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Operating Theatre Management Conference

27 July 2021 | Swissotel Sydney

We are excited to be moving back to face-to-face events but will continue to offer the option to attend the event virtually

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overview

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

speakers

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

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Deborah Burrows, District Clinical Nurse Consultant Perioperative Services, Southern NSW LHD

9:10 am

OPENNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Rebecca East, CEO, ACORN, Nurse Practitioner, Central Victoria Integrated Clinic

9:45 am

  • Innovation for reduce costs, improving surgeon’s ergonomics & fatigue
  • Optimising techniques, outcomes & patient results
  • Engaging key stakeholders
  • Reducing errors

10:15 am

  • Perioperative toolkit from Health NSW F
  • Pre-surgical optimisation, support with pre-hab
  • ACI standards
  • Increasing standard of care via telephone consultants

10:45 am

Networking break

11:15 am

  • Waste management / recycling for operating theatres
  • Do we stop and think when we open a product? How could we do better?
  • Anaesthetics perspective

11:45 am

CASE STUDY | Setting up a paediatric Renal Programme in Dubai: learnings & advances

Phyllis Davis AM, Perioperative Nurse, Past President and Fellow ACORN

12:45 pm

Lunch & networking break

1:45 pm

National standards for theatre’s and how to best prepare for accreditation

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

2:20 pm

  • Exploring the theatre journey that patients with cognitive impairment go through
  • Looking at methods to reduce agitation and anxiety with patients with dementia
  • Connecting all key stakeholders in the perioperative journey
  • Non-pharmacological & environment management
  • Research

2:50 pm

  • Managing relationships, people, social awareness
  • Legal / HR perspective
  • How to manage, build, support, and disciple your team
  • Staff retention & people management

3:20 pm

Networking break

3:50 pm

This session will bring together a public, private, rural, and remote discussion into measuring efficiencies and the impact of “efficiency” measures. Such as on time starts, on patient safety and clinical practice, balancing efficiencies and regaining efficiencies after COVID, as well as looking into patient satisfaction and staff morale.

5:05 pm

CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS | AHPRA Update

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

5:40 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Networking Drinks

pricing

Packages Price
One Day Conference$1095+GST
Virtual Pass$795+GST

Event Pricing

  • Early Bird Rate – Expires 28 May 2021
  • Full Rate – From 29 May 2021

Important • Virtual Pass bookings

For Virtual Pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.

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when & where

27 Jul 2021

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St,
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9238 8888

Swissotel Sydney Special Accommodation Rate: 10% discount off best available rate at the time of booking. In order to qualify, please call the Reservations Team on 02 9238 8888 between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday or email res.sydney@swissotel.com and quote INFORMA

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Conference Producer
Katrina.Bowns@informa.com.au

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
Danielle.Newman@informa.com

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