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National Leadership Conference
Dallas, TX
June 18-21, 2008

2008 Daily Updates

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

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Thursday morning got off to an exciting start at 7:00 a.m. with HOSA’s Voting Delegates getting the opportunity to meet the National Officer Candidates at the Meet the Candidates Breakfast. During the breakfast, Voting Delegates were able to ask questions of the candidates in an effort to learn more about each individual.

HOSA Leadership hosted the second Newcomers - Coffee Talk of the conference. Coffee Talk provides local advisors an opportunity to visit with the leadership in order to ask questions and gain insight into the organization.

8 a.m. brought test time for many nervous competitors in several events including, Clinical Nursing, Medical Assisting Clinical, CPR/First Aid, EMT, Dental Assisting and Sports medicine.

Amy Gallimore facilitated over 130 HOSA leaders in the morning and afternoon sessions of the HOSA Leadership Academy. The students always come away from these sessions very excited to return to their chapter and put into practice the knowledge they have gained.

Exhibitors opened up booths at 9 a.m. to prepare for their second day of the HOSA Exposition. It was busy for the exhibitors as competitors and delegates visited the booths steadily throughout the day to learn more about their organizations and products.

The following events took place on Thursday:

CPR/First Aid
Veterinary Assisting
Sports Medicine
Extemporaneous Writing
Interviewing Skills
Career Health Display
Rescue Breathing
Medical Photography
Parliamentary Procedure
Sports Medicine
Researched Persuasive Speaking
Medical Math
Medical Terminology
Dental Terminology
Knowledge Tests
Creative Problem Solving
Medical Reading
Home Health Aide
Speaking Skills
Extemporaneous Health Poster
Public Service Announcement
Forensic Medicine

Off-site events:

A special thanks to ATI Career Training Center and Baylor College of Dentistry for hosting the skills competitions for:
Personal Care
Physical Therapy
Medical Assisting Clinical
Dental Assisting
Round Two Competitors were posted for the following events:

Nursing Assisting
Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Laboratory Assisting
Medical Spelling
Dental Spelling
Biomedical Debate

Approximately 130 judges arrived during the day to attend orientations, which gave them the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about the judging process. HOSA is extremely thankful to the judges who volunteer their time and ensure that each competitor has the best opportunity and experience at this year’s NLC. HOSA’s judges make it possible for students to compete in order to succeed.

HOSA is proud to offer 20 Educational Symposiums on Thursday of this year’s NLC. Conference delegates are invited to attend as many as they are able. Educational Symposiums are a great tool for HOSA members because they learn about real world issues from professionals in the healthcare industry. Educational Symposiums further classroom education for both HOSA members and advisors. There are a variety of Symposium topics this year including, “Anatomy in Clay Workshop – Muscles and Bones,” “Flight Nursing,” “Your Future in Dentistry,” “Medical Reserve Corps 101,” “The Art of Baby Catching,” “Autism Speaks” and many more.

The Business Session began Thursday at 3 p.m. This session is always open to all HOSA delegates at the National Leadership Conference, but Voting Delegates are the only HOSA members allowed to vote on the proposed motions and National Officer Candidates. This session gave National Officer candidates an opportunity to speak to the Voting Delegate Assembly before the votes were cast. Voting concluded at 5 p.m., and the results will be announced on Friday evening at the Recognition Session.

This was the third year for the HOSA Showcase, which allows HOSA Conference Delegates the opportunity to view the projects and work of several events including, Career Health Display, Chapter Newsletter, Outstanding HOSA Chapter scrapbooks, Extemporaneous Health Poster, Community Awareness Project, Health Education presentations and Clinical Specialty projects. This is a great way for teachers and students to learn about these events.

It is obvious that the delegates are having an exciting time meeting new people, competing and spending time with their HOSA friends.

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