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Update on OR Excellence 2022: Refunds and Cancellations

September 26, 2022

AORN and Outpatient Surgery Magazine continue to monitor Hurricane Ian’s path and believe canceling OR Excellence 2022 in Orlando was the best decision for your safety and wellbeing. We are keeping our colleagues across Florida and the Southeast in the path of the hurricane in our thoughts and hope everyone stays safe.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change is causing you, but you can count on a stellar event in 2023 and hope to see you then.

Here is an update on refunds and cancellations:

  • The Hyatt Regency Orlando has canceled the OR Excellence hotel block without penalty.
  • If you booked your hotel outside the OR Excellence block, please make sure you contact your hotel to cancel or modify your reservation.
  • AORN is processing refunds of attendee registration fees now. You should see the credit on your original form of payment (e.g., credit card) within 7 to 10 business days.

Session speakers are disheartened they won’t be able to meet you in person this week. Outpatient Surgery Magazine is working with them to find options for providing their great content to you virtually in engaging, accessible workshops or webinars over the coming months. Please keep an eye out for emails and on our website, for more information.

Thank you for your understanding,

AORN and Outpatient Surgery Magazine

OR Excellence Canceled Due to Pending Hurricane

September 25, 2022

AORN is closely monitoring national weather service reports and projections for when and where Tropical Storm Ian is most likely to make landfall as a powerful hurricane later this week. The President and Florida Governor have declared a state of emergency across the entire state in anticipation of a potentially catastrophic storm. All hospitals are on alert and major airlines are warning of significant delays or cancellations.

The safety of all OR Excellence participants is our topmost concern, and we have regrettably decided to cancel the conference that was to take place September 29-October 1 in Orlando.

We advise you to cancel your airline reservations right away. All hotel reservations within the OR Excellence group block will be canceled. If you booked outside of the block or at a different hotel, please contact the hotel directly to cancel or modify your reservation.

More information about conference registration refunds, as well as potential options to present the conference sessions virtually will be communicated later this week.

We are very aware of the impact that canceling the in-person event will have on your plans. We truly regret the inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.