March 4, 2024

Renowned mental health educator Sheila Robinson-Kiss to deliver keynote address at OR Manager Conference 2024

The 2024 event takes place October 28-30, 2024, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV

Rockville, MD – March 5, 2024 – The OR Manager Conference 2024 is proud to announce Sheila Robinson-Kiss, MSW, LCSW, a distinguished mental health educator and founder of The Rebalancing America and Beyond Initiative, as the opening keynote speaker. The conference takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 28-30, 2024.

Robinson-Kiss will present The Four Keys to Sustain Resilience - The Power of Safeguarding Your Mental Health on Monday, October 28 from 8:15 am-9:00 am. This discussion will challenge attendees to rethink their approach to mental well-being. Through an energizing program, she will explore the four essential keys to building resilience: Decide, connect, implement, and prioritize. Perioperative leaders will be empowered to create personalized resilience plans and learn practical strategies to elevate their mental health and productivity.

"We are thrilled to have Sheila Robinson-Kiss join us as our opening keynote speaker,” says Amy Bethel, MPA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, education coordinator for the OR Manager Conference. "In the current landscape, healthcare workers are experiencing extremely high rates of stress and burnout. Her expertise in mental health education and commitment to empowering individuals align perfectly with our conference's mission to provide perioperative leaders with the resources they need to prioritize wellness and support their teams.”

“Taking care of your mental health is a gift you give to yourself, and the people you love and serve. Keeping your mind and life lifted is no longer optional,” says Robinson-Kiss. “It is a personal and professional obligation worth of embracing fully.”

Robinson-Kiss is a recognized authority in the field of mental health education and resilience. With extensive experience as a licensed mental health provider, this award-winning orator, author, and social entrepreneur has dedicated her career to promoting self-health and resiliency models on a national and global scale.

After the keynote address, a book signing will provide attendees the opportunity to engage with Robinson-Kiss directly and delve deeper into her innovative approaches to mental health and wellness.

Registration is currently open for the 2024 OR Manager Conference. For more information about the conference program, visit the website.

The 2023 OR Manager Conference will take place in Las Vegas, NV, at the MGM Grand from October 28-30, 2024. To register for press credentials, contact Lindsay Botts, marketing manager, at [email protected].

About the OR Manager Conference:

For 37 years, the OR Manager Conference has been the premier event for perioperative leaders in the operating room, perianesthesia care unit, and sterile processing department. Offering education, resources, and solutions to optimize outcomes, the conference addresses workforce management, patient safety, emerging technology trends, business management, clinical and regulatory issues, sterilization and infection prevention, and pre- and postoperative care. The conference offers more than 45 educational sessions, education contact hours, networking events, and a transformed exhibit hall, the Periop Networking & Innovation Hub, with more than 140 vendors. To learn more, visit


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