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2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
2013 AORN Congress
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2013 AORN Congress


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Whether you’re just entering into the profession, mid-career or executive level, this impressive event gives you access to the latest technology, perioperative practices and valuable networking all at …

Whether you’re just entering into the profession, mid-career or executive level, this impressive event gives you access to the latest technology, perioperative practices and valuable networking all at once.
Check out this presentation to learn about all the benefits of attending. You can learn more and register at

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  • Congress is your chance to re-energize, and surround yourself with perioperative professionals from all practice settings experiencing the same challenges and issues. Get ideas from others you can take back and immediately implement into your perioperative practice. Earn contact hours and get the latest in perioperative education from the top professionals in your field.But it’s not all work! We want you to have fun! There are several activities throughout the week, and there are so many things to do in San Diego – eat, shop, tour.
  • AORN Congress is THE BIG EVENT…Whether you’re just entering into the profession, mid-career or executive level, this impressive event gives you access to the latest technology, perioperative practices and valuable networking all at once.
  • Refresh your skills throughout the week. Through education, networking, over 200K sq. ft. of exhibit space, interactive sessions, and poster presentations.
  • AORN Congress features the largest surgical product tradeshow in the United States. Over 200,000 square feet of space is dedicated to offer the latest technologies and information.
  • You can meet with industry partners who share the same goals as you in improving surgical outcomes. Research products and solutions to take back to your facility’s purchasing teams, capital equipment committees, etc. The exhibit hall features an impressive display of perioperative technology.Congress also provides you with substantial learning opportunities through education, posters, and education on the exhibit floor. Congress offers over XX hours of education. There are tremendous resources to assist you in providing safer care and preventing infections.
  • Congress fosters an environment that is inspiring, and supportive to learn and grow. • Congress enables professionals from numerous leading facilities to share ideas, best practices, and information related to optimal patient outcomes.Congress provides an environment for collaboration and discussion on evidence based safety techniques, team-building and improved job satisfaction through professional development opportunities.• Congress features the newest technologies, safety, and best practice approaches to perioperative care.• Congress grants attendees access to highly-specialized information, networking with key influencers within the perioperative field.Back by popular demand are Collaboration Boards and Buzz SessionsSeveral topics of discussion – you can post questions, suggestions and solutions to specific topics featured on the board. This information will then be used for Buzz Sessions the following day. These sessions are facilitated but you drive the topics of conversation. These are YOUR sessions to share and learn from others. Network, get insight, get ideas, get solutions, share challenges. These sessions are for you.
  • Congress Orientation: If you are a first-time Congress attendee or if you would like a refresher on Congress, choose to attend the Congress Orientation . Learn what to expect during this exciting week and get the most out of YOUR Congress!Exhibit Hall Reception: This exciting event kicks off the opening of the largest surgical tradeshow in the US featuring over 500 exhibitors. Network, win prizes, enjoy refreshments and learn about leading-edge medical products and services
  • Son|Soldier|SurvivorJose Rene Martinez was born on June 14, 1983 in Shreveport, LA to Maria Zavala. After his high school graduation, he decided to enlist in the United States Army after a visit with an Army recruiter. Martinez was proud to serve, as a way to give something back to a country that had already given so much to him and his family. In March of 2003, J.R. was deployed to Iraq, and on April 5, less than a month into his deployment, he was serving as a driver of a Humvee in Karbala, when his left front tire hit a land-mine. Three other soldiers with J.R. were ejected from the burning vehicle, but Martinez was trapped inside. J.R. suffered smoke inhalation and severe burns to more than 34 percent of his body. Martinez claims that while he was fighting for his life and awaiting medical help in Iraq, his sister Anabel, who passed away when J.R. was a child, appeared to him, giving him the strength to stay alive.After he was pulled out of the Humvee, J.R. was evacuated to a local medic station in Iraq and then Landstuhl, Germany, for immediate care. He was eventually sent to Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) in San Antonio, Texas. J.R. spent 34 months in recovery at BAMC and underwent 33 different surgeries including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery.During his time in recovery, a nurse asked him to speak to a burn patient, who had just seen his body for the first time and had become withdrawn. After an approximate 45-minute visit, the patient opened the curtain letting light in his room and his heart. J.R. then understood the impact he had on this patient and decided to use his experience to help others, visiting with several of the patients in the hospital, sharing his story and listening to theirs.Since then, J.R. has become a highly sought-after motivational speaker, traveling the country to spread his message of resilience and optimism. He is called on by a wide-range of groups, including large corporations, veterans groups, non-profits and schools, and has shared the stage with the likes of global self-help guru Tony Robbins and Evangelist Dave Roever. Martinez has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, PEOPLE magazine, the New York Times, and New York Daily News, has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, The View, CNN, Inside Edition, FOX News, Good Morning America, Univision, along with other major national news outlets.In 2011, J.R. was cast on Dancing With the Stars. Partnered with Karina Smirnoff, they became the early favorites en route to the Mirrorball Trophy, beating out Rob Kardashian. In October 2008, J.R. stepped into another role, when he was cast as combat veteran Brot Monroe on ABC’ s Emmy® Award-winning daytime drama All My Children.
  • Intensive Workshops: Gain a deeper learning experience on critical topics for perioperativenurses and leaders. Earn additional contact hours and ‘intensify’ your education at Congress. Add to your Congress experience and come early for these rich educational sessions. You can also attend just the intensive portion if you are on a limited time schedule.You can attend intensives only, add it to your Congress experience.
  • Education Hub: Expanded in 2013. You can listen to select educational sessions, textquestions to speakers, and view multiple presentations. You can also view and listen to select repeatsessions you may have missed.
  • Posters. One of the most popular activities at Congress. We invite you to share your knowledge and expertise with peers. If you’d like to submit a poster, the deadline is October 3. When at Congress, don’t miss over 200 poster displays. There will be times when you can meet and talk with the authors. During the week you can review and evaluate the posters and earn additional contact hours.
  • Hotels: we’ve negotiated special rates three days before and after Congress –make it a vacation!During the week you have many opportunities to have fun with your colleagues whether it’s working out, partying, shopping, touring, dining – there is plenty for you to do while you’re out here.Preview the sights and sounds of beautiful San Diego at
  • San Diego was recently recognized as the nation's top convention destination, visitors love to explore the 4,260 square mile urban playground. Surrounded by fun, sun and hundreds of attractions. AORN has negotiated hotel conference rates three days before and after congress (based on availability). So bring the family! Hotels are booking quickly, we are already 50% sold out – so reserve now.
  • Hotels are 50% sold out – reserve now to get your choice. Register online at the expense of lodging and connect with others to share a hotel room. Log into OR NurseLink and search for AORN Congress Roommate Connection Submit your poster submission by October 3, 2012Visit to check out the sights and sounds.
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    • 1. COLLABORATION for patient and worker safetyMarch 2 – 7, 2013 | San Diego, CA
    • 3. AORN 60th Annual Congress• Entirely focused on the perioperative professional.• Featuring our brightest and most-gifted experts.• Perioperative education, product information and networking all at once.• 5,000 perioperative professionals, industry leaders, Fortune 500 organizations and heads of medical associations.
    • 4. Smarter. Safer. Confident. Collaborate with others at AORN’s 60th Annual Congress.
    • 5. Why attend Congress? To return with increased knowledge and the latest techniques to improve patient and workplace safety.
    • 6. Why attend Congress?o Participate in largest surgical product tradeshow in the US.o Network with industry partners dedicated to your mission.o Select from over 50 perioperative topics in nine content areas.o Experience an unmatched opportunity to learn, re-energize and connect with 10,000 perioperative professionals and exhibitors.
    • 7. Your event. Your experience.Many interactive opportunities including:o Collaborative Boards o You can post comments, questions and solutions specific to topics listed on the board. Your feedback will be incorporated into Buzz Sessions the following day.o Buzz Sessions o Feedback from Collaboration Boards will be used during facilitated sessions. These are YOUR sessions to share and learn from others.
    • 8. Congress Highlightso World-Class Speakerso Hands-on Learningo 500 Product Exhibitorso Intensive Workshops (prior to Congress)o Education Hubo Over 200 Poster Presentations
    • 9. Speaker Highlight J.R. Martinez Plugging into Your Potential True potential can only be realized by believing, trusting, and not quitting.
    • 10. Intensive Workshops Provide Deeper Learning Opportunities Prior to CongressInternational Summit Advancing Pediatric Periop Nursing CareSkills for Self-Directed Change Create Education Magic-Energize & Engage LearnersBest Practices for Cardiac & Vascular Sterile ProcessingSurgeryCleaning, Decontamination & Events & Mitigation of RiskSterilizationManaging Adverse Patient Implementing Evidence-Based PracticeCurrent Trends in Robotics
    • 11. Education HubExpanded in 2013!If you can’t choose what session toattend, we have an Education Hubwith repeat sessions offered.o Listen to select educationalsessions.o Text questions to speakers.o View sessions you may havemissed.
    • 12. Poster PresentationsView an expansive gathering of over 200poster presentations at Congress.Posters are continually one of the mostpopular activities at Congress. We inviteyou to share your knowledge andexpertise with peers.Earn contact hours and learn fromseveral areas such as:o Research/Evidence-Based Practiceo Clinical Improvement/Innovationo Informational
    • 13. All work and no play – no way!€ We have many activities during the week for you to enjoy –o Zumba Fitness Classo AORN Foundation 5K Run/Walko AORN Foundation White Party (fundraiser)o Specialty Assembly Receptiono San Diego Tours
    • 14. San Diego Fun!o Come for Congress…Stay for Vacationo AORN will be offering several tours during the week so you can get the most out of San Diego.
    • 15.  Submit your PTO requests Reserve your hotel now Register at and click on the register button on the right-hand side of the home page Sign up to receive an email when registration opens Visit Congress Roommate Connection on ORNurseLink Submit your poster submission Check out San Diego tourism