OR Manager Conferences
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February 2024

OR Manager Conferences Enhance Education, Connection, and Experience

For 36 years, OR Manager has been providing live education and experiences to improve business and patient outcomes of the surgical suite. Each year, we come together to discuss the industry’s most pressing topics, network with peer leaders, and solve current problems faced in facilities across the country. Attendees will earn continuing education credits, meet with vendors who will positively impact performance, and take home valuable and implementable tools to apply upon return to their facilities.

OR Manager Conference | October 28-30, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV

The 2022 OR Manager Conference saw a record number of new manager attendees.

The OR Manager Conference, founded in 1987, is celebrating 36 years of helping the perioperative community. The OR Manager Conference is a premier opportunity to learn and network among the brightest minds in perioperative leadership. Our attendees return each year for the hands-on education, collaboration, and opportunities to find solutions to their everyday challenges in their surgical suite.

Each year, our Program Committee convenes to develop a conference program that builds upon last year’s learnings and arms leaders with strategies and tactics to meet and exceed their goals. Our goal is to educate leaders and foster relationships among colleagues that will exceed expectations in the future of surgical suite management and patient care.


Educational sessions tailored for new managers are top tier. By providing the building blocks in financial management, operational excellence, supervision, and more, you will walk away with the strategies you need to succeed in your new role.


Seasoned perioperative leaders need to keep their finger on the pulse of the industry. What worked five, four, or even 3 years ago may not be benefitting your facility in 2024 and beyond. OR Manager Conference offers the tools you need to stay sharp in your role, improve outcomes, and reinvigorate your passion for your work.

The ASC Leader Summit features education for the expanding needs of same-day surgery. As ASCs rapidly expand across the country, it is more important for leaders to recognize those changes specific to the ambulatory surgery setting.

Those involved in PACU management can learn the best practices to enhance throughput and improve patient outcomes. The PACU/Post-Op track features PACU experts who offer insight into innovative ways to optimize the PACU, increase collaboration from pre-op to post-op, and share their experiences in managing their own PACU department.

Leaders of the surgical suite attend OR Manager Conference every year to get hands-on education and experience to take back to their organizations. More than 1,000 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

Attendees leave both conferences 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. Join us at these conferences to learn how you can improve business and patient outcomes of the surgical suite.

OR Business Management Conference | February 6-8, 2024 | Phoenix, AZ

The annual OR Business Management Conference, founded in 2012, brings together business managers, financial directors, administrators, and C- and D-suite executives involve in running the logistics of the surgical suite, for valuable hands-on education, experience, and real-world insights to take back to their organizations.

As the only conference designed specifically for perioperative leaders and directors, OR Business Management Conference is a prime opportunity to network with and learn from peers facing similar day-to-day challenges and finding innovative solutions in the management of finances, operations, supplies, and performance of the surgical suite. Those new to an OR leadership role can attend the Pre-Conference Workshop: Fundamentals of OR Management – Certificate of Mastery to gain a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to effectively run the surgical suite.

In addition to the education and networking, the vendors who will be in attendance will offer solutions that can aid operations, technology, or people management. Connect with 30+ vendors over just 3 days – a significant time savings as opposed to scheduling individual meetings around regular work days. This allows attendees to bring home ways to solve current problems and create more lean business practices.

Educational content is put together by our experienced program planning committee comprised of chief executive and medical officers; directors of surgical and perioperative services, healthcare systems engineering, business operations and patient care; and clinical operations managers from more than 10 of the country’s leading institutions.

Our speaker line-up includes a wide range of facilities representing small community hospitals, large health systems, outpatient surgery centers and children’s hospitals. You’ll learn from industry experts in their field who specialize in operations, healthcare administration, process improvement, data analytics and financial management for surgical service lines in their healthcare facilities. Plus, hear from speakers who manage both the clinical operations and business operations at their healthcare facilities. Learn how they are navigating the business of running the OR suite and walk away with actionable take-home tools you can implement in your healthcare system.

Key topics address core business needs in the areas of finances, operations, supply management, performance improvement, and data + analytics.

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