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National Leadership Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
June 22-25, 2005

2005 Daily Updates - Thursday, June 23, 2005

The Opryland Hotel was bustling and NLC delegates were busy and energetic as they prepared for orientations, exams and procedures for Tuesday’s events.

Promptly at 8 am, competitors from HOSA Bowl, Parliamentary Procedure, Medical Reading and Creative Problem Solving crowded around the posting of the Round Two competitors in front of HOSA headquarters. Those competitors moving on to Round Two will spend today preparing for their next round.

The National Officer Candidates were busy once again with the “Meet the Candidates’ Breakfast” from 7 – 8:30 AM. Here, they were able to meet with the Voting Delegates and became more acquainted with those they might not have had the opportunity to meet.

Exhibitors began setting up booths at 9 AM 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:

Administrative Medical Assisting

Biomedical Debate – Preliminary Rounds

Clinical Specialty

CPR/First Aid

Creative Problem Solving

Dental Assisting

Dental Spelling

Dental Terminology

EMT

Extemporaneous Health Poster

Extemporaneous Writing

First Aid/Rescue Breathing

Health Education

Interviewing Skills

Job Seeking Skills

Medical Assisting Clinical

Medical Laboratory Assisting

Medical Mathematics

Medical Spelling

Medical Terminology

Nursing Assisting

Outstanding HOSA Chapter

Parliamentary Procedure

Physical Therapy

Practical Nursing

Sports Medicine

Veterinary Assisting

Round Two Competitors were posted for the following events:

Administrative Medical Assisting
Physical Therapy
Dental Assisting
Veterinary Assisting
Sports Medicine
Nursing Assisting
Medical Spelling
Dental Spelling

Approximately 120 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 ensuring 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 19 Educational Symposiums on Thursday and Friday of this year’s NLC. Conference delegates are invited to attend as many as they are able. Ed Symposiums are a great tool for HOSA members because they learn about real world issues from healthcare industry professionals. Educational Symposiums further classroom education for both HOSA members and advisors. The Ed Symposium topics range from “Hands on Anatomy in Clay – Reflex Arc and Heart,” “Flight Nursing,” “Athletic Training Careers – Health Care for the Physically Active,” and many more. HOSA was grateful to Vanderbilt Medical Center for landing their LifeFlight helicopter outside the Opryland hotel and offering HOSA members the opportunity to tour the helicopter and find out more about Flight Nursing.

The Business Session began Thursday at 3 PM. 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 PM, and the results will be announced on Friday evening at the Recognition Session.

It is obvious that the delegates are having an exciting time meeting new people, competing and spending time with their HOSA friends. They are looking forward to the days ahead and the excitement of being at nationals!

 


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