New in 2014


Fun and innovative changes are coming to AORN’s Surgical Conference & Expo 2014! 


You can expect to become smarter, more influential, and energized. It's an experience you absolutely deserve.


You'll notice we changed the name of our conference to the Surgical Conference & Expo 2014. The new name better conveys the scope of our annual event and is inclusive to all health care professionals associated with surgical services.  This is the BIG event in the perioperative industry where professionals have access to the largest surgical trade show in the United States, get access to the best and brightest in their field, network with others experiencing the same challenges, and have fun!   

Here's a sneak peek at what's new in 2014: 

Debut of AORN’s OR Executive Summit™ - March 30 - April 1, 2014
Arrive as a nurse leader.  Depart as a force for change.  

Providing the safest patient care is at the core of our profession, but every day we’re faced with new challenges to stay current on the latest practices and the complexity of care, as well as containing costs and having to do more with less. The good news is… you’re not alone. We want you to succeed. 

Repeat Sessions
Selected educational sessions will be repeated and shown in the Education Hub from 7-8am Monday, March 31; Tuesday, April 1; and Wednesday, April 2. You can choose from eight repeat sessions and earn an additional contact hour by attending these early morning sessions.

Flip the Session: An Experiment in Content Delivery
You spoke, we listened. You want more time for questions! Flip Session registrants receive access to a live education webinar (1.0 CH) and its recording to view prior to the conference. At the conference, a Q & A session will be held with the same speakers on that same topic. The face-to-face interactive session is worth 1.2 CH.

Contact Hours for Buzz Sessions
You select the topic, and we arrange for an expert to facilitate the session. Submit your Buzz Session topic requests to Susan Bakewell.  The most popular topics will be selected. Meet other attendees in a relaxed, casual environment so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences. 


Hear from Rosemarie T. Schroeder, BSN, RN, CNOR, AORN President on why you should attend.


View highlights from Congress 2013.

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