The OR Manager Conference provides you with plenty of opportunities to earn contact hours throughout the three days you will spend in New Orleans!

You have the opportunity to earn contact hours during the Conference program through breakout sessions, workshops, and general sessions. Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831. At the conclusion of OR Manager Conference, you will receive a personalized CE certificate listing contact hours you earned from attending various sessions.

In addition, this program will be providing AEU credits by BASC Provider #1301. All attendees registered for the AEU sessions will receive the content area breakdown and completion certificate post-conference.

The sessions and workshops at the OR Manager Conference cover the full spectrum of topics that perioperative managers and directors face each and every day. The OR Manager Conference is dedicated to providing perioperative leadership with best practices, upcoming trends, and challenges with solutions to take to their facility to improve the effectiveness of patient care.

In addition to topic areas the OR Manager Conference has dedicated tracks that allow attendees to focus their experience at the Conference!

Tracks covered:

  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers/Outpatient
  • OR Business Management
  • Clinical
  • Leadership/Administration
  • New Manager
  • Masters Series
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  • Trending Topics

CE Credits from Workshops
Wednesday’s workshops are packed with information, best practices and strategies you can take back to your OR, ASC or PACU.

Pick 1 to attend before the opening keynote and you can earn additional contact hours.

CE Credits at the Conference
By attending the OR Manager Conference or PACU Manager Summit Full Conference Pass, you have the opportunity to obtain 20.0 contact hours through Workshops, Breakout Sessions, Keynote Speakers, and Poster Presentations.

During the Exhibit Hall hours, you will have the opportunity to earn additional contact hours by participating in the Town Hall Sessions in the OR of the Future, CE programs presented by exhibitors, and poster sessions.

Purchase the All Access Pass to gain access to all sessions within the OR Manager Conference and PACU Manager Summit

CE Credits at the Poster Gallery
The OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery will be open during all Exhibition hours (located inside the Exhibit Hall).  You will have the opportunity to meet with Poster authors and discuss their research during our poster presentations. To receive additional contact hours after the poster sessions, an online quiz will be available in our e-Gallery, which will be available upon the Conference’s start.

To access the 2018 ePoster Gallery and CE quizzes click here.

CE Credits Presented by Exhibitors
During the Exhibit hours, you will have the opportunity to participate in CE programs presented by exhibitors and earn contact hours.  Each program is worth 0.5 contact hours and you must attend at least 2 sessions to earn 1 contact hour.

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AEU Credits
OR Manager Conference understands that the managers and directors of Ambulatory Surgery Centers require a customized education to help successfully manage the unique situations that occur within the ASC.  To meet your unique needs, we have a dedicated ASC track in which each session has been hand-picked by our planning committee on what specific topics would be important to their peers.

The OR Manager Conference program is approved for 17.25 hours of AEU credits by BASC Provider #1301.

CSSM® Eligible Sessions
Contact hours earned at OR Manager Conference meet CSSM® eligibility requirements.

ORMC CSSM Eligible Session Domains 2019 for the list of Eligible Sessions.

The Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) certification is for perioperative leaders interested in improving and validating their managerial knowledge and skills to advance the performance of their surgical services departments.  CSSM certification recognizes the important role managers have in directing staff, programs and budgets in delivering safe patient care, and provides recognition for the important and distinct role of surgical services leaders.

By attending sessions at the OR Manager Conference, you will receive contact hours which meet continuing education coursework requirements necessary for the exam application, as well as recertification activities. Learn more about the CSSM credential and requirements on or with this CSSM Certification 2019.

CSSM® is a registered trademark of CCI®. All rights reserved.

Fundamentals of Operating Room Management Certificate of Mastery presented in partnership with the Competency & Credentialing Institute
Tuesday, September 17
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

After this session you’ll be able to:

  1. Cite illustrations of the tasks performed by surgical services leaders.
  2. Relate examples of the knowledge needed to manage in the surgical services work environment.
  3. Summarize two emerging trends that affect the delivery of surgical care in the United States.

Why this is important:

The Fundamentals of OR Management Certificate of Mastery (FORM COM) program is designed to familiarize leaders and managers in surgical services with the skills and knowledge needed to perform in this demanding work environment. The FORM COM program is built on the findings of the Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) Job Analysis performed by Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) in 2016. That job analysis study compiled descriptive information about the tasks performed by surgical services leaders and managers as well as the knowledge needed to perform those tasks. The task and knowledge statements of the job analysis cover seven major areas of practice.

This certificate program is meant to help participants achieve the stated learning outcomes through education, training, and learning activities, and it is not restricted to registered nurses. The Fundamentals of OR Management Certificate of Mastery is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all course activities and designates that participants have completed the required education/training and demonstrated accomplishment of the learning outcomes.

By attending this workshop, you will earn a certificate of completion as well as 12.0 CE credits.
Add the pre-conference workshop to your OR Manager Conference registration, or attend a la carte for $495.



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Ernest N.Morial Convention Center
New Orleans

September 18-20, 2019

CE Credits
Earn CEs and AEUs through workshops, breakout sessions, and keynotes. Additional credit hours can be earned through poster sessions and exhibitor presentations.

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