Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, September 16

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops*

*Additional ticket required to attend the Sunday Pre-Conference Workshops

Monday, September 17

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Sessions
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning Coffee Break
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Luncheon and Presentation
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1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Opening Keynote
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR Manager Conference Kickoff Party

Tuesday, September 18

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Presentation
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Morning Keynote
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open (Morning Break)
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. OR Manager Awards Presentation and Luncheon
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dessert Reception in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Poster Sessions
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open (Refresh, Relax, Recharge!)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Poster Session
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Afternoon Keynote
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. OR Manager’s Night Out

Wednesday, September 19

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.  General Session
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Morning Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Closing Keynote


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OR Manager Awards
Welcome to the OR Manager Awards Center

These prestigious awards are invaluable in recognizing the efforts of leaders in the perioperative industry; they foster a sense of community and continued motivation toward excellence.

OR Manger of the Year

At the OR Manager Conference, we honor inspirational OR managers or directors every year with the OR Manager of the Year Award. Nominated by you, and hand selected by our Planning Committee and the OR Manager Advisory Board, the OR Manager of the Year is a champion of the perioperative suite.


Given to a rising star in OR management, the Emerging Leader Award will be presented in Orlando at the 2018 OR Manager Conference. This award was developed to recognize newer managers of the OR (five years or less experience) as they pave the way to the future of patient care and OR management.


Managers of the ASC face unique challenges on a daily basis. It’s because of this OR Manager felt as though it was time to call out the tremendous work that our colleagues who manage Ambulatory Surgery Centers be given their own accolade. Join us as we honor the top leaders in ambulatory services at the 2018 OR Manager Conference in Orlando!


Managing the OR takes more than just perioperative savvy, it also requires a strong business acumen; requiring complex logistical decisions, scheduling demands, analytical thinking, and a focus on the bottom-line. The Best in OR Business Award will be presented at the 2019 OR Business Management Conference in San Diego, California.

The OR Manager of the Year recipient receives a complimentary registration to the OR Manager Conference, along with complimentary airfare and hotel.

Other award winners will receive a complimentary All Access Pass to the OR Manager Conference and PACU Manager Summit at the Music City Center from September 17-19.

Congratulations to our 2017 OR Manager Awards recipients:

OR Manager of the Year
Michael Hofmann, BSN, RN
Regional Director-Perioperative Services
Ascension│St. Elizabeth Hospital/Fox Valley

Emerging Leader Award
Casey Orth-Nebitt, BSN, RN
Director of Surgery

Ambulatory Services Achievement Award
Ann Shea, BSN, RN
Nurse Manager, Pediatric Ambulatory Surgical Unit, Pre-Surgical Testing Unit, MRI Sedated Procedural Unit
Cohen Children’s Medical Center
New York



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Quick Info

Music City Center
Nashville, TN

September 17-19, 2018

CE Credits
Earn CEs and AEUs through workshops, breakout sessions, and keynotes. Additional credit hours can be earned through poster sessions and exhibitor presentations.

More information to come.

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