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The OR Business Management Conference is an interactive, educational event designed to help today’s surgical services directors and business managers increase efficiency, reduce supply chain costs, optimize throughput, and improve patient outcomes. Presented by OR Manager, the conference will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale, February 21-24, 2016. The agenda has been announced and includes four educational tracks, a preconference workshop, and more.

The conference will kick off Sunday, February 21, with a Pre-Conference Workshop, “Writing a Master Business Plan for Perioperative Supply Management.” The workshop, led by Ned Turner, senior vice president of Medline Industries, Inc., is pre-approved for an additional 3 continuing education units (CEUs).

The conference starts on Monday, February 22, with an opening keynote presentation, “Delivering Quality Care and Maintaining Revenue While Building for the Future,” by Keith Siddel, PhDc, JD, MBA, CHC.

The full 2016 OR Business Management Conference provides 21 CEUs for those who attend both the Pre-Conference Workshop and the full conference.

The agenda is now available. Among the many new topics that will be included in 2016 are:

    Evolving models of patient care as a result of health reform
    Starting a new service line
    Refining capacity planning and scheduling practices
    Managing vendors and optimizing contracts
    Partnering with physicians for effective, sustainable change
    Understanding the crucial role of the business manager
    And more!

To see the conference agenda, visit In its fifth year, OR Business Management Conference has been expanded to include educational tracks, more sessions, experts, and information to give attendees more CEUs than ever before. “This program will offer fresh perspectives and solutions to perennial problems as well as ways to meet expectations for future healthcare delivery,” says Elizabeth Wood, Editor of OR Manager.

Interactive breakout sessions and general keynote presentations will give attendees strategic planning and problem-solving tools to take back to their facilities. Networking breaks, receptions, and off-site events will provide informal and entertaining opportunities for attendees to engage with their peers.

A full agenda, including session descriptions and speakers, is forthcoming. To view the current agenda, please visit

About OR Manager

OR Manager, an Access Intelligence company, provides news and information for perioperative directors and managers, OR business managers, and other decision makers in the surgical suite through the monthly OR Manager publication, the digital OR Reports, and the OR Manager Conference and OR Business Management Conference, along with webinars, books, and other publications.


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