Why Attend?

Who We Are

In its 34th year, the OR Manager Conference, brings together managers and directors involved in leading the surgical suite for four days of continuing education and networking opportunities. The conference builds on the content developed in each issue of OR Manager, a monthly print and digital publication, providing you with a live learning experience. Earn CEs, AEUs, and explore new technologies with solution providers.

Join us this October as we explore that latest reach and best practices in your choice of 7 breakouts sessions, plus keynotes, pre-conference workshops, networking and poster presentations. Recognize leaders from across the nation with OR Manager Awards Presentation. Engage with over 140 exhibitors in the exhibit hall (including a virtual format for this year) and connect with some of the brightest minds during any of our networking events in the exhibit hall or receptions. Visit the Hybrid OR and explore what the future operating suite could look like.

Who Attends?

More than 1,000 attendees from a variety of facilities, including hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, attend the OR Manager Conference, ASC Leader Summit and PACU Manager Summit for education and networking opportunities. Over 85% of attendees are involved with purchasing decisions within their organization.

Job Titles: Managers, Directors, Executives/C-Suite, Administrators, and other Perioperative leadership

Facilities: Community Hospitals, Academic Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Tertiary Hospitals, Children’s Hospitals, and more attend year after year

Why Attend?

Leaders of the surgical suite attend the OR Manager Conference every year to get the hands-on education and experience to take back to their organizations. This is the #1 conference for perioperative managers and directors to receive continuing education credits, engage in networking with their community, and meet with vendors that have the potential to positively impact their organizations. Over 1,400 attendees register every year to:

  • Gather education and tactical resources through conference keynotes and breakout sessions
  • Network with colleagues (and have a little bit of fun!)
  • Earn continuing education credits
  • Visit with vendors/compare products/learn about the latest equipment for the operating room

Educational content is put together by the experienced program planning committee made up of education specialists, directors of surgical services, operating room managers, chief nursing officers, and other perioperative leaders.

Attendees leave with tactical take-home tools that they can implement immediately, in addition to being invigorated to return to their facilities and have a valuable impact. Need more help justifying your attendance? Here’s a justification toolkit to help.