6:00 pm – 8:00pm Welcome Party
7:00 am – 12:00 pm CONNECT program*
*Invitation only. Learn more.
8:30 am – 11:00 am


  1. Workshop A: Trend Setters in Total Joints (2.5 CH)
    Lee Rubin, MD, FAAOS, FAOA, Board-Certified Surgeon, Yale Medicine
    Jinlei Li, MD, PhD, Program Director of Regional Anesthesia, Yale Medicine

  2. Workshop B: Make Mindfulness Work for You (2.5 CH)
    Kenny Tello, LCSW, CAP, CCTP, CCISM, Orlando Health

  3. Workshop C: Leadership Lessons for Challenging Times (2.5 CH)
    Kathy Beydler, RN, MBA, CNOR, CASC, Whitman Partners
    Jason Goodwin, RN, MS, MPH, CNOR, PeriOperative and Procedural Services Consultant
11:15 am - 12:45 pm Lunch Workshop: People, Processes and Platforms: The Secret Recipe to bring Total Joint Replacement into the ASC!
Kim Ann Brown, RN, BSN, CASC, CAIP
Sponsored by Zimmer Biomet
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Welcome and Opening Keynote: From the Mouse: Creating a Culture of Excellence (1 CH)
Dennis Snow
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm General Session: The State of the Ambulatory Surgery Industry (1 CH)
David Shapiro, MD, CASC
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Networking Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm OR Excellence Awards 2022

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm General Session: Resilience in the Face of Adversity (1 CH)
Julia Scotti
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Opening Wine-Tasting Reception

7:00 am – 8:00 am AORN Ambulatory Surgery Specialty Assembly Meeting with Breakfast
Networking Continental Breakfast
Meet the Poster Authors

8:00 am – 9:00 am Second Day Keynote: Leading Strategic Change: How to L.I.V.E. and Thrive as a Transformative Leader (1 CH)
Sheri Prentiss, MD, MPH, CPS/A, CPE, FACPE
9:00 am – 10:00 am General Session: Preparing for the Next Pandemic (1 CH)
Ashish Sinha, MD, PhD, DABA, MBA, FASA, Riverside University Health System
10:00 am – 10:15 am Networking Coffee Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am General Session: Strike Quickly to Prevent SSIs (1 CH)
Michelle Schmitz, BS, CIC,UW Health
11:15 am – 12:15 pm General Session: Strategies to Solve the Staffing Shortage (1 CH)
Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR(E), CASC, Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch & Roundtable Discussion - Ideas that Work

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm General Session: Surgery Is a Human Right (1 CH)
Matthew Goldshore, MD, PhD, MPH and Carrie Morales, MD, The Center for Surgical Health
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm General Session: Supply Shortages and What You Can Do About It (1 CH)
Thomas W. Durick, MD, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm General Session: Healthcare’s Digital Transformation (1 CH)
Tony Ambrozie, MBA, Baptist Health South Florida
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Power Hour Party in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 am – 8:00 am Networking Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 9:00 am General Session: Championing Against the Criminalization of Medical Mistakes (1 CH)
RaDonda Vaught
9:00 am – 10:00 am General Session: The Secrets to Improved Instrument Care (1 CH)
Jig Patel, ST, CRCST, CHL, CIS, CER, UCLA Health
10:00 am - 10:15 am Networking Coffee Break

10:15 am – 11:15 pm General Session: Navigating Employment Law Landmines (1 CH)
Casey Duhart, BS, M.Ed., JD, Acadia Healthcare Company
10:15 am – 12:15 pm Peer-to-Peer Solutions Session: Leading a Multi-Generation Workforce with Purpose (2 CH)
Lori Armstrong, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Sponsored by: 3M, Intuitive, and Stryker
Supported by: AORN Foundation and Pfiedler Education
11:15 am – 12:15 pm General Session: From Good to Genius on the Leadership Journey (1 CH)
Nancy Yen Shipley, MD, Orthopedic surgeon and host of “The 6%” podcast
12:15 pm OR Excellence 2022 Closing