Infection Prevention Symposium

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Creating the Business Case for Infection Prevention

Make plans to join us at AORN Center for Perioperative Leadership's local, collaborative Infection Prevention Symposiums, where leaders in perioperative services, infection prevention, and sterile processing unite to analyze the costs of surgical site infections, craft business cases to optimize infection prevention strategies, and lead initiatives aimed at improving patient safety.

Industry thought leaders Peter Graves and Maureen Spencer will share cutting-edge evidence to support business cases and facilitate breakout discussions to workshop solutions for overcoming barriers while you forge new connections with your peers and event sponsors.

An Event Designed for Leaders

You'll partner together to formulate holistic, practical, and evidence-based infection prevention approaches you can take back to your facility.

  • Analyze and understand the incidence rate and true cost of a surgical site infection (SSI)
  • Dive into the risk points and corresponding best practices to inform change management
  • Discuss the latest trends related to instrument reprocessing and OR air management
  • Participate in breakout exercises to identify your facility’s gaps and create an action plan
  • Learn ways to enhance the relationship between perioperative, infection control, and sterile processing leadership to optimize outcomes
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LocationDateRegistration Info
Palo Alto, CA Sept. 28, 2024View Details
Dallas, TXOct. 5, 2024View Details
Philadelphia, PAOct. 19, 2024View Details
Phoenix, AZNov. 2, 2024View Details

Locations and dates are subject to change.

Registration Information

$40 Members | $50 Non-Members

  • Don't forget to invite your core team to attend with you!
  • AORN Members save 20% on registration and have access to more clinical and leadership resources.

What to Expect

  • 1-day local event curated for leaders in periop services, infection prevention, and sterile processing.
  • Earn contact hours at interactive and collaborative sessions throughout the day.
  • See the latest tech and solutions at the Sponsor Showcase.
  • Hear a panel discussion with event sponsors about the future of infection prevention research and development and how technology factors into the costs surrounding infection prevention.
  • Breakfast and lunch are included with registration.
  • Chances to win prizes, including registration to AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2025 in Boston, MA!

Who Attends

This event is curated for leaders in perioperative services, infection prevention, and sterile processing.

You are encouraged to attend with counterparts in these roles from your facility for maximum benefit but get ready to glean powerful insights from your peers in similar roles at other facilities as well.

Meet the Speakers

Peter B. Graves

BSN, RN, CNOR

Peter is an independent perioperative consultant, speaker, and peer-reviewed writer focused on infection prevention and evidence-based best practices within the operating room.

Maureen Spencer

M.Ed, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Maureen has published over 55 peer-reviewed publications, frequently presents lectures and abstracts at AORN and APIC conferences, and is an international speaker on an array of infection prevention and control topics.

Sponsored by


AnsellJohnson&Johnson MedTech


Supported by


AORN Center for Perioperative Leadership LogoAORN Foundation - Empowering Perioperative Nurses

If your company is interested in supporting and connecting with perioperative leaders, contact the AORN Industry Team for sponsorship opportunities at this series and other events.

Membership dues and industry partnerships help ensure AORN can continue to deliver quality education programs that benefit perioperative practice and support the profession.