Perioperative leaders are expected to spearhead innovation – forging both clinical and financial solutions. Gain the knowledge and tools to be an effective leader in the OR and the boardroom.

The Leadership Summit at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo is a four-day seminar where you can:

  • Focus on the management and business side of perioperative nursing
  • Network with leaders from the nation’s top health care systems
  • Hear from industry experts on critical issues facing the surgical suite

New in 2019: Emerging Leader and Experienced Executive Tracks

The 2019 program offers two tracks. Choose from separate breakout sessions that focus on the unique needs and interests of the emerging perioperative leader or the experienced executive.

Exclusive Bonus: Access to Global Surgical Conference & Expo

Leadership Summit attendees also have full access to education sessions, posters displays, the exhibit hall, and the other networking activities taking place at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2019.

What We’ll Be Talking About

  • Back-table to the Boardroom
  • Creative Staffing
  • Developing and Defending a Staffing Plan
  • Interoperability for Better Care
  • Joint Commission Changes
  • Megatrends Impacting the U.S. Healthcare Industry
  • Second Victim Program: Resiliency in Stressful Events (RISE)
  • Stress Smarter & Recover Better
  • The Perioperative Surgical Home
  • Unique Medical Device Identifiers
  • And Much More!

New Bonus Course! Earn Your Certificate in Surgical Services Financial Management

Want to boost your financial acumen? The Leadership Summit now includes an intensive, one-day program on how to effectively manage the financial performance of perioperative services. The course will be held on Wednesday, April 10.

Access to 75+ Education Session Recordings

Missed a session at the Leadership Summit or AORN Expo? Leadership Summit attendees can stream recordings of all concurrent education sessions and be eligible for contact hours from both conferences - up to 45 days post-event.

I learned how to get the attention of the CFO and have been able to successfully staff to AORN standards. Thank you!

Great opportunity to discuss executive challenges among colleagues.

What's Included in the Leadership Summit


Leadership Summit Package

Global Surgical Conference & Expo Package

Leadership Summit Education Sessions
4 days of exclusive education sessions on leadership and management topics
Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch Symposiums
Sunday – Tuesday
Leader Networking Lounge X  
Leadership Summit Recordings X  
General Sessions
Inspiring keynote speakers
Annual Conference Education
70 live sessions
Annual Conference Education Recordings
Listen to sessions you missed and earn contact hours 45 days after the event.
Exhibit Hall
Opening reception, simulations, education and giveaways
Poster Displays
In-person and online
AORN Congress: Business Sessions X X
Networking Activities*
AORN Foundation Evening Party, Silent Auction, First-time Attendee Lounge, Meetups, and more!
*May require additional purchased ticket.

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