Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2023
Hands-On Learning with the Experts in San Antonio, TX, April 1-4
AORN's 70th annual conference will bring thousands of perioperative nurses and professionals from across the globe for four days of education, inspiration, networking and celebration.
Make plans to reenergize with the best and brightest in perioperative nursing. There are NO LIMITS to what we can accomplish when we come together.
Everything is Bigger (& Better) in Texas
We’re excited to share some improvements coming to the 2023 annual conference:
- Efficient four-day program (down from five) to support busy schedules
- Education sessions from rapid fire talks to in-depth workshops
- Easier and effective networking
- More celebrations, more FUN
Meet the trailblazers and motivators who are shaping the future of surgery – more being added daily!
Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing Programs, American Nurses Association (ANA)
Katie Boston-Leary works as the director of nursing programs at the ANA, and in 2019, she was identified as “One of Five Chief Nursing Officers Changing Healthcare.”
Cook is an entrepreneur, author, former CEO of a multi-million-dollar company (which she founded), and winner of the Nobel Entrepreneurial Prize in Mexico.
Alex Haynes, MD, MPH
Surgical Oncologist and Researcher
Alex Haynes is a practicing surgical oncologist and internationally known researcher who focuses his work on improving the quality and safety of surgical care for patients.
Randall L. Heiser, AB, MAE
President of Sullivan Healthcare Consulting, LLC
As a perioperative consultant and well-known speaker, Randy Heiser has directed more than 1,800 surgery department operational improvement studies during his career.
This four-time Olympian, American record holder, breast cancer survivor, and world-renowned resilience speaker shares an infectious "I can do anything” attitude.
President of The Center for Retention
Having gained acclaim as the “Undercover Millennial,” Pulver operates The Center for Retention, and helps organizations retain, engage, and inspire their team members.
Founder of Because I said I Would
The founder of the social movement and non-profit organization, because I said I would, is dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept.
Dr. Renee Thompson
Founder (and CEO) of the Healthy Workforce Institute
Recently recognized by LinkedIn as one of the “Top Ten Voices in Healthcare,” Dr. Thompson works closely with healthcare leaders looking to cultivate a healthy workforce.
Choose Your Journey
Easy networking and re-energizing fun
"I had that ‘aha!’ moment of now I've got to change how I do things, but I'll change it for the better." – Past Attendee
Scavenger Hunt and Competitions
Chapter and Specialty Assembly Meet Ups
Explore San Antonio
History. Culture. Cuisine. Adventure.
In addition to the Alamo, the restaurants along the famous River Walk, Six Flags Fiesta, SeaWorld, the Shops a La Cantera, the San Antonio Ghost Walking Tour, and the more than 50 wineries in Texas Hill Country are just a few offerings at your fingertips.
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