AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo

March 19-23 | New Orleans, LA


Education, Inspiration, Connections, and Celebration

Don’t miss the #1 perioperative nursing conference in the world – coming to New Orleans!

We’re committed to your safety. Learn about our COVID-19 safety precautions.


Immersive Learning

Experience hands-on, collaborative, actionable education offered in tons of learning options, formats, and tracks.


Evidence-Based Practice/Research



Infection Control and Prevention



Professional Development

Risk Management

Sterile Processing


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Motivators, Groundbreakers, and Igniters

Meet world-renowned speakers who will inspire and incite professional and personal change. We’ll be adding more soon.

Jade Simmons
World-Class Concert Artist & Activist
Jade Simmons
Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
Award-Winning Professor, Author & Filmmaker
Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
Alison Levine
World-Renowned Extreme Adventurer
Alison Levine
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour
America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour
Topic: ASC Total Joint Procedures
Spencer Byrum
Topic: Nurse Mental Health
Spencer Byrum
Dr. Hassan Tetteh
Topic: Patient Care
Dr. Hassan Tetteh
Lorrie Cappellino, MS, RN, CNOR TJC
Topic: ASC Standards
Lorrie Cappellino, MS, RN, CNOR TJC

Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit

Full-access pass to management-focused sessions and networking activities, plus all benefits included in the Full Conference Pass to Global Surgical Conference & Expo.

Global Surgical Conference

Live Pass

In-person access to the main conference education and activities with 30-day on-demand streaming.

Virtual Pass – Coming Soon!

Virtual Expo Attendee

While we can’t transfer all the energy and magic that happens in-person to an online format, we’re working on a way to bring select sessions and experiences to those unable to travel.



Industry Innovators

Discover next generation technologies for creating a state-of-the-art OR.


More Than a Conference – It’s a Periop Party

We’re planning an unforgettable week of networking and celebratory experiences so you can unwind, connect, and have fun with peers from around the world!

  • Foundation Dance Party
  • Volunteer Activities
  • Networking Events
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Competitions
  • Chapter Meet Ups
  • Mega Giveaways
  • And so much more!

Location, Location, Location

Whether you enjoy relaxing on a veranda or adventuring through the bayou, New Orleans is the perfect backdrop to rejuvenate personally and professionally. See Hotel Amenities.

AORN Expo News

Fun Things to Do in New Orleans

We’re excited to be back together in-person in New Orleans. Be sure to make some time for these fun activities featured in The Periop Life blog.


The Power of Partnerships

We’re excited to announce the return of speaker Hassan Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACH. Read last year’s interview with him on becoming better individual team members.


AORN Expo 2022 Theme

Learn more about this year’s theme inspired by AORN President Holly Ervine, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNOR, Advocacy: Take a Stand.


Why Companies Exhibit at AORN Expo

December Periop Recharge Giveaway

Recharge and rejuvenate in New Orleans.  Register by Dec. 31, 2021 and be entered to win a five-night hotel stay and a $250 spa gift card.

Drawing will be held on January 5, 2022. Individuals who register for the conference by December 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT will be automatically entered to win. Hotel stays are not transferable and must be used on the dates provided by AORN. Winners will be notified by email and by name on Facebook. Prizes not claimed within 7 days will be forfeited. Program rules and incentives are subject to change by AORN. No purchases necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Cash value of this prize may be taxable income to the winner.

Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2022 registration is not required to enter to win the Prize Drawing. Individuals may also enter to win by submitting a mail-in entry. Please print your first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number with area code, and e-mail address. Mail your completed entry to AORN – Attn: Marketing Expo Recharge Giveaway, 2170 South Parker Road, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80231. All mail-in entries must be post-marked by December 24. One mail-in entry per person. Entries that are late, lost, illegible, incomplete, postage due, or otherwise not in compliance with these Contest Rules will be disqualified.

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