Why Attend

37 Years of connecting perioperative leaders in the OR, PACU, or SPD with the education, resources and solutions to optimize outcomes

OR Manager Conference is proud to be the only conference providing education specific to the needs of perioperative leaders in all facility types at any stage of their career. We are dedicated to educating and building a network among novice and tenured leaders who support hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, perianesthesia care units, and sterile processing departments.

Perioperative leaders trust us to deliver the latest approaches to workforce management, patient safety, emerging technology trends, business management, clinical and regulatory issues, sterilization and infection prevention, and pre- and postoperative care. Each year, leaders return and invite their leadership team members to source alternative approaches to daily operations, inspiring ideas to implement positive change, and peer support to solve challenges.

This is the space to nurture professional relationships that will arm you with the resources to exceed expectations in the future of your surgical suite management and optimal patient care. With leaders in attendance from across the United States, each person you meet will offer a perspective, idea, inspiration that could change how you approach your daily operations and team management. We often find the connections made at OR Manager Conference are unique to this event; 72% of our attendees have said so!

The Gift You Give Yourself

What brings you back each year?

“The people and the topics. It’s always current, always with the managers that do the same thing that I do everyday, where I feel alone against these challenges. We come together to strategize how to overcome challenges. It’s great networking.”

Janet Quigley, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Don’t just take our word for it, see what other perioperative leaders have to say!

“Best conference for OR Director and Managers!”

“Excellent education for newer managers as well as supporting/providing new info for seasoned leaders.”

“The information presented was well spread across multiple facets of OR management. I was happy to see not only OR topics, but PACU, leadership and business.”

“It’s a great way to hear what is happening across the country. You’re not alone in your struggles. Great way to network and re-energize.”

“Great opportunity for networking, learning about new technologies and information in the industry.”

“An excellent opportunity to stay updated, connect with industry experts, and bring new ideas and strategies back to your organization.”

“After attending, there is a renewed energy and focus on improving all aspects of the surgical environment. This gives the feeling that changes can be possible, and that excellence can be achieved.”

“The networking is priceless!”

“The sessions were invaluable and informative.”

“It was very rewarding and educational to see other like-minded people in similar roles, and hear them speak about issues and remedies in their own hospitals and policies…Rewarding to meet other healthcare professionals and experience new techniques and technologies.”

This is the platform to network with fellow colleagues and to review the new and upcoming equipment upgrades.

“Better networking, quality education sessions, more quality interactions with vendors.”


More than 900 attendees from a variety of facilities, including hospitals, outpatient centers, PACUs and SPDs, attend the OR Manager Conference for the education, networking opportunities and exhibitor connections.

Job Titles: Managers, Directors, C-suite/Executives, Administrators, and other perioperative leadership

Facilities: Community Hospitals, Academic Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Tertiary Hospitals, Children’s Hospitals, Health Systems, Government Hospitals, Cancer Centers, Specialty facilities and more.


The OR Manager Conference, founded in 1987, is celebrating 37 years of educating the perioperative community. Since the early days of the conference, OR Manager has improved every year by expanding educational offerings. These include targeted education for ASC leaders and those involved in PACU management, CE presentations by exhibitors, poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops. The OR Manager Conference relies on its Program Committee, a diverse group of experienced perioperative leaders, to plan education opportunities that directly impact the everyday lives of OR leaders.

Leaders of the surgical suite attend OR Manager Conference every year to get hands-on education and experience to take back to their organizations. Attendees join us each year to:

  • Gather educational and tactical resources through conference keynotes and breakout sessions
  • Visit with vendors, compare products, and learn about the latest advancements for the surgical suite
  • Expand their network (and have a little fun!)
  • Earn continuing education credits

Join us this October as we explore the latest research and best practices in your choice of 6 breakouts tracks. Plus, experience keynotes, pre-conference workshops, networking events, exhibitor presented CE programs, and poster presentations. Recognize leaders from across the nation with OR Manager Awards. Engage with over 140 exhibitors in the Periop Networking & Innovation Hub, and connect with some of the brightest minds during any of our networking events in the exhibit hall or receptions.