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 Nursing2013 Symposium to Inspire Transformation and Promote Nursing Innovation in Clinical Excellence

March 19 22, 2013 • Paris Hotel & Casino • Las Vegas, NV

Philadelphia, PA (February 6, 2013) – Elevating the nursing practice and promoting innovation in quality of patient care is the goal of Nursing2013 Symposium: The Conference for Clinical Excellence, which will be held March 19-22, 2013, at the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The conference is sponsored by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of Nursing2013, and part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

The meeting is designed for nurses in direct care positions as well as aspiring new leaders. Nurses will attend a sweeping variety of sessions taught by the country’s premier experts on such topics as heart failure, trauma, pain management, diabetes, and healthy work environments.  

Symposium attendees will also earn contact hours, network with colleagues, and meet with vendors and industry representatives in the exhibit hall.

“We’ve designed a program that includes everything from core content to the latest healthcare innovations,” said Nursing2013 Editor-in-Chief Linda Laskowski-Jones, RN, MS, ACNS-BC, CEN, FAWM. “There’s been a wave of major changes in health care, so we want each nurse to leave the Symposium feeling energized and prepared to meet the challenges.”

For complete program and registration information, visit the Nursing2013 Symposium Web site at Nursing2013 Symposium.

Program Highlights
The Symposium launches on Tuesday, March 19, with four preconference workshops including the Med-Surg Certification Review Course, Pharmacology: Simplified, Not Mystified, 12-Lead ECG Interpretation, and Adult Physical Assessment. Later that day, Jeff Doucette, MS, RN, CEN, FACHE, NEA-BC, Vice President and CNO of Mary Immaculate Hospital, delivers the Opening Address, “Leading from Where You Are: Creating a Culture that Inspires.”

Wednesday, March 20, will begin with the ‘Nurse of the Year Award’ presentation, followed by keynote speaker Charles Denham, MD, Founder and Chairman, Texas Medical Institute of Technology. Dr. Denham will explore high performance leadership in his session, “A Lifesaver for Lifesavers: How to Survive the Rough Seas of Patient Safety and Value-Based Purchasing Demands.”

Breakout sessions follow and will continue through Thursday, March 21. Topics include patient safety, kidney failure, sleep apnea, caring for the oncology patient, writing for professional publications, workplace conflict, and much more. Experts will also present general sessions on patient advocacy, achieving a healthy lifestyle, and end-of-life issues.

On Friday, March 22, Laskowski-Jones will deliver the closing session on “Developing the Leader in You: A Plan for Success.” 

Registration Information
Complete information and online registration is available at www.nursingsymposium.com. For additional information, contact Wolters Kluwer Health at 1-800-346-7844, ext. 7798 or 7793.

Continuing Nursing Education
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), publisher of Nursing2013, will award a maximum of 25 contact hours for this continuing nursing education activity.

LWW is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 25 contact hours. LWW is also an approved provider by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Certificates are is valid in all states.

The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Members of the press are invited to attend the conference and interview speakers and exhibitors. A complimentary one-day pass will be granted and an editorial production timeline will be requested. For more information about Nursing2013 Symposium, contact Karyn Cousart at (800) 346-7844, ext. 7750 or email at karyn.cousart@wolterskluwer.com.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher of trusted content delivered in innovative ways to practitioners, professionals and students to learn new skills, stay current on their practice, and make important decisions to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.

LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion).

About Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Conference management services are provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., a health care management, marketing, and publishing corporation located in Pitman, NJ (www.ajj.com).

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