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Operating Theatre Management Conference

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Australia’s premier event for operating room management & perioperative professionals returns in 2021. Now in its 11th year, this event offers the latest programs and practices being implemented in operating theatres across Australia. The conference will feature wonderfully credentialed speakers addressing critical issues to help implement change, drive productivity, enhance teamwork, and improve knowledge for theatre management professionals.

This one-day conference is dedicated specifically to operating room management and perioperative professionals, including operating room/perioperative managers, operating room nurse unit managers and directors of surgical services, perioperative services managers, and perioperative quality and safety managers.

Our communities are keen to reconnect, network, and learn more than ever after months of disruption. We are excited to be moving back to face-to-face events but will continue to offer the option to attend the event virtually

Topics to be included:

  • Increasing efficiencies with robotics in the Operating Theatre – the healthcare takeover
  • ACORN update
  • Patient Journey and Pre-Surgical Optimisation
  • Financial and environmental waste
  • Setting up a paediatric Renal Programme in Dubai
  • Challenges for working in rural & remote areas
  • National standards for theatre’s 
  • How to best prepare for accreditation
  • How do we best care for patients with Dementia & Delirium
  • Recruitment to letting go of aging staff: managing relationships
  • Projects, interventions & advances
  • Regaining efficiencies
  • AHPRA Update


Rebecca East

CEO, ACORN, Nurse Practitioner, Central Victoria Integrated Clinic

Ruth Melville

CNC Patient Safety & Quality – Perioperative & SCHHS Laser Radiation Safety Officer, Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Tanya Vogt

Executive Officer, Nursing & Midwifery, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Dr Forbes McGain

Anaesthetist & Intensive Care Physician, Western Health

Deborah Burrows

District Clinical Nurse Consultant Perioperative Services, Southern NSW LHD

Phyllis Davis AM

Perioperative Nurse, Past President and Fellow ACORN

A/Prof Nicholas Ralph

School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland

Nadine Quennell

Clinical Nurse Educator Perioperative / Clinical Nurse Consultant Post-Operative Delirium Translational Research Grant Team, South East Regional Hospital

Dr Brigid Gillespie

Professor of Patient Safety, Griffith University & Gold Coast Health Services, Griffith University

A/Prof Ross Kerridge

Anaesthetist; Director of Perioperative Service, John Hunter Hospital, FANZCA

Jess Lin

ERAS Nurse Coordinator, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Concord Hospital

Dr Nicole Yap

Breast Cancer and Reconstructive Surgeon and Deputy Chair, Victorian State Committee, RACS

Rhiannon Robinson

BNurs, GradDip(Periop), RN, Perioperative Registered Nurse, Katherine Hospital, NT

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Health & Safety Commitments

When you join our event, you can expect to see that health and safety is a priority, and that a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality organised event experience.

All Informa events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations. In addition, Informa Australia will follow some key health and safety priority commitments as part of “Informa AllSecure“.

Full vaccination against Covid-19 is required for all in-person attendees.

IMPORTANT: For more information on Informa’s Vaccination requirement for all in-person attendees, our Event Health & Safety measures in place and Conditions of entry, click here.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.


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Katrina Bowns
Conference Producer

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4318

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