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Pack your bags for a travel nursing conference


Travel nursing conference in las vegasI recently interviewed Rebecca Herdlein of Healthcare Travelbook about the annual conference for travelers. You can read it below.

What’s the name of the conference?
The Traveling Medical Professional’s Conference (TMPC )

When is the conference?
September 26 and 27, 2011

Who can attend?
The conference is open for anyone to attend – from those who are interested in traveling to seasoned veterans (we also welcome friends and spouses)! This is the only national conference dedicated to traveling medical professionals!

Where is the conference?
This year’s conference will be held on the Las Vegas strip at the MGM Gr and Hotel.

Where should I stay?
The MGM Gr and Hotel has reasonably priced rooms (approx $90/night) and is located on the strip. You may, however, stay at any hotel of your choosing. There are less expensive hotel options located within a short walking distance to the MGM Gr and Hotel.

How much does it cost to attend the conference?
So far, we have managed to keep the conference FREE to attend.

Who are the sponsors?
The conference is sponsored by three organizations managed by fellow travelers: Travel Tax, Pan Travelers (the travelers association), and Healthcare Travelbook.

How many travelers attend each year?
The conference attendance has ranged from 25 to 200 attendees. Based on feedback thus far, we are expecting a great turnout this year!

How long has it been around?
This will be the 4th year for this annual conference.

How did it start?
The seeds of a national conference began forming in the mind of a traveling nurse in 2007. She decided to make it a reality when she realized that traveling nurses and therapists had limited resources available to connect with fellow travelers and discuss common issues. A year later in 2008, the first TMPC convention was held in Las Vegas and was a huge success.

What is the goal?
Our goal is to unite travelers for the enjoyment of socializing with colleagues and sharing our common lifestyle. We will also provide several continuing education sessions with topics selected to appeal to the needs of travelers. Most of all, our goal is to have FUN!

What will travelers learn at the conference?
The conference provides the best opportunity for travelers to network and share experiences with each other. Travelers will also be able to participate in a roundtable Q&A with seasoned travelers, industry insiders, tax and financial experts. Topics include retirement planning, tax basics, social networking, resources available to travelers, st and ards of practice for travelers, how to start traveling, and about RV living. Other traveler specific topics may be covered as well.

What is the agenda?
We have 2 days filled with presentations, interactive discussions, and chances to meet and greet each other in an informal setting.

Monday the 26th will include presentations on topics that include starting out as a traveler, tax basics, an update from Pan Travelers founder, Phil Light, updates on the travel nursing industry,
financial planning and negotiating contracts.

Tuesday the 27th we will cover topics such as st and ards of practice and legalities for travelers, social networking , and RV Living. The day will conclude with an informal roundtable Q&A session with seasoned travelers, industry insiders, and tax and financial experts which gives attendees a unique opportunity to ask any questions they may have. This is a one-of-a kind learning opportunity!

We will also have many opportunities to socialize together as a group. If you choose, you may join the group for lunch, dinner, and other social activities that will be announced at a later date.

Who are the speakers?
Some of the speakers include:
Joseph Smith, Travel Tax
Phil Light, Founder of Pan Travelers
David Feiler, Financial Advisor
Dr. Helen Felence, Nurse Educator and Director of the Nightengale Society
Wes and Rebecca Herdlein, Healthcare Travelbook
Cynthia Kinnas, CEO of Clinical One

Anything else travelers should know?
Travelers should know that TMPC is organized and operated by fellow travelers who underst and the needs of other travelers. It has no affiliation with any travel nurse company in order to maintain complete independence and neutrality.

Also, we ask that any travelers that are interested in attending this year’s event to please let us know by sending an email to so that we can ensure space is available for all that want to attend.

Who can travelers contact for more information?
Anyone who would like more information can go to the conference website at
They can also send an email to or they can call 415-413-3503 for more information.

About the Author:

My name is Jeff Long. I’m the Marketing Director at Medical Solutions, one of the leading travel nursing companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. I have worked at Medical Solutions for over five years and think it is a great company that has a lot to offer nurses and allied health professionals interested in a travel career. I do post just a small sampling of travel nursing jobs from Medical Solutions, but mostly I write about travel nursing. On this site you will not be recruited on this blog (unless you specifically inquire about traveling with Medical Solutions then I will forward your info to a Recruiter). I understand that you are reading and/or commenting on this blog purely for informational purposes and I want you to enjoy that experience My job is to help you meet your career goals by sharing information, advice and the benefits of travel nursing with you.

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