Communication Inc.


VoiceCare - IVS


West-Com Nurse Call Systems Inc.


Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Yuma Regional Medical Center