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Florida Blue Foundation In Partnership with the Florida Action Coalition

2013 Statewide Nursing Summit
Nursing in Florida: Celebrating the Past and Advancing the Future
November 13-15, 2013

Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
Tampa, FL

The purpose of the Summit is to empower nurses in every health care setting with the information and contacts needed for them to succeed in their careers and in caring for patients.  A distinguished panel of nurse leaders from around Florida is serving as the Summit advisory committee.  Sessions include interactive workshops and speakers, featuring keynote speakers Donna Shalala, University of Miami; and Peter Buerhaus, Vanderbilt University.  The Summit will be held live in Tampa but we will be simulcasting the Summit at satellite centers across Florida.  For more information on the satellite centers, click on the registration button at the bottom of this page.

Click here for the agenda

Who Should Attend

This program is designed to meet the educational needs of nurse educators, researchers, administrators, nurse practitioners, physicians, psychologists, LCSW/LMFT/LMHC, students and all others in health-related fields.

Registration Information
Registration is required and each person is required to register individually.  To register, click the REGISTER button at the bottom of the page.

Payment Information

The cost of the Summit is $235, which includes the program and all sessions, lunch on both days, and a reception on Thursday night. There will be a Pre-Summit workshop for $135 as well as a free Florida Blue-sponsored session - An Update on ACA Implementation.  Sign up for both the Pre-Summit workshop and the 2-day Summit for a discounted price of $285. This registration fee includes the cost of continuing education units.

Payment is by check or credit card only and must be paid prior to the event, within 2 weeks of registration. Checks should be made payable to "Florida Blue Foundation" and mailed to:

Florida Blue Foundation
Attn: Barbara Riggan
4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway, DC3-4
Jacksonville, FL  32246

You may pay by credit card on the registration page.

Business attire is appropriate for all events. Remember to dress in layers as meeting room temperatures may vary.

Location: USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning (CAMLS)
124 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 224-7860

Hotel Information
The Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center
513 South Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 769-8300

The Embassy Suites is located downtown, just one block from CAMLS, and by streetcar to Ybor City's shops and nightlife, Channelside's upscale restaurants and movie theatres, Florida Aquarium and other area attractions.  A limited block of rooms is available for early registrants.  The hotel features a complimentary breakfast, a two-hour Manager's Reception and discounted valet parking.

There are a limited amount of rooms at a special room rate of $139 (plus 12% tax, single or double occupancy, includes internet access).   Please click here or call (813) 769-8300 and mention the "Florida Blue Foundation Nursing Summit" conference to receive the special group rate.  This rate cannot be guaranteed, so be sure to book today!

Information and Assistance
Please contact us with any questions or concerns:
Phone: 1-800-477-3736, ext. 63215
Email: TheBlueFoundation@bcbsfl.com

Date: Nov 13, 2013 to Nov 15, 2013


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