OR Today magazine once again comes to life with the third annual OR Today Live Surgical Conference, supported by the Competency & Credentialing Institute. The conference is scheduled for August 27-29 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in the Washington, D.C. area.


OR Today Live brings together perioperative leaders for a dynamic event that fosters solutions for the prevailing challenges, regulations and culture changes facing the surgical suite and the professionals called on to manage the business decisions and patient care within the OR.

In our current health care era, leaders are being called upon to establish quality-focused practices and strategies. OR Today Live offers a unique opportunity to learn from industry leaders, network with influential colleagues, hone management skills, discover new resources and services, and ultimately deliver solutions to improve the performance of your facility.

“OR Today Live strives to provide surgical and nursing professionals with a unique, intimate and rewarding conference second to none,” said Kristin Leavoy, Vice President of OR Today Live’s parent company MD Publishing. “Our goal is to provide a valuable experience at an affordable price. We understand oftentimes perioperative professionals have to come out of their own pocket to attend conferences for the continuing education they require, so we want to make sure they have the best experience for their investment.”

“We are now in our third year and growing each and every year. It’s exciting to see new faces along with the returning attendees year after year,” she added.

Attendees at last year’s OR Today Live conference were impressed and plan to attend again in 2017.

Kristin Vinson, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, said the 2017 conference was “excellent” and that she “will definitely attend again!”

Perioperative Educator Becky Schlabach was very pleased with last year’s conference and, no doubt, will enjoy the same atmosphere in 2017.

“Excellent, excellent excellent! Well worth the money and time spent,” Schlabach said. “Great experience from the time I registered until the time I left. … great price, great learning, great networking, great activities and, let’s not forget, great food!”

“I loved the small, intimate feeling and personal attention. I know you will grow larger each year as word gets out, but please continue to provide the same excellence in learning sessions and personal, hands-on attention during the conference.”

The “excellence in learning sessions” will continue in 2017 as OR Today is licensed to be a Continuing Education Provider with the State of California Board of Registered Nursing; License No. CEP 16623.

“This year’s education is top-notch to say the least,” Leavoy said. “We have combed our resources to find the best speakers who are presenting on the most up-to-date topics and challenges facing today’s perioperative professionals.”

Visit the official OR Today Live website at ORTodayLive.com for details about classes, super sessions, the keynote address and amazing networking events.

“To make the OR Today Live Conference more accessible to more attendees, we are offering a discounted rate if you bring a friend,” Leavoy explained. “Registration is $300 for one person, or $500 for two!”

Visit ORTodayLive.com to learn more and register.

OR Today Live Surgical Conference has been approved and is licensed to be a Continuing Education Provider with the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. License #16623