MARCH 25, 2018

Welcome to New Orleans and the 2018 AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo.

While you’re here, I hope you will fully commit to the message of this week’s theme. Let’s all “Embrace Action: Mind, Body & Spirit” during every educational session, meeting, and with every networking opportunity.

When we embrace lifelong learning, we are able to provide exceptional perioperative nursing care to every patient, every time.

Read full welcome letter here.

Nathalie Walker, MBA, RN, CNOR

Mitchell J. Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, officially welcomed the AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018 to New Orleans. He expressed his appreciation for AORN choosing to celebrate the conference in the Big Easy and extended his best wishes to all attendees. Read his full welcome letter here.


Don't Miss Events

For more information on this week’s schedule, download the conference app for free on both Apple and Android devices. Also, if you miss a session, you can listen to recordings of the previous day's sessions via the app.

Poster Displays
6:45am-4pm
Level 2, Mid-Level, Level 3

AORN Congress - First House of Delegates
11am-12pm
Hall F

Opening Ceremony
1:30-2:30pm
Hall F

First General Session - Amanda Gore
7 Ways to Build Resilience and Restore Work Life Balance
3-4pm
Hall F

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
4-6pm
Exhibit Halls G-J

AORN Congress – Voting for Candidates
12am-11:59pm
Online at aorn.org/votingmatters or in Lobby H

AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018 Facebook Gallery

Don't miss the highlights. Check out our Expo 2018 Facebook album.


Voting Matters. Meet the Candidates.


EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Global Summit at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018

Perioperative nurses from around the globe gathered together on Saturday for the Global Summit to discuss potential solutions to shared perioperative challenges.

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

Lulu the Periop Wonder Dog

Lulu, a five-year-old golden retriever-labradoodle mix, helped share the many benefits of incorporating pet therapy into the practice setting at yesterday’s "Pet Therapy: Enhancing the Mind, Body, and Spirit."

AORN CONGRESS

AORN Congress 2018 - First Forum

AORN President Nathalie Walker, MBA, RN, CNOR opened the business meetings of the association Saturday afternoon by welcoming members to her home town of New Orleans.

NETWORKING

First Time Attendee Orientation

Perioperative nurses gathered to discuss their weekend plans, what inspires them, and the secret to being a good nurse at the First-Time Attendee Orientation & Reception.

Tedan Surgical - Phantom AL Voting Matters AORN Carnival of Benefits

Foundation News

SILENT AUCTION NOW OPEN

AORN Foundation’s Silent Auction is in Room 284. Bid on travel packages, electronics, jewelry, sports items and more! Bid online anytime (Group #955). Today’s hours: 7:30am-4:30pm.

LET'S ZUMBA

Join us for this week’s Zumba class tomorrow Monday, March 26 from 6-7am at the Hilton Riverside St. Charles Ballroom. Men and women of all fitness levels are welcome. Register at the AORN Foundation Booth in Lobby G. $20 registration includes a t-shirt.

RELAX WITH A YOGA CLASS

Join us for yoga class on Tuesday, March 27 from 6– 7am at the Hilton Riverside St. Charles Ballroom. Men and women of all fitness levels are welcome. Register at the AORN Foundation Booth in Lobby G. $20 registration includes a yoga mat and water bottle. Special thanks to our event partner – AORN Syntegrity®.

NIGHT OUT IN NOLA EVENING PARTY

Dance the night away in your favorite pair of jeans at the AORN Foundation’s Night Out in NOLA Evening Party tomorrow Monday, March 26 from 8-11pm at Generations Hall, 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans, LA 70130. Registration is $35 and includes 2 drink tickets. Special thanks to our event partner – STERIS Instrument Management Services.

SUPPORT PERIOPERATIVE NURSES YEAR ROUND

Make your donation, sign up for monthly giving, or purchase an honorary brick for the Pathway to Patient Safety at the AORN Foundation Booth in Lobby G. Your generosity makes a difference in Supporting the Nurses Who Make Surgery Safe. No time to stop by? Click here to donate.


Get Recharged

Charging stations are available at the Silent Auction in Room 284. Get recharged while you shop through the generous support of Medtronic and the Go Clear Award.

And the Winners are...

Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2018 has many fun and exciting contests and giveaways. Here’s a list of yesterday’s lucky winners.

Public Commenting Open

Two guidelines are open for public comment: Safe Patient Handling & Movement (open until 4/2) and Design & Maintenance of the Surgical Suite (open until 4/16).

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