Networking Events

Let’s get ready to…NETWORK! Opportunities to make genuine connections with your peers and share best practices are spread throughout the conference program. With breaks, receptions, and Periop Networking & Innovation Hub hours all containing engaging content and activities, you will certainly expand your professional circle and meet some lifelong colleagues along the way.

TEA TALKS: AFTERNOON BREAK IN THE HUB
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 2:15 – 3:00 PM

Savor the flavor and spark the conversation at our ‘Tea Talks’ networking break! Indulge in an array of delightful tea sandwiches while you connect, share insights, and cultivate new relationships. Join us for a blend of tasty treats and stimulating discussions, making every bite as memorable as the insights shared.

“WELCOME TO SIN CITY” RECEPTION
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Join us on the first evening of the conference as we kick off the festivities in true Las Vegas style! Immerse yourself in the Periop Networking & Innovation Hub, and indulge your taste buds with delectable bites and tantalizing cocktails or refreshing mocktails, all while mingling with perioperative industry peers. This is your opportunity to forge new connections, exchange best practices, and expand your professional network.

With over 140 vendors showcasing cutting-edge equipment, products, services, and solutions for the operating room, you’ll have the chance to explore the latest advancements in perioperative care.

TIPS FOR GETTING TO KNOW THE EXHIBITORS

  • Watch a demonstration! The exhibitors have brought their products to show you how they work. Spend a few minutes listening to a product demonstration to learn a bit more about the products your teams are working with every day.
  • Share your facility’s sticking points. Challenges you are facing can be alleviated by talking with the exhibitors. Having a better understanding of the issues that need to be addressed will help the exhibitors uncover the features of their products and services that will uniquely benefit you.
  • Ask a question! You’re more likely to learn about the specific aspects of a product if you ask a simple question. For example: “Does this product integrate with systems/equipment I am currently using at my facility?” “Can you share how this product affected the outcomes of a facility similar to the size and scope of my own?” Simple questions like these can open the door to a more meaningful conversation.
  • Conquer the floor with a colleague and approach the exhibitors with confidence. It may feel overwhelming when first entering the exhibit hall amidst the fellow attendees and volume of vendors. However, this is your time – Make sure you take advantage of it to learn the information you need to make an effective purchasing decision and pitch to your leadership team. You are the expert on your facility, so share information with vendors and they’ll help find your perfect product match.
  • Keep an open mind and consider your future needs. While not all vendors will be offering something you need right now, you will eventually have needs in the future. Finding the right-fit vendor is more than just what products and services they offer. Take advantage of this time to get to know the team, culture, and whether they will be a strong partner for you when the time comes. You’ll have this information in your back pocket when you do have a need!

EXHIBITOR PRESENTED CE SESSIONS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 2:15 PM-4:15 PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 10:30 AM-2:15 PM

Continue your education in the Periop Networking & Innovation Hub! Exhibitors will be hosting CE sessions in-booth and in two OR Manager Innovation Theaters in the Periop Networking & Innovation Hub. This is a great opportunity to earn additional CE contact hours and dive deeper into the clinical and operational aspects of the surgical suite.

These sessions will take place in 30-minute increments, so you can visit with exhibitors in between your sessions, ask questions of the speakers, and connect with fellow attendees on the topic of discussion!

Earn 1 CE contact hour for every 2 Exhibitor CE sessions you attend!

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
HAPPY HOUR! MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 4:30-5:00 PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 10:15-10:45 am

The OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery provides a forum for presenting completed research or in-progress research with preliminary results. It is an opportunity to present research, performance improvement projects, or clinical practice innovations visually using graphs, illustrations, or photographs. We strive to promote communication and collaborative research among nurses, provide a setting for exchange of information and lessons learned, and explore advances in perioperative clinical practice. The poster gallery will be available for viewing throughout all exhibit hall hours. Attend during these times to meet the authors and earn 1 CE contact hour for every 3 posters you review.

Do you have research to share that will benefit the perioperative industry? Submit a poster proposal! Presenters can save up to 30% on conference registration. Proposal submission will open soon.

BAGELS & BANTER: MORNING BREAK IN THE HUB
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 10:15 – 11:00 AM

Join us for a mid-morning rendezvous where brunch meets business, and casual conversations lead to valuable connections. Indulge in our spread and let the banter flow at ‘Bagels & Banter’—the perfect interlude for networking and nourishment!

PEER-TO-PEER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS OVER LUNCH
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Enjoy your lunch on the exhibit hall floor and continue networking with likeminded attendees and vendors. A variety of prepared lunch options will be available. Take a quick break on Tuesday afternoon to grab a bite to eat without having to leave the Periop Networking & Innovation Hub, and keep the conversations going!

Throughout the seating area in the Hub, there will be topic-based tables – for example, ASC leadership, financial management, new leaders, PACU throughput – and Program Committee members available to help kickstart the conversation. Bring your questions and bounce ideas off one another while you enjoy lunch. These connections will be resources for years to come!

S’MORE CONNECTIONS: DESSERT BREAK IN THE HUB
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 12:45-1:30 PM

Indulge in sweet connections at the S’More Connnections networking break. Let the warmth of camaraderie and the sweetness of dessert fuel your conversations. Every bite sparks new connections!

PRIZE GIVEAWAYS FOR ‘TRICK OR TREAT’ NETWORKING COMPETITION!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 2:15-2:30 PM

Who says Halloween is just for the little ghouls and goblins? Get ready to unleash your inner child at the OR Manager Conference with our spook-tacular “Trick OR Treat” networking competition!

Join us as we blend the childlike thrill of trick-or-treating with the power of industry connections! Engage with exhibitors, mingle with the OR Manager team, and conquer special challenges to claim the title of ultimate networker!

OR MANAGER’S NIGHT OUT: NEON OASIS
SPLASH POOL AT MGM GRAND
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 5:30-8:30 PM

Get ready to step into our vibrant Neon Oasis at OR Manager’s Nigh Out! One of the most highly-attended events of the conference, attendees are able to connect with your perioperative peers in a relaxed environment.

We are turning up the neon, the beats, and the fun in Vegas!

You can expect an immersive poolside paradise bathed in lights and high energy. Choose your groove at the silent disco or bop along to the same tunes as your friends! Vegas performers join us for unforgettable photo memories. Top it off with a delicious dinner spread and drinks to enjoy.

Recharge and rejuvenate your spirit alongside your peers!

Separate ticket required. Tickets can be purchased during registration. The Best Value Pass includes 1 OR Manager’s Night Out ticket with your registration.
Guest tickets are available for purchase. All guests must be 21+.

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