Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Las Vegas, NV • November 7 - 10, 2016
The Linq

Preconference options that apply to clinicians in both the ICU and ED practice settings—attend both! Pharmacology Hot topics in the ICU and ED (morning), focusing on medications related to seizure management, antithrombotic therapies and reversal, and cardiac diseases. The 12-Lead ECG Assessment in Emergency and Critical Care (afternoon) including the recognition and management of complex arrhythmias through discussion and case studies. New this year! A Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, November 8. Join our speakers and your fellow conference attendees to informally chat about everything from common interests and professional roles to what’s happening in units across the country.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

  • Preconference options that apply to clinicians in both the ICU and ED practice settings—attend both! Pharmacology Hot topics in the ICU and ED (morning), focusing on medications related to seizure management, antithrombotic therapies and reversal, and cardiac diseases.
  • The 12-Lead ECG Assessment in Emergency and Critical Care (afternoon) including the recognition and management of complex arrhythmias through discussion and case studies.
  • New this year! A Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, November 8. Join our speakers and your fellow conference attendees to informally chat about everything from common interests and professional roles to what’s happening in units across the country.
  • Main Conference presentations offering a wide range of topics applicable to both critical care and emergency clinicians, as well as content designed to meet the specific educational needs of ICU or ED staff.
  • Conference speakers who will empower you to think critically and act appropriately and safely when confronted with urgent and emergent clinical situations.
  • Interaction with your colleagues and the faculty through case study reviews, Faculty Question & Discussion sessions and lively small group conversations.
  • An opportunity to relax and enjoy the unique shops, restaurants and entertainment that exciting and colorful Las Vegas has to offer!

Save the dates on your calendar and invite your colleagues to join you for this exceptional educational event in the city that never sleeps—Las Vegas!

Conference Co-Chairs

Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS
Kathryn T. Von Rueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM

Contemporary Forums

Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager

Host City: Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas!  It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more!

Conference Objectives

This program will enable experienced ICU and ED clinicians to:

  • Advance your knowledge to a higher level and broaden your clinical views by recognizing the inter-relationship between care in ED, Trauma and ICU settings.
  • Discuss the pharmacologic challenges encountered in managing patients experiencing seizures, sepsis, shock, procedural sedation, drug resistant organisms and cardiac diseases.
  • Explain the increased awareness of the need for palliative care and approaches for its competent and comfortable use.
  • State risk factors, prevention strategies and treatment protocols for common complications in the critically ill and injured adult patient population.

Who Should Attend?

Experienced clinicians involved in the care of critically ill and injured adults.

If you are a …

  • Staff Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Manager
  • Physician Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Educator/Instructor
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Transport Nurse

Working in …

  • Any Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Trauma Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Step-Down Unit

… then this is a “must attend” conference is for you!

Conference Program

Monday, November 7

Preconference A: Pharmacology Hot Topics in the ICU and ED

Pharmacotherapy is an essential element of the overall treatment plan for the critically ill or injured patient, requiring frequent evaluation, diligent follow-up and an eye on the clinical “big picture”.  New guidelines and evidence must be carefully considered before incorporating the information into bedside practice.  Return to work with new insights into the unique complexities of the pharmacologic aspects of treating patients in both the ICU and ED setting.

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of antithrombotic therapies, including reversal of their actions.
  • Differentiate the medications available for seizure management.
  • Identify and describe the pharmacotherapy for selected cardiac diseases.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference A Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Antithrombotic Therapies and Strategies for Reversal: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! (Rx = 1 hr.)
Gretchen Brophy, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM, FNCS

9:00

Shake, Rattle and Roll: An Update on Anticonvulsant Therapies (Rx = 1 hr.)
Gretchen Brophy, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM, FNCS

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

Cardiac Drugs: Why We Give What We Give for Acute Coronary Syndrome, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure and Hypertension (Rx = 2 hrs.)
Carol Jacobson, MN, RN

12:15 PM

Adjourn

Preconference B: 12 Lead ECG Assessment in Emergency and Critical Care

The 12 lead ECG provides an immediate assessment of your patient’s risk for adverse events.  Your skills in interpretation allow you to recognize early and subtle changes related to ischemia and infarction, and can facilitate the accurate interpretation of wide complex tachycardias.  Additionally, the ECG provides advanced assessment information for a variety of other high risk and complex clinical conditions.  This Preconference will equip you to accurately and confidently interpret the ECG for a variety of common conditions seen in acute care.

Attending this Preconference will enable you to:

  • Accurately identify criteria for normal and abnormal patterns on the ECG.
  • Utilize advanced ECG skills in patients presenting with symptoms or a change in condition.
  • Differentiate the etiology of wide complex tachycardias on the 12 lead ECG.

 

1:00 PM

Preconference B Registration

1:30

ECG Essentials: Normal Patterns - Patterns of Injury and Ischemia - Conduction Defects - Ventricular Morphology Patterns - Chamber Enlargement
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

3:30

Refreshment Break

3:45

Application of ECG Skills: Detection of Subtle Injury - Abnormal Evolution of MI - Ectopy Versus Aberrancy - ECG Mimics - ECG in Obstructive Shock States - ECG Case Presentations - Q&D
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

5:45

Adjourn

Tuesday, November 8

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Displays/Networking Continental Breakfast

8:00

Beat Back Burnout and Compassion Fatigue with Courageous Self-Care
Kathryn Von Rueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM

9:00

Cardiac Devices: Making Sense of Advancing Pacemaker Technology
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

10:00

Refreshment Break/Displays

10:30

Applying the “Goldilocks Principle” to Care of the Acutely Ill - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Jan Headley, BS, RN

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

Trauma in the Elder: A Case Series (Rx = .25 hr.)
William Hampton, DO, FACOEP

2:30

Palliative Care: People Really Do Die in America
Peggy Kirkwood, MSN, RN, ACNPC, CHFN, AACC

3:30

Refreshment Break/Displays

3:45

Gut Wrenching and Stomach Churning: Gastrointestinal Emergencies! - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Eugene Mondor, RN, BScN, MN, CNCC(C)

5:15

Adjourn

Wednesday, November 9

During each Concurrent Session, topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms.

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast/Displays

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#11 What You Need to Know About Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanical Ventilation
Eugene Mondor, RN, BScN, MN, CNCC(C)

#12 ESBL and KPC and MDRs! Oh My! (Rx = 1.5 hrs.)
Simon Lam, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, FCCM

#13 New Trends in the Management of Cardiogenic Shock
Barbara Leeper, MN, RN-BC, CNS M-S, CCRN, FAHA

#14 Acute Kidney Injury: It’s Not Just Acute Renal Failure Anymore!
Susan Dirkes, MSA, BSN, CCRN

9:30

Refreshment Break/Displays

10:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#21 Sepsis: Updates and New Definitions (Rx = .25 hr.)
Kathryn Von Rueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM

#22 Bleeding Catastrophies in Neuro & Trauma: Using a TEG to Reverse Bleeding and Manage Massive Transfusions
Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS

#23 Complexities of Heart Failure Patient Care in Critical Care (Rx = .5 hr.)
Peggy Kirkwood, MSN, RN, ACNPC, CHFN, AACC

#24 Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (Rx = 1.5 hrs.)
William Hampton, DO, FACOEP

11:30

Lunch on Your Own

11:45

Early Mobility: Why Do We Need It?
Susan Dirkes, MSA, BSN, CCRN

1:00 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#31 After the Golden Hour: Resuscitation and Management Challenges of Trauma Patients in Critical Care
Eugene Mondor, RN, BScN, MN, CNCC(C)

#32 Waveform Analysis: Use for Differential Diagnoses
Jan Headley, BS, RN

#33 Pharmacologic Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock (Rx = 1.5 hrs.)
Simon Lam, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, FCCM

#34 Altered Mental Status: Five Causes (Rx = .25 hr.)
William Hampton, DO, FACOEP

2:30

Refreshment Break/Displays

3:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

#41 ARDS: Novel Strategies to Help Failing Lungs (Rx = .25 hr.)
Susan Dirkes, MSA, BSN, CCRN

#42 Fluids and Electrolytes: It Can Make Sense (Rx = .25 hr.)
Nancy Munro, MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

#43 Code Hemorrhage: Strategies for Managing ICH and SAH (Rx = .25 hr.)
Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS

#44 Acute Delirium: Why It’s a Problem and What to Do About It (Rx = .5 hr.)
Kathryn Von Rueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM

4:30

Adjourn

Thursday, November 10

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

What’s Hot with Fever! (Rx = .25 hr.)
Nancy Munro, MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

9:00

Obtaining Valid Pressure Measurements Using Evidence-Based Practices
Barbara Leeper, MN, RN-BC, CNS M-S, CCRN, FAHA

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

Cooling Games: Hypothermia/Normothermia After Cardiac Arrest - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Mary Kay Bader, MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS

11:45

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Mary Kay Bader MSN, RN, CCNS, FAHA, FNCS
Neuro/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mission Hospital
Mission Viejo, California

Gretchen M. Brophy PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FCCM, FNCS
Professor of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science and Neurosurgery
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia Campus
Richmond, Virginia

Susan M. Dirkes MSA, BSN, CCRN
Staff Nurse, Surgical ICU
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, Michigan
President, Nursing Resource Consultants LLC
Newport, Michigan

William D. Hampton DO, FACOEP
Emergency Physician and Assistant Medical Director
Holy Family Memorial Hospital
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Downers Grove, Illinois

Jan M. Headley BS, RN
Principal
Consultants in Acute and Critical Care
Yankee Hill, California

Carol Jacobson MN, RN
Director, Quality Education Services
Partner, Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates
Affiliate Faculty, University of Washington School of Nursing
Seattle, Washington

Peggy L. Kirkwood MSN, RN, ACNPC, CHFN, AACC
Cardiovascular and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Mission Hospital
Mission Viejo, California

Simon W. Lam PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS, FCCM
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Critical Care and Outcomes Research
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Barbara Leeper MN, RN-BC, CNS M-S, CCRN, FAHA
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular Services
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Eugene E. Mondor RN, BScN, MN, CNCC(C)
Clinical Nurse Educator
Adult Critical Care
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Nancy Munro MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Critical Care Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Jeannine Strunk BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Kathryn T. Von Rueden MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM
Critical Care Consultant
Baltimore, Maryland

Cynthia L. Webner DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
APRN Medical Cardiology/Heart Failure
Aultman Hospital/Cardiovascular Consultants
Partner, Key Choice Consulting and Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates
Canton, Ohio

Accreditation

Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference A: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Preconference B: 4 ANCC/4.8 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 17.5 ANCC/21 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.  (CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Preconference A: 4 hours
Main Conference: 5.5 hours available

Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs

This course provides a maximum of 9.5 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.

Physician Assistants

Preconference A: 4 hours
Preconference B: 4 hours
Main Conference: 17.5 hours

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 25.5 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician Assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.

Respiratory Therapists

Preconference A: 4 contact hours
Preconference B: 4 contact hours
Main Conference: 17.5 contact hours

This program has been approved for 25.5 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. California BRN Credit is also acceptable for California respiratory therapists, provided the content is relevant to their field.

Case Managers

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. 

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 20 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Location

Host City: Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas!  It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs--Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of five Cirque du Soleil productions, the Blue Man Group and Jersey Boys.  Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

Don’t miss the CityCenter complex located in the heart of The Strip, a blend of sleek architecture and public miniparks, with walkways and art throughout. You’ll find luxury hotels, casinos and Crystals, a three-story retail center whose shape resembles the multi-faceted surface of a quartz crystal.

There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas.  Watch the volcano erupt at the Mirage, don’t miss the rousing pirate battle at Treasure Island, marvel at the dancing waters display at the Bellagio, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian or dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris.  For a break from The Strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you’ll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado River.  You’ll want to take in Las Vegas’ newest attraction, the LINQ Promenade.  This dining, shopping and entertainment complex features a 550 foot observation wheel right in the heart of the Strip.  The views of the Las Vegas valley are spectacular!

The LINQ Hotel & Casino, located at the heart of the Strip, is the first Las Vegas destination resort designed to appeal to the socially motivated traveler, with direct access to unique and authentic attractions, shopping and dining experiences all encompassed in one urban entertainment district, The LINQ Promenade. The accommodations of Las Vegas’ new iconic hub features cutting-edge technology, modern furnishings and direct access to The LINQ Promenade. Business travelers will especially appreciate the ease and convenience of self-check-in for a quick and speedy registration or advanced online check-in for those needing to proceed immediately to their rooms. A VIP lounge and concierge desk is available with touchscreen capabilities for immediate bookings of favorite dining and entertainment offerings and if that’s not easy enough, all rooms are also equipped with an interactive system on the television to access hotel amenities. With the click of the TV remote, guests can order room service, housekeeping items, or set up an alarm clock. Electronic features include USB charging stations, a 47-inch LED flat-screen TV, and an interactive system from their personal smartphones to personalize their music experience with customized playlists on Spotify. The room is designed with light, modern furnishings and pops of color. Other highlights include the famed restaurants Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen + Bar and Hash House A Go Go, and the LINQ has the largest and finest collection of antique, classic, muscle, race, exotic and special interest automobiles in the world—$100 million worth—and most are for sale!

World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!”  Join your colleagues for “Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing” and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps.  For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to www.visitlasvegas.com.

Hotel/Travel

Hotel Accommodations

  • The conference will be held at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from November 6 to November 10, for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $110 single/double. Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • To reserve your room online, click HERE.
  • Resort Fee: Room reservations are subject to a daily resort fee of $29.  Resort fee includes daily in-room high speed internet access, all local calls, and fitness center access for two daily.  Resort fees are not assessed for Diamond and Seven Stars guests.
  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before October 5. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.
  • For room reservations, call (866) 523-2781 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference on Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit. 

    All room reservations made via the telephone call center will be assessed a fee of $15 per reservation. This fee will NOT apply to reservations via the internet.
  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.
  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (702) 731-3311.  

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZVJ9100493Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000263. 

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee's best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked.

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCES

Preconference A: Pharmacology Hot Topics in the ICU and ED

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 26, 2016)

$145.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 26, 2016)

$165.00

Preconference B: 12 Lead ECG Assessment in Emergency and Critical Care

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 26, 2016)

$145.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 26, 2016)

$165.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Nurse Practitioner, Other

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 26, 2016)

$505.00

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 26, 2016)

$555.00

$395.00

 

     *New Grads (graduated 2011 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.

Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 26, 2016.

Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.

Attendance Rules
Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio and video recording of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.

Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information.

Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.

Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference.
Discounts do not apply to the Preconferences. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members, payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet.  Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
         $25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
         $45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group

Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply.

Cancellations
Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after October 10. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."

Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.

Questions? Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.
If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

Online Learning

Contemporary Forums Online 
ContemporaryForumsOnline.com is the leading source for quality accredited healthcare continuing education.  Earn CE on demand by selecting from hundreds of multimedia presentations recorded at our national live conferences.  Each session is presented by expert faculty and topics cover a wide range of clinical areas.  Learn and earn at your convenience. Visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com.

Contemporary Forums Online GROUP DISCOUNTS
Provide your staff with high-quality continuing education and give your budget a break with Contemporary Forums Online Group Access Account. Organizations of any size can create customized CE programs for staff education and development. To request group account pricing and details, visit ContemporaryForumsOnline.com or call (925) 361-4811.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE & EMERGENCY NURSING
Las Vegas, NV           November 7 - 10

Thank you for registering for the Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing conference, being held November 7 - 10, at the The LINQ Hotel & Casino, 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, (702) 731-3311.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Preconference A Monday, November 7 
Registration - 7:00 - 8:00 am 

Preconference B Monday, November 7
Registration - 12:00 - 1:00 pm

You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Tuesday, November 8
Registration 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.


If you attended a Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

ATTENDEE ACCOUNT ACCESS

As a registered attendee, access your account to the conference by clicking HERE, click on My Account to the right of Return to Calendar and enter your First Name, Last Name, Email and Zip Code.  Please ensure that the information you enter matches your registration information.

Once on your account, you will access the following for viewing and downloading:

1. E-Conference Guide, which is available about 5 days prior to the conference. 

2. Speaker Slides and Handouts, which are available, provided that the speakers turn them in, 5 to 10 days prior to the conference. 

3. Session Evaluations, made available during the conference after the session has ended.  Evaluations must be completed within 30 days after the completion of the entire conference.

4. Certificate of Attendance, available upon completing all speaker and conference evaluations.  A copy in PDF format will be made for viewing and printing.   

 

 

THE LINQ HOTEL & CASINO

Offers a special conference rate, available from November 6-10, 2016 or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early. 

To reserve your room online, click HERE.

To reserve your room by phone, call The LINQ Hotel & Casino room reservations at (866) 523-2781 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference.  
All room reservations made via the telephone call center will be assessed a fee of $15 per reservation. This fee will NOT apply to reservations via the internet.

After the release date of October 5, call the hotel directly at (702) 731-3311 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Parking is free at the LINQ Hotel & Casino

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis charge approximately $30 from McCarran International Airport to The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Taxis are available at the curb outside of the baggage claim area.  Check door signage for the appropriate exit. Note: Prices are subject to change.

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Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #ACCEN16 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #clinicaltrends15 to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

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THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE & EMERGENCY NURSING CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

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Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nusing conference!

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specilaists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

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Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com or call (925)361-4807 for details.