Continuing Education

OR Manager Conference provides you with plenty of opportunities to earn contact hours throughout the three days you will spend in Las Vegas!Certificate of Contact Hours

Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831 and AEUs by BASC Provider #1301. At the conclusion of OR Manager Conference, you will receive a personalized CE certificate(s) listing the workshops, breakout sessions and CE programs you attended and the contact hours you earned.

CE Credits from Workshops

Wednesday’s workshops are packed with information, best practices and strategies you can take back to your OR. Pick 2 to attend before the opening keynote and you can earn 6 additional contact hours. Attend GETINGE Group’s Lunch Presentation on Wednesday for an additional 1.0 contact hours.

View Workshops at the OR Manager Conference.

CE Credits at the Conference

You can attend 4 breakout sessions over the course of Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 and 4 keynote sessions to earn a total of 11.7 contact hours.  Attend Ecolab’s Breakfast and Presentation on Thursday and VitaHEAT’s Breakfast and Presentation on Friday for an additional 1.0 contact hours each.   By visiting the OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery, you can earn additional contact hours.


  • Opening KeynoteCE Opps Keynotes ORMC Web Photo 1
    Marcus Engel: The Other End of the Stethoscope – Prevailing Over Compassion Fatigue
  • Rose O. Sherman: Adaptive Leadership: At the Helm of Preoperative Nursing in a time of Change
  • Dr. Elizabeth Norman, RN: Heroism on the Frontlines: Achieving Greatness and Conquering Adversity
  • Closing Keynote
    Jody Urquhart: Love My Job, It’s the People I Can’t Stand! Leading a Positive, Vibrant Healthcare Team

Learn more about our Keynote Speakers.


CE Credits at the Poster Gallery

The OR Manager Conference Poster Gallery will be open durinPoster Gallery ORMC CE Opps Web 2g all Exhibition hours (located inside the Exhibit Hall).  You will have the opportunity to meet with Poster authors on Thursday, September 22 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  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 completion.

Attended the 2015 Conference in Nashville? Don’t forget! You still have access to the 2015 Poster Gallery where you can earn an additional 10 CEs!

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.

Stay tuned for more information.

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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.

This program is approved for 15.25 AEU credit by BASC Provider #1301.

 View the Ambulatory Surgery Center track. 


Sessions at OR Manager Conference are approved for your CSSM® eligibility requirements through CCI.

The Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) certification program is for perioperative leaders interested in improving and validating their managerial knowledge and skills so as to advance the performance of their surgical services department.

CSSM certification validates the achievement of the baccalaureate prepared manager who demonstrates current proficiency as an administrator in the perioperative (pre-, intra-, and post-operative) setting.

CCI delivers the CSSM exam to recognize the important role managers have in directing staff, programs and budgets in delivering safe patient care. The purpose of the CSSM exam is to provide recognition for the important and distinct role of surgical services managers.

By attending sessions at the OR Manager Conference, you will receive credit towards your continuing education coursework requirements necessary for the exam application. Learn more about the CSSM credential and requirements on

Download the full list of continuing education domain approvals for the 2016 OR Manager Conference


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Volunteer Application:

Volunteers for the OR Manager Conference will be accepted on a first come, first serve, basis. The application is due by August 12, 2016 and you will receive confirmation of acceptance five business days after submission.

To apply, please fill out the Volunteer Application and return it to Taylor Shaw, Conference Program Manager, at


Limited opportunities available.



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