The 18th annual AORN North Carolina/South Carolina Perioperative Conference, sponsored by the Coastal Carolina AORN Chapter of South Carolina #4106 and the Capital AORN Chapter of North Carolina #3413, was a big success. The late October conference with the theme “Keys to Safety: Harmonized Care for Our Patients” was held in Conway, South Carolina.

The Coastal Carolina AORN Chapter of South Carolina #4106 provided the venue site, food, etc. The Capital AORN Chapter of North Carolina #3413 was responsible for the education portion. Several attendees left with items they won at auction or via a door prize drawing. Attendees included professionals from the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, New York and more.

1. David Wyatt won one of the door prizes donated by OR Today at the annual conference.
2. Bill Duffy from Loyola University in Chicago, Jamie Ridout(center) from Capital City Surgery Center in Raleigh, North Carolina and Sharon A. McNamara(right), RN, BSN, OR Dx + Rx Solutions for Surgical Safety in Boston are seen reading an issue of OR Today magazine.
3. AORN North Carolina/South Carolina Perioperative Conference attendees are seen with their OR Today bags.