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TRAVELER’S GUIDE TO NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH: TRAVCON 2022

More than 1,500 travel healthcare professionals from around the country will descend on the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for a weekend of education, networking, and entertainment at TravCon 2022, Sunday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 21. From financial advice and certifications to morning yoga sessions and after parties, the 14th annual conference is the event of the year for travel healthcare professionals.

TravCon provides attendees a chance to connect with fellow travelers and industry leaders, learn how to manage their travel careers better, and enjoy various social activities and gatherings. The first sessions kick off at 8 am on September 18. “TravCon is a must-attend event for anyone working in the travel healthcare industry,” said Jessica Madgey, Associate Vice President of Nursing at MedPro Healthcare Staffing, a leader in travel healthcare staffing. “Each day is packed with informative sessions that can benefit every traveler’s career.”

 

Exhibitor Hall

Exhibit Hall is the epicenter of TravCon, providing a festival-like atmosphere with giveaways, games, prizes, free massages, henna tattoos, photo booths, professional headshot booths, and more. Over 100 companies and organizations will be set up in Exhibitor Hall, including MedPro Healthcare Staffing. “We want to encourage all of our Explorers to stop by and say ‘hi,’ and encourage any nursing and allied healthcare professionals looking for or considering taking on a new assignment to visit us at Booth 125,” said Madgey.

 

Highlights

Highlights for this year’s conference include:

 

Sept. 17 – TravCon Hike  Hit the trail for a pre-conference hike in the Red Rock National Conservation Area. Charter bus, lunch, water, and hiking hat included.

Sept. 18 − Model Mugging  Safety can be a primary concern for travel healthcare professionals constantly acclimating to new and unfamiliar environments. Model Mugging is a form of self-defense training that uses padded instructors, known as “Model Muggers”, to simulate assaults and emphasize personal safety and overcoming fears of assault.

Sept. 18 – Therapy & Allied Health Mixer Therapy and allied health professionals can reconnect and recharge with their peers in the Paris Conference Center.

Sept. 20 – Plants That Kill Gina Cabrino explores the ethnobotany of various lethal plants and those with toxidromes.

Sept. 20 – Legendary AfterParty at Drai’s Nightclub TravCon rents out the entire rooftop bar of the hottest club in Vegas with an open bar and DJ.

 

Educational Sessions

With 40 educational sessions spread over four days, many of which are CE eligible, TravCon is a great opportunity for travelers to expand their knowledge and add credentials. Sal Nyang will teach you how to decode your paystubs, how bonuses are taxed, and the difference between a stipend and a per diem in Financial Basic Training. Learn to speak medical basics in Spanish with Tracey Long to get you through your shifts with your Spanish-speaking patients. And take advantage of a quick, convenient, and low-stress opportunity to update your BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications.

 

Among this year’s options are:

Certifications

Sept. 17 − Fetal Heart Monitoring – AWHONN

Sept. 18 – Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Sept. 19–20 – ACLS, PALS, BLS,

Sept. 21 − CPI

 

Industry Education

Sept. 18 – Medical Spanish

Sept. 19 – Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

Sept. 19 – Chest X-ray Interpretation for the Non-Radiologist

Sept. 20 – EKG Essentials

Sept. 20 – Financial Basic Training

Sept. 20 − Traveling in an RV

Sept. 20 – Find Housing While Avoiding Scams

Sept. 21 – Medical Spanish Intensive

Sept. 21 − Tax Basics for Travelers:

 

Relax and Recharge

Sept. 19–20 − Yoga Get your chakras aligned with Mark Zajac before you head out to an invigorating day of TravCon.

Sept. 19–20 − Sound Bowl Session RN traveler and sound bowl leader Chelsea Renner teaches stress relief using a sound bowl.

 

Once you arrive at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, look for the TravCon volunteer team in the fluorescent bright green vests. Volunteers can assist you with registration, answer questions on logistics, session locations, and more. And be sure to download the TravCon App to see the schedule of classes, speakers, exhibitors, when and where to connect with fellow attendees, and get the latest conference updates and communications. There’s only a limited amount of tickets at the door, so if you haven’t reserved your spot yet, go to travcon.org and purchase your ticket online through Friday, September 16.