NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanstar Healthcare Communications and its Healthcare Traveler magazine today announced the launch of Healthcare Traveler Career Forums, a series of two-day conference and exhibit events focused on career opportunities and lifestyle interests of healthcare travel professionals-nurses and allied health providers who accept temporary assignments at hospitals in various locations throughout the U.S. Two Healthcare Traveler Career Forums are scheduled this fall. The first will be held October 10-11, 2003, at the Eden Roc Renaissance Resort & Spa in Miami Beach, Florida. The second is scheduled for November 7-8, 2003, at The Century Plaza Hotel and Spa in Los Angeles, California. "Healthcare Traveler's brand leadership and solid market presence as the only magazine dedicated specifically to healthcare travel professionals makes it the perfect host for these career forums," said Matthew J. Holland, Publisher, Healthcare Traveler. "We are excited about the opportunities and information the forums will provide current and potential mobile providers, as well as nursing administrators and those responsible for staffing their hospitals." At the forums, current mobile providers, potential traveling nurses and allied health professionals, and nursing students will gain tips and strategies to enhance their experiences on the road; network with peers and veteran travelers who share common goals; find assignments in places they've always dreamed of visiting; and meet with representatives from travel companies about career opportunities. Nursing administrators and human resources personnel will have a chance to better understand the concept of healthcare travel; learn more about the value of hiring travelers for a variety of staffing concerns; foster and strengthen professional relationships with a number of travel companies; and obtain insights into decision-making processes for cost-effective recruitment and retention. Forum attendees will also have access to an exhibit floor filled with staffing firms showcasing their services in a variety of packages. Exhibitors are afforded the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a large number of healthcare travelers and professionals interested in the career alternative. Cary Lederman, Associate Publisher, adds, "In addition to building a strong program for attendees, we are equally focused on providing Healthcare Traveler Career Forum sponsors and exhibitors with exceptional value and benefits-including the opportunity to create revenue, foster long-term relationships with travelers, and increase awareness of the healthcare travel industry." Those interested in receiving more information on the Healthcare Traveler Career Forums or Healthcare Traveler magazine should contact Cary Lederman, Associate Publisher, at (410) 749-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.healthcaretraveler.com . Launched in 1993, Healthcare Traveler is the only publication solely dedicated to traveling nurses and traveling allied healthcare professionals. Healthcare Traveler is published monthly and has a controlled circulation of 40,000, composed primarily of nurses with a significant number of allied healthcare professionals including physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists; speech-language pathologists; and radiologic, surgical, and medical technologists. About Advanstar Healthcare Communications: Advanstar Healthcare Communications is a leader in the field of medical publishing and physician education. In addition to Healthcare Traveler and the associated Healthcare Traveler Career Forums, the company publishes DVM Newsmagazine, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Dermatology Times, Formulary, Geriatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, Modern Health for Women, Ophthalmology Times, and Urology Times. Advanstar Healthcare Communications is part of Advanstar Communications Inc., a worldwide business information company serving various specialized markets with high-quality information resources and integrated marketing solutions. Advanstar Communications publishes numerous business magazines and directories, hosts a variety of exhibitions and conferences and offers many Web-based communities. It operates from multiple locations in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.advanstar.com .
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