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Happy New Year!

01/10/2013

Does your 2013 New Years resolution include enhancing your professional development and furthering your education? If so, check out our 2013 conference calendar. We offer a variety of healthcare specialties from pediatrics to women’s health to primary care and acute care and more. We provide...READ MORE

Update Your Dental Practice……

01/15/2013

Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Dental Office Managers come join us at the Dental Practice Update conference in Anaheim, CA March 2, 2013. Complete your mandated courses at the state-of-the-art Sybron Learning Center and enjoy a fun day of dental education provided by knowledgeable...READ MORE

Does Nature Help the Healing Process?

01/22/2013

Incorporating nature into medical care as a way to speed up the healing process is quickly becoming a hot topic in healthcare . This philosophy first gained attention in 1984 with Robert Ulrich's pioneering "window view" study. This study found patients with a hospital room window facing a...READ MORE

OB-GYNs Role in Reproductive Coercion

01/29/2013

Are you planning on attending one of our 2013 Contraceptive Technology Conferences this year? Do you work with women and contraceptives?  You may find this article posted by NPR.org, titled “OB-GYNs Told to Look for Reproductive Coercion” to be of interest. The American College of Obstetricians...READ MORE

The Contraceptive Technology Conference Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

01/31/2013

DUBLIN, CA – January 28, 2013 - - - Contemporary Forums, the leading provider of continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals, celebrates Contraceptive Technology’s 25th Anniversary with its 2013 conferences located in San Francisco and Washington D.C.  This year’s conferences...READ MORE

Live Webcasts Coming This March

02/07/2013

If you are unable to travel to a live conference this spring, consider Contemporary Forums’ live Webcast option. This March, Contemporary Forums is offering the Contraceptive Technology and Psychiatric Nursing conferences via live Webcast. Participate from the convenience of your home or...READ MORE

Celebrating Contemporary Forums’ 30th Anniversary!

02/26/2013

Looking back 30 years, Contemporary Forums was the vision of two dedicated individuals whose single goal was to offer state-of-the-art clinical information to healthcare professionals.  Over 1,000 conferences later, we continue to be a leader in continuing education (CE) and professional development. We...READ MORE

Spring into CE Savings

03/05/2013

Spring is in the air along with savings for our April and May CE conferences. With such wonderful conference destinations, why not enjoy a little spring vacation while you earn your CE. The early fee deadlines are approaching for the following conferences, so hurry and register on or before...READ MORE

Should Hydrocodone be reclassified as a Schedule II Drug?

03/13/2013

Many of you have attended our “Pharmacology for Advance Practice Clinicians” conferences over the last 18 years.  You have renewed your prescriptive authority, updated your knowledge in pharmacology and many have also met their California BRN Scheduled II Controlled Substances educational...READ MORE

Investigating Postpartum Depression

03/19/2013

For those of you who are involved in women’s health care, you are aware that some women suffer depression after having a baby, but do you know just how many do? Patti Neighmond examined the statistics in her recent article posted on NPR’s Health News. She explores the largest study to date...READ MORE

Get Ready for the April Conference Giveaways!

03/28/2013

Are you planning on attending one of Contemporary Forums’ April conferences?  Get ready for some exciting raffles.  We will be raffling off iPad Mini’s at the following conferences: Pediatric Nursing: Care of the Hospitalized Child – April 10-13, 2013 – Anaheim, CA The Young Child...READ MORE

Obstetric Nursing Conference, Featuring Ina May Gaskin

04/11/2013

Only one more week until Contemporary Forums’ Obstetric Nursing conference is underway in the city of soulful music, New Orleans.  This will mark the 30th Anniversary of the Obstetric Nursing conference where new and seasoned nurses alike have all improved upon ways to care for pregnant...READ MORE

Contemporary Forums Offers Continuing Education at Resort Locations

04/16/2013

Contemporary Forums, the leading provider of continuing education (CE) for healthcare professionals announces its annual set of summer conferences, designed for healthcare professionals to receive their required CE credits in the resort locations of Jackson Hole, WY., and Snowmass, CO. Three...READ MORE

Pet Visitation for Patients – Agree or Disagree?

04/25/2013

Should a “Best Friend” be allowed to visit a patient in the hospital? The policy at most hospitals does not allow for pet visitation.  However, a few medical institutions have taken a different approach and opened their doors to patients’ own dogs and cats letting them visit along with...READ MORE

Should Medicare Pay Hospitals based on Patient Satisfaction?

05/02/2013

In October 2012, as part of the new health care law, Medicare began associating some of  hospitals’ payments to patient satisfaction rankings. Hospitals can now receive bonuses if their patients give them a positive review. Clean rooms and attentive nurses now contribute to  the bottom...READ MORE

Contemporary Forums Celebrates National Nurses Week

05/06/2013

UPDATE: Contemporary Forums would like to show their utmost appreciation by extending the National Nurses Week offer through the end of the month! Register  for a 2013 conference anytime between now and May 31st to receive $75 off any Main Conference tuition. Use registration code NW13 to...READ MORE

May, a Month of Celebrations

05/16/2013

May is a month full of celebrations for our Nurses and Health Care professionals. Last week was National Nurses Week and we offered $75 off any of our 2013 full Main Conference Registrations made within that week. We would like to continue to show our appreciation for National Nurses Week as...READ MORE

Revolutionizing Nursing Education

05/23/2013

Nurse educators, are you looking for an innovative conference to attend this summer? The “Revolutionizing Nursing Education Using Interprofessional Teams and Technology” conference will take place in Anaheim, CA July 25-27. It is designed to introduce simulation and other educational technologies...READ MORE

Summer Registration Savings

06/07/2013

Summer is just around the corner and the early fee registration deadlines are approaching quickly for our summer continuing education conferences.  Why not plan a summer vacation and earn quality CE at the same time?  Register by the early fee deadline and save… Hot Topics in Pediatric...READ MORE

Emergency Care Summit: Still Time to Save and Relax

06/17/2013

We have great news for those of you who want to plan some R&R this summer.  The “Emergency Care Summit” conference is being held in beautiful Snowmass, CO this July.  Relax in breathtaking beauty while you earn CE hours from an outstanding conference! Even better news, the early fee...READ MORE

Do Women Know the Recommendations to Prevent Cancer?

06/25/2013

An article in the Journal of Women’s Health, titled "Lifestyle and Cancer Prevention in Women: Knowledge, Perceptions, and Compliance with Recommended Guidelines," reports less than 10% of women who said they eat a healthy diet actually met the American Cancer Society minimum for fruit and...READ MORE

Emergency Departments Play Central Role in US Healthcare

07/02/2013

According to a report,“The Evolving Role of Emergency Departments in the United States” Hospital Emergency Departments (EDs) play a growing role in the U.S. healthcare system, accounting for a rising proportion of hospital admissions and serving increasingly as an advanced diagnostic...READ MORE

Bring a Friend for Free

07/08/2013

Contemporary Forums is letting you bring a friend to a conference for free. If you would like to earn continuing education hours while enhancing your professional development then check out our 2013 CE conference calendar. *Register between July 8-14 by completing a registration form for...READ MORE

Still Time to Bring a Friend for Free

07/16/2013

Our “Bring a Friend for Free” offer was such a success, we want to thank you by extending the offer starting today until Monday, July 22nd.  If you did not make the deadline last week you are in luck. You can still visit our 2013 CE conference calendar and complete a registration form...READ MORE

The Online CE Library Has a New Look & Special Offer

07/23/2013

Come check out the Online CE Library and its new look. Our team has been working hard and has made the site much easier to navigate.  It still features the same high quality accredited healthcare continuing education, but now it is that much easier to find the sessions in your specialty that...READ MORE

Removing Ovaries for a Noncancerous Disease…Agree or Disagree?

07/30/2013

Removing ovaries during a hysterectomy protects against future risk of ovarian cancer, while conserving the ovaries and the hormones they produce may prevent heart disease, hip fracture, sexual dysfunction and cognitive decline. So how is a woman to choose between removal or conservation? According...READ MORE

Still Need CE Hours? We have a conference for you!

08/06/2013

Summer is officially here and before you know it the year will be gone! Take time now to plan your next continuing education conference before it's too late. Contemporary Forums offers quality, accredited continuing education conferences in fantastic locations nationwide. Find one near you...READ MORE

Winning Photos from Jackson Hole, CE Conferences

08/13/2013

The “Hot Topics in Primary Care” and “Office Gynecology” CE conferences held last month in Jackson Hole, WY hosted a captivating photo contest.  Participants were told to post a photo to Contemporary Forums Facebook Page that they felt best represented their experience at the conference. ...READ MORE

Assessing Pain in the Critically Ill Patient

08/20/2013

Whether you are professionally involved with the healthcare industry or not, any individual can empathize with someone experiencing pain. When patients are admitted to a hospital, and in more critical cases the ICU, their comfort and quality of life are of utmost concern to nursing staff and...READ MORE

Communication and Perinatal Safety

08/27/2013

Communication is one of the most important factors in any relationship, but it becomes even more crucial in a hospital setting where life altering decisions are made every minute. Teams of nurses, physicians and midwives are in command of infants' lives from the moment they enter this world,...READ MORE

Medications and Pregnancy, What are the Risks?

09/03/2013

The choice to start a family is one of the most important decisions that you'll make in your life. For women, specifically those battling health issues, having a safe pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby is their number one concern. But what happens when an expectant mother suffers from...READ MORE

Reflections on being a Neonatal Nurse as we approach National Neonatal Nurses Day

09/12/2013

Guest Blog Written By: gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN Recently I was asked why I have worked in newborn intensive care for so many years and whether I found it too depressing. My immediate response was that I have always wanted to be a nurse who worked with babies and that I loved the...READ MORE

News for Respiratory Therapists

09/25/2013

With fall upon us and winter following close behind, parents of children everywhere are growing increasingly leery of winter viruses. According to a recent article featured on Medical News Today, winter viruses may actually be behind a spike in sleep-disordered breathing. Sleeping well is critical...READ MORE

Celebrating PTs During National Physical Therapy Month

10/01/2013

It's that time of year again; time to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM). The month of October is annually honored and used as an opportunity to reach out to the general public and educate them about the unique benefits of treatment by physical therapists. From learning how to...READ MORE

Three Cheers for Pediatric Nurses and Midwives

10/08/2013

We are very excited to celebrate both Midwives and Pediatric Nurses this week. During this week we honor the women and men who devote their lives and careers to both infants and their mothers during critical times. National Midwifery Week was created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives...READ MORE

Join us in Celebrating National Case Management Week

10/15/2013

From October 13th through the 19th we celebrate National Case Management Week (NCMW) and put the spotlight on contributions and commitments case managers make and their efforts to educate the public about their work. Case managers are recognized not only by health care agencies but also by...READ MORE

Nursing Students Inspire $50,000 Donation to Red Cross in Response to Typhoon Haiyan

11/22/2013

Leaders from American Career College, West Coast University and Contemporary Forums – all focused on health care education – make major contribution in honor of students and faculty Irvine, California (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 After the enormous devastation from Typhoon Haiyan became clear,...READ MORE

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