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36th Annual National Leadership Conference

Nashville, TN June 26 - 29, 2013

2013 HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors

Front Row Left to Right: Nae Won (NC), David Kelly (OK), Antonio Hernandez (CA), Kayla Loomis (AZ) 2nd Row Left to Right: Cheryl Wooten (TN), Lara Skaggs (OK), Angel Clark (SC), Tonia Moore-Davis (TN) 3rd Row Left to Right: Jane Shovlin (AZ), Lowell Doringo (FL), Denise Abbott (UT), Sam Schaffzin (NJ) Back Row Left to Right: Allen Seigler, (GA) Cynthia Sundstrom (WV), Frank Berdos (FL)

National Executive Committee

Denise Abbott Chair

Jane Shovlin Chair-Elect

Lowell Doringo Immediate Past Chair

Allen Seigler Secretary

David Kelly President

Antonio Hernandez President-Elect


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This is it. Nationals.
In June, thousands of Future Health Professionals from 50 states and territories will take over Nashville in the largest National Leadership Conference in HOSA history. The stage is set; the spotlight is waiting. How will you be recognized? Welcome to the world of National HOSA, and to Build a Better You! We are thrilled to be presenting this years conference in an unparalleled locale. Nashville boasts hundreds of years of history as well as a cutting edge food and entertainment scene. We couldnt be happier with the incredible Gaylord Opryland Hotel, which has been newly renovated and is truly a first class experience. Finally, we know that the HOSA nation will select only the best of the best to participate, and we are routinely blown away by their skill, dedication, and professionalism.

Well be announcing exciting new programs, updates, and partnerships at this years opening session, including our potential for over 150,000 members nationwide! If you want to get a sneak preview of some of these updates, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter. So the question is: how will you get to Nashville? Will you choose to compete in one or more of over 50 competitive events? Do you have what it takes to get a gold medal at the largest NLC in history? Or will you be recognized for your work with one of our partners or in your chapter? Only time will tell, but with such an electrifying week planned, this NLC will be one you dont want to miss. To get a better feel for just some of the incredible experiences that await those attending, take a look at the tentative agenda provided. Your National Executive Council is already thrilled with the prospect of you and your chapter attending. Join us to learn why we are who we are. Because we are HOSA: building better training, building better futures, Building a Better You!

David Kelly National President HOSA - Future Health Professionals 3


HOSA National Leadership Conference

Tentative Conference Schedule Nashville 2013
The schedule of events for NLC 2013 has NOT been finalized, therefore, this agenda MUST be considered as tentative. As soon as all activities and events are finalized, a detailed agenda will be published at Educational Symposium Workshops are not shown and will be scheduled throughout the day on Thursday and Friday. State meetings are not shown on the following conference schedule and will be scheduled by the State Advisor.

Monday, June 24, 2013

All Day HOSA Headquarters All Day Competitive Events Headquarters 8:00 am 12:00 pm Competitive Events Management Team Meeting 12:00 noon 1:00 pm Committees Luncheon 6 pm 7:00 pm Committee Reception

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

All Day HOSA Headquarters All Day Competitive Events Headquarters 8:30 am 12:00 pm HOSA Leadership University HOSA 301 State Officers 9:00 am 10:00 am State Advisor Registration 2:00 pm 3:00 pm State Advisor Registration (repeated) 5:30 pm 7:30 pm State Advisor Dinner Meeting 6:30 pm 8:30 pm National Officer Candidate Orientation and Exam 8:00 pm 9:00 pm CEU Registration *For advisors planning to earn CEUs 8:30 pm 9:30 pm Nominating Committee Meeting 9:00 pm 11:00 pm State Presidents Reception 11:00 pm Posting of National Officer Interview Schedule 12:30 am Curfew

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

All Day HOSA Headquarters All Day Competitive Events Headquarters 8:00 am 1:30 pm National Officer Interviews 8:00 am 1:30 pm Conference Registration

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 1:00 pm 11:00 am 12:30 pm 11:00 am 1:00 pm 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 2:30 pm 3:30 pm Newcomers Coffee Talk *Informal discussion session for all new local advisors. HOSA Exposition Registration CE Event Manager Orientation VIP Luncheon * By invitation only Nominating Committee Lunch HOSA Exposition Nominating Committee Report Local and State Advisor Orientation Healthcare Issues Exam Orientation and Written Test Event Personnel Meetings * Required meeting for Event Manager, Section Leaders, and Event Personnel Only Physical Therapy Home Health Aide Veterinary Science Clinical Nursing Biomedical Debate Public Health MRC Partnership Forensic Medicine Career Health Display Public Service Announcement Community Awareness Health Education Nursing Assisting Life Support Skills Personal Care Speaking Skills Interviewing Skills Knowledge Tests Prepared Speaking Extemporaneous Health Poster Medical Photography Job Seeking Skills Extemporaneous Speaking Voting Delegate Orientation Courtesy Corps Meeting Washington Ideas Meeting

3:00 pm 4:00 pm 3:30 pm 4:30 pm 3:30 pm 4:30 pm

3:30 pm 4:30 pm CEU Registration *For advisors planning to earn CEUs 4:00 pm 5:30 pm Competitive Event Orientations * Required meeting for Competitors Public Health MRC Partnership Career Health Display Public Service Announcement Researched Persuasive Speaking Community Awareness Health Education Clinical Specialty

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

4:00 pm 5:30 pm Life Support Skills Personal Care Speaking Skills Interviewing Skills Prepared Speaking Extemporaneous Health Poster Job Seeking Skills Medical Photography Extemporaneous Speaking Nursing Assisting Orientation and Written Test

4:30 pm 6:30 pm

Physical Therapy Orientation and Written Test Home Health Aide Orientation and Written Test Veterinary Science Orientation and Written Test Clinical Nursing Orientation and Written Test 4:30 pm 5:30 pm Event Personnel Meetings * Required meeting for Event Manager, Section Leaders, and Event Personnel Only Medical Terminology, Dental Terminology and Medical Math Medical Reading 5:00 pm 7:30 pm Scholarship Recipient/HOSA Sponsor Dinner * By invitation only 5:30 pm 6:30 pm Event Personnel Meetings * Required meeting for Event Manager, Section Leaders, and Event Personnel Only Epidemiology CPR/First Aid EMT Researched Persuasive Speaking HOSA Bowl Parliamentary Procedure Biotechnology Clinical Specialty CERT Skills Outstanding HOSA Chapter Medical Spelling Dental Spelling Extemporaneous Writing Healthy Lifestyle 5:30 pm 6:30 pm Flag and Opening Session Practice
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

7:30 pm 9:30 pm Opening General Session 11:00 pm Round Two Competitors Posted Physical Therapy Home Health Aide Veterinary Science Clinical Nursing Nursing Assisting 11:00 pm Midnight

Committee Meetings (if needed) Rules and Arbitration Committee Credentials and Tellers Committee Curfew

12:30 am

Thursday, June 27, 2013

All Day HOSA Headquarters All Day Competitive Events Headquarters 7 am 8:00 am Healthy Start to the Day Aerobic exercise and yoga for ALL delegates 7 am 8:30 am 7:30 am 9:00 am 7:45 am 8:45 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 8:00 am 6:00 pm Meet the Candidates Breakfast Judges Breakfast and Orientation Career Health Display Set-Up Newcomers Coffee Talk * Informal discussion session for all new local advisors.

EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM CENTER * Open to all conference participants, a variety of workshops will be scheduled. 8:00 am 9:00 am Outstanding HOSA Chapter Competitor Orientation and Scrapbook Submission Parliamentary Procedure Orientation and Written Test Dental Spelling Orientation and Written Test Medical Spelling Orientation and Written Application CERT Skills Orientation and Written Test Forensic Medicine Orientation and Written Test 8:30 am Bus departs for Skill Events By Appointment Only Clinical Nursing Personal Care Nursing Assisting Physical Therapy Home Health Aide Veterinary Science

Thursday, June 27, 2013

9:00 am 12:00 pm HOSA Leadership University HOSA 201 Local Chapter Officers

9:00 am 6 pm HOSA Exposition and Showcase 9:00 am 12 noon COMPETITIVE EVENTS (By Appointment) MRC Partnership Prepared Speaking Medical Photography Community Awareness Public Service Announcement Career Health Display 9:30 am 12:00 noon Outstanding HOSA Chapter Judges Only 10:30 am 12:30 pm Biomedical Debate Orientation and Written Test Medical Assisting Orientation and Written Test Dental Science Orientation and Written Test EMT Orientation and Written Test Sports Medicine Orientation and Written Test

11:00 am 12:00 pm Event Personnel Meeting * Required meeting for Event Manager, Section Leaders, and Event Personnel Only Creative Problem Solving 11:30 am 1:00 pm 12:30 pm 1:30 pm Judges Luncheon and Orientation Event Personnel Meetings * Required meeting for Event Manager, Section Leaders, and Event Personnel Only Sports Medicine Medical Assisting Dental Science Round Two Competitors Posted Parliamentary Procedure Dental Spelling Medical Spelling Forensic Medicine HOSA Leadership University HOSA 101 Members

12:30 pm

1:00 pm 4:00 pm


Thursday, June 27, 2013

1:00 pm 4:30 pm COMPETITIVE EVENTS (By Appointment) Medical Spelling Spelldown Dental Spelling Spelldown Life Support Skills Public Health Round One Researched Persuasive Speaking Health Education Parliamentary Procedure Forensic Medicine Creative Problem Solving Orientation and Written Test Biotechnology Orientation and Written Test Medical Reading Orientation and Written Test Extemporaneous Writing Orientation and Essay

1:00 pm 3:00 pm

1:00 pm 2:00 pm Regional Meetings State Advisors Only 1:00 pm 3:00 pm EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS * Open to all conference participants, a variety of workshops will be scheduled. 2:00 pm 5:30 pm Extemporaneous Health Poster 3:00 pm 5:00 pm Business Session Voting Delegates must be in official HOSA uniform Open to all conference participants. 10:30 am 11:30 am HOSA Week and HOSA Happenings 11:30 am 12:30 pm MRC Partnership 12:00 noon 1:30 pm Career Health Display Competitors will take displays with them at 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm Community Awareness 2:30 pm 3:30 pm Public Service Announcement 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Outstanding HOSA Chapter Competitors will take scrapbooks with them at 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Health Education 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Open Showcase 8:00 pm 9:00 pm Extemporaneous Health Poster Competitors will take posters with them at 9:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:30 pm 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Judges Dinner and Orientation

*** HOSA Showcase ***


HOSA Bowl Orientation and Written Test Knowledge Test: Human Growth & Development Orientation and Written Test Knowledge Test: Pathophysiology Orientation and Written Test Knowledge Test: Nutrition Orientation and Written Test Healthy Lifestyle Orientation and Written Test

Thursday, June 27, 2013

4:30 pm Round Two Competitors Posted EMT CERT Skills Sports Medicine Biomedical Debate

5:30 pm 9:00 pm

COMPETITIVE EVENTS (By Appointment) Clinical Specialty Sports Medicine CERT Skills EMT Extemporaneous Speaking Job Seeking Skills Biomedical Debate

6:30 pm 8:00 pm HOSA Inc. Annual Meeting Election of HOSA, Inc. Board Members 7:00 pm 9:00 pm CPR/First Aid Orientation and Written Test Knowledge Test Pharmacology Orientation and Written Test Knowledge Test Medical Law and Ethics Orientation and Written Test Medical Terminology Orientation and Written Test 9:00 pm 10:30 pm 10:30 pm 11:00 pm Past HOSA Inc. Chairman Reception By invitation only Committee Meetings (If needed) Rules and Arbitration Credentials and Tellers Round Two Competitors Posted HOSA Bowl Medical Assisting Creative Problem Solving Dental Science Biotechnology Healthy Lifestyle Public Health CPR/First Aid

11:30 pm 12:30 am




Friday, June 28, 2013

All Day All Day 7:00 am 8:00 am HOSA Headquarters Competitive Events Headquarters Healthy Start to the Day Aerobic exercise and yoga for ALL delegates

7:30 am 9:00 am Judges Breakfast and Orientation 8:00 am 9:00 am Newcomers Coffee Talk *Informal discussion session for all new local advisors. 8:00 am 6:00 pm EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM CENTER * Open to all conference participants, a variety of workshops will be scheduled. Check the HOSA website in May for a workshop schedule. Dental Terminology Orientation and Written Test

8:00 am 10:00 am

8:30 am Bus departs for Skill Events at Remington College By Appointment Only Medical Assisting Biotechnology Dental Science 8:30 am 12:00 pm HOSA Leadership University HOSA 401 - New Advisors

9:00 am 1:00 pm HOSA Exposition and Showcase 9:00 am 12 noon COMPETITIVE EVENTS (By Appointment) CPR/First Aid Interviewing Skills Creative Problem Solving Healthy Lifestyle HOSA Bowl 9:30 am 12:30 pm 10:00 am 11:00 am 10:30 am 12:30 pm

HOSA Leadership University HOSA 101 Members CEU Credit: Meeting with HOSA Management HOSA Inc. Board Members and Staff Medical Math Orientation and Written Test Epidemiology Orientation and Written Test Open to all conference participants Medical Photography Clinical Specialty Open Showcase Healthy Lifestyle

*** HOSA Showcase ***

9:00 am 3:00 pm 9:00 am 10:00 am 10;00 am 11:00 am 11:00 am 12:30 pm

Friday, June 28, 2013

11:00 am 12:30 pm 12:30 pm 3:00 pm Judges Luncheon and Orientation COMPETITIVE EVENTS (By Appointment) Public Health Round Two Speaking Skills 12:30 pm 2 pm HOSA Bowl Finals Time Approximate *Open to all conference participants 12:30 pm 4:00 pm HOSA Leadership University HOSA 501 - Advanced Chapter Advisors 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm 10:30 pm 10:00 pm 12:00 am 12:30 am HOSA Leadership University HOSA 201 Local Chapter Officers Regional Meetings State Advisors Only New Board Member Orientation

National Recognition Session CEU Credit Distribution * Must bring completed forms

HOSA Dance Curfew

Saturday, June 29, 2013

All Day All Day All Day 8:00 am 9:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 4:00 pm 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 10:00 pm 12:00 am 1:00 am HOSA Headquarters Competitive Events Headquarters HOSA Day in Nashville CEU Credit Distribution * Must bring completed forms Transition Breakfast * Newly elected national officers Postsecondary/Collegiate Grand Awards Session Secondary Grand Awards Session Grand Awards Dance Curfew

Sunday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 3, 2013

All Day Executive Council Training

HOSA Event Topics 2012-13

2012-13 National Theme:


Public Health
2012-13 topic category is: National Prevention Strategy Teams will use the National Prevention Strategy: Americas Plan for Better Health and Wellness as their resource for developing a public health presentation about one or more of the following strategies that contribute to the prevention of disease and the promotion of healthy practices. Injury and violence free living Tobacco free living Preventing drug abuse and excessive alcohol use Active living Healthy eating

Extemporaneous Speaking

Can be any topic related to current health issues or HOSA. For example: HOSA and Community Service The Benefits of Service Learning Teens and Smoking The Value of HOSA in Promoting Career Opportunities in Health Care The speech topic is: HOSA: Caring for the Future This can be any topic related to Health Science Education or HOSA, such as: HOSA: A Contributing Member of the Health Care Community o How does HOSA contribute to the health care community? o What types of services does HOSA provide? o What are the benefits to the health care community? o What are the benefits to HOSA members? Topics will be related to HOSA or Health Science curriculum competencies. Support documentation (articles, pamphlets, etc.) may be provided. For example: Eating Right Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention The Benefits of HOSA Membership The 2012-13 topics are: Hospital Hiring Practices: Persons Who Smoke or Have Visible Tattoos Need Not Apply Junk Food Ban in Schools

Prepared Speaking

Speaking Skills

Extemporaneous Writing

Extemporaneous Health Poster

Researched Persuasive Speaking

Creative Problem Solving

The secret topic requires the team to solve a problem. The problem may be related to health care or HOSA. Generally, the problem is complex, involving many factors with no clear right or wrong answer. Supportive material is provided.

For more information on these and other HOSA Competitive Events, read Section B of HOSA Handbook Competitive Events Guidelines, or ask your HOSA Advisor.


HOSA Event Topics 2012-13

Biomedical Debate
2012-13 topic is: Physician Participation in Lifestyle Rationing Should doctors decide whether to treat you or perform certain kinds of surgeries based on whether you are a smoker or not, along with whether you are obese? Physicians say they already routinely deny many cosmetic surgeries and fertility treatments to smokers and the obese, and these factors are used to determine eligibility for many organ transplant procedures. Should physicians support lifestyle rationing, or any type of health care rationing? (Key search terms include but are not limited to: Lifestyle rationing, health care rationing, rationing health care resources, health care costs) The multiple choice questions on the Round One test will assess knowledge of the topic.

Parliamentary Procedure

The event guidelines contain a sample problem that includes one or two main motions, with four or five other types of motions to be applied to the main motion in the course of the meeting. The event guidelines contain a sample problem. Typically, the problem includes a crime scene or description of the events leading to the death of a victim(s), and additional documentation which generally includes an autopsy. 2012-13 topic is: No Pressure! Tips for Recognizing and Preventing Hypertension The actual title can be changed by the team, as long as the PSA encourages the public to recognize and prevent hypertension.

Forensic Medicine

Public Service Announcement

Medical Reading

The event is now an individual test. Ten multiple choice and one short essay question will come from each of the following five books: Brain Rules by John Medina The Third Wave by Alison Thompson Dont Kill the Birthday Girl by Sandra Beasley The Deadly Dinner Party by Jonathan A. Edlow, MD The End of Illness by David B. Angus, MD

Skill Events

Each skill event with procedures is written up as a scenario that requires the competitor to demonstrate 1-3 skills (procedures) as listed in the event guidelines as part of a potential situation in which a health care worker might actually perform the skill(s). The competitor performs the procedures of the event and is evaluated by a judge or judges. November 4-10, 2012 The preferred dates for HOSA Week will be the first full week (Sunday through Saturday) of November. If desired, chapters may designate an alternate week as HOSA Week for their chapter to fulfill the requirements of this event.


National Service Project

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Competitive Event Updates and Reminders

It is essential that competitors follow the event guidelines when preparing for and participating in HOSA competitive events. The most current version of the event guidelines can be found at At NLC 2013, competitors MUST bring their copy of the event guidelines to the event orientation. (One copy per team.) The copy of the guidelines may be printed, on a smart phone, or on a tablet. WHY? The event guidelines are referred to during the event orientation in an effort to assure that all competitors understand and follow the rules for their event. ALL SKILL EVENTS Competitors must be prepared to proficiently perform any and all of the skills in the event guidelines for the following skill events. Biotechnology Clinical Nursing Dental Science Home Health Aide Medical Assisting Nursing Assisting Personal Care Physical Therapy Sports Medicine Veterinary Science CERT Skills CPR First Aid EMT Life Support Skills


General Rules and Regulations

Competitors are expected to read and comply with all the rules outlined in the General Rules and Regulations. They are no less important than the specific event guidelines, and serve to communicate the details and processes of the National HOSA Competitive Events Program to HOSA members, event personnel and judges. CELL PHONE POLICY - Competitors may not use cell phones during HOSA competitive events. Competitors may be asked to place their cell phones on the table in the off position (or with the battery removed) in plain sight of the Section Leaders, during the event. If the cell phone makes any noise or vibrates during the event, penalty points may be assessed. Judge cell phones and pagers must be turned off during competitive events. Communication Rule It is the competitors responsibility to communicate fully and effectively with judges. In spelling events, this may include verbalizing capitalization, separate words, and punctuation. For skill events, this may include thinking out loud so that judges are clear on why the competitors are doing what they are doing.

Online Registration Change NLC delegates who completed any of the following recognition events should register for the event during online conference registration. State Advisors will forward the names of qualified HOSA members who are not attending the NLC. Barbara James Service Award National Recognition Portfolio National Service Project HOSA Week HOSA Happenings

State Advisors will submit the Outstanding State Leader, flag bearer, and voting delegates. Chapter members who wish to be a member of the National Courtesy Corps should register online with their conference registration. Chapter members who are helping with their states competitive event (we call them Event Assistants) should NOT register online. Your state and local advisor will have that information.


Look at the Facilities, Equipment and Materials section of the guidelines. *** indicates something the competitor must bring to the event. BE SURE you know if you need to bring a laptop, DVD, photos, and/or other materials for your event. Portfolios - 2 print copies of event portfolio for the judges, and original portfolio for competitor/team to use. Clinical Specialty MRC Partnership Community Awareness Health Education Healthy Lifestyle No portfolio BUT 2 print copies for Researched Persuasive Speaking

Revision of Team Eligibility Rule - A team event must include at least 25% of the members who were members of the winning team at the state level. Other qualified student members may be substituted or added in the remaining team positions so that the number of team members is consistent with the rules for that event.

New Event Reminders o There is a new Knowledge Test this year Medical Law and Ethics. o Medical Reading is now an individual event with a written test.


Competitive Event Updates and Reminders

Competitors and event personnel follow the event guidelines. Dress code for General Sessions is different than for CE but competitors can wear their General Session attire if they want to when business attire is required. Competitors may wear clinical attire for skill event testing.


The following events are tentatively scheduled to be held at sites throughout the Nashville area. Veterinary Science Biotechnology Medical Assisting Dental Science Nursing Assisting Physical Therapy Home Health Aide Personal Care Clinical Nursing Nashville Zoo Remington College Remington College Remington College Belmont University Belmont University Belmont University Lipscomb University Lipscomb University


The 2013 HOSA National Leadership Conference officially begins on Wednesday, June 26. Make your travel plans to arrive in plenty of time for your scheduled obligation. MOST event orientations will occur on Wednesday, June 26. Check the tentative agenda to see if your event orientation is scheduled for Wednesday. Some event testing will occur on Wednesday. Those tests include: 2:00 3:30 pm Healthcare Issues Exam* Orientation and Written Test 4:30 6:30 pm Nursing Assisting 4:30 6:30 pm Physical Therapy 4:30 6:30 pm Home Health Aide 4:30 6:30 pm Veterinary Science 4:30 6:30 pm Clinical Nursing Orientation and Written Test * Competitors in the Healthcare Issues Exam must be present at 2:00 pm in order to take the test. Late tests will NOT be administered to competitors who are late to the conference for any reason, including late flights and other unforeseen challenges.

H Chapter Advisors H National HOSA depends on state event personnel for the effective, fair and efficient management of HOSA competitive events. If you accept the role of Event Manager from your state, please plan to attend the Event Manager Orientation from 11:00 am 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 26. If you are the Event Manager for one of HOSAs offsite events, you are invited to participate in a site visit to that event site on Tuesday afternoon (June 25) or early Wednesday morning.

* For all written tests, competitors MUST bring their own pencil. Pencils will not be provided.


Airport and Hotel Transportation Information

For airport arrival and departure purposes, each delegation is responsible for transportation to and from the hotel. Nashville International Airport (BNA) Distance to Gaylord Opryland: 10 miles One Terminal Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Airport Information Line: (615) 275-1675 Airport Shuttle Options: Gaylord Opryland Shuttle $40 (round Trip) Please see the link below for information on the hotel shuttle Taxi $25 (one way)

Rules to Remember

For all written tests, it is the responsibility of the competitor to bring pencils for the event. At the national level, competitors may compete in ONE EVENT ONLY, with the exception of Recognition events. Individual and team participants in national competition must have competed in the same competitive event at the state level for which they are entered at the national level. This competition must have taken place in the school year immediately preceding the HOSA NLC. [Exception to this rule: Healthcare Issues Exam, substitutes or additions to team events, and Recognition events.] Students must be appropriately dressed for BOTH the test and the skill event. (Clothing considered appropriate for the skill event will be allowed for the test.) FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES Every year, competitors lost valuable points because they failed to follow the rules clearly described in the event guidelines. BE SURE you know and understand the rules for your event before participating in state and national competition.

TRAVEL AGENCY REDUCED AIRFARES National HOSA has negotiated conference discounts with United and American Airlines. If you would like help in making your discounted airline reservation, please contact Travel Leaders in Texas at 800.933.8140 or 817.820.1410; Fax: 817.332.5028. Ask for Kathy. E-mail: Kathy.b@ Travel Leaders will charge an agency fee per ticket.

Running For National Office

Take a few moments to remember all the goals and aspirations you have had throughout your life. Think of the times when you wanted to accomplish something but there was always something or someone holding you back. Consider the following questions: Have you ever wanted to do something that would give you the opportunity to make a difference? Do you want the opportunity to lead others into the future of health care? With these questions in mind, have you ever considered being a national officer for HOSA? Qualifications for national officer are: GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4-point scale. Junior or Senior in high school (Secondary Division) Postsecondary/Collegiate member (PS/C Division) Believe in yourself and make the decision of a lifetime. Make the decision to be a national officer for HOSA and create a great future with HOSA, health care and you. Contact your State Advisor for the forms to complete.

Official HOSA Uniform and Dress Code for General Sessions

The following official dress code for the student members for ALL general sessions at the NLC will be strictly enforced: HOSA Uniform: Tailored navy blazer with emblem affixed over the heart Shirt/blouse for females (white tailored or short-sleeve white jewel neck shell Shirt for maleswhite closed-neck, man-tailored dress shirt, suitable for use with a tie Accent for female members - maroon HOSA scarf or tie is optional but not required Accent for male officers - navy or maroon long tie Matching navy slacks for males and matching navy slacks or skirts for females Closed-toe blue or black shoes (hose optional for women; men must wear socks) OR Black or navy blue suit With a white shirt (the white shirt can be the members choice) Closed-toe blue or black shoes (hose optional) Male members MUST wear a tie and socks Female members may choose to wear knee-length skirt or slacks. Student delegates not adhering to the dress policy for all general sessions at the NLC will not be admitted.

Official HOSA Casual Dress Code

Appropriate dress for official social functions in conjunction with the NLC will include everything EXCEPT tank tops, halter tops, extremely short shorts or skirts and cut-offs. (Shirt straps must be two inches wide and the length of shorts and skirts must be at minimum to the fingertip.)

HOSA Talent Search

HOSA is looking for talented singers to participate in the National Leadership Conference. If you are interested, please send a video audition tape in either VHS or DVD format to National HOSA. The deadline for entries is March 15, 2013. If selected, he/she will sing at one of the general sessions at the National Leadership Conference. Please mail the video to National HOSA, 548 Silicon Drive, Suite 101, Southlake, TX, 76092. If there are any questions, please e-mail HOSA at

HOSA Scholarship Information

The 2013 HOSA Scholarship guidelines can be found in this packet or online at Applications must be RECEIVED no later than April 1 for consideration. Late arrivals will not be considered.


We Need Your Help

Alumni Division
Define HOSA Alumnus: A HOSA alumnus is a graduate of any school who has been a member of HOSA. When should you join the HOSA Alumni Division? The time to join is NOW. If you are a graduating senior, join before you leave school your senior year. If you have already graduated, join now. How do I join? To join, go to and click on the Alumni membership icon in the News column. There are no fees to join this division of HOSA. How Can I Help? The HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors recently voted on the following incentives to get you involved in Alumni Recruitment efforts. HOSA Advisors The advisor who recruits the largest number of alumni members between February 1, 2013 and May 15, 2013 will receive a 2013 NLC registration waiver. 20 Your seniors or previous students who go to and sign up to be a HOSA alumnus will help you win. All they have to do is to put your name in the recruitment referral line as you were the person that recruited them. (If there is a tie on the number recruited by an advisor, the winner would be chosen by a drawing.) State Officers HOSA will provide a Washington Leadership Academy registration scholarship to each state officer for 100 NEW alumni members per officer that are recruited. All the graduating seniors or previous HOSA members have to do is to put your name in the recruitment referral line when they register at The state officer that recruits the most alumni over 100 will receive a registration waiver to the WLA plus all travel expenses. Help Grow the Alumni Division Remember, in order to be a part of this recruitment campaign, the alumni members must be new. If they have previously registered as an alumni member, their additional membership will not count towards your award recognition.

Open Invitation To All Conference Delegates

HOSA Showcase 2013

Selected events will be open for conference delegates to see the work of other HOSA members and talk to them about their event. The special event displays will give you a chance to: See what an outstanding HOSA event looks like Talk to HOSA members from other schools Support HOSA members from your chapter and state Get ideas for your chapter for next year Event displays for the 2013 NLC are tentatively scheduled as follows: Thursday, June 27 10:30 am 11:30 am HOSA Week and HOSA Happenings 11:30 am 12:30 pm MRC Partnership 12:00 noon 1:30 pm Career Health Display Competitors will take displays with them at 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 2:30 pm Community Awareness 2:30 pm 3:30 pm Public Service Announcement 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Outstanding HOSA Chapter Competitors will take scrapbooks with them at 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Health Education 7:00 pm 8:00 pm Open Showcase 8:00 pm 9:00 pm Extemporaneous Health Poster Competitors will take posters with them at 9:00 pm Friday, June 28 9:00 am 3:00 pm Medical Photography 9:00 am 10:00 am Clinical Specialty 10:00 am 11:00 am Open Showcase 11:00 am 12:30 pm Healthy Lifestyle

You are cordially invited to attend the

Note to competitors
Participation in the Showcase is REQUIRED for Outstanding HOSA Chapter. Participation is EXPECTED for Clinical Specialty, Community Awareness, Health Education, Extemporaneous Health Poster, MRC Partnership, Public Service Announcement and Career Health Display. Competitor participation for HOSA Happenings and HOSA Week is OPTIONAL. The Medical Photography showcase will consist of a photo gallery of selected print photos from the Medical Photography event. Competitor participation is not required. Championship rounds for HOSA Bowl will begin approximately at 12:30 PM on Friday and are open to NLC delegates.


Advisors Corner
Continuing Education Units offered at HOSAs NLC in Nashville
HOSA will be offering Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for educators. If you are interested in receiving credit, please pre-register online. A packet of information will be distributed at the NLC on Tuesday, June 25 from 8:009:00 PM and Wednesday, June 26 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. Check the conference program for the location. Staff development options are available as noted. Staff development objectives are listed on the next page in this NLC guide. CEU certificates will be awarded by NATIONAL HOSA. Chapter advisors should check with their local school administration or state advisor to determine if these CEUs are recognized for meeting state teaching licensure requirements. The CEUs offered are Education CEUs and not nursing CEUs. The CEU certificate indicates 10 hours = 1 CEU. If your school system measures units by hour, the certificate will show the hours. You will be able to choose from the following options: A. Conference Registration and Activities B. Competitive Event Management C. Local and State Advisor Orientation Varies 5 hours Varies 5 hours Wednesday 1 hour

D. Educational Symposiums Varies 1.5 - 6 hours Multiple workshops are offered. Each workshop attended will earn 1 hours with a maximum of 6 hours total. E. Special Sessions: Voting Delegate Orientation Business Session Recognition Session Wednesday 1 hour Thursday 2 hours Friday 2 hours

F. Judge Experience Varies 4 hours Advisors may not judge in an event and division in which they have students competing. G. Meeting with HOSA Management H. New Advisor Leadership Academy Friday 1 hour Friday 5 hours

Advisors must complete 10 hours of staff development to earn one (1) CEU or 20 hours to earn two (2) CEUs. Partial credit will not be awarded.


Advisor Staff Development Objectives

HOSA will again offer chapter advisors an opportunity to earn educational CEUs. Completion of specific learning objectives will result in earned contact hours. Ten contact hours = 1 CEU. IT IS THE ADVISORS RESPONSIBILY TO DETERMINE IF HOSA CEUs are accepted by the state or local school administration. HOSA Advisors who wish to participate in this program must pre-register on the NLC registration form. There is no additional charge for this service. Participants will register on-site at the NLC on Tuesday, June 21, or Wednesday, June 22, to pick up their CEU forms. Check the conference program for the time and location of CEU registration. Upon completion of the stated objectives and evaluation forms, the advisor will be awarded a certificate of credit before leaving the conference. 15) Evaluate the management of the voting delegate orientation by the National HOSA Executive Council. 16) Analyze the 2013 conference rules. 17) Identify session components; Executive Council report, State of the Association, and committee reports. 18) Discuss pros and cons of new business items. 19) Evaluate candidate speeches. 20) Analyze the role of the National Executive Council in the implementation of the Recognition Session. 21) Evaluate HOSA services that are recognized at the National level through the Recognition Session. 22) Identify recognition opportunities for HOSA members through Recognition Category events. 23) Evaluate the results of the National Officer Election process. 24) Review the guidelines of the event you are selected to judge. 25) Participate in the judge orientation. 26) Judge a selected event using the event rating sheet (rubric) or by following the event guidelines. 27) Evaluate the judge experience. 28) Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the NLC and provide feedback to HOSA Management; thereby, developing an understanding of why certain processes are in place, and provide suggestions for processes that can be improved. 29) Develop a plan for managing a HOSA chapter as an integral part of the HSE curriculum.

The objectives for HOSA staff development opportunities at the 2013 NLC are: 1) Apply the rules and procedures for NLC registration. 2) Prepare students for all aspects of conference involvement. 3) Network with Health Science Education teachers from other schools and states. 4) Participate in the Opening Session. 5) Discuss products and services with professionals at the HOSA Exposition. 6) Discuss the rules and procedures for a specific competitive event. 7) Analyze the roles and responsibilities of the competitor, judge, and event personnel. 8) Carry out the duties of the event manager or section leader for an assigned event. 9) Evaluate a competitive event in regard to processes, results, and competitor reaction. 10) Identify the management structure and adult leaders of HOSA. 11) Analyze conference activities and opportunities for students and advisors. 12) Discuss the role and responsibilities of the chapter advisor at the National Leadership Conference. 13) Attend and actively participate in two Educational Symposium workshops. 14) Analyze the role of national voting delegates at the National Leadership Conference.


HOSA Leadership University

Knowledge Grows Leaders, Leaders Grow HOSA. For the past 25 years, HOSA has offered leadership development in conjunction with the National Leadership Conference. HOSA Leadership University is designed to help members, at all levels, to grow as leaders and to make the most of their opportunities as HOSA leaders. HOSA 101 Members HOSA 101 is for HOSA members that have not served as a chapter officer. HOSA members will focus on basic HOSA knowledge, self-esteem building techniques, communication practices, realistic organizational goal-setting, basic leadership principles, and commitment to strive for excellence as a future health professional leader. #1 Thursday AFTERNOON, June 27 Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM #2 Friday MORNING, June 28 Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Cost: $25 fee for materials [lunch is not included] HOSA 201 Local Chapter Officers HOSA 201 is designed for the local chapter officers. An experiential approach will be used to focus on being an effective officer, able to move from me to we (people management skills), recruit others, manage time, be more knowledgeable of HOSA, and practice professionalism. #1 Thursday MORNING, June 27 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM #2 Friday AFTERNOON, June 28 Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Cost: $25 fee for materials [lunch is not included] HOSA 301 - State Officers HOSA 301 is for state officers only. This dynamic leadership development program will help state officers learn to be an effective HOSA Ambassador, be aware of personal leadership strengths and weaknesses, be effective in a team, be successful in networking, connect leadership development to organizational strategies, and developing advocacy. Tuesday June 25 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cost: $25 fee for materials [lunch is not included]

Leadership Development for HOSA Advisors

HOSA 401 New Chapter Advisors HOSA 401 is designed to provide the new HOSA chapter advisor with less than three years of experience with tools to effectively integrate HOSA learning activities into the health science curriculum. The success of future health professionals requires more than just the knowledge. Chapter advisors are committed to balancing leadership, teamwork, loyalty, and management. Inspire passion for health care using engaging learning opportunities. Friday, June 28 from 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Cost: $50 fee for materials [lunch is not included] HOSA 501 - Advanced Chapter Advisor HOSA 501 is designed to equip HOSA advisors with tools to develop, practice and refine skills in the areas of advocacy, creativity, fundraising, community involvement, ethical behavior, project management, and public relations. Learn new strategies and new skills to help your HOSA chapter advance to a higher level. Friday, June 28 from 12:30 PM 4:00 PM Cost: $50 fee for materials [lunch is not included]


National HOSA Competitive Events Codes

HOSA members are encouraged to take full advantage of the National HOSA Competitive Events Program, a constantly expanding and improving series of healthcare-related competitive events. At the 2013 NLC, HOSA is sponsoring 48 REGULAR events and 8 RECOGNITION events. Code designations for event registration are listed below. Make sure that you are using the appropriate code to enter your student into the correct event. The wrong code will enter your competitor into the wrong event, therefore, causing great confusion at orientation. If you have any questions about the event code, please contact your state advisor. These codes must be properly entered on the registration online. HOSA members may enter only one competitive event at the HOSA National Leadership Conference. In addition, competitors may participate in as many Recognition Events as they wish.

EVENT CODE (For registration)

Health Science Events Dental Spelling Dental Terminology Medical Spelling Medical Terminology Medical Math Medical Reading Knowledge Tests: Human Growth & Development Nutrition Medical Law and Ethics Pathophysiology Pharmacology Health Professions Events Biotechnology Clinical Nursing Clinical Specialty Dental Science Home Health Aide Medical Assisting Nursing Assisting Personal Care* Physical Therapy Sports Medicine Veterinary Science

EVENT EVENT CODE (For registration)


Leadership Events Extemporaneous Health Poster EH Extemporaneous Speaking ES Extemporaneous Writing EW Healthy Lifestyle HL Job Seeking Skills JS Prepared Speaking PS Researched Persuasive Speaking RS Interviewing Skills* IS Speaking Skills* SS Medical Photography MP


Teamwork Events Community Awareness CA Creative Problem Solving CS HOSA Bowl HB Parliamentary Procedure PP Biomedical Debate BD Career Health Display CD Health Education HE Forensic Medicine FM Public Service Announcement PA Recognition Events Outstanding HOSA Chapter OC Health Care Issues Exam HC Outstanding State Leader OL National Recognition Portfolio NR National Service Project NS Barbara James Service Award BJ HOSA Happenings NL HOSA Week HW

Emergency Preparedness Events CPR/First Aid CP Emergency Medical Technician EM Epidemiology EP Life Support Skills* LS MRC Partnership MC CERT Skills CT Public Health PH

Only for students classified under the federal regulations, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. Important note about registering teams: To assure team members are placed on the correct team for competition, you must include a team number. PLEASE use the place (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.) the team finished in state competition.

Online Conference Registration Information

Please read all registration information very carefully to avoid any difficulty in registering your delegation for this conference. Registration information can be found online at For technical support, please call 800.321.4672 or 972.874.0062 and National HOSA will be glad to assist you. Registration Fees for the National Leadership Conference: Student Members $90 Professional Members (Advisors) $90 Nonmembers (Guests & Family) $90 The HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors voted that the registration fee for parents, spouses, their children, or anyone attending the NLC will be $90. For liability reasons, all registered delegates MUST stay in an approved conference hotel. Delegates who are NOT staying in an approved conference hotel will be disqualified from all HOSA activities and events. Anyone who stays in a hotel room in the HOSA room block must be a registered NLC delegate. No refunds will be paid. Substitutions by state advisors are allowable until NLC official registration closes at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The registration fee includes: All General Sessions Entertainment Speakers Educational Symposiums Industry Tours Media Productions Rentals Recognition Program Awards Transportation to and from Competitive Events (when necessary) Registration Information Conference Program Awards Meeting Room Rental Other General Conference Operating Expenses

Online Conference Registration Instructions

1. Go to the HOSA website at 2. Select Login in the top right corner of the HOSA home page. 3. Select the link that says access local chapter advisor. 4. Enter your Charter Number and Password and login. 5. Select Conference Registration from the menu. 6. You will be prompted to enter your Charter Number and Password again. 7. The screen will have a set of instructions for you to read. On the upper right-hand corner, there is a drop down box where you can select the conference NLC 2013 and then click Begin Registration. 8. A complete list of your students will appear. Beside each students name, there is a link to register that student for the conference. Click register for the person/student you want to enter and a screen with all of the options will come up. 9. You will need to do the following for each person: Specify Male or Female Select classification (i.e. Secondary, Postsecondary/Collegiate, Professional, Alumni, Guest/Family) Select the event(s) or activities the person will participate To assure team members are placed on the correct team for competition, you must include a team number. PLEASE use the place (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.) the team finished in state competition. 10. Once you have made all of the above selections, you will click submit at the bottom of the page. 11. If you need to register a guest, family member or chaperone that is not a member, there is a box to click to add that information on the main registration page where all of the names can be viewed. 12. REGISTER CAREFULLY: State advisors will verify registration periodically. Once delegates are verified, chapters will be charged for all registered delegates. Chapters will be billed for all delegates in the system at midnight on May 15. Reminders: Payment Deadline: Once a chapter advisor registers online and the State Advisor verifies the information, OR, after midnight on May 15, a chapter will be charged for everyone that is registered. Cancellations after May 15 will not be refunded. Any changes to names, spelling, events, etc. after May 15 MUST go through the state advisor. Chapters should NOT e-mail National HOSA directly. Any additions or substitutions must be made by the state advisor. Membership Type - Secondary, Postsecondary/Collegiate, Professional, Alumni, or Guest/ Family

Hotel Reservation Information

Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Hotel Telephone: (615) 889-1000 Fax: (615) 871-7741


The approved conference hotel for the 2013 National Leadership Conference is Gaylord Opryland

Parking $18 per day for self park $26 per day for valet parking Non-Smoking Gaylord Opryland is a non-smoking facility. To preserve the pristine condition of its resort, smoking is prohibited in all guest rooms, restaurants, meeting rooms and interior public spaces. If you smoke, you will be charged a $250 fee to return the room to its proper condition. Room Rates The hotel room rates are $179 Single, Double, Triple or Quad room plus 15.25% sales tax plus $2.50 city occupancy tax. Tax Exempt In order to comply with government policies the Hotel must receive a copy from one of the above mentioned forms and payment must be from the tax exempt organization for more information please see http:// Check-In Please be aware that early arrival at the hotel does not necessarily allow you to secure your rooms earlier than mid afternoon. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. Check-Out Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Please have a system in place to check your students rooms prior to checking out in order to assure that they are left in good condition.

Please be reminded that ALL DELEGATES MUST BE HOUSED IN APPROVED CONFERENCE HOUSING TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION. It is the state advisors responsibility to ensure that all delegates from their state follow this national policy. Hotel Registration Deadline is MAY 15, 2013 Purchase Orders Not Accepted

Registration Options The hotel has provided two methods for delegates to make room reservations. Option One: on-line registration through the link provided on HOSAs website. Option Two: fax the registration form that is included on page 28 of the NLC Guide. It is recommended that if you choose this reservation option that you follow up with the hotel by calling reservations and receiving your confirmation numbers. Credit Card Gaylord Opryland requires a credit card to hold the rooms but it will not be charged. The hotel does have a cancellation policy of 72 hours prior to the scheduled arrival. If you cancel before 72 hours, your card will not be charged. If an advisor does not wish to use a credit card to hold the rooms, a deposit check in the amount of the first nights lodging plus taxes must accompany the hotel registration form. This check will be deposited and credited to the total amount owed. If a school is going to pay the hotel bill by check or cash for their rooms at the time of the NLC, a credit card or room amount by cash or check will need to be paid at the time of hotel registration. Gaylord Opryland handles Incidental charges in the following ways at the time of check-in: (1) credit card on hold; (2) a cash deposit for each room in the amount of $50; or (3) check-in request that there are no incidentals made to the room. If no incidental charges are made and you used (1) credit card (2) or cash, the credit card will not be charged and the money will be refunded.

Additional Hotel Costs Do not forget to tell your delegates about the additional costs incurred by making local telephone calls from a hotel. They should also be informed about movie costs, room service, and other incidental costs. The hotel will allow delegates to apply incidental charges, e.g., meals, calls, movie channel, room service, etc., to their rooms unless directed otherwise.


Room Block Request/Credit Card Authorization Form

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
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* Please utilize this form if you are booking 10 or more sleeping rooms *Please note how many of each type of room you would like to hold per night in the grid above. All rooms are subject to 15.25% tax plus $2.50 per night city tax. ** Rooms are not held until confirmations are sent by Group Housing Contact** Guarantee on rooms will be: (PLEASE SELECT ONE) _____Credit Card to Hold as guarantee for the rooms. Card will not be charged prior to stay. _____Will send check for deposit only (due within 14 days). Must have credit card to hold rooms, card will not be charged. BILLING on rooms will be: (PLEASE SELECT ALL THAT APPLIES) _____Guest will pay remaining balance at check in. _____Remaining room, tax, and resort fee only to credit card, all other charges to be paid by guest. Balance will be charged 10 days prior to arrival. _____Include parking in billing. Circle one: Self Parking $18 Valet Parking $26 Either Parking _____Will send check for remaining balance due 10 days prior to check in, all other charges to be paid by guest. Must have credit card to hold rooms, card will not be charged unless check was presented or if guest does not arrive. _____All charges to credit card including incidentals. Balance at that time will be charged 10 days prior to arrival.

A credit card is required at the time your sub-block is created to guarantee your rooms, unless your are sending a check. Cardholders Name: _________________________________________Phone: ______________________________ Company Name: ____________________________________________Email: ______________________________ Card Number: ___________________________________________________ Expires: _______________________ Signature: _______________________________________________________ Date: _________________________ *By signing this form you acknowledge and accept the conditions of this Sub-Block Authorization.* TAX EXEMPT MUST BE FEDERAL FORM # 501-C3 or TENNESSEE TAX EXEMPT FORM In order to comply with government policies the Hotel must receive a copy from one of the above mentioned forms and payment must be from the tax exempt organization (PLEASE INCLUDE COPY OF CREDIT CARD USED). For more information, please see 28

Medical Liability Release Form

DIRECTIONS: Due to legal restrictions, it is necessary that all delegates, parents/guardians, guests and HOSA Advisors complete this form to be eligible to attend the 2013 HOSA National Leadership Conference. This form should be returned to the HOSA Chapter Advisor who will forward all forms to the State Advisor. In turn, the HOSA State Advisor will make a copy for his/her files and mail the original forms to National HOSA. Please check with your state advisor for the state due date, which will be prior to May 15. PLEASE TYPE OR PRINT ALL INFORMATION Delegate Information Name ________________________________________School___________________________________ Home Address__________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip _________________________________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian/Telephone: Home: ___________________Work:_________________________________ Students Physician: _______________________________Phone: ________________________________ Physicians Address: _____________________________________________________________________ Alternate Contact: _______________________________________________________________________ Telephone Number: Home: _________________________Work:__________________________________ Local Advisor: ________________________________School Name: ______________________________ Student is covered by group or medical insurance: _____ Yes _____ No If yes, complete the following information: Name of insured: ______________________ Insurance Company: ________________________________ Group #: _____________________________Policy #: __________________________________________ Please completely describe any medical condition which may recur or be a factor in medical treatment: a. Allergies:__________________________ e. Physical Handicap: ______________________________ b. Convulsions: ______________________ f. Medicine Reactions: ______________________________ c. Blackouts: ________________________ g. Disease of any kind: ______________________________ d. Heart/lung problems: ________________ h. Other (Be specific): _______________________________ If currently taking medication, please provide the following information: Name of medication: ___________________Prescribing Physician/Phone Number: __________________ LIABILITY RELEASE. I certify that the information described above is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that each individual is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage during this trip. I hereby release the National HOSA Board of Directors, the National Staff, State and Local HOSA Associations, and any designated individual in charge of the HOSA group or specific activity from any legal or financial responsibility with respect to my personal or my student/childs participation in or contact with any known element associated with an activity including competitive events. PARENT/GUARDIAN: Please check one of the following and sign your name. o I give my permission for immediate medical treatment as required in the judgment of the attending physician. Notify me and/or any persons listed above as soon as possible. o I do not give permission for medical treatment until I have been contacted.

Parent/Guardians Signature: ________________________________________ Date _________________ (Applicable for delegates under the age of 18 and must be signed by the parent or legal guardian.) Delegates Signature: ______________________________________________ Date _________________ Advisors Signature: _______________________________________________ Date _________________ School _________________________________________________________

National HOSA Conduct Code

A good reputation enables members to take pride in their organization. HOSA members have an excellent reputation. Your conduct at any HOSA function should make a positive contribution to the reputation that has been established. 1. 2. Your behavior at all times should be such that it reflects credit to you, your school/college, your state and HOSA. Student conduct is the responsibility of the local chapter advisor. Students shall keep their advisors informed of their activities and whereabouts at all times. (HOSA Conference name badges shall be worn at all times at HOSA functions).

3. You are expected to attend all general sessions and other scheduled conference activities. Please be prompt and show respect to those in the audience and on stage. 4. Members are to report any accidents, injuries or illnesses to their local or state advisor immediately. 5. Members are expected to observe the designated curfew. (Curfew means that each person must be in own room by the designated hour.)

6. If a student is responsible for stealing or vandalism, the student and his/her parents will be expected to pay any and all damages. 7. Members/participants attending the National Conference may not purchase, consume or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at any time. Violators will be subject to stringent disciplinary action. 8. The National HOSA Conference is a non-smoking conference. 9. Students who disregard the rules will be subject to disciplinary action and will be sent home at their own expense. Parents will be notified. 10. Any long distance phone calls, charges to the room, etc. will be the responsibility of the individual student and/ or parents. 11. Members are to abide by the NLC Attire Policy at all business sessions, general sessions, competitive events and other Conference activities. 12. As a delegate to the National Leadership Conference, permission is granted to make photographs, videotapes, broadcasts, and/or sound recordings, separately or in combination, available for reproduction for educational and promotional purposes by National HOSA.

GENERAL SESSION PROTOCOL: The general sessions should be enthusiastic but delegates must not be rude or obnoxious to those in the audience or on stage. It is important to remain seated until the end of the session. States that do not adhere to general session protocol will be asked to send a representative to a special meeting of the National Executive Council.

I understand and will adhere to HOSAs Dress Code Policy for all general sessions and for social activities of the NLC Conference Guide. I have read the Code of Conduct for HOSA conferences and agree to abide by these rules.

Print Name of Parent/Guardian Parent/Guardian Signature Date

Print Name of Student Student Signature Date

School: _______________________________________________ State:___________________________


HOSA Day in Nashville!

Optional Tours
Friday, June 28 - Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013 Tour #1: General Jackson Showboat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm Cost: $129 The General Jackson Showboat, a 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat is the grandest in the world! Four massive decks and a two-story theater, offers scenic cruises on the Cumberland River. Evening cruises include and elegant three-course dinner and a fabulous stage production. Includes roundtrip transportation, reserved seating in the Victorian Theatre, three-course dinner, stage production and a three-hour scenic cruise along the Cumberland River. Friday, June 28, 2013 Tour #2: Grand Ole Opry 6:15 pm - 9:45 pm Cost: $71 The worlds longest-running live radio show, the Grand Ole Opry always features nearly 20 acts showcasing the best in country and more. The Grand Ole Opry gives audiences the chance to watch country music history as it unfolds. If you havent visited the Opry, you havent visited Nashville! Includes roundtrip transportation and reserved seat for the Grand Ole Opry performance. Saturday, June 29, 2013 Tour #3: Music Side of Nashville 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Cost: $73 Music calls us home. From the time Nashville was founded more than two centuries ago, music has been an essential part of the economic, cultural and personal lives of the people who call Nashville home. We begin with a narrated driving tour along Music Row, the main artery to the heart of Nashville. Music Row is home to more than 80 record labels, 130 music publishers and, at last count, 180 recording studios. In addition to all the major country, bluegrass and gospel artists who have recorded here over the years, countless other artists have cut records in Music City, including Kid Rock, Elton John, Nelly Furtado, Charlotte Church to name a few. Tour the Ryman Auditorium, a National Historic Landmark and former home to the Grand Ole Opry (1943-1974), continues its century-old music tradition by offering the best entertainment. By day, the Ryman offers self-guided tours that showcase the legendary stars that have graced her stage, from countrys biggest names to Mae West, Rudolph Valentino and W.C. Fields. A must see on any visit to Nashville is the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. See the progression of country music from the farm fields of the south and the corner honkytonks, to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the solid gold hits of todays country stars. The Hall of Fame provides guests with an in-depth look at the people, places and instruments that have contributed to the development of country music. Includes narrated driving tour of Music Row, admission to the Ryman Auditorium, and admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Saturday, June 29, 2013 Tour #4: Nashville: A Historic Journey 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Cost: $32 Founded as Nashboro on Christmas Eve 1779, Nashville began as a small wooden fort on the banks of the Cumberland River. Today this gleaming metropolitan city is the home of Fortune 500 companies, as well as its signature music industry. Begin with a driving tour through the downtown area, including Fort Nashboro, Riverfront Park, and the historic Victorian warehouse district. At the Tennessee State Museum, alight and enjoy three floors of exhibits tracing the history of Tennessee. The Bicentennial Mall State park, a 19acre outdoor history museum designed to complement the State Capitol, is located just north of the Capitol. Attendees will revisit Tennessees history via a 200-foot granite map of the state, with granite columns marking each decade. Complete your tour with a drive to Centennial Park and the Parthenon. Created for the 100th anniversary celebration of Tennessee this monument is an exact replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, and houses the western hemispheres largest indoor sculpture 42 statue of the Greek goddess Athena. Includes narrated driving tour through historic downtown Nashville, admission to the Tennessee State Museum, a stop at the Bicentennial Mall and admission to the Parthenon. Saturday, June 29, 2013 Tour #5: Nashville Shores 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Cost: $80 Nashville Shores a beautiful beach along 14,000-acre J. Percy Priest Lake makes for great fun or a kicked-back place to relax in the sun. Nashville Shores has nine water slides offering a thrill for every kid especially the kid at heart. The newest attraction is the Music City Racer. The six-lane Music City Racer begins atop a towering, five story platform. Guests then travel at speeds up to 35 mph on a single raft as they descend down the slide. This splash-filled day offers to you 3 pools that range from one to four feet deep, a miniature golf course, canoes, a beach as well as its own riverboat. Theres more water; mor excitement; more enjoyment for you and your friends than you can imagine. Includes admission to the water-park, beach area, miniature golf, paddle boats and Shoreline day cruises.

Nashville, the place to be in 2013!


Since 2001, Global Dental Relief (GDR) has been working with volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants, and non-dental volunteers to bring free dental care to thousands of impoverished children in Nepal, northern India, Guatemala, Vietnam and starting in 2013, Kenya. GDR offers a unique opportunity for student members of HOSA along with their teachers, advisors and families to gain experience as a future health professional, travel the world and do good. As a participant in a GDR dental clinic, HOSA members will: Gain invaluable experience working alongside veteran health professionals Become immersed in a foreign culture while living and working in communities of need around the globe Build relationships with new friends, potential mentors and employers as well as with local children, families, teachers and non-profit agencies. Design an internship tailored to your interests in treatment planning, clinic management or direct patient care GDR offers 12 trips per year to a variety of locations each including a six-day intensive dental clinic followed by optional opportunities to explore the surrounding area and culture. Trips vary in length from 7 to 21 days. Costs range from $850 up to $2450, and exclude airfare. Participants must be at least a junior in high school. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may accompany up to 3 students. For more information visit or call 303-858-8857. !




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