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2021 Virtual Live Discussion Series on Hottest Periop Leadership & Business Topics

Step outside your day-to-day duties and join your leader peer group for a new series of live panel discussions where national and international experts take on strategic issues that matter most to perioperative leaders – and answer your tough questions.

Preview New Discussion Series

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First Event: November 19


Special Introductory Rate
Buy 2021 Series & Save 25%

Announcing First Two Events

If Only It Was Just COVID
Preparing for Emergencies in the New Dynamic

Leader’s Edge kicks off early with two events for hospital, ASC and health system leaders. Try it out and take part in the first two 1-hour discussions that will get you thinking differently and change how you approach emergency preparedness. November and December participants receive a special discount for the upcoming 2021 subscription series.

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Part I: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!


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With COVID-19 as the new normal – and potentially surging – what happens when a community disaster or mass casualty strikes?

Veterans of large emergencies discuss how mass medical responses must be much different today.


Part II: The Deep Underbelly

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OR Surgery 

Health systems are at the center of emergency planning. Leaders must know staff, facility, and community vulnerabilities if a disaster were to hit during the pandemic.

This panel will help you close gaps in your plan before a new, unimaginable scenario overwhelms your systems.


Subscribe now to the inaugural 2021 season to:

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Participate in two kick-off symposia in November and December 2020 at no additional cost.

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Become part of AORN’s Leader’s Edge Advisory Panel who identify topics for 2021 and 2022.

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Save 25% before prices increase in January 2021.

No Holds Barred

This is the only perioperative short forum to regularly hear what is on the minds of leaders, how they are meeting today’s challenges – and succeeding.

Discussions coming in 2021 include:

  • What’s the dilemma? In emergencies, leaders must help choose what comes first for the nurse: patient or personal care. 
  • Prepare for the shift  — More and more surgeries are moving to the ambulatory setting – but are hospitals and ASCs prepared? 
  • Unplugging the pipeline — Some creative approaches are working to recruit & retain OR nurses. 
  • And more

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