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Oct 2017


Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center 6000 W Osceola Pkwy Kissimmee , Florida 34746
Tel: (407) 586-0000
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2017 OR Manager Conference


Event Overview:

Presented by OR Manager, the OR Manager Conference brings together OR managers, directors, business managers and other leaders of the surgical suite for three days to learn, share best practices, and connect with solution providers in person.

We know that your educational needs and challenges differ substantially from those of your staff, which is why we have been perfecting what’s needed to deliver a sophisticated conference that provides a higher-level learning environment for you as a leader. When it comes to the right education, one size doesn’t fit all. This philosophy is what has made the OR Manager Conference the #1 executive-level conference on managing today’s OR suite.

Register now for the premier conference that managers choose to go to.

OR Manager Conference Exhibits

On the Exhibit Floor, you'll interact with vendors from companies showcasing equipment, supplies and other solutions to help your operating room run more efficiently, effectively and safely.  You can get hands on with these solutions and ask questions from the vendors before investing your money.

CEs Presented by Exhibitors

During the Exhibit hours, you will have the opportunity to participate in CE programs presented by exhibitors and earn contact hours.

Exhibitor Information:

OR Manager Conference is a 3-day annual conference and exhibition connecting you with more than 1,400 qualified perioperative decision makers who need the latest leadership solutions, technology, and equipment to ensure their operating rooms run effectively and efficiently.  

Top 5 Reasons to Exhibit:
1. Be a part of the community’s premier event. Built on 27 years of success, perioperative leaders choose to go to OR Manager Conference for unparalleled education and to network with their peers, not their staff.
2. Reach an audience with buying power. 94% of attendees have final decision making authority, recommend new products, or are members of the purchasing/evaluation committee.
3. Demonstrate new products and services, increasing brand awareness within the community.
4. Grow product sales by generating qualified leads and new customers. 80% of attendees in 2014 plan to purchase a product they saw in the Exhibit Hall.
5. Go head-to-head with your competition. More than 130 leading healthcare companies will be at OR Manager Conference. Will you?

About Access Intelligence, LLC:

ACCESS INTELLIGENCE is a leading worldwide information and marketing company that provides unparalleled business intelligence and integrated marketing solutions in nearly a dozen global market sectors. With a customer-centric culture dedicated to editorial excellence and marketing integrity, Access Intelligence serves business professionals worldwide with a portfolio of products, including magazines, newsletters, conferences, data products, and e-media solutions. We deliver insight and intelligence when, how, and where our customers want it in major market areas.


Oct 2   
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental 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
Presented by 
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Opening Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Chin



4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. OR Manager Conference Kickoff Party
Oct 3   
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Presentation



8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Cy Wakeman
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open (Morning Motivational Meetup!)
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. OR Manager Awards 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 Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Keynote: Dennis Snow
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. OR Manager’s Night Out
Oct 4   
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Morning Walk and Talk
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and General Session: Joe Tye                                
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 Speaker: Vicki Hess, MS, RN, CSP

Keynote Speakers

David C. Chin, MD, MBA

Distinguished Scholar Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Changing the Equation: The Future of Your OR and PACU in the Ever-Changing Healthcare Environment

After this session you’ll be able to:

  • Summarize the major Federal and State Policies driving value-based purchasing of health care.
  • Discuss and interpret the key financial levers in the US healthcare system and their implications for academic medical centers and clinicians.
  • Review the ever-changing healthcare landscape and what may be coming in the future.
  • Understand your role in the future of healthcare.

Why this is important:

Healthcare costs have far outpaced predictions of the past, and with so many questions looming in 2017, it’s critical for perioperative leaders to be prepared to move their businesses forward. How did we get here? What will the next 5, 10, or 20 years look like for the healthcare landscape? How are we going to survive change? The new generation of healthcare workers will be responsible for transforming the industry into the value based system that it was always intended to be for the ultimate customer, the patient. Join us as Dr. Chin summarizes the major Federal and State Policies driving value-based purchasing of healthcare and shares his insights on the key financial levers in the current US healthcare system and their implications.

Cy Wakeman

President & Founder, Reality-Based Leadership Author, Reality-Based Leadership and The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

Ditch the Drama! Hard-Wiring New Mindsets and Accountability in Your Staff

After this session you’ll be able to:

  • Apply strategies to reduce emotional waste resulting in improved quality metrics.
  • Recognize behavior that enables teamwork and improved patient care.
  • Implement leadership tools that hardwire accountability in your organization.
  • Understand the cause(s) of drama in your workplace and how to change the mindsets of your staff.

Why this is important:

Old patterns of leadership thinking are no longer sufficient for today’s changing healthcare landscape. Cy Wakeman, President and Founder of Reality Based Leadership, notes that drama is at an all-time high – the average person working in the OR and PACU spends over two hours per day in drama.  Therein lies the newest challenge for leaders – how do we motivate our teams to create amazing and safe patient experiences, great outcomes, all the while keeping staff engagement high and drama low? In this keynote, new tools for coaching and accountability will be revealed, empowering leaders to work through “learned helplessness,” rally their teams, and create the organizational alignment necessary to deliver extraordinary patient care.

Dennis Snow

President, Snow Associates Former Walt Disney World Company Executive

The Magic of Customer Service: Training Your Staff for Excellence

After this session you’ll be able to:

  • Discuss the four critical elements of service excellence.
  • Develop tools for helping your team see the healthcare experience through the eyes of your customers.
  • Understand customer expectations and approaches for exceeding those expectations.
  • Determine mechanisms for involving your team in ongoing service improvement.

Why this is important:

Nurse leaders have numerous customers. In a single day, you interface with staff, physicians, other health care leaders, patients, families, and even in some cases, a board of directors. How can you view situations through their eyes, and use that perspective to create a culture of excellence in your organization? Providing world-class service in a healthcare setting is not simply a matter of smiling staff who say “please” and “thank you”. World-class service is an all-encompassing approach to making excellence business as usual, involving every member of the organization’s team. Developing a brand that identifies you and your team as providers of unparalleled customer care will give you the edge to be successful in the new normal health care environment. Join Dennis Snow, former Walt Disney World Company Executive, as he provides a “how-to” program for creating a service-driven culture.

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