New Healthcare Traveler Career Forums Debut This Fall

Jul 14, 2003, 01:00 ET from Advanstar Communications, Inc.

    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
     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
     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
     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 or
 visit .
     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 .

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