Apr 21, 2024

Exploring Healthcare Conferences in 2024

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As a travel healthcare worker, staying updated with the latest advancements, networking with peers, and honing professional skills are necessary parts of your profession. Conferences offer invaluable opportunities for healthcare workers to achieve these goals. As we delve into 2024, let’s explore some of the top conferences tailored to nurses, locum tenens, and allied healthcare workers.


American Nurses Association (ANA) Annual Conference:

The ANA Annual Conference, which will be held October 21-23 in Bolton Landing, New York,  is a premier event for nurses across all specialties. This year’s agenda addresses pressing issues such as the nursing shortage and evolving care delivery models, while also delving into emerging topics like virtual nursing and new technology that is reshaping the healthcare landscape. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, the conference provides a platform for nurses, nurse leaders, educators, and industry experts to exchange ideas and explore solutions that enhance nursing practice and improve patient care.

Emergency Nursing:

Organized by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), this conference caters specifically to emergency nurses. It offers specialized education sessions, skill-building workshops, and simulation experiences focused on managing critical situations in emergency care settings. With a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, this conference equips emergency nurses with the tools and knowledge needed to deliver high quality patient care. The 2024 Emergency Nursing Conference will be held September 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Locum Tenens:

Society of Hospital Medicine Conference:

Hosted by the Society of Hospital Medicine, the annual conference for Hospitalists will meet in 2024 from April 12-15 in San Diego, California. Network with thousands of hospitalists from across the nation and explore a variety of educational sessions. If you missed this year’s conference, SHM also hosts a variety of in person and virtual events throughout the year for hospitalists.

National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) Annual Convention:

NALTO’s Annual Convention serves as a hub for locum tenens agencies, recruiters, and healthcare professionals. Featuring educational sessions, panel discussions, and networking events, the convention offers valuable opportunities to collaborate, share best practices, and address challenges in the locum tenens industry. NALTO will host a fall fly in convention September 24-25 in Austin, Texas.

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA):

The AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists) conference will be held in San Diego from August 2nd to 6th in 2024. This promises to be an enriching experience for nurse anesthetists and healthcare professionals alike. Renowned for its comprehensive program, this conference will feature cutting-edge presentations, workshops, and hands-on sessions covering the latest advancements and best practices in anesthesia care. With plenty of opportunities for networking and collaboration, the AANA conference serves as a platform for advancing knowledge and enhancing the quality of anesthesia care delivery.

Allied Healthcare Workers:

American-Speech-Language-Hearing Convention (ASHA):

The ASHA conference is a key event for professionals in communication sciences and disorders. It offers presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities, showcasing the latest research and best practices in speech-language pathology, audiology, and related fields. It provides attendees with opportunities for networking, learning, and professional development, ultimately contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the improvement of clinical care in the field. The 2024 ASHA Convention will be held December 5–7, 2024 in Seattle, Washington.

American Physical Therapy Association Conference (APTA):

The APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) conference is a prominent gathering for professionals in the field of physical therapy. It provides a platform for physical therapists, researchers, educators, and students to exchange knowledge, discuss innovations, and enhance their skills. The conference typically features a diverse range of presentations, seminars, and exhibits covering topics such as rehabilitation techniques, injury prevention, and advancements in technology. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in continuing education, networking, and collaboration. The 2024 conference has passed, but stay prepared to attend the 2025 conference February 13-15 in Houston, Texas.

All Travel Healthcare


The TravCon (Travelers Conference) in 2024 is scheduled from September 22nd to 25th in Las Vegas. This conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to connect with peers, industry leaders, travel healthcare agencies and experts in travel nursing, allied health, and locum tenens. With a focus on networking, education, and collaboration, TravCon provides a platform for attendees to gain insights, share experiences, and stay on top of the latest trends and innovations in travel healthcare staffing.

Attending a conference is a wonderful opportunity for professional growth and development. Whether you’re a nurse, locum tenens provider, or allied healthcare worker, these conferences offer valuable opportunities to expand your knowledge, network with peers, and stay at the forefront of your field. If you are considering becoming a first time traveler, or you’re looking for your next assignment, visit the Aequor Talent Portal to browse our variety of open positions and talk with one of our dedicated travel healthcare recruiters today!

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