17th Annual Conference
17th Annual Conference
April 2 - 5, 2014 | Sheraton New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Highlight the best of your company’s products and services by exhibiting at the 17th Annual STN Conference. The Society is expecting an audience of over 500 trauma nurses and nursing professionals, many of which are involved in the management of trauma programs and trauma systems.
The 2013 Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus contains all the information you’ll need to reserve your exhibit space and sponsorship for the conference. Don’t delay – booth space is limited, reserve your booth today!
CLICK HERE to download the Exhibitor Prospectus.
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Welcome to the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, in the heart of the Big Easy. Fresh off a $50 Million revitalization, work, play or simply relax at our New Orleans hotel, centrally located within an atmosphere of endless excitement in one of the world’s greatest cities. Arise to a breakfast of beignets just steps from the French Quarter. Spend an afternoon shopping Royal Street and the French Market. Relax in Jackson Square or dine at a world famous restaurant in the French Quarter. Place yourself in the middle of all the things to do in New Orleans!
Rates and Reservations
The STN Annual Convention guest room rate is only $213 per night plus tax single/double occupancy. Reservations must be made by March 3, 2014. Register online at www.traumanurses.org/hotel, or call (504) 525-2500 and mention STN to receive the group rate.
Transportation from Louis Armstrong International Airport
You may reserve a shared ride service between the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and Louis Armstrong International Airport through New Orleans Airport Shuttle. Rates are $20pp one way / $38pp roundtrip. Please call 504-522-3500 for information or make reservations online at least 24 hours prior to your flight departure time. Taxis are available outside of baggage claim and the average fare to our New Orleans hotel is $33. For more ground transportation options please visit the Louis Armstrong International website at www.flymsy.com.
Our New Orleans hotel is also located right on the Streetcar line which provides easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. One-way cost: $1.25. One, 3 and 5-day unlimited ride passes are also available for $5, $12 and $20 respectively.
Valet parking service is available for our guests, we do not offer self-parking. Vehicles are secured in a covered garage adjacent to the hotel. Due to limited space and height restrictions parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis and we cannot accommodate oversized vehicles. Overnight guest rate is $38 + tax.
About New Orleans
New Orleans is a town famous for its French Quarter and Bourbon Street, for hot Cajun and Creole cuisine and for cool Dixieland jazz, and one event surpasses them all as the city’s legendary signature piece - Mardi Gras! Within walking distance of the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel you’ll find enough to keep you busy and entertained for as long as you plan on staying with the many exciting things to do in New Orleans. Exit the hotel’s front doors, cross historic Canal Street and you’re in the French Quarter, home to famous restaurants and nightclubs, live music, fantastic shopping, museums and historic sites, unique architecture and a one-of-a-kind, spirited atmosphere. Many visitors are content to spend their entire stay in the French Quarter. But if you do venture out, great things await you. For more information about New Orleans, visit www.neworleanscvb.com.
2014 Conference Highlights
- Special Interest Groups/Committees have moved to Wednesday morning, before the pre-conference sessions. This is a great opportunity to network with others in your special interest area.
- Welcome Reception – The welcome reception will be on Wednesday evening after the pre-conference sessions.
- More Concurrent Sessions – Once again, we’ve expanded the breakout sessions – from 21 to 24 – to give you more choice in topics: This year’s conference offers four consecutive hours of concurrent programs on Thursday, with six choices each hour.
- Plenary Sessions – You’ll find plenary sessions that address the big questions confronting trauma nurses, from “WHY” to “If not now, WHEN?” These sessions also address the ongoing issues that surround trauma resuscitation, unique trauma populations, and multiple casualty events. The speakers include both civilian and military experts.
- Clinical Topics – The up-to-date clinical content in both breakout and plenary sessions is designed to meet the needs of trauma professionals in a variety of work settings.
- Poster Abstract CE – The option of earning continuing education (CE) for poster abstract reviews will be offered Thursday afternoon after the last concurrent session.
- Post-Conference Sessions – We listened to you and have moved the TOPIC and Optimal courses to Saturday, to give participants the option of attending the 4-hour pre-conferences as well as the post-conferences.