Leadership Summit

AORN Expo 2021 | August 7-10, 2021 | Orlando, FL

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 tailored for emerging leaders and experienced executives where you can:

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

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What We'll Be Talking About

Following are some of the sessions we have planned for the 2021 program:

  • Perioperative Directors Guide to Managing a Sterile Processing Department
  • PODS: Strategic Alignment in Scheduling, Staffing, and Teams to Improve OR Operations
  • Using Lean Daily Management in the OR to increase OR Utilization and Case Volume
  • Strategies for Surgical Patient Safety: A Systems Approach to Improving Outcomes and Reducing Risk
  • Critical Elements for Managing Supplies During a Crisis
  • GENERAL SESSION: Hot Topic! REBOOT-The Missing Link to Productivity and Performance
  • Reduce Operating Room Turnaround Time by Applying LEAN Strategies and Incorporating Change Management
  • Optimizing Patient Health Leads to Safer Surgery
  • Give Me My Surgical Teams! Using Predictive Analytics to Manage OR Staffing, Service Proficiency, and to Get Ahead of the Succession Curve
  • Using Financial Incentives to Promote Teamwork and Productivity in the OR  
  • Critical Elements of Business Plan Development   

Plus, all Leadership Summit Attendees will receive:

Full Access to Global Surgical Conference & Expo

Leadership Summit attendees also have full access to education sessions, poster displays, the Expo Hall, and the other networking activities taking place at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2021.

100+ Education Session Recordings

Missed a session at the Leadership Summit or the main AORN conference? Leadership Summit attendees can stream recordings of all concurrent education sessions and be eligible for contact hours from both conferences—for three months post-event. 

  AORN Leader Membership

Leader members save an additional $50 on Leadership Summit.


AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo 2020

What's Included in the Leadership Summit


Leadership Summit Package

Global Surgical Conference & Expo Package

Leadership Summit Education Sessions
5 days of exclusive education sessions on leadership and management topics
Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch Symposiums
Saturday – Wednesday
Leader Networking Lounge X  
Leadership Summit Recordings X  
General Sessions with
inspiring keynote speakers
Annual Conference Education
100 live sessions
Annual Conference Education Recordings
Listen to sessions you missed and earn contact hours up to 3 months after the event.
Expo 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.