AORN Global Summit - The Power of Global Collaboration in Perioperative Nursing

Perioperative Nursing in Action: Global Perspectives

AORN’s Global Summit, held in conjunction with AORN’s Global Surgical Conference and Expo, bring together nurses practicing abroad and in the U.S. to discuss issues impacting all perioperative nurses. Hear global perspectives from a panel of international speakers from Europe, Australia, North America, and Asia.

Discover New Innovations, Learn Best Practices, and Meet New People

Join the largest gathering of perioperative nursing in the world for hands-on training, global education, and insight into the latest technology and products. Enjoy the world renowned cuisine and thrilling attractions New Orleans has to offer.


Topics At-A-Glance

  • Patient Safety
  • Managing Drug Abuse in Healthcare Workers
  • OR Design
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
  • Comparing Policies on Managing Incivility
  • Preparing the Patient for Surgery

AORN Global Summit

Saturday, March 24, 2018 | New Orleans, LA



Global Summit attendees will also have full access to the education sessions and activities taking place at AORN Expo 2018. View the full conference schedule.

Global Summit attendees will earn 5.25 contact hours towards continuing education and receive a certificate of attendance. Attendees will also have access to all of the education sessions and activities held at the Global Surgical Conference & Expo.

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Global Summit Schedule

Saturday, March 24, 2018

8am–8:40am Continental Breakfast (included with registration) and Networking
8:40am–9am Welcome and Introductions
Nathalie F. Walker, MBA, RN, CNOR, President, AORN and Victoria Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Chair, AORN Global Relations Committee
9am–10:20am Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) (1.3 CH/1.25 AEU)
Speakers: Paula R. Graling, DNP, RN, CNOR, CNS, FAAN, Director, Department of Surgery, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, USA; Barbara Mushayandebvu, President, Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC), Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Monty Mythen, MBBS, MD, FRCA, FFICM, Smiths Medical Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care UCL, United Kingdom
Moderator: Daphny Grace Peneza, MSN, RN, CNOR, Member, AORN Global Relations Committee
10:20am–11:20am Preventing and Addressing Substance Use among Nurses and Nursing Students (1.0 CH/1.00 AEU)
Speaker: Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, FAAN, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, President (2016-2018), International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Moderator: Susan R. Guerra, MN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, Member, AORN Global Relations Committee
11:20am–11:30am Break (photographer will take picture of Global Summit attendees at this time)
11:30am–12:30pm Comparing Policies Across Borders (Managing Incivility, OR Design, and Preparing the Patient for Surgery) (1.0 CH/1.00 AEU)
Speakers: Mona Guckian Fisher, RN, LLM, CNOR, Clinical Director, GFL Consulting Limited, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom; Sarah Bird, RN, President, Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN), Acton, Tasmania, Australia; Jinkee Yang, President, Korea Association of Operating Room Nurses (KAORN) and OR Nursing Director, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital
Moderator: Mary Jo Steiert, BSN, RN, Member, AORN Global Relations Committee
12:30pm–1:30pm Lunch (included with registration)
1:30pm–2:30pm Roundtable Discussion (1.0 CH/1.00 AEU)
General Facilitators: Victoria Steelman, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Chair and Patrick E. Voight, MSA, BSN, RN, CNOR, Mentor, AORN Global Relations Committee
2:30pm–2:40pm Break
2:40pm–3:40pm Managing Noise and Distraction in Two Countries, Enhancing the Culture of Patient Safety (1.0 CH/1.00 AEU)
Speakers: Myriam Pietroons, President, Belgian Association of Operating Room Nurses (AFISO) and OR Head Nurse, Clinique Saint-Luc de Bouge, Bouge, Belgium; Stephanie Straet, Member, Board of Directors, Belgian Association of Operating Room Nurses (AFISO) and OR Head Nurse, Etterbeek-Ixelles Hospital, Ixelles, Belgium; Hennie Mulder, Vice President, LVO, Veldhoven, Netherlands; Henk Folkertsma, Operation Assistant IDR, Ministery of Defense, Groningen, Netherlands
Moderator: Olivier Willième, MSN, RN, CNOR, Member, AORN Global Relations Committee
3:40pm–3:45pm Wrap-up
5pm–6pm Reception

Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AORN is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019. Check with your state board of nursing for acceptability of education sessions for re-licensure.

This program is approved for 5.25 hours of AEU credits by BASC Provider #0102.

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