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The Conference Agenda is below.  For additional details, you can also explore the OR Business Management Program Guide, which will also be available onsite for attendees in San Diego.

Monday, September 27
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast – sponsored by PrefTech
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote Presentation:

Leadership Gold – How To Be a Leader Worth Following

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Mayo Clinic Cybersecurity Resilience Program

Stop, Drop & Role: Stop Dropping Patients with Financial Burdens and Roll with Price Transparency

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Morning Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

What the OR Needs to Know About the New Gainsharing Rules

Optimizing Surgical Care through Advanced and Predictive Analytics

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Lunch – sponsored by Surgical Directions

Creating and Sustaining High-Performing Surgical Services

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Dessert with Exhibitors
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Move Your SPD From Low to High Performance with Lean Six Sigma

Managing Through a Crisis – How Data Analytics Can Make Life Bearable

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Tracking Orientation, Competencies, and Nursing Skill Sets

Improving OR Access and Utilization with Predictive Analytics

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Networking Event with Exhibitors
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception – sponsored by Cohealo & PrefTech
Tuesday, September 28
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Morning Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation:

Morning Keynote: Leveraging Self Awareness to Maximize Leadership Effectiveness

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Value Analysis Teams: Making the Most of Your Staff

Data Is King: Smart KPIs to Optimize Supplies and Rein in Costs

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m Morning Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Using Technology to Tackle Preference Cards

Stress: Your Key to Success, Part I

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Lunch – sponsored by Getinge

Designing for Efficiency in the Operating Room

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dessert with Exhibitors
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Stress: Your Key to Success, Part II

Tame the Beast: Right-Size Your Surgical Supply Inventory

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation – sponsored by Whitman Partners 

The Inclusive OR: Roles and Goals for Creating a Diverse Team, Presented by Whitman Partners

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Wednesday, September 29
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast & Keynote Presentation – sponsored by LeanTaaS

Perioperative ‘Systemness’ Aligning People, Processes and Technology for Better Patient Care and Better Financial Performance

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

I Want My Surgical Team! Using Predictive Analytics to Drive Succession Planning, Staff Scheduling, and Surgical Team Training

The Hidden Cost of Implants

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions:

Pandemic’s ‘New Normal’ Paves Way for Reducing Instrumentation

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Shaped the Future of the OR Supply Chain?

11:15 a.m. Adjourn


Breakout Session Tracks

The Finance Track focuses on the bottom line of your facility. Discover how to balance costs with operational improvements, staffing and make room for improvement budgeting.
Large amounts of data can be overwhelming and not always have a clear path for improvement. Learn how to leverage analytics to sustain productivity, reduce costs and grow new service lines in the Data Analytics Track.
The Supply Management Track delves into matching supply with demand. Find out how data transparency and the use of the right technology can drive efficiencies and cost savings.
Providing excellent healthcare requires an excellent team. Learn from the experts about how to engage staff at all levels to improve consistency of using best practices and prevent nurse burnout in the Operations Track.
The Performance Improvement Track tackles using new tools that are constantly working to improve the OR. Discover how to properly integrate new technology to benefit your facility.

Step 1: Register. Step 2: Book Your Hotel. Step 3: Meet in San Diego!