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12 Healthcare Conferences in 2024 for Nurses and Allied Professionals

January 22, 2024

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Megan Bebout

HealthcareConferences-minHealthcare conferences have incredible benefits for medical professionals. Not sold? By attending healthcare conferences, you gain opportunities to learn from renowned experts in the field, stay up to date on new trends and technologies, network with other people, including digital healthcare executives, and earn continuing education credits. Here are some of the top healthcare conferences and conventions for healthcare providers in 2024.

 

12 Healthcare Conferences in 2024 for Nurses and Allied Professionals

 

February

75th Annual Wisconsin Student Nurses’ Association (WSNA) Convention

  • Dates: February 2-4
  • Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Cost: $150 (non-member) / $110 (member)
  • Credits offered: 👎
  • Attendees: nursing students

The annual WSNA Convention is a vibrant gathering that plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of nursing professionals in the state. This dynamic event brings together aspiring student nurses from various educational institutions, providing attendees with a unique platform to enhance their knowledge, connect with industry leaders, and forget lasting relationships with peers.

This convention features an array of engaging sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities that are designed to nurture the growth and development of future nurses. Focused on education, empowerment, and collaboration, the WSNA Convention serves as a catalyst for students to explore the multifaceted aspects of nursing, stay up to date on emerging healthcare trends, and learn more about potential nursing careers. Make the most of this year’s event and connect with your Fusion Medical Staffing friends at the convention — we’ll be there!

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM)

  • Dates: February 14-17
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Cost: varies depending on physical therapy career
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: physical therapists (PTs), physical therapy assistants (PTAs)

The APTA CSM stands as a flagship event, uniting physical therapy professionals from diverse specializations for an enriching and collaborative experience. This happening serves as a focal point for sharing cutting-edge research, innovative clinical practices, and advancements in physical therapy.

Related: What Physical Therapists Can Get Out of Attending the APTA CSM

Attendees, including physical therapists, researchers, educators, and healthcare travel agencies (like Fusion Medical Staffing!), get together to participate in a myriad of sessions, workshops, and discussions that span the spectrum of physical therapy specialties. By providing a comprehensive platform for education, networking, and skill-building, the APTA CSM contributes significantly to the ongoing evolution of physical therapy, ensuring that allied health professionals remain at the forefront of delivering high-quality, patient-centered care.

March

APTA Oregon Annual Conference

  • Dates: March 2
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Cost: varies depending on physical therapy career
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: PTs, PTAs

Looking for more conferences for allied health professionals? Check out the APTA Oregon Annual Conference! Bringing together dedicated physical therapy professionals, this gathering offers a collaborative and informative experience. PTs, PTAs, and physical therapy students are all welcome!

Wondering what there is to do at the conference? To name a few, you can explore the latest advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and advocacy; focus on your own professional development; and network with Fusion Medical Staffing recruiters! We’ll see you there.   

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) INSPIRE 2024 Annual Conference & Expo

  • Dates: March 21-23
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Cost: varies depending on occupational therapy career
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: occupational therapists (OTs), certified occupational therapy assistants (COTAs)

You won’t want to miss the annual AOTA INSPIRE Conference, especially if you’re an OT or COTA. A hub of innovative ideas, this happening offers a platform for therapists, practitioners, and students to engage in meaningful discussion, share the latest research findings, and learn about industry trends.

Related: AOTA INSPIRE 2023 Recap

Emphasizing the importance of lifelong learning, the AOTA INSPIRE Conference inspires participants to push the boundaries of occupational therapy. Get ready to indulge in knowledge, new connections, and a shared passion for advancing the practice of occupational therapy. We’re registered — are you?

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April

National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) Annual Convention

  • Dates: April 3-7
  • Location: Lake Buena Vista, FL
  • Cost: varies
  • Credits offered: 👎
  • Attendees: nursing students

Do you dream of being a registered nurse? Attending the NSNA Annual Convention could help make your dream a reality.

Organized by the NSNA, this convention exists for aspiring nursing professionals to engage in a wide array of activities that are designed to enhance your knowledge, skills, and business connections. Register today to claim the best seat in the house for dynamic keynote speakers, informative workshops, and interactive exhibits, like ones with us!

May

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Clinical Informatics Conference

  • Dates: May 21-23
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Cost: $680 (non-member) / $575 (member)
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: physicians, healthcare practitioners, nurses, lab technicians, healthcare executives, and more

If you’re looking for more information about technology in healthcare, the AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference is for you! Here, you can learn the importance of clinical informatics and gain insights into the dynamic landscape of healthcare technology.

When you attend, you can anticipate conversing with leading experts, participating in interactive activities, and experimenting with the latest advancements in informatics methodologies and technologies. With a priority of bridging the gap between technology and healthcare delivery, the AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference helps promote interdisciplinary collaboration for enhanced patient care and outcomes.

June

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Convention

  • Dates: June 7-11
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Cost: $849 (non-members) / $599 (members)
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: nurses caring for newborns and their families

Ready to up your game as a neonatal nurse? Get your tickets for the AWHONN Convention! The AWHONN’s annual convention provides opportunities to discover new ideas, expand their networks, and learn.

At the end, attendees should be able to develop methods to address challenges in education, research, practice, and leadership, as well as appraise methods to address injustices that impact health through collaboration while delivering the best possible care for newborns and their parents.

July

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) Annual Institute and Conference

  • Dates: July 23-28
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Cost: varies depending on nursing profession
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: RNs, licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), nursing students

Nursing professionals and stakeholders who are committed to addressing healthcare disparities and advancing cultural competency in nursing practice unite! The 2024 NBNA conference is waiting for you.

This year, the event is named “Advancing Health Care Across the Lifespan: Through Re-Imagining Nursing and Human Caring.” There are several breakfast sessions, forums, and speakers to look forward to at the annual NBNA conference, including “Advancing DEI with Human-Centered Design,” and “Health Equity Across the Life Cycle,” sponsored master classes, and professional workshops. You won’t want to be left behind!

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Annual Conference

  • Dates: July 31-August 3
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Cost: varies depending on nursing profession
  • Credits offered: 👎
  • Attendees: RNs, LPNs, LVNs, nursing students

You don’t have to be a member of the Hispanic community to be passionate about equality of care or to attend the NAHN annual conference. The 2024 conference theme is “El Futuro es Hoy: Advancing Nursing Policies, Systems, and Environmental Changes to Impact our Diverse Communities.”

After attending the 49th NAHN conference, you’ll be able to apply best practice strategies to promote the health and wellbeing of nurses across the profession, resolve inequities and disparities among the Hispanic population impacting outcomes within the healthcare system, and implement leadership skills to become change agents to advance health equity. Win-win-win.

September

Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Annual Conference

  • Dates: September 19-22
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Cost: varies depending on physical therapy career
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: PTs, PTAs, physical therapy students

Didn’t make it to the APTA Oregon or APTA CSM conferences? No sweat! Attend the FPTA Annual Conference and get your fill of physical therapy-related insights and information.

Passion meets practice at the FPTA conference. Geared toward students, professionals, and enthusiasts alike, this gathering is your ticket to staying ahead in the ever-evolving realm of physical therapy. Imagine a blend of energizing workshops, cutting-edge sessions, and a buzzing atmosphere where ideas spark and connections flourish. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or just starting your journey, the FPTA Annual Conference promises an exciting blend of education, networking, and a splash of Florida sunshine.

Annual Traveler's Conference (TravCon)

  • Dates: September 22-25
  • Location: Paris, NV
  • Cost: $399 (general admission)
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: all traveling healthcare professionals, healthcare executives

Bringing together nearly 2,000 nurses of all specialties and allied health professionals each year, TravCon is the mother of healthcare conferences. (And as seasoned TravCon attendees and exhibitors, we can confirm!)

Related: 5 Ways to Prepare for TravCon

It doesn’t matter if you’re a travel nurse, therapist, lab technician, or another type of esteemed healthcare provider, TravCon is your go-to event. Between gaining expert insight and sharpening your skills, you’re sure to forge lasting connections, swap stories, and make new friends. At TravCon, you’ll be part of an upbeat community ready to learn, connect, and have a blast. Here’s a look into what last year’s TravCon event looked like!

October

American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) Annual Conference

  • Dates: October 17-19
  • Location: Louis, MO
  • Cost: $599 (non-member) / $399 (member)
  • Credits offered: 👍
  • Attendees: nurses, nursing students, faculty members, researchers, nursing leaders

Prepare yourself to break stereotypes — the AAMN Annual Conference is returning in 2024. This is a safe space for male nurses and allies to come together to celebrate diversity, share knowledge, and champion change.

With a blend of forward-thinking discussions, hands-on workshops, and an energetic and inclusive vibe, this AAMN event has it all. Mark your calendars and join the AAMN movement.

Fusion Medical Staffing Q1 2024 student career fairs

We’re coming in hot with career fairs on campuses nationwide to talk about the many perks of being a travel nurse or traveling allied health professional. Our student outreach team travels to universities like yours and attends conferences all over the country to stay connected and give you the resources you need to succeed in your field.

Wondering where we’ll be in Q1? Peep the career fairs below. Don’t see your university there? Request a lunch and learn and we’ll come to you and give you all the deets!

University of St. Augustine

  • Date: January 31
  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Cost: FREE
  • Attendees: PT, OT, and speech-language pathology students

University of Iowa

  • Date: March 1
  • Location: Iowa City, IA
  • Cost: FREE
  • Attendees: PT students

Washington University

  • Date: March 27
  • Location: Louis, MO
  • Cost: FREE
  • Attendees: PT and OT students

 

 

 

Regardless of where you are in your healthcare travel journey — a student, a seasoned pro, or somewhere in-between — you can open a world of unparalleled opportunities by attending any of these healthcare conferences. Whether you’re seeking to stay on top of the latest industry updates, connect with like-minded individuals, or meet Fusion Medical Staffing recruiters in the flesh, going to conferences can elevate your career.

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