Expo sponsored by AHEC of Southern Nevada, Workforce Connections

LAS VEGAS – Members of the Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition and the public are invited to attend the 2010 SNMIC Spring Healthcare Forum & Expo from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7.

The free event will provide guests with the opportunity to learn about the organization’s unique multidisciplinary approach to improving healthcare in Southern Nevada. Local vendors and businesses in the healthcare industry will also have their products and latest services on display.

Jon Ralston, host of Face to Face, will serve as the moderator, and guests will have the opportunity to interact with speakers and the leaders of SNMIC. 

Featured speakers will include State Sen. Allison Copening, State Sen. candidate Dr. Joe Hardy,  economist Alan Schlottman and State Sen. Valerie Weiner.

Topics to be discussed will include updates on SNMIC Task Forces and future initiatives, healthcare business trends, state health care legislation and SNMIC membership. Complimentary appetizers will also be provided.

The 2010 Spring Healthcare Forum & Expo will take place at Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club – located at 5160 South Las Vegas Boulevard, one block south of Russell Road in Las Vegas.

Space is still available for exhibitors and provides an opportunity for networking and product display. Interested businesses can contact Chris Vito at 702-592-8711 for more information or to reserve space.

Although the event is free and open to the public, interested parties must RSVP by Friday, April 2. Space is limited to 150 guests. RSVP is available through SNMIC’s Web site, www.snmic.com.

Sponsors of this year’s forum and expo are AHEC of Southern Nevada and Workforce Connections. The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) has served the four southernmost counties in Nevada as a nonprofit organization that provides health education, training, professional education, outreach and academic enrichment services based on need since 1989. As part of the national Area Health Education Center System of 220 centers across the country and with affiliations through schools of medicine, nursing and allied health sciences, AHEC of Southern Nevada has taken a leadership role in planning for, and addressing, many of Nevada’s critical health education, health workforce and health-related issues by mobilizing and engaging a wide range of community organizations and academic institutions in partnerships, collaboration and cooperation.

Workforce Connections develops a world-class workforce through the distribution of funds earmarked for training, apprenticeships and other market-driven strategies designed to couple the right workers with the right employers. Rather than finding employment for job seekers, Workforce Connections works with relevant organizations to connect those looking for a job with the best resources available so that they can make a difference in their own lives.

SNMIC exists to provide a collective voice to improve access and delivery of quality health care in Southern Nevada by fostering strategic alliances in the health care community, collaborating on human resource issues, and by acting as a proactive force for legislative improvements.

Founded in 2002, SNMIC is a 600-plus volunteer organization committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of Southern Nevada now and in the future. SNMIC stands as a collective voice to ensure improved access and delivery of quality health care to the rapidly growing region and focuses on legislative improvements, human resources and strategic alliances.

For more information on SNMIC, visit www.snmic.com.