Education Schedule

Start planning your day. Research the education sessions and events you would like to attend and add them to your calendar.


Earn Your Professional Educator, Perioperative Certificate of Mastery

New to the educator role at your facility or looking to fine tune your skills? Gain the knowledge and tools needed to provide quality orientation and professional development opportunities. Learn More

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More than 200 contact hours available from world-renowned perioperative experts delivered in a variety of formats to fit your individual learning style.

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45-Day Streaming Pass

Can’t make it to a session? Listen to a recording through our on-demand streaming service, available for up to 45 days after the conference.

Expo Education

Earn contact hours as you explore exhibits for the latest products and services. See the list of exhibitors with booth education.

Rapid Fire

It will be easy to stay engaged at these fast-paced presentations. Sessions will consist of multiple speakers presenting on the same topic but with different angles.

Simulation Experiences

Get hands-on training on hot topics like safe patient handling and surgical fire safety.


See how your peers are changing perioperative practice. Explore hundreds of presentations and participate in our expanded meet and greet with the poster authors. Earn CE at the conference or when you return home by viewing posters online. Presenting a poster? View the guidelines.

Global Research & Practice Studies

Researchers representing perioperative teams worldwide will discuss the latest research outcomes and evidence-based practices. Sessions will take place in intimate environments to encourage easy discussion.

Interactive Buzz Sessions

Meet with other attendees in a relaxed environment to share best practices, insights, and tips. Expert facilitators will begin each session with a scenario. You’ll be asked to discuss amongst peers to identify a solution.

Featured Speakers

Are you ready to laugh, learn, and be inspired by our world-renowned speakers? Read about the keynote speakers who will take the main stage during General Sessions.

Student Nurses Program

Interested in learning more about perioperative nursing? Make plans to attend a special, interactive workshop for student nurses on April 9. Learn more.

Faculty Program

Attend this one-day program designed for clinical practice and academic educators on Tuesday, April 9. Faculty will be invited to join students in the morning for the Nursing Student Program and attend an academic lecture on the application of QSEN in practice clinical ladders and competency-based evaluation in the afternoon.