CSSM Exam Prep Course


12:45–5:45 pm CCI CSSM Exam Prep Course


7:30am—5:30pm CCI CSSM Exam Prep Course


SUNDAY, August 26, 2018

12 pm Registration
12-4 pm Exhibitor Set Up
1-4 pm CE Super Sessions
5-7 pm Welcome Reception (in Exhibit Hall)

MONDAY, August 27, 2018

7 am Registration
8-11:30 am Education
11:30 am–2 pm Exhibit Hall (Lunch will be served)
2-4:15 pm Education
5:30 pm ORTL Rooftop party!

TUESDAY, August 28, 2018

8 am Registration
9-11:15 am Education
11:30 am-12:15 pm Keynote Luncheon
12:15-1:45 pm Keynote Address

Full Schedule

AUGUST 26, 2018



12 PM


Registration will open at 12:00 p.m. Stop by to sign in and receive your OR Today Live! show bag and information packet.

Registration Desk


1 PM

CE Super Sessions (+3 ce credits)

Join us as we take an in-depth look at topics relevant to perioperative nursing: 


  1. Creating and Nurturing an Adaptable Culture: Collaboration for successful OR operations management
  2. Moving Beyond the Status Quo: An interactive workshop to improve the quality of surgical care

  3. A New Triple Aim: Strategies to reduce malpractice risk while improving patient satisfaction and safety


5 PM


We will be kicking off OR Today Live! with a Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall. This is a great opportunity to to meet fellow attendees and network with others in the industry. Join us for this festive event with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails provided.

Exhibit Hall

AUGUST 27, 2018



7 AM


Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. Stop by to sign in and receive your OR Today Live! show bag and information packet.

Registration Desk


8 AM

Education (+1 ce credit)


  1. A Cavitating Experience! What is Cavitation and Why Do We Need It?
  2. Is Your Anesthesia Team Delighting Your Surgeons and Patients?
  3. What a Clinical Nurse Specialist Can Do For You!


9:15 AM

EDUcATION (+1 ce credit)

  1. Putting on the Ritz: Service excellence
  2. Every Drop Counts: A comprehensive approach to Blood Management
  3. Best Practices for Sterilization & HLD of Reusable Medical Devices


10:30 AM

EDUcATION (+1 ce credit)

  1. Perioperative Assessment: The eyes are the windows to the soul
  2. Conquering the Culture of Catastrophe: making changes before it's too late
  3. Product Evaluations: More than just asking "do you like it?"


11:30 AM


The Exhibit Hall will be open with world-class exhibitors from across the country. Experience first-hand the latest innovations in the industry and network with your peers.
Lunch will be provided

Exhibit Hall


2 PM

EDUcATION (+1 ce credit)

  1. Crew Resource Management for your Perioperative Team
  2. Best Practice and Quality Improvement Discussion
  3. Catch Me If You Can


3:15 PM

EDUcATION (+1 ce credit)

  1. Establishing a High School Sterile Processing Clinical Program
  2. Orienting a New Generation: Success from the Start
  3. Nurses Who Changed the World


5:30 PM

OR Today Live! Rooftop Party

After a full day of education and networking, you won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind event with your fellow OR Today Live! attendees. The OR Today Live! Marquee Event will take place at Rock Bottom Brewery located on the iconic Broadway strip. Join us for award-winning small batch brews and made-from-scratch cuisine.
Food and Drinks Provided

Rock Bottom Brewery


AUGUST 28, 2018



8 AM

REGISTRATION (+1 ce credit)

Registration will open at 8 a.m. Stop by to sign in and receive your OR Today Live! show bag and information packet.

Registration Desk


9 AM

EDUCATION (+1 ce credit)

  1. CSI – Smoke: Is the OR the Scene of a Crime
  2. What would Florence do?
  3. Preparing your SPD for a Survey!


10:15 AM

EDUCATION (+1 ce credit)

  1. Sterile Processing Best Practices: They begin in the operating room
  2. Training and Retaining Staff for Surgical Services: How personality types decrease turnover
  3. Reducing SSIs: A team approach


11:30 AM

Keynote presentation (+1 ce credit)

OR Today Live! will conclude with a keynote luncheon featuring Ken Perez. He will present A Window into Washington: Where are we now and where are we going with health policy?

Lunch will be Provided