Poster Presentations

The OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery provides a forum for presenting completed research, in progress initiatives with preliminary results, or a new approach to a concept to solve a problem related to perioperative leadership. Presenters are encouraged to use graphs, charts, illustrations and photographs to create a visually appealing poster to convey their message about the project. 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 open during all Periop Networking & Innovation Hub hours. Poster Presentations will take place Monday, October 28, from 4:30-5:00 pm (Happy Hour!), and Tuesday, October 29, from 10:15-10:45 am.

We are seeking research presentation proposals related to the following categories:

  • Sterilization & Infection Prevention
  • Staff/Patient Safety
  • Patient Education/Pre-Op
  • PACU/Post-Op
  • Process Improvement
  • Staffing/Training


2024 will mark our third year providing awards for the top three poster presenters during the OR Manager Conference.

Posters will be evaluated based on originality and relevance to perioperative leadership, and their ability to offer a new approach to a concept to solve a problem related to perioperative management and leadership.

Congratulations to the 2022 & 2023 OR Manager Conference Poster Award Winners!

First Place

Redefining the Perioperative Experience for Pediatric Patients with Neurodiversity

Sharon Goodman DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CPNP, Director of Clinical Professional Development, Pediatric Service Line
Jennifer Simonetti DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CPN, Director, Magnet Program, Patient Experience, Cultural Leader

Second Place

SCA Health Goes Virtual with Periop 101

Kelly Kapp, RN, CNOR, CNAMB
Falynn Dow, BS, RN, CNOR
Jessica Mullin, BSN, RN

Third Place

The Use of an Alcohol-based Nasal Antiseptic in Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Elective High-Risk Procedures

Vicki Yfantis, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CPAN, CAPA
Alyssa Kubischta, PharmD
Dr. S. Sonia Qasba, MD, MPH
Kris Kepner, BSN, RN, CNOR
Carolyn Manalo, BSN, RN, CAPA
Carol Harris, BSN, RN, CNOR

First Place

8-Step Practical Problem-Solving Initiative for Skin Injuries in the Operating Room

Ignacia N. Joyner, BSN, RN, CNOR, Surgical Quality Program Manager, Department of Defense

Second Place

Employing Lean-Based Strategies to Improve Operating Room First Case On-Time Starts

Mihye Kim, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC, CNOR, CNAMB, Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, and Captain U.S. Army Nurse Corps
Co-presented by: Christy Anne Mitchell, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing

Third Place

ICU Patients are Everywhere! Maintaining Critical Care Competencies in the PACU

Ayumi Fielden, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CPAN, Houston Methodist Hospital