Schedule At a Glance

Sunday, October 16
10:00 am – 6:30 pm Registration Open
11:00 am – 5:00 pmPre-Conference Workshops
1: DEI Initiatives for Perioperative Nursing Workforce Development
2: Perioperative Nurse Educator Certificate of Mastery
Monday, October 17
6:30 am – 6:30 pmRegistration Open
7:00 – 8:00 amGrab-and-Go Breakfast
8:00 – 11:00 amReverse Expo
11:15 am – 12:15 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions
12:15 – 1:45 pmConcurrent Luncheons
2:00 – 3:00 pmConcurrent Breakout Sessions
3:15 – 4:30 pmOpening Keynote
4:30- 6:30 pmMile-High Welcome Party in the Exhibit Hall
6:45-8:45 pmZimmer Biomet Educational Dinner
Tuesday, October 18
6:30 am – 6:30 pmRegistration Open
6:30 – 8:00 amSponsored Breakfast
8:15 – 9:15 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions
9:30 – 10:30 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions
10:30 am – 4:30 pmExhibit Hall Open
10:45 am – 4:30 pmExhibitor Presented CE Programs
11:00 am – 12:00 pmPoster Gallery Presentations – Meet the Authors
11:15 am – 12:30 pmBoxed Lunches in the Exhibit Hall
3:15 – 4:15 pmPitchers & Pitches in the Exhibit Hall
4:30 – 5:00 pmAwards Ceremony
4:45 – 6:00 pmAfternoon Keynote
6:00 – 6:30 pmBook Signing
7:00 – 10:00 pmOR Manager’s Night Out
Wednesday, October 19
6:30 am – 12:30 pmRegistration Open
7:00 – 8:30 amConcurrent Sponsored Breakfasts
8:45 – 9:45 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions
10:00 – 11:00 amConcurrent Breakout Sessions
11:15 am – 12:15 pmClosing Keynote
12:15- 12:45pmBook Signing

Breakout Session Tracks

ASC Leader Summit:
The role of outpatient surgery centers is quickly changing. Since the pandemic, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the role ASCs play as a solution to optimize facilities for patient care. Attend the ASC Leader Summit to get the insight you need to help you successfully run your outpatient surgery center.

*these sessions are only available in the All-Access or ASC Leader Summit Passes

The Business/Finance track is designed for business, finance and operations leaders who are looking to optimize efficiencies in the OR. From block scheduling to supply chain challenges to minimizing waste and increasing profit margins, this track will be sure to help you operate a financial savvy OR.

Get hands-on education in the Clinical track to develop your preceptorship plans. Hear from a variety of facilities on best practices to reduce surgical site infections, eliminate surgical smoke, robotic technologies and more!

General Interest:
Prepare your OR for success! The General Interest track is all-encompassing topics relevant to nurse leaders of any experience level. Hear a variety of topics and get insight on the latest trends impacting the surgical suite.

The Leadership/Regulatory track is designed for nurse leaders looking to thrive in the most challenging environment. Hear from a diverse group of peers and be inspired by their stories. A variety of facilities will shed light on the tools they use and how you can implement them at your facility. A wide range of topics will cover recruitment and retention strategies, new regulations, self-care, resiliency, leading the next generation workforce and much more!

New Manager:
Plot your career progression and position yourself to succeed. The New Manager track will give you the tools you need to excel as a top performer. Hear perspectives from seasoned OR Managers to guide you.

Recommended for leaders with less than 5 years of experience or veterans seeking a refresher.

PACU Manager Summit:
The PACU Manager Summit focuses on best practices for post-op in all surgical specialties. Hear from your peers who have developed successful PACU programs leading to higher patient satisfaction. Learn how you can empower your patients to be partners in their own care. 

*these sessions are only available in the All-Access or PACU Manager Summit Passes

Masters Series: 
(breakout designation)

For the most experienced OR manager, sessions within the Masters Series are designed for higher level discussions to gain a deeper understanding of the specific topics you want to learn more about. 

Recommended for leaders with 10+ years of experience. 

Trending Topics: 
(breakout designation)

The topics that affect perioperative nursing today – and the trends that will change it tomorrow. The Trending Topics designation goes to those tracks that are sure to be hot-topics at this year’s conference.

Inspiring and motivational – leave these keynote presentations feeling empowered to lead a multi-generational workforce into the future of perioperative care.