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OR Excellence Live Program Live Opening Day Keynote

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

10:30 a.m. — Welcome

10:35 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. — Opening Keynote
You've Got This: Bring Positivity to Each Workday
In the fast-paced, high-pressure world of surgery, you can't eliminate stress altogether. What you can do is learn to minimize your concern and worry over things that are out of your control. During this highly engaging, thought-provoking keynote, Kay Frances, MBA, a motivational speaker and the author of the The Funny Thing About Stress, will remind you of the importance of keeping a sense of humor and maintaining a positive attitude for peak performance and success in all areas of your life. You'll leave this dynamic opening presentation with a tangible sense of purpose and positivity that will set the tone for the entire OR Excellence experience. 1 CU
Kay Frances, MBA

11:35 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. — Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

12:10 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. — Break

12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. — General Session #1
Remember Your Calling to Re-energize Your Career
Irish folklore says there are certain places where the distance between heaven and earth narrows to "a thin place" where humans get to experience the peace, hope and love that exists in the next world. By tapping into the love, hope and compassion you create through the care you provide, you'll remember why you matter to those you serve. By giving yourself permission to celebrate your career in health care, you'll find the life balance needed to meet your facility's expectations as well as your own personal needs. 1 CU
Bill Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN
Loyola University's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Interactive Break: Ideas That Work
Outpatient Surgery Magazine editors and guest

1:30 p.m to 2:15 p.m. — Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Break

2:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. — General Session #2
Technology and Training Lead to Safer Surgery
Sports stars, entertainment icons and commercial pilots rely on performance analysis and coaching to excel in their careers. Shouldn't surgical professionals benefit from the same structured training? Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FACS, developed the surgical "black box" to capture video and audio recordings of surgical team interactions and track patients' physiological data in real time. Dr. Grantcharov will make the case for putting a black box in every OR to study successes, identify and reinforce positive behaviors and ultimately improve patient care. 1 CU
Teodor Grantcharov, MD, PhD, FACS
St. Michael's Hospital
University of Toronto

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — General Session #3b
Lessons Learned From the Coronavirus Crisis
The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted how surgery is performed and overwhelmed the nation's healthcare resources. In this session, a panel of experts will review and analyze the pandemic and focus on the local and national response efforts in this country and how it has impacted health care in general and surgical leaders in particular. They will unpack the outbreak's impact on patient care and discuss in depth how surgical providers can be better prepared if the unthinkable ever happens again. Moderated by panel leader Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR(E), CASC, panelists from across the ASC and hospital communities will share their own experiences and lessons learned during this fast-moving and evolving healthcare crisis. 1 CU
Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR(E), CASC
Chief Nursing Officer
Surgical Information Systems

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

12 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Break

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. — General Session #4
Handle Workplace Legal Issues Like a Pro
Casey Duhart, JD, will use relatable real-life examples to show you how to protect your facility against charges of discrimination, creating a hostile work environment and sexual harassment. She'll emphasize the importance of documenting every aspect of patient care and test your knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and staff retaliation laws. 1 CU
Casey Duhart, JD
Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis

1:15 p.m. to 1:25 p.m. — Interactive Break: Test Your Skills
Outpatient Surgery Magazine editors and guest

1:25 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. — Break

1:35 p.m. to 2:35 p.m. — General Session #5
Creative Ways to Run a Profitable OR
Operating in the black requires smart and informed decision-making. Tom Durick, MD, will tap into his experience as the medical director of a busy multi-specialty surgery center to share universal advice on how to case-cost with hard data, order supplies and medications at a discount, review invoices to find opportunities for savings and limit unnecessary spending. Dr. Durick will help you challenge conventional thinking to find new ways to save money and boost profits for your organization. 1 CU
Tom Durick, MD
Ohio State University

2:35 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. — Virtual Exhibit Hall Open/Power Hour Friday With Prize Giveaways/Virtual Happy Hour

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. — Welcome and Interactive Ideas That Work
Outpatient Surgery Magazine editors and guest

2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Workshop #1
Team Up to Improve Your Workplace Culture and Grow Together
Bring your most vexing staffing challenges and share them with a panel of leadership experts and surgical administrators from across the country. Together you'll discover ways to improve your workplace culture and bridge the generational gap between Boomers and Millennials, put an end to destructive bullying behavior and also learn how to cultivate a culture of trust and respect. This interactive workshop will offer methods and strategies from experienced perioperative leaders to help you learn how to recruit, retain and mentor a staff full of resilient team members and grow together across generations.  1.5 CU
Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO
Atlanta Medical Center
Lee Ann Liska, FACHE
LL Health Resources
Andrea Dyer, MSN, RN
Boston Children's Hospital

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — Virtual Exhibit Hall Open/Power Hour Friday With Prize Giveaways/Virtual Happy Hour

Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. — Welcome and Test Your Skills
Outpatient Surgery Magazine editors and guest

2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Workshop #2
Leadership Lessons on Becoming a Better Boss
This highly interactive, high-energy coaching session, led by executive recruiter Andrea Venezio will motivate you to turn potential into productivity, provide the tools you can use to advance your career — and help you become a transparent leader who inspires staff to take ownership in the ultimate success of your facility. 1.5 CU

Andrea Venezio, CEO
Sapphire Health Group

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — Virtual Exhibit Hall Open/Power Hour Friday With Prize Giveaways/Virtual Happy Hour

Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. — Welcome and Interactive Ideas That Work
Outpatient Surgery Magazine editors and guest

2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Workshop #3
Total Joints, Totally Outpatient
Outpatient total joints continues to be one of surgery's hottest specialties, and the team from Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites in Waltham, Mass., is ready to teach you how to run a clinically successful and financially profitable program. You'll learn about best practices for managing the entire episode of care, the latest in pain management protocols and how to build profit margins into reimbursement rates you negotiate with insurers. Come prepared to learn and leave the session with the know-how you need to get started in total joints or raise your current program to the next level. 1.5 CU
Louis Bley, MD
Joint Replacement Specialist
Gregory P. DeConciliis, PA-C, CAS
Colbie Fredette, RN
Nurse Manager

4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. — Virtual Exhibit Hall Open/Power Hour Friday With Prize Giveaways/Virtual Happy Hour

Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. — OR Excellence 2020 Awards Ceremony
Outpatient Surgery Magazine's 12th Annual Awards

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Closing Keynote
Diversity in Health Care: Let's Celebrate and Honor Our Differences!
We are a nation on edge, navigating unprecedented levels of uncertainty, ambiguity and constant change. What we say and do matters, now more than ever. You must envision yourself in other people's places, not just your own situation. This is how we change reality for those who grant us the privilege to be with them at their most vulnerable and intimate times. You are uniquely situated to model just what equity and fairness looks like while providing care to your patients, being on a healthcare team or leading a surgical facility. It's time to talk about how to create and sustain brave spaces where individuals are affirmed in their full, authentic selves — and where diverse perspectives are celebrated. 1 CU
Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4 p.m. — Virtual OR Excellence 2020 Closing Remarks

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