The NEW OR of the Future will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about innovative technologies and witness firsthand their integration with one another. Sponsors within the OR of the Future will not only be able to share information and product solutions with participants, but also provide an interactive touch-and-feel experience.

Centered within the OR of the Future is the Hybrid OR. Demand for Hybrid Operating Rooms across the nation is on the rise. The opportunity to save time and money, coupled with the prospect of developing a more efficient profit model, make the development of a Hybrid OR attractive for any facility. To capture additional trends for the evolving landscape of the operating room, there is an opportunity for additional technology showcases in 20×20 booths and 10×10 kiosks within the OR of the Future.

Events taking place in the OR of the Future:
Wednesday, September 18
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                      OR of the Future Town Hall Session: Facing the Challenges of Emerging Technologies – There’s No Crystal Ball For That
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                      Happy Hour with the OR of the Future Steering Committees

Thursday, September 19
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                     Hybrid OR Town Hall Session: New Perioperative Technology: What Are You Afraid Of?
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                   Tours of the Interactive Hybrid OR
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                       Dessert with OR of the Future Experts
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                      Tours of the OR of the Future

Check out 2018’s Hybrid OR!

OR of the Future Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Supporting Sponsors


Hybrid OR Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


OR of the Future Steering Committee

Yvette Jackson, EdD, MSN, RN, CNOR, CST

Director of Surgical Technology
Coastal Alabama Community College

Eleanor Martin-Markle, RN, CNOR

Robotic Program Manager
MountainView Hospital

Patty Perlas, MSN, RN. CNOR

Clinical Director System Robotics, Department of Surgical Services
Northwell Health

Heidi Pieper, BA

Program Director, Robotic Surgery Program
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Sonja Walsh, MMHC, BSN, CSSM, CNOR

Assistant Director
Centennial Medical Center


Hybrid OR Steering Committee

Tracy Diffenderfer, MSN, BSN, CNOR

Administrative Director
Centennial Medical Center

Mike Hofmann, BSN, RN

Director of Perioperative Services
St. Elizabeth Hospital and Surgery Center

Julie Hudson, DNP, MS, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Enterprise Administrator, Perioperative Services
University of Kentucky Healthcare

Cindy Kuperus, MBA, RN, CASC

Director of Perioperative Services
Carson Tahoe Health

Sharman Lisieski, BS, RN, CNOR

Director OR/PACU
Saratoga Hospital

Robert Maliff

Director, Applied Solutions
ECRI Institute

Tama Mayne, BSN, RN

Cardiothoracic Surgery Service Specialist
University of Colorado Hospital-Inpatient Operating Room

Patricia C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN

Perioperative Cardiac Consultant
Independent Cardiac Consultant

Arthur Shumate, MSN, CNOR

Director of Surgical Services
Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Debra Thompson, MSN, MBA, BSN, RN

Executive Director Surgery, Trauma, Pulmonary Services
Memorial Hospital of South Bend

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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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