AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo

March 19-23 | New Orleans, LA


Education, Inspiration, Connections, and Celebration

Don’t miss the #1 perioperative nursing conference in the world – coming to New Orleans!

We’re committed to your safety. Learn about our COVID-19 safety precautions.


Immersive Learning

Experience hands-on, collaborative, actionable education offered in tons of learning options, formats, and tracks.


Evidence-Based Practice/Research



Infection Control and Prevention



Professional Development

Risk Management

Sterile Processing


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Motivators, Groundbreakers, and Igniters

Meet world-renowned speakers who will inspire and incite professional and personal change. We’ll be adding more soon.

Jade Simmons
World-Class Concert Artist & Activist
Jade Simmons
Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
Award-Winning Professor, Author & Filmmaker
Dr. Jermaine M. Davis
Alison Levine
World-Renowned Extreme Adventurer
Alison Levine
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour
America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour
Topic: ASC Total Joint Procedures
Spencer Byrum
Topic: Nurse Mental Health
Spencer Byrum
Dr. Hassan Tetteh
Topic: Patient Care
Dr. Hassan Tetteh
Lorrie Cappellino, MS, RN, CNOR TJC
Topic: ASC Standards
Lorrie Cappellino, MS, RN, CNOR TJC

Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit

Full-access pass to management-focused sessions and networking activities, plus all benefits included in the Full Conference Pass to Global Surgical Conference & Expo.

Global Surgical Conference

Live Pass

In-person access to the main conference education and activities with 30-day on-demand streaming.

Virtual Pass – Coming Soon!

Virtual Expo Attendee

While we can’t transfer all the energy and magic that happens in-person to an online format, we’re working on a way to bring select sessions and experiences to those unable to travel.



Industry Innovators

Discover next generation technologies for creating a state-of-the-art OR.


More Than a Conference – It’s a Periop Party

We’re planning an unforgettable week of networking and celebratory experiences so you can unwind, connect, and have fun with peers from around the world!

  • Foundation Dance Party
  • Volunteer Activities
  • Networking Events
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Competitions
  • Chapter Meet Ups
  • Mega Giveaways
  • And so much more!

Location, Location, Location

Whether you enjoy relaxing on a veranda or adventuring through the bayou, New Orleans is the perfect backdrop to rejuvenate personally and professionally. See Hotel Amenities.

AORN Expo News

Fun Things to Do in New Orleans

We’re excited to be back together in-person in New Orleans. Be sure to make some time for these fun activities featured in The Periop Life blog.


The Power of Partnerships

We’re excited to announce the return of speaker Hassan Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACH. Read last year’s interview with him on becoming better individual team members.


AORN Expo 2022 Theme

Learn more about this year’s theme inspired by AORN President Holly Ervine, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNOR, Advocacy: Take a Stand.


Why Companies Exhibit at AORN Expo

Poster Photo Challenge Giveaway

Take a selfie with the AORN Expo 2022 poster for a chance to win free registration. Upload your photo to your Instagram or Facebook account and share why you want to attend.

Follow us at Instagram: @aornpics and Facebook: @AORN and add #AORN2022. Don’t forget to make your account public so we can see that you tagged us.

Eligibility. This contest is open only to individuals who work in the perioperative specialty. Employees of AORN and AORN board members are not eligible to win.

Contest period. Entries will be accepted online beginning Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 12am MT, and ending Monday, January 31, 2022, at 11:59pm MT.

Winner selection and notification. Five winners will be drawn at random. If a winning photo contains more than one person, the prize will be awarded to the Facebook and/or Instagram account holder from which the image was uploaded and posted. Winners will be notified via Facebook and/or Instagram messaging and through AORN Facebook and Instagram posts within five days following selection of winners. If a winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within seven days from the time award notification was sent, the prize may be forfeited, and alternate winner may be selected.

Award. Each winner selected will receive one free Global Conference & Expo full conference registration (for March 19-23, 2022). Only one free conference registration per winner. Winners are ineligible for subsequent drawings in this contest. Registration is non-transferable.

Contestant acknowledgement. By participating in this contest, I am agreeing not to inaccurately tag people in my photos I submit. I have the permission of my facility and any individuals included in any pictures submitted. My pictures will not include any patients, patient likeness, or confidential patient information. I understand that this contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or Instagram, and hereby release Facebook and Instagram for any liability in connection herewith. Cash value of prizes may be taxable income to the recipient.

Interested in exhibiting? Learn more.

Expo 2022 Johnson and Johnson Platinum Sponsor

Sponsors: Platinum: Johnson & Johnson, Gold: BD, Silver: Aerobiotix & Stryker, Bronze: Advent Health. Visit these featured exhibitors in the expo hall: Action Products, Inc., Aerobiotix, Aramark, Aspen Surgical, I.C. Medical, Flagship Surgical, Mizuho | OSI.