AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018

March 24–28, 2018 | New Orleans, LA

AORN is returning to New Orleans for our Global Surgical Conference & Expo, March 24-28, 2018. Plan to attend this revolutionary learning experience, featuring a dynamic range of topics, world-renowned speakers, top-notch researchers, and the latest products and services changing how we practice.

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Leadership Summit

Perioperative Nurse Education

AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018 - Global Summit - Saturday, March 24

Exhibit Hall

Featured Speaker


New Orleans

Olivier Willième

Nursing in Belgium: Global Collaboration, Local Improvement

Discover what it’s like to be a perioperative nurse in Belgium. Olivier Willième shares his thoughts on professional development, education, and the importance of a global perioperative community.
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Give Thanks

10 Things a New Orleans-based Periop Nurse Is Thankful For

Find out what this New Orleans-based perioperative nurse is thankful for this Thanksgiving.
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Sarah Hirx, MSN, RN, CNOR

Growing Into a Leadership Role: 5 Lessons Learned

Read our guest blog from Sarah Hirx, MSN, RN, CNOR and discover the five lessons she learned after taking on a new perioperative leadership role.
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Angela Young

"The learning opportunities seem endless. I attended clinical and leadership seminars for CEUs, viewed rows and rows of research posters, and participated in vendor workshops and demonstrations." - Angela Young, BSN, RN

Stephanie Thomas

I always leave the conference re-energized and excited about being an OR Nurse. I acquire so much information that I can share with the staff back home.” –Stephanie Thomas RN, MSN, CNOR

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