Why Attend

Celebrate 35 years of OR Manager Conference

The OR Manager Conference is celebrating 35 years of helping the perioperative community. Since the early days of the conference, OR Manager has expanded and improved every year by expanding education offerings – including CEs on the exhibit hall floor, poster presentation and pre-conference workshops. The OR Manager Conference team relies on help from the Program Committee to help plan education opportunities that directly impact the everyday lives of OR Managers.

Celebrating its 6th year, the PACU Manager Summit has since expanded to host it’s own section on the show floor – the PACU Pavilion, featuring vendors focused on the postanesthetic phase of recovery. The PACU Manager Summit track offers education focused for PACU leaders to help better patient’s lives post surgery. The PACU Manager Summit breakout sessions are included in your All-Access or PACU Manager Summit passes.

2020 marked the inaugural year of the ASC Leader Summit and we are excited to host the 3rd year featuring ASC education for the expanding needs of same-day surgery. As ASCs expand around the country rapidly, it is more important for leaders to recognize those changes specific to the ambulatory surgery setting. The ASC Leader Summit breakout sessions are included in your All-Access or ASC Leader Summit passes.

This year, we are helping you prepare for what lies ahead.

We may not know exactly what our future holds, but the OR Manager Conference, ASC Leader Summit and PACU Manager Summit is here to help you prepare for the road ahead.

Why Attend?

The #1 reason perioperative leaders attend the OR Manager Conference – conference content and topics!

Leaders of the surgical suite attend the OR Manager Conference every year to get the hands-on education and experience to take back to their organizations. This is the #1 conference for perioperative managers and directors to receive continuing education credits, engage in networking with their community, and meet with vendors that have the potential to positively impact their organizations. Over 1,000 attendees register every year to:

  • Gather education and tactical resources through conference keynotes and breakout sessions
  • Network with colleagues (and have a little bit of fun!)
  • Earn continuing education credits
  • Visit with vendors/compare products/learn about the latest equipment for the operating room

Educational content is put together by the experienced program planning committee made up of education specialists, directors of surgical services, operating room managers, chief nursing officers, and other perioperative leaders.

Attendees leave with tactical take-home tools that they can implement immediately, in addition to being invigorated to return to their facilities and have a valuable impact.

Who Attends?

More than 1,000 attendees from a variety of facilities, including hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, attend the OR Manager Conference, ASC Leader Summit and PACU Manager Summit for education and networking opportunities. Over 85% of attendees are involved with purchasing decisions within their organization.

Job Titles: Managers, Directors, Executives/C-Suite, Administrators, and other Perioperative leadership

Facilities: Community Hospitals, Academic Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Tertiary Hospitals, Children’s Hospitals, and more attend year after year.

Who We Are

In its 35th year, the OR Manager Conference brings together managers and directors involved in leading the surgical suite for four days of continuing education and networking opportunities. The conference builds on the content developed in each issue of OR Manager, a monthly print and digital publication, providing you with a live learning experience. Earn CEs, AEUs, and explore new technologies with solution providers.

Join us this October as we explore the latest research and best practices in your choice of 7 breakouts tracks, plus keynotes, pre-conference workshops, networking, exhibitor presented CE programs, and poster presentations. Recognize leaders from across the nation with OR Manager Awards Presentation. Engage with over 140 exhibitors in the exhibit hall and connect with some of the brightest minds during any of our networking events in the exhibit hall or receptions. Visit the Hybrid OR and explore what the future operating suite could look like.